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  • Hurricane Hunters finish flying Dorian

    Operations began with three WC-130J aircrafts and one C-130J Super Hercules aircraft from the 403rd Wing departing Keesler Air Force Base, Aug. 25, for Curaçao to provide weather reconnaissance support of what was then Tropical Storm Dorian.
  • AMC’s largest exercise, Mobility Guardian 2019 begins

    Mobility Guardian 2019 is set to be AMC’s largest full-spectrum readiness exercise to date. Forty-six U.S. aircraft will join aircraft from 29 international partners, along with more than 4,000 U.S. and international Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps aviators.
  • JB Charleston commander recalls all personnel, terminates limited evacuation order

    All personnel are ordered and authorized to return to their residence as soon as possible, but when it is safe to do so given the weather and road conditions from their safe haven location, but no later than 11:59 p.m. EST, Sept. 8.
  • Home under siege: JBLE prepares for Hurricane Dorian

    For the Airmen of Joint Base Langley-Eustis, the weeks ran together as both bases began preparing to secure infrastructure from a different kind of enemy: Mother Nature.
  • Executive order offers better access to mental health resources

    Executive Order 13822, "Supporting Our Veterans During Their Transition From Uniformed Service to Civilian Life," directs the departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security "to come together and ensure we have seamless access to mental health care and suicide prevention resources for transitioning service members and recent veterans, particularly during their first year of transition after separation or retirement," she said.
  • JB Charleston begins recovery operations after Hurricane Dorian

    Recovery teams will return to the base and work to ensure JB Charleston’s facilities, infrastructure and homes are safe for the return of its service members and families. Hurricane recovery teams are expected to begin travel back to JB Charleston as soon as possible but when it is safe to do so given the weather and road conditions from their safe haven location.
  • Shaw AFB prepares for Hurricane Dorian

    Service members have been working hard to protect the installation against potential wind damage and flooding, such as placing sandbags around buildings, securing objects that could become flying hazards and fueling generators for possible power outages.
  • JB Charleston closes gates, remains in HURCON 1

    The current track for Hurricane Dorian is expected to bring the storm close to JB Charleston, with largest effect expected the morning of Sept. 5.
  • ACC maintains readiness through hurricane preparation

    Aircraft from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina; Moody Air Force Base and Robins Air Force Base, Georgia; and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, began evacuating to inland bases Sept. 2.
  • Fairchild AFB tankers refuel Marine aircraft

    The refueling showcased the importance of partnerships, as the Air Force and the Marine Corps further trained their capability to work as a team.
  • National Guard positioned to respond to Hurricane Dorian

    As Hurricane Dorian makes its way along the Florida coast, the National Guard is in place to respond, said Gen. Joseph Lengyel, National Guard Bureau chief, during a Pentagon press conference Sept. 3
  • Air Force preps for Hurricane Dorian

    As of Sept. 3, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, entered Hurricane Condition, or HURCON, 1, which indicates surface winds in excess of 50 knots (58 mph) could arrive in the area of Patrick AFB and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station within 12 hours. The base issued a limited evacuation order Aug. 31, for Patrick AFB, Cape Canaveral AFS and Jonathan-Dickinson Missile Tracking Annex personnel.
  • Maxwell AFB opens for Hurricane Dorian support

    Personnel from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Defense Logistics Agency arrived Aug. 29 to begin preparations for receiving trailers of food, water and other necessary supplies FEMA may use after the hurricane passes.
  • NOAA offers hurricane safety tips, resources

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration offers tips to help prepare for hurricanes.
  • Ninth annual African Air Chiefs Symposium comes to an end

    The ninth annual African Air Chiefs Symposium concluded following four days of collaboration and strategic communications between air chiefs and senior leaders from 35 African air forces along with senior leadership from U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa.
  • Lighting up the runway: 386th ECES maintains flightline

    The group of Airmen jump in their truck on the side of the taxiway. While bathing in the frosty air conditioning, a C-17 Globemaster III suddenly soars past the truck from the left, and moments later, an eardrum-bursting sound roars across the bright skies of Kuwait as the hulking aircraft lifts off the tarmac.
  • A dark night leads to a bright career

    “We didn’t know what the area below us really looked like,” said Maj. Gen. Timothy Leahy, Second Air Force commander. “It could’ve been rolling terrain and when we hit the ground, the helicopter could’ve rolled over and burst into flames. Everyone could’ve died.”
  • Air Force mandates dedicated space for nursing mothers

    The policy enables commanders to support nursing mothers by outlining procedures and requirements for establishing a private, secure (lockable from the inside) and sanitary location for the purpose of breastfeeding and/or expressing breast milk.
  • Wounded warrior talks resiliency during tactical pause

    In the wake of Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein’s Resiliency Tactical Pause directive, Master Sgt. Jose E. Rijos, Air Force Wounded Warrior ambassador, recounted the traumas of his career with his service dog, Cairo, at his side.
  • Oregon’s 142nd Fighter Wing conducts training with Navy counterparts

    As part of the DACT exercises, the Navy brought six F-18’s and approximately 125 Sailors to engage with the 142nd FW’s F-15C Eagles. The training focused on compliance and capabilities preparation, allowing both units to stay proficient while providing upgrade training to junior pilots.
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