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Pilot successfully ejects at Holloman AFB
An F-16C Fighting Falcon assigned to the 49th Wing crashed during landing at Holloman Air Force Base at approximately 6 p.m. MDT July 13.
UPDATE: Shaw AFB deceased pilot identified
One pilot was killed when their F-16CM Fighting Falcon crashed at approximately 11:30 p.m., June 30, at Shaw Air Force Base.
Around the Air Force: Pilot Height, Fitness Tests Suspended and Keesler AFB Basic Training
Today’s look Around the Air Force highlights the historic SpaceX launch, as two American astronauts launched from U.S. soil for the first time in 10 years. Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi begins basic military training as a secondary location for COVID-19 surge operations, and the Air Force suspends physical fitness testing force-wide. (Hosted by Staff Sgt. Trevor Zens)
Air Force removes initial height requirement for officer aviators
As part of the Air Force’s on-going effort to encourage a more diverse pool of applicants to pursue careers in aviation, the minimum height requirement for officer applicants who wish to fly has been removed as of May 13, 2020.
F-35 crashes at Eglin AFB
The pilot successfully ejected and was transported to the 96th Medical Group Hospital for evaluation and monitoring.
Nigerien Air Force’s first female pilot trains at Little Rock AFB
According to Capt. Ouma Laouali, the Nigerien air force’s first female pilot, her interest in aviation began as a child while chasing planes overhead, imagining what it would be like to be in the sky.
Training for the joint fight
This predeployment training was focused on the Marine Corps integration into joint personnel recovery.
Learn to Fly: An AFROTC cadet's journey to becoming a pilot
In the video, Torius Moore, an Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps cadet at Tuskegee University, tells his story of becoming a pilot and the lessons he's learned through AFROTC and how he hopes to use those moving forward.
HH-60W ‘Jolly Green II’ follows footprints of rescue giants
Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett revealed the name at the 2020 Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Feb. 27.
14th FTW innovation flight augments pilot training through VR technology
Columbus Air Force Base’s Innovation flight created a flexible syllabus containing the essential building block approach of basic mission elements to accommodate each student’s different learning habits while still hitting the intangible aspects of a successful aviator.
Around the Air Force: Air Force Flu Fighters, MTIs Return to Academy, Pilot Qualification
Today’s look Around the Air Force features how the Air Force is aiding the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with fighting the flu, the Air Force Academy’s move to bring back Military Training Instructors, and the Air Force’s efforts to identify the best potential pilots for training. (Hosted by Senior Airman Marqus Williams)
Newest F-35A squadron brings fifth-generation capabilities to Red Flag
The exercise, which takes place from Jan. 27-Feb. 15, is meant to give at least 10 combat-representative sorties to younger pilots to better prepare them for real combat against very capable adversaries. The 421st Fighter Squadron is the most recent squadron to transition to the F-35A in the 388th Fighter Wing.
Pilot Training Next, Air Force ROTC partner for distance learning instruction
For the first time ever, Air Force ROTC cadets with Detachment 536 at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, received real-time instruction remotely from a fully qualified Air Force instructor pilot sitting an airport in Louisiana.
Tuskegee Airman receives promotion to brigadier general
On Feb. 4, retired Col. Charles E. McGee found himself in the Oval Office at the White House being promoted to brigadier general by President Donald Trump.
Using science to stay ahead of the weather
Weather-flight Airmen assigned to the 9th Operational Support Squadron propel the 9th Reconnaissance Wing’s operations through discipline and attention to detail of the skies.
DRAGON simulator to augment AWACS training
DRAGON, replaces 1970s analog technology with digital, automated aircraft navigation functions, and it ensures E-3 aircraft are compliant with current and future air traffic control requirements.
Air Force ROTC cadet pursues dream career as pilot, uses height waiver process
Even though women have been Air Force pilots since the 1970s, Tighe’s 5 feet, 1 inch stature could have stood in her way. Tighe, however, never thought of the 5-feet-4-inch height standard as an eliminating factor, merely an obstacle.
Air Force Total Force Recruiting hosts Rated Diversity Improvement event at Maxwell AFB
Air Force Recruiting Service Detachment 1 hosted an event, Nov. 15, focused on youth engagement, community outreach, professional development and networking to encourage diversity among new Air Force pilots.
62nd AW delivers humanitarian aid to Honduras
The 62nd Airlift Wing transported 83,160 pounds of rice, costing almost $120,000 to Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, Oct. 25.
Air Force requests proposals for light attack aircraft
The Air Force plans to purchase two to three light attack aircraft from each manufacturer to help support the National Defense Strategy’s focus on building allies and partner capacity, capability and interoperability via training and experimentation.
A C-130H from the 302nd Airlift Wing, equipped with the Modular Airborne Firefighting System, flies over fires near…
Roam Robotics developed a lightweight & inexpensive knee exoskeleton for applications in the health, military & rec…
: |RESOLUTE PARTNERSHIPS| On Aug. 6, 2020, U.S. Air Forces Central Command and
units were called to action to p…
A C-17 Globemaster III from Joint Base Lewis-McChord flies over the Seattle skyline after completing a training exe…
The T-33A Shooting Star at Moody AFB's air park was developed from the single-seat F-80 fighter by lengthening…
A C-17 Globemaster III returns to
after evacuating to Ellsworth AFB. Ellsworth has a support agree…
in 1949, the DOD was formed, unifying the military under the secretary of defense. Our thanks to everyone who serve…
Starting off the week with some air power! . An F-22 Raptor assigned to the 3rd Wing takes off from Joint Base Elme…
: “We need out-of-the-box thinkers to succeed in our mission of developing the base of the future,” said Brig. Gen. Patrice Mel…
“With accelerating disruptive technologies...rewriting Air Power for all nations, not just the U.S., continuing our…
: The story of the Peck family’s and their battle with breast cancer.
Compete. Deter. Win.
: Maintaining resiliency in paradise -
(Story by the
: Tune in at 11 AM PDT to watch the LIVE closing ceremony with Dr. Will Roper and
. 🚀It's all happening at https://t.c…
Difficult, but not impossible.
addresses the challenges the Air Force faces going forward.
“I want to show people the power of having faith & sticking to what you say you’re going to do.” - Staff Sgt. Gerem…
What operates 24/7 ensuring the safety of aircraft & aircrews, AND provides prompt service to whoever is flying?…
explains what the Air Force can expect from his leadership:
: Your daily
Airmen are using 3D printing to manufacture metal components successfully…
The newest Air Force Podcast recently dropped. Listen to a small snippet of CMSA...
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:
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Our mantra, "Always ready!" It's the spirit we fly by! #B2Tuesday
Our mantra, "Always ready!" It&
the spirit we fly by!
Need some motivation to get your week started off right? Listen as CMSAF Kaleth ...
Need some motivation to get your week started off right? Listen as CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright weighs in...
The U.S. Air Force Academy gives its cadets some unique opportunities. Ride alon...
The U.S. Air Force Academy gives its cadets some unique opportunities. Ride along one of this opportunities.
A United States Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refuels an F-22 Raptor over northe...
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)
Although the Silver Star is the third-highest military medal, it's not given oft...
Although the Silver Star is the third-highest military medal, it&
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&
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Tune in as our Air Force musicians along with other military musicians are award...
Tune in as our Air Force musicians along with other military musicians are awarded the National Medal of Arts.