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  • Texas ANG delivers water, aid after winter storm

    From Feb. 14-20, Winter Storm Uri ー the worst polar vortex to hit Texas since 1989 ー spread cataclysmic damage and sent temperatures plummeting into the teens and single digits for more than four million Texans.

  • IHA tool goes live in the cloud

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center first launched the IHA in 2017 as a first-of-its-kind, metrics-based framework to integrate information from authoritative databases across the I&MS enterprise.

  • Around the Air Force: Non-deployable review / Energy Action Month

    On this look Around the Air Force, the Air Force is finalizing details on how to determine retention for non-deployable Airmen, October is Energy Action Month, and the Air Force expands use of express licensing. Hosted by Airman 1st Class Angelo Rosario.

  • Around the Air Force: April 20

    On this look around the Air Force the 45th Space Wing supports the launch of an Atlas V rocket, the 688th Cyberspace Wing hosts a mentorship program, and U.S. and Indonesia Airmen talks improve interoperability. Hosted by Staff Sgt. Braden Anderson.

  • Civil Air Patrol links 300 stranded people to needed help

    A Civil Air Patrol aircraft taking photos along the rain-swollen Colorado River near Wharton, Texas, received a radio call for help and observed a group of people gathered at Holy Families Catholic Church. Three hundred people sought shelter from the floodwaters that cut-off access to the town of

  • Around the Air Force: Sept. 1

    FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) -- On this look around the Air Force, Air National Guard Airmen send C-130s to Texas to evacuate Hurricane Harvey victims, the PACAF commander meets with the JASDF Commander, and the 48th Air Wing deploys to Lithuania to take over the Baltic Air Policing mission.

  • 48th RQS provides Hurricane Harvey rescue support

    Airmen from the 48th Rescue Squadron responded to recovery operations for Hurricane Harvey, arriving at Easterwood Airfield, College Station, Texas, with approximately 20 members, Aug. 29, 2017.The mission is to provide boat-based rescue support in addition to current efforts in southeast Texas.

  • Rescue assets arrive in Fort Worth, Texas

    The 347th Rescue Group mobilized to Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Aug. 26, 2017, in support of relief efforts due to Hurricane Harvey. HC-130J Combat King II, HH60G Pave Hawks from the 41st Rescue Squadron, and numerous personnel continue to support ongoing rescue efforts.

  • JB Charleston provides aid to hurricane victims

    Two C-17 Globemaster III aircraftr left Joint base Charleston carrying 30.6 tons of relief supplies to Alexandria International Airport, Alexandria, Louisiana, in response to Hurricane Harvey Aug. 29, 2017.

  • Around the Air Force: Aug 29

    On this look Around the Air Force, Air National Guard Airmen support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts and the Air Force has three new initiatives to retain pilots.

  • From cadets to colonels: Wingmen for life

    Filing into a barber shop in 1989, a group of college freshmen prepare for the Cadet Corps program at Texas A&M University, College Station by receiving the traditional rites during their transition from civilian to military: a buzz cut.Physical training, formations and university classrooms were

  • Around the Air Force: Jan 27

    On this look around the Air Force the preferred Reserve led F-35 base is announced, Airmen aid Kurdish refugees, and the Air Force is focusing on cost-effective, cleaner energy solutions. Hosted by Staff Sgt. Jevon Smith.

  • Keeping the B-1 airborne

    The Air Force employs thousands of aircraft maintainers to perform the upkeep on all of its different airframes. It's up to maintainers like Senior Airman Jason Stach, a B-1B aircraft technician from the 28th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, to keep the Lancer mission ready.

  • 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.

  • Joint Base San Antonio selected to host AFIMSC headquarters

    Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, was selected as the host base for the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center (AFIMSC) Headquarters.Air Force officials chose the installation after analyzing operational considerations, installation attributes, economic and environmental factors at four

  • An Air Force dynamic duo

    The shop is full of constant howling, bones and bouncy balls scattered on the floor, and a pungent smell. The king of this domain is a four-legged creature that lies on a couch and greets people with a slobbery lick.It's just another day for Staff Sgt. Andre Hernandez, a 7th Security Forces Squadron

  • Native American legacy of honor, dedication

    During November, the nation pays homage to the contributions of Native Americans throughout history. On Aug. 3, 1990, President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November as National American Indian Heritage Month, thereafter commonly referred to as Native American Heritage

  • Wingman now a part of BMT culture

    Glamorized during the ‘80s movie ‘Top Gun,’ the concept of a wingman was to always keep the lead pilot safe, even at the cost of veering off to fight the enemy. For the past few years, “wingman” has become a pledge, promise and commitment between Airmen to take care of themselves and those around

  • AF pilot saves life during stand-off

    A West Virginia Air National Guard C-130 Hercules pilot was confronted with a life or death situation at Laughlin Air Force Base, in Del Rio, Texas, when he was face-to-face with a young man threatening a woman with a knife at a local Wal-Mart. His military training helped him deal with the crisis.

  • 19th AF activates under AETC

    The Air Education and Training Command will re-activate a streamlined 19th Air Force Oct. 1, headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas.

  • Army, AF share joint information network

    During September, the Army and Air Force achieved major network security and capacity upgrades at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, in partnership with the Defense Information Systems Agency, or DISA.

  • First AF security forces readiness center opens

    As a young captain, Air Force Brig. Gen. Allen Jamerson once wondered why the Air Force did not have one place where security forces could go for training and evaluation."All security forces would come through (Fort Polk, Louisiana), and they had all been trained at different regional training

  • Football legend Herschel Walker visits Airmen, wounded warriors

    Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL running back Herschel Walker visited Airmen from the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center Oct. 23, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. Walker spoke to more than 200 Airmen about his life as a boy, leading up to his college and NFL days. He also discussed the

  • Past, present AF leaders gather at AFSA conference

    United States Air Force senior leaders, past and present, gathered here Aug. 24-29 to speak at the 2013 Air Force Sergeants Association Professional Airman’s Conference and International Convention.