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  • Guardsman graduates 3rd fire academy at top of class

    Airman Kristina Schneider, a 40-year-old mother of two, surprised everyone not only with her age or gender, but also with her level of success in the classroom and outside.
  • Offutt AFB firefighters train with Czech Republic air force

    Firefighters from Offutt AFB are required to train twice a year using the fire pit and structural burning.
  • AF Week in Photos

    This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
  • Allied firefighters conduct joint training during CENTAM SMOKE exercise

    Firefighters from five Central American countries and Joint Task Force-Bravo participated in Central America Sharing Mutual Operational Knowledge and Experiences, or CENTAM SMOKE, exercise at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, April 8-12.
  • 386th ECES emergency management team responds to real-world HAZMAT material

    The 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management team responded to unknown chemicals in unmarked barrels, May 29 and 30, 2018, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.
  • Air Force transitions to a single combat uniform

    Air Force leaders announced the service will move to a single combat utility uniform, adopting the Operational Camouflage Pattern, or OCP, already in use by the Army and Airmen in combat zones and in certain jobs across the Air Force.
  • ANG provides aerial imagery support for Southern California fires

    Air National Guard members from the 195th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group at Beale Air Force Base are providing aerial imagery support to fire departments battling fires in Southern California. The 163rd Air Attack Wing is providing video of the Thomas Fire to the 195th ISRG by utilizing an MQ-9 Reaper.
  • 386th ECES Fire Fighters play hard, train hard

    The 386th ECES Fire Department is conducting its annual live fire training. The training is designed to expose Airmen to active fires in a controlled environment.
  • Travis AFB supports FEMA in California wildfire mission

    At the request of the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency, Travis Air Force Base was designated an installation support base during the response to the Atlas Fire, which has spread across Northern California since Oct. 8, 2017.
  • AF Week in Photos

    This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
  • Airmen, Soldiers save lives in local fire near Osan AB

    Service members from the 51st and 8th Fighter Wings, and the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade stepped in to help four members of the community and an Airman escape from a building fire in the Songtan shopping district outside Osan Air Base, South Korea, April 29.
  • Around the Air Force: May 4

    This look around the Air Force takes us to South Korea, where Airmen helped rescue a mother and her children from a fire, and to Fort Bliss, Texas, where Airmen can try out for Ranger school.
  • Washington firefighting mobilization center stages at Fairchild

    A Type 3 Incident Management team arrived at Fairchild Air Force Base Aug. 22 to stand up a fire mobilization center aiding the firefighting efforts across eastern Washington.
  • Barksdale reservist saves a life

    For the average worker, leaving the house every day doesn't lead to becoming a hero, however, for first responders that possibility is always there, as is the chance for disaster. When Bowie County Sheriff Deputy Kenny McMillen, who is also an Air Force reservist assigned to the 307th RED HORSE at Barksdale Air Force Base started the graveyard shift on March 8, it began like any other. Within hours that would all change.
  • Airman pulls woman from burning vehicle

    As the flames grew more intense with each failed attempt to coax the shocked woman out of the car with words, Tech. Sgt. Justin Mahana knew they were running out of time, so he took a different course of action.
  • Lackland Airman saves man from burning building

    When a house in his neighborhood caught fire, Senior Airman Christopher Taylor took to action attempting to save the man still trapped inside, Nov. 3 in San Antonio, Texas.
  • DOD continues aid to combat wildfires in Northwest

    Two Defense Department C-130 Hercules equipped with U.S. Forest Service Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems, or MAFFS, and under the command and control of U.S. Northern Command are assisting with wildfire suppression efforts in the Northwest, Great Basin, and elsewhere in the West at the request of the National Interagency Fire Center, or NIFC, in Boise, Idaho.
  • F-35 fleet temporarily grounded

    A Department of Defense spokesman has announced the temporary grounding of the F-35 fleet based upon a recent runway incident.
  • Romance flourishes during couple's deployment

    A couple assigned to the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing Civil Engineer Squadron was fortunate to avoid that trial when they received the opportunity to deploy together.
  • Volunteers help Afghans to stay warm

    Thanks to a group of service members at Camp Phoenix here, local Afghan families now have a clean convenient source of heat.
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