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  • Air Force revamps AEF

    The Air Force will deploy Agile Combat Support Airmen under its redesigned air expeditionary force construct October 1.
  • Deployed together: Family supports rescue missions in Africa

    “It is strange to hear him on the radio talking to us back and forth while on the planes,” Chief Ibarra said. “A lot of the guys make jokes saying, ‘Is that you, Laz, or your son?’ since we kind of sound alike.”
  • Airman's service helps unite his family

    Being away from family is nothing new to Airman 1st Class Nana Sefa, who is currently deployed to Afghanistan on a six-month tour; after all, it's only a quarter of the time he has spent away from his wife. Sefa, a 455th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle management analysis craftsman, deployed from Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, understands that being away from family is difficult, as he has experienced separation his entire life. Growing up in Ghana, his father left for America when he was only four years old. After his father was gone, Sefa constantly moved around Ghana taking turns living with his mother, grandparents and at boarding schools.
  • B-2 Spirits depart Andersen following routine deployment

    Three B-2 Spirits redeployed to the continental U.S. following a deployment here as part of U.S. Pacific Command's continuous bomber presence in the Indo-Asia-Pacific Region.
  • ACC commander: Readiness key to America’s combat power

    Maintaining combat mission readiness in the midst of sequestration and budget cuts is a top concern for Air Combat Command and its commander Gen. Mike Hostage.
  • Transcending Tragedy

    At a stage in life that many would consider to be over the hill, Ronald Ball hardly fit the profile of an Air Force recruit. Starting over, a middle-aged man, no one would have blamed him for giving up.
  • Father, daughter share deployment to Bagram

    The military becomes a tight knit family for people who are away from home. Service members share many unique experiences and when the time comes to deploy, they need "family" support that much more. For Tech. Sgt. John Trujillo and Senior Airman Kimberly Buzzell, the support network is not only available from their unit but also each other, as this father and daughter duo share their first deployment together at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.
  • Air Force Special Tactics chaplain named best among CGOs

    Air Force Special Tactics Chaplain (Capt.) Chad Montgomery was named the Air Force's top company grade chaplain in a recent announcement by Maj. Gen. Howard Stendahl, the Air Force Chief of Chaplains.
  • AFCENT rolls out new leave, pass policy

    U.S. Air Forces Central Command officials released the command's revised leave policy June 6, which affects Airmen serving 12-month tours in Southwest Asia. In its recent recertification of the Imminent Danger Pay program, the Department of Defense determined that, effective June 1, personnel serving in nine countries throughout the AFCENT area of responsibility would no longer receive IDP. Use of U.S. Central Command's 15-day Rest and Recuperation program is linked to eligibility for IDP.
  • Hometown friends serve together on deployment

    For Air Force Lt. Col. Elizabeth Clay, Air Force Col. Brad Hoagland made a difference in her life and career more than 28 years ago, when the two were in high school. Today, they find themselves serving together halfway around the world -- he as the vice commander of the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing and she as deputy commander of the 386th Expeditionary Maintenance Group.
  • All in the family: California ANG brothers serve together

    "I really feel blessed to have both of them here with me during my first deployment overseas. I love the fact that we hang out, enjoy meals together, workout, and even joined the base Honor Guard together," said Senior Airman Walter Morales Talento.
  • Military children view Muppets movie at White House

    First Lady Michelle Obama hosted military children and their families at the White House yesterday for a special screening of the Disney motion picture “Muppets Most Wanted,” with an opening address by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey.
  • First sergeants deploy, discover family members

    Sleep-deprived and weary from days of travel, in a blur of new names and faces, one of the first people most Airmen deploying to the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing meet is their respective unit’s first sergeant.
  • Two deployed friends combine 78 years of AF service

    Two Airmen with the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, have both been turning wrenches on jet engines longer than most people in the Air Force have been alive.
  • Academy officer looks back on challenges, rewards of deployment

    When Lt. Col. Howard Gentry deployed to Afghanistan in May 2012, he knew he'd be stepping out of his comfort zone -- living and working in a different country, absorbing its culture, learning a new language and, for the next 12 months, watching his one-year-old daughter grow up and say her first sentences via Skype.
  • Aero repair keeps ‘birds’ in the air

    With the highest volume of flying missions in the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility, aircraft at the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing rely on a team of professional maintainers to keep them in top shape to accomplish the air tasking order.
  • Airman helps deliver daughter, deploys same day

    Airman 1st Class Timothy Pledger was scheduled to depart for his six month deployment Aug. 30 in the early hours of the morning, but an aircraft malfunction pushed back his departure.
  • Military civil engineers give back to Sri Lankan community

    Seventeen engineers from the Air Force, Army and Marine Corps are utilizing skills they have honed in their jobs to give back to a community in need during Operation Pacific Angel-Sri Lanka here.
  • C-17 crew brings warfighters home

    Boarding a C-17 Globemaster III at Kandahar, Afghanistan and headed to Transit Center at Manas here, U.S. Army Maj. Daniel Garcia prepared for the first leg of a special flight: the journey home after several months on his deployment.At the heart of this mission is the 817th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron Detachment 1, aircrew: a flight commander,
  • Full Spectrum builds international partnerships through music

    Full Spectrum, a U.S. Air Forces Central Command band, recently toured the Issyk-Kul region of Kyrgyzstan, bringing American culture to local towns through the international language of music.
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