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  • Separated, not detached: 20th ATKS Airmen critical to mission

    The 432nd Wing and 432nd Air Expeditionary Wing is based out of Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, however, its Airmen and their contributions to the MQ-9 Reaper mission are not bound to one installation.
  • 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.
  • Around the Air Force: 25th SecAF, 16th Air Force, Project Da Vinci

    Today's look Around the Air Force features the selection of the 25th Secretary of the Air Force, the activation of the Sixteenth Air Force and how the Air Force is using virtual reality to train helicopter pilots faster.
  • Air Force motorcycle mishaps hit historic lows

    In fiscal year 2019, the Air Force saw a 69% reduction in motorcycle fatalities and a 41.5% decrease in lost-time injuries over a 10 year period. Fatalities dropped from 13 in 2010 to four in 2019 and lost-time injuries during that same period decreased from 224 to 131.
  • AFMC successfully executes $66 billion portfolio in FY19

    Organizationally, AFMC manages 34% of the overall budget for the Air Force; executing funds across six centers, multiple platforms and Air Force installations, with missions ranging from, but not limited to, installation support and readiness to research and development, sustainment and technology acquisition, ensuring the service’s warfighting advantage across all mission domains.
  • SERE: Teaching how to survive

    The responsibility of ensuring these pilots are safe and have the knowledge and skills to make it home safe in any situation they might endure lies heavily on the shoulders of survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialists.
  • US EOD, air advisors train Nigerian Armed Forces

    To expand the U.S. and Nigerian partnership, members of the 768th EABS explosive ordnance disposal team, assisted by 768th EABS Security Forces air advisors, trained Genie Unit members of the Nigerian Armed Forces during the course, which is part of a curriculum spanning several months.

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  • ACC recognizes innovation, announces Spark Tank finalists

    Air Combat Command announced their two 2020 Spark Tank finalists moving on to compete in the finals in Washington D.C. at the Creech Conference Center here, Oct. 17.
  • Cybersecurity: why it matters

    Cyber-attacks on Air Force networks can have a devastating impact on critical infrastructure, networks, weapons platforms and other assets. The responsibility for maintaining a secure network falls on everyone who accesses it; from a junior Airman in maintenance all the way up to the installation commander.
  • 388th Maintenance Squadron shop's multi-skilled Airmen prove there's "no air power without ground power"

    Before a bomb is loaded or dropped, or an aircraft takes off, or an engine starts, or a pilot climbs into a seat, combat air power starts away from the flight line. The Airmen of the 388th Maintenance Squadron’s Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight are tasked with providing, maintaining and repairing all the equipment needed to launch the F-35A Lightning II, America’s most advanced fighter jet.
  • Air Force motorcycle mishaps hit historic lows

    Recently, the Air Force achieved a significant safety milestone when motorcycle mishaps reached historic lows. In fiscal year 2019, the Air Force saw a 69 percent reduction in motorcycle fatalities and 41.5 percent decrease in lost time injuries over 10 years. Fatalities dropped from 13 in 2010 to a record low four in 2019 and lost time injuries during that same period decreased from 224 to 131.
  • Separated, not detached: 20th ATKS Airmen critical to Hunter mission

    The 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing is based out of Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, however, its Airmen and their contributions to the MQ-9 Reaper mission are not bound to one installation. There are some operational squadrons that organizationally fall under the 432nd WG but aren’t physically located on the same base as the wing.
  • ACC gears up for Spark Tank 2020

    This year, Air Combat Command is hosting its third annual Spark Tank competition at the Creech Conference Center on Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Oct. 16, 2019. Airmen pitch innovative ideas to Air Force senior leaders and a panel of industry experts during this annual competition.
  • Maintainers, Defenders team up for advanced readiness training

    Over the past year, the 461st Air Control Wing at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, has been teaming with the Guardian Centers at their campus in Perry, Georgia, to conduct advanced readiness training for its Airmen. On Sept. 13, 2019, 25 Airmen from three different Robins squadrons teamed up and took on this challenge.

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  • Roadmap ahead: AFGSC releases new strategic plan “2020 Vision and Beyond”

    Air Force Global Strike Command released its new strategic plan, “2020 Vision and Beyond,” Oct. 18,
  • U.S. Strategic Command Conducts Exercise GLOBAL THUNDER linked with VIGILANT SHIELD

    Exercises GLOBAL THUNDER and VIGILANT SHIELD 20 commenced today to provide integrated training
  • Air Force motorcycle mishaps hit historic lows

    Recently, the Air Force achieved a significant safety milestone when motorcycle mishaps reached historic lows. In fiscal year 2019, the Air Force saw a 69 percent reduction in motorcycle fatalities and 41.5 percent decrease in lost time injuries over 10 years. Fatalities dropped from 13 in 2010 to a record low four in 2019 and lost time injuries during that same period decreased from 224 to 131.
  • Top Chef discovered at DFAC

    For enthusiasts of cooking competitions such as “Chopped” or “Top Chef”, things heated up at the
  • Malmstrom Airman hosts winter coat drive

    To prepare for the upcoming winter weather, an Airman collected coats as part of a coat drive to help the local community. Airman 1st Class Alicia Pagel, 341st Missile Security Forces Squadron scheduler and dispatcher, collected more than 120 coats for the Great Falls community.
  • Gen. Ray tours 2nd BW, fosters competition culture in Airmen

    Gen. Tim Ray, Air Force Global Strike Command commander, toured the 2nd Bomb Wing during an official visit Oct. 8. Although AFGSC is headquartered at Barksdale, this was Ray’s first official visit since taking command in August 2018. Ray’s wife, Rhonda, also took time to tour the base and interact with Airmen and employees at various locations across base.
  • Bomber Task Force Deploys to Europe

    B-52 Stratofortresses from the 2nd Bomb Wing, here, departed tonight for a Bomber Task Force deployment to Royal Air Force (RAF) Fairford, England. While there, aircrews will conduct integration and interoperability training with European allies and partners in the region.

Air Force Global Strike Command News Archive

Air Force Material Command News Archive

  • Female 89th AS pilots support Canadian aviation event

    Two female pilots from the 89th Airlift Squadron were part of the aircrew to participate in the Eighth Annual The Sky’s No Limit – Girls Fly Too! event held at the Abbotsford International Airport, Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada Oct. 5-6, 2019.
  • 413th FTG leaders discuss strategy, process improvement during conference

    Members of 413th Flight Test Group came together for a commanders and senior leaders conference Oct.
  • Share your truth: Be present (Part 2)

    “I was in an undercover [police] survival class and they said if you can recognize or comprehend that you have been shot, then you can live. At that point you can address the injury and call for help. In life, a lot of times, it’s the same way. We don’t recognize or comprehend that we have been shot (injured) and we suffer or die, because we never called for help or treated the wound. Recognizing you are shot in life is key to living.”
  • Air Force Recruiting Total Force Enterprise makes FY19 goal

    Air Force Recruiting Service had a successful performance in fiscal year 2019 as each of its
  • Reservist beats feet at Air Force Marathon

    As the morning temperature began to rise, both physical and mental conditions started to deteriorate for 1,331 participants from around the globe who had prepared their bodies and minds for the twenty-six plus miles ahead for the 23rd Annual Air Force Marathon at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Sept. 21, 2019.The start of the race was running an hour behind schedule. Capt. Sarah Smith, a Medical Service Corps and executive officer from the 315th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, was not going to let this small deviation deter her from the two things she’s passionate about - running and serving in the Air Force Reserve.
  • Reserve Citizen Airmen aide in Arctic Anvil 2019

    Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 815th Airlift Squadron, aka ‘Flying Jennies,’ with the 327th AS,
  • Air Force observes National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

    The awareness month is a collaborative effort between the Department of Defense, along with the Department of Homeland Security and its public and private partners. It is up to the total force to stay vigilant, keep learning and be ready for any potential cyber threat.

Air Force Reserve Command News Archive

  • AFSPC member formally recognized at Air Force Academy football game

    Dr. Carrie Baker, diversity and inclusion officer at Headquarters, Air Force Space Command, was formally recognized Oct. 12, 2019 at an Air Force Academy football game for her efforts in helping the Academy kick-off its first unconscious bias training curriculum.
  • 2nd Space Operations Squadron decommissions 22-year-old satellite

    The 2nd Space Operations Squadron decommissioned Satellite Vehicle Number 38, to give way to the next generation of GPS III satellites at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Oct. 9, 2019. First Lieutenant Kristina Brandes, 2nd SOPS chief bus system analyst, said the squadron was disposing of the satellite because it is at the end of its operational life. “It’s one of our oldest satellites that launched 22 years ago,” she said. “Once we turn off the transmitter (one of the final commands), it will basically be dead in the air...it will be tracked as space debris.”
  • SMC sets new standard of success for acquisition and operations of SensorSat

    The Operationally Responsive Space (ORS)-5 satellite, also known as SensorSat, will reach Full
  • Schriever, Peterson Airmen ‘strike-out’ against domestic violence

    The Peterson Air Force Base Family Advocacy Program hosted their second-annual Domestic Violence Awareness month bowling tournament, "Strike-Out Domestic Violence" at the Bowling Center on Peterson AFB, Colorado, Oct. 1. According to Angela Lenn, 21st Medical Group Family Advocacy Program assistant, around 50 members from both Schriever and Peterson AFBs supported the bowling event. Kim Lee Vehige, 21st Family Advocacy Program Intervention Specialist talked about the collaborative efforts to make the tournament a reality. “The intent of the bowling tournament is to raise awareness that October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and to highlight resources available,” she said.
  • Air War College faculty members visit AFSPC

    Air War College faculty members met with senior leaders from U.S. Space Command and Headquarters, Air Force Space Command on Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Sep. 30, 2019, at the start of a week-long staff ride to the Front Range, focusing on the important role of the space warfighter. The purpose of the training was to educate AWC faculty on challenges and opportunities the space community is facing in order to help prepare their students to advocate for space as they step into increasingly more strategic positions regardless of their service, country or career field.
  • CFSCC establishment ceremony held at Vandenberg

    Joint and coalition space officials from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States attended a ceremony to formally recognize the establishment of Combined Force Space Component Command (CFSCC) at Vandenberg AFB, Oct. 1, 2019.

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Air Force Special Operations Command News Archive

  • First ever: Kish Airman Leadership School graduates all-service ALS class

    For the first time in recorded history, Kish Airman Leadership School on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, will graduate a class consisting of military individuals from the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Army and U.S. Coast Guard. The all-service class, Class 19-G, will graduate on Oct. 17, 2019, after completing the five and a half week course that consisted of 192 hours of curriculum.
  • MG19 to Green Flag: 19th AMXS maintains readiness

    Members from the 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron participated in Mobility Guardian 2019, Air Mobility Command's largest biennial full-spectrum readiness exercise, in order to help Airmen become joint-minded mobility leaders. Maintaining readiness is essential to upholding Rapid Global Mobility. Realistic training environments ensure Airmen are more mission-ready, capable and prepared.
  • Gen. Goldfein and CMSAF Wright visit U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center

    The Air Force’s top leadership team visited Airmen at the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center during Air Mobility Command’s Fall Phoenix Rally, Oct. 9.
  • Right Place, Right Time: TLR Airmen Provide First Aid Response

    When someone speaks about a hero, the first thing that comes to mind is usually a superhuman figure flying through the air. Although that is a typical view of a hero to many, one man’s heroes were two ordinary Airmen who were in the right place at the right time. U.S. Air Force Capt. Benjamin Pritchard, 19th Operations Support Squadron officer in charge of intelligence analysis, and U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Victoria Simon, 19th OSS intelligence analyst were on a temporary duty assignment to Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, taking part in Exercise Mobility Guardian 2019 when they witnessed the accident.
  • Mobility leaders discuss resiliency, force development at 2019 Phoenix Rally

    The U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center hosted Air Mobility Command’s 2019 Phoenix Rally Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Oct. 8-10. The event provided AMC leaders an opportunity to come together to focus on developing mobility forces’ capabilities and to improve readiness.
  • Names unveiled on AMC aircraft, first time in 20 years

    A change in policy marked the first time in approximately 20 years that the names of dedicated crew chiefs were unveiled on an Air Mobility Command C-5M Super Galaxy and C-17 Globemaster III.
  • CRW Airmen train on ATAK app

    The 621st Mobility Support Operations Squadron received training on the Android Tactical Assault Kit app they recently purchased for all of their Air Mobility Liaison Officers here Oct. 8-9.

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  • CAOC goes dark, EACOMS steps in

    Last month, members from the Combined Air Operations Center at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, historically relinquished air power command and control operations to the Total Force 609th Air Support Squadron at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina for a 24-hour period. For the first time, a normally full and buzzing CAOC with wall-to-wall screens and rows of work stations went quiet and dark. Navigating through empty chairs and blank screens, the 609th Expeditionary Air Communications Squadron began a mission of their own.
  • 380th ESFS brings proficiency firing to the AOR

    The 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron has worked diligently this year to bolster their training program and bring increased lethality to Al Dhafra Air Base.
  • JSTARS: numbers don’t lie

    The 7th Expeditionary Airborne Command and Control Squadron reached a major milestone by flying the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System for more than 113,000 combat hours in support of coalition operations throughout the Gulf region Sept. 30, 2019.
  • Legal Notice: Mr. Jason P. Zaki Estate Claims Notice

    Mr. Jason P. Zaki of the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Division, Air and Space
  • Command and control of AFCENT from Shaw, not CAOC

    In a historic first, Airmen geographically separated from the Combined Air Operations Center at Al
  • VCSAF talks future Air Force with Al Udeid Airmen

    Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson visited Al Udeid Air Base to gain a better
  • 609th Air Support Squadron Re-activated

    After more than a decade, the 609th Air Support Squadron was re-activated Sept. 18, at a ceremony at

U.S. Air Forces Central Command News Archive

  • 31st Fighter Wing partners with Poland for Nickel Strike

    U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons and Airmen from the 555th Fighter Squadron, 555th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 31st Munitions Squadron, and the 31st Operational Support Squadron worked side by side to deliver combat airpower with NATO allies at Lask Air Base, Poland from Sept. 24 to 26, 2019.
  • 100 ARW supports 352d SOW mission partner

    The 100th Air Refueling Wing supported the 352d Special Operations Wing with a refueling mission off the coast of England, Oct. 10, 2019.
  • Through wounded eyes

    I wasn't okay…I felt like no one cared. October 10, 2019, was easily one of the loneliest days of my life. While most of the base slept that brisk morning, I was having makeup applied to my face to rep-resent the “black eye” that would paint it for the rest of the day. With my realistic scenario playing in my head and 10 domestic violence awareness cards in hand, I set out to start my day. Throughout the day, I was supposed to come into contact with as many Airmen as possible in hopes that they would ask if I was alright or if I needed assistance. The exercise was designed to increase overall domestic violence awareness, foster the “see something, say something” mentality and highlight the various helping agencies on base.
  • Bomber Task Force Deploys to Europe

    B-52 Stratofortresses from the 2nd Bomb Wing, here, departed tonight for a Bomber Task Force deployment to Royal Air Force (RAF) Fairford, England. While there, aircrews will conduct integration and interoperability training with European allies and partners in the region.
  • USAFE Band swings through northern Italy

    The U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa band, Wings of Dixie, recently completed a visit to the Aviano Air Base region in Italy.
  • Meet USAFE –AFAFRICA newest command chief, CMSgt. Brion Blais

    The U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa mission is best executed when Airmen are
  • Team Mildenhall perform 48-hour operations

    Airmen with the 100th Air Refueling Wing participated in 48-hour operations Oct. 2-4. Various exercise scenarios were designed to ensure 100th ARW Airmen were fully prepared for potential contingencies in the wing’s area of responsibility.

U.S. Air Forces in Europe News Archive