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  • Air Force partnership helps rare woodpecker thrive

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service highlighted Department of Defense conservation efforts Sept. 25 during a ceremony at Fort Benning, Georgia, marking the proposed downlisting of the red cockaded woodpecker from “endangered” to “threatened.”
  • B-1B Lancers cross Arctic Circle to train with Nordic allies

    The 345th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, a total force integration unit comprised of Reserve Airmen from the 307th Bomb Wing and the 7th Bomb Wing, flew B-1B Lancers conducted training with the Norwegian air force, crossing the North Pole to accomplish the mission.
  • Department of the Air Force makes additional updates to dress and appearance regulations

    Following the Department of the Air Force’s initial review, a diverse panel of Total Force Airmen completed a second review of Air Force grooming and appearance guidance in order to enhance inclusiveness while maintaining Department of the Air Force professional standards.
  • Department of the Air Force releases new military tuition assistance approach for FY21

    Department of the Air Force officials announced a $3,750 military tuition assistance cap per fiscal year that will go into effect for college courses beginning Oct. 1.
  • Valiant Shield 2020: Joint force training protects Indo-Pacific

    The eighth iteration of exercise Valiant Shield concluded Sept. 25 following 12 days of joint operations at sea, in the air, on land, and in cyberspace.
  • West Virginia ANG hosts inaugural air-to-air staff talks with Peru

    The workshop brought together key personnel from 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern), Military Assistance & Advisory Group (MAAG) – U.S. Embassy Lima, the Air Forces Southern liaison officer from Peru, Assistant Air Attaché to the Embassy of Peru in Washington, D.C., Peruvian Air Force Maj. Gen. José Luis Barrios Espinosa, and representatives from the WVANG.
  • AFCEC certifies evaluators despite COVID-19 restrictions

    Before COVID-19, students would travel to Tyndall Air Force Base for the two-week Contingency Airfield Pavement Evaluation, or CAPE, training course. CAPE training was hosted every other month, with each course accommodating up to 18 students, but COVID-19 brought the course to a stop in early 2020.
  • Spangdahlem AB Airmen integrate in joint multinational exercise Astral Knight

    As part of joint multinational exercise Astral Knight, a KC-10 Extender refueled multiple Polish and U.S. aircraft while over Polish airspace Sept. 22 and 24.
  • It’s a wrap: Thracian Viper 2020

    Airmen and U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, and Airmen assigned to the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing, 86th Airlift Wing, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, participated in Thracian Viper 20, a multilateral training exercise with the Bulgarian air force at Graf Ignatievo Air Base, Bulgaria, Sept. 21 to 25.
  • New "The Air Force Starts Here" podcast highlights upcoming AFCLC Language, Regional Expertise and Culture Symposium

    A sneak peek into “Women, Peace and Security,” a scheduled presentation at Air University’s upcoming Language, Regional Expertise and Culture Symposium is highlighted on the latest episode of "The Air Force Starts Here," released Sept. 24.
  • B-1B Integrated Battle Station modification completed

    The IBS was developed as three separate modifications: Fully Integrated Data Link, Vertical Situational Display Unit and Central Integrated Test System.
  • CSAF visits Peterson AFB

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. traveled to Colorado Springs, Colo. to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy change of command and retirement ceremony before returning to Peterson Air Force Base to meet with United States Space Command, United States Northern Command and Peterson-Schriever Garrison personnel.
  • Buckley AFB welcomes SecAF Barbara Barrett

    Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett visited Buckley Air Force Base Sept. 23, to observe the capabilities and role Space Delta 4 provides the U.S. Space Force.
  • Around the Air Force: Most Influential Honors, and Historic First for AF Academy

    Today’s look Around the Air Force highlights Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr.’s selection to Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2020, and Lt. Gen. Richard Clark makes history as he takes command as the Air Force Academy Superintendent. (Produced by Staff Sgt. Timmethy James)
  • NTTR: Training our way to victory

    Red Flag, an air-to-air combat exercise for pilots, and Green Flag, a ground combat training exercise, are two of the largest training operations in the Department of Defense. The the Nevada Test and Training Range enables training opportunities like these, while also providing a practice home to the U.S. Air Force Aerial Demonstration team and daily flying operations for squadrons based at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
  • CMSAF visits First Sergeant Academy

    During her visit, Bass discussed the current climate of the force, the role of first sergeants and her priorities: people, readiness and culture.
  • ABMS signs more companies post onramp

    This most recent selections – the fourth round announced in as many months – support an ABMS acquisition strategy that spurs competition from a variety of traditional defense as well as commercial-focused sources and streamlines the contracting process to produce capability in roughly four month sprints.
  • Air Force awards multiple contracts for airfield construction at NAS Keflavik

    The projects, supporting the European Deterrence Initiative, or EDI, implemented by the U.S. European Command, intends to increase the responsiveness and readiness of U.S. Air Forces, NATO member-state forces and allies in Europe.
  • Academy’s 21st superintendent reports for duty

    Clark became the Academy’s 21st superintendent during a Sept. 23 ceremony at Falcon Stadium, attended by Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett and the service’s top brass: Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. and Space Force Chief of Space Operations Gen. John W. Raymond.
  • Roper joins first Digital Campaign virtual industry day

    More than 1,500 people tuned in for the virtual event, co-hosted by Dr. Will Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, technology and logistics, and Gen. Arnold W. Bunch, Jr., commander of Air Force Materiel Command.
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The newest Air Force Podcast recently dropped. Listen to a small snippet of CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright talk with Staff Sgt. New about resiliency. Listen to the entire podcast on Youtube: https://go.usa.gov/xpnAD or Subscribe to The Air Force Podcast on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/the-air-force-podcast/id1264107694?mt=2
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A United States Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refuels an F-22 Raptor over northern Iraq, Nov. 6, 2019. U.S. Central Command operations deter adversaries and demonstrate support for allies and partners in the region. (Video by Staff Sgt. Daniel Snider)
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Although the Silver Star is the third-highest military medal, it's not given often. Today, TSgt Cody Smith was the 49th Special Tactics Airman to receive this medal since Sept. 11th, 2001. Read more of TSgt Smith's amazing story: https://www.airforcespecialtactics.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2024815/special-tactics-airman-battled-through-injuries-awarded-silver-star/fbclid/IwAR2LZWwx1VHdTnQe39rIEBOuJS_0JvMQBBGt7I-E6zsxxn-Lx9387yu43Bc/ Cannon Air Force Base Air Force Special Operations Command United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
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Tune in as our Air Force musicians along with other military musicians are awarded the National Medal of Arts.
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