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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Clarke 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.

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  • Star shines at Shaw

    They train for hours. Days. Weeks. It is a rigorous schedule that ensures a bond unlike any other. They have the ability to inflict fear in aggressors, like no human ever would. The picture of a warrior immerges; however, the end result yields a slightly different form.
  • Airman’s invention backed by Spark Tank accelerates change

    Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr., said in a recent paper outlining his vision for the Air Force, “If we don’t change - if we fail to adapt - we risk losing the certainty with which we have defended our national interests for decades.” In the spirit of this vision, the Air Force has dedicated itself to preserve and support the innovative ideas of everyday Airmen. Senior Airman Hartman, 726th Air Command Squadron cyber transport technician, is one of those Airmen.
  • 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 NTTR 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.
  • DPAA Honorable Carry

    Photo essay: Members of the 55th Wing Honor Guard carry the last of 25 transfer cases off of Defense Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Agency Honorable Carry flight Sept. 4, 2020. The remains were transferred from the European Theater recovered by DPAA partners and the last set of remains for the World War II Ploesti Disinterment Project. Ploesti, Romania was site of military Operation Tidal Wave a bombing mission against oil fields and refineries Aug. 1, 1943.
  • Grand Forks AFB maintenance squadron enable success of Global Hawk mission

    Crew chiefs and avionics specialists with the 319th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron work around the clock, year-round, to put RQ-4 Global Hawks in the air. Our intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission would not be possible without their diligence and dedication.
  • Two wing members awarded for lifesaving actions

    The 557th Weather Wing recently had two individuals receive awards for saving the lives of a fellow service member.
  • One system, one fight

    The 99th Medical Group (MDG) is scheduled to launch a new electronic healthcare record system known as Medical Health System GENESIS on Sept. 26, here. MHS GENESIS provides enhanced secure technology to manage beneficiaries' health information.

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  • New NC3 courses strengthen the U.S. nuclear enterprise

    Nuclear command, control, and communication, or NC3, 150, 200 and 300 courses have graduated from
  • B-1B Integrated Battle Station modification completed

    An eight-year project to install the Integrated Battle Station on the B-1B Lancer fleet has been completed ahead of schedule. Sixty aircraft went through the modification process that began in late 2012 and was completed in September 2020. The Integrated Battle Station was developed as three separate modifications: Fully Integrated Data Link, Vertical Situational Display Unit and Central Integrated Test System. “During development, it became obvious that modifying the same aircraft three times would be detrimental to aircraft availability and would create numerous aircraft configurations,” said William Barnes, B-1B Systems Program Manager, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center. “Thus Integrated Battle Station was born.” The Integrated Battle Station was the largest, most complicated modification ever performed on the B-1 and it gave the flight deck a whole new look.
  • PDEP Blue Ribbon Review for AFGSC data-driven decisions

    Air Force Global Strike Command teamed up with external partners to evaluate Portfolio-level Digital
  • Air Force Bombers Conduct Global BTF Mission

    Multiple U.S. Air Force bombers from Europe and the United States conducted an extensive Bomber Task
  • World Class Command Post

    With the multitude of Air Force bases around the world, many bases would like to say they have the best command post in the Air Force. Here at Barksdale, that is a statement of fact. While entrusted with providing nuclear command and control for military forces, handling everything from emergency management to mass notifications, Barksdale’s command post has earned numerous awards proving that they stand at the top.
  • 377th LRS supports installation with innovative response to COVID-19

    When the COVID-19 pandemic emergency began in March, many units on Kirtland Air Force Base faced a shortage in cleaning supplies and personal protective equipment, items crucial to providing safe conditions for Team Kirtland to continue their critical missions.

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  • A look back: Early Air Force Uniforms

    The following is a look back at the origins of the distinctive USAF uniforms, what organizations oversaw the design and manufacturing and the early transition period of Air Force uniforms worn.
  • Absentee Voter Week begins next week

    Absentee Voters Week begins Sept. 27. 
  • REARM keeps aircraft flying

    The role of the 402nd Electronic Maintenance Group Reverse Engineering Avionics Redesign and Manufacturing team with the Warner Robins Air Logistic Complex at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is unique.
  • Test Airman receives Air Force level volunteer award

    A 96th Communications Squadron Airman received the 2020 American Legion Spirit of Service Award. This award honors one enlisted member from each branch of the armed forces for their exceptional leadership and volunteer service.
  • ABMS signs more companies post onramp

    The 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.
  • Museum open late on first Thursday of each month

    The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will continue offering evening hours on the first Thursday of each month the rest of the year.
  • B-1B Integrated Battle Station modification completed

    An eight-year project to install the Integrated Battle Station on the B-1B Lancer fleet has been completed ahead of schedule. Sixty aircraft went through the modification process that began in late 2012 and was completed in September 2020.

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  • 28th Bomb Wing Airmen, B-1s Support Valiant Shield

    Approximately 150 Airmen and four B-1B Lancers assigned to the 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth AFB, S.D., participated in Valiant Shield 2020 (VS20), a biennial, U.S.-only, joint field training exercise with a focus on integration between U.S. forces in relation to current operational plans.
  • Joint task force kicks off 65th year of DoD Antarctic mission support

    A U.S. Air Force Globemaster III, assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., completed three winter fly-in, or WinFly, missions of the 2020-2021 Operation Deep Freeze season.
  • Not missing a beat: 15th MDG flies newborn for emergency heart surgery

    Shortly after birth, Olivia Callaway was immediately rushed to Kapi’oplani Medical Center for Women and Children’s newborn intensive care unit and diagnosed with a rare, life-threatening heart condition.
  • Remembering fallen Yukla 27 crew

    Surviving family members, distinguished guests and members of the 962nd Airborne Air Control Squadron gathered for a solemn memorial ceremony Sept. 22, 2020, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, to honor the 24 Canadian and U.S. Airmen lost in one of the deadliest aircraft accidents in U.S. Air Force history.
  • Farewell, RMWD Mani: Thank you for your service

    The Defenders of the 8th Security Forces Squadron hosted a retirement ceremony Sept. 17, to honor Mani, a beloved military working dog.
  • Ammo Airmen supply the force

    Saying goodbye to your favorite toys is always hard to do. But sometimes, decluttering your overflowing “toy chest” of excess ammunition and giving them to partners in need across the globe is rewarding. Recently, the 51st Munitions Squadron conducted their own “toy” giveaway involving a $13 million ammo transfer to Jinhae Port, Jinhae-gu, Republic of Korea, for international maritime shipping.
  • Unforgotten Heroes: Osan honors POW/MIA Day

    Team Osan commemorated our nation’s prisoners of war and those missing in action during a POW/MIA Memorial ceremony on base, Sept. 16, 2020.

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  • Ramstein engineering, maintenance feat recognized

    Leadership recognized the accomplishments of the 86th Maintenance Group and 86th Civil Engineer Group in the refurbishment of an RF-4C Phantom II aircraft at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 17, 2020.
  • 39th OMRS medics conduct TCCC training

    The 39th perational Medical Readiness Squadron Airmen received two days of combat medical training at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Sept. 10-12, 2020. The training familiarized them with Tactical Combat Casualty Care, or TCCC. The two- day course covered field medical training techniques and puts students in a simulated combat zone where they learned to operate under pressure using methods they learned in the classroom.
  • 48th CMS develops ACE capabilities

    ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England -- The 48th Fighter Wing’s mission is to provide worldwide superior air combat capabilities. The routine daily training of pilots and Airmen contributes to the success of that mission, but in order to stay sharp, it’s important to step outside the realm of familiarity and face the challenge of mastering new skills and enhancing mission readiness.
  • Whatever It Takes to Soar: RAF Alconbury youth speaks with Blue Angels pilots

    A RAF Alconbury youth at the Child and Youth Programs spoke with U.S. Navy Blue Angels pilots during a virtual discussion panel with other members of the Boys and Girls Club of America Sept. 9, 2020.

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