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  • 576th AMXS leverages robotic paint stripping technology on A-10 Lightning II

    The 576th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron is upgrading its traditional manual media blast paint removal process by using new-generation robots to strip the paint from A-10s that come to the base for depot overhaul and maintenance.
  • Around the Air Force: Spark Tank, Adaptive Learning Software, Air Force Connect

    Today's look Around the Air Force features this year's six Spark Tank winners, a transition from textbooks to tablets in Basic Military Training and some information on Air Force Connect. (Hosted by Senior Airman Angelo Rosario)
  • 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.
  • AFMC seeks innovative ideas through IdeaScale Campaign

    Airmen and civilians from across the enterprise are invited to submit innovative ideas and solutions to improve the AFMC mission through the Air Force Ideation Platform, or IdeaScale, now through September 2020.
  • Deforestation on Tyndall AFB leads to ecosystem restoration

    This is a partnership between Air Force service members, Department of Defense contracted employees and representatives of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
  • I-WEPTAC 2020 registration opens

    Hosted by the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, the annual conference is the Air Force’s only innovation forum for members of the installation and mission support community. It draws experts from the various Air Force combat support core functions to address I&MS shortfalls and help shape and propose solutions. This year’s conference is scheduled for March 30 through April 8 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.
  • X-60A program conducts integrated vehicle propulsion system verification test

    X-60A is a single-stage liquid rocket primarily designed for hypersonic flight research and is launched from a modified business jet carrier aircraft.

Air Force News Archive

  • Deforestation on Tyndall leads to ecosystem restoration

    Beginning Jan. 15, 2020, Tyndall Air Force Base Airmen, the 325th Civil Engineer Squadron natural resources section, and contracted partners will begin planting longleaf pine trees along Highway 98 near Fire Station 4 at Silver Flag Road. This is a partnership between U.S. Air Force service members, Department of Defense contracted employees, and representatives of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
  • Weather Airmen share mission at Rose Bowl event

    As people prepared to celebrate the New Year’s holiday, five Airmen from units across the 557th Weather Wing journeyed to Pasadena, California. Their mission was to tell the Air Force Weather story at Live on Green!, a free entertainment and education event that precedes the annual Rose Parade and Rose Bowl football game.
  • SJ Airmen Conduct Hot-Pit Refueling Technique

    Airmen from the 4th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants (POL) shop and 336th Aircraft Maintenance Unit (AMU) work together to conduct hot-pit refueling of F-15E Strike Eagles at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina.
  • Fit through the end: ACCs new prenatal/postpartum guidance

    I sat on my bathroom toilet in shock, heart pounding almost out of my chest as tears welled up in my eyes. “There’s no way I’m pregnant,” I thought to myself, except there was a way and as unexpected as it was, it was true.
  • I-WEPTAC 2020 registration opens

    Registration for the fourth annual Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference opened Tuesday. Hosted by the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, the annual event is the Air Force’s only innovation forum for members of the installation and mission support community. It draws experts from the various Air Force combat support core functions to address I&MS shortfalls and help shape and propose solutions.
  • SERE-ious training

    Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape specialists are experts on how to survive in the most remote and hostile environments in the world. Along with teaching water survival courses, SERE specialists at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, train aircrew personnel on an array of skills from making a basic shelter to escaping an active pursuant.
  • 9th MXS AGE Flight, Essential to Providing Superior Reconnaissance

    Delivering superior reconnaissance capability in support of national objectives is one of the 9th Reconnaissance Wing’s main priorities. To accomplish this mission Beale is equipped with reconnaissance aircraft; the U-2 Dragon Lady, the RQ-4 Global Hawk, and aircraft that keep U-2 pilots proficient, like the T-38 Talon. Everyone plays a part in keeping these aircraft in the air, but it all starts on the ground with the 9th Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment (AGE) flight.

Air Combat Command News Archive

  • 2019: The Year in Review

    In 2019, Goodfellow trained, developed, and inspired well over 11,000 Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen for the future fight. Our graduates left Goodfellow to support disaster relief from Tyndall to Offutt Air Force Bases, fought wildfires in California, and helped save lives in aircraft mishaps throughout the world.
  • Around the Air Force: Spark Tank, Adaptive Learning Software, Air Force Connect

    Today's look Around the Air Force features this year's six Spark Tank winners, a transition from textbooks to tablets in Basic Military Training and some information on Air Force Connect.
  • Sheppard Airman-in-Training ACEs avionics course

    Airman Jacob Sager, 365th Training Squadron avionics systems apprentice course graduate, scored 100% on all his performance checks and tests during his 94 day (794 hours) of technical training and earned the ACE award. An impressive feat for anyone who has seen the training books.
  • 49th LRS Deployment and Distribution Flight get Airmen downrange

    The 49th LRS Deployment and Distribution Flight plays a huge role in making sure Airmen here are ready to deploy when they are called upon.
  • Trusted Care Hero: Senior Airman Morgan Davis

    LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – Senior Airman Morgan Davis, an Aerospace and Operational Physiology technician with the 47th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron, was recognized by the U.S. Air Force Medical Service as the Trusted Care Hero at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Jan. 6, 2020.
  • Exercise Ready Eagle expands skills of Laughlin AFB medics

    The 47th Medical Group pushed their abilities in the first Ready Eagle exercise at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, on the week of Jan.13, 2020. The week-long exercise taught, coached and tested the newly-learned skills the Ready Eagle team brought to the 47th MDG.
  • 97th SFS builds better bonds through kennel renovations

    The 97th Security Forces Squadron MWD team partnered with the 97th Mission Support Group to renovate the MWD kennel facility to provide handlers and their dogs a comfortable work and living environment at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.

Air Education and Training Command News Archive

  • I-WEPTAC 2020 registration opens

    Registration for the fourth annual Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference opened Tuesday. Hosted by the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, the annual event is the Air Force’s only innovation forum for members of the installation and mission support community. It draws experts from the various Air Force combat support core functions to address I&MS shortfalls and help shape and propose solutions.
  • CSAF visits Minot Air Force Base

    Gen. David Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, visited Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Jan. 2-3, 2020. During his tour, Goldfein visited both 5th Bomb Wing and 91st Missile Wing Airmen to recognize career fields that cover shifts 24/7.
  • Air Force leadership conducts privatized housing tour at Barksdale

    The Honorable John W. Henderson, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy, and Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr., Air Force Materiel Command commander, visited Barksdale Jan. 6, 2020 to conduct a privatized housing tour. The tour familiarized the leaders with the current condition of privatized base housing here, aligning with current Air Force efforts to improve the Military Housing Privatization Initiative Program for the service.
  • Virtual care: Trusted care anytime, anywhere

    In the middle of Nebraska at a missile alert facility, an Airman gets a fever and needs to see a doctor but the Airman’s options are limited until now. Maj. Michael Vernale, 90th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron, mental health flight commander, in partnership with the 90th Missile Wing LaunchWERX took this challenge head-on. They created a virtual care system to provide medical care to Airmen in the field. The idea sets up a video conference systems for doctors to interact with their patients. The wing is setting up rooms at each MAF with soundproofing materials, using a noise cancellation device and headsets to ensure the virtual appointment is private. This helps the 90th Medical Group achieve their priority, to provide trusted care anytime, anywhere.
  • AFGSC recognizes Gen. Robin Rand with Order of the Sword

    The Air Force Global Strike Command command chief recently announced that former AFGSC commander, retired Gen. Robin Rand was nominated and selected to receive the AFGSC Order of the Sword.
  • Air Force Global Strike Command year in review: 2019

    Whether it was 24/7 ICBM alert operations ensuring the cornerstone of national security, Bomber Task
  • Reserve Airman stands alert with the 90th Missile Wing

    Capt. Javon Quarles, 321st Missile Squadron missileer, stood alert 283 times in his four years on

Air Force Global Strike Command News Archive

  • AFMC seeks innovative ideas through Ideascale Campaign

    To support the drive to deliver what the Air Force needs at the speed of relevance, Airmen and civilians from across the Air Force Materiel Command enterprise are invited to submit innovative ideas and solutions to improve the AFMC mission through the U.S Air Force Ideation Platform, or Ideascale, now through September 2020.
  • 576th AMXS leverages robotic paint stripping on A-10

    The 576th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron is upgrading its traditional manual media blast paint removal process by using new-generation robots to strip the paint from A-10s that come to the base for depot overhaul and maintenance.
  • FLASHBACK: Triplesonic Interceptors: The F-103, F-108 & YF-12A

    "Speed is life," is a phrase used by fighter pilots and it was never more prevalent than in the late
  • AFRL commander relieved from command

    General Arnold W. Bunch, Jr. relieved Air Force Research Laboratory Commander, Maj. Gen. William Cooley, from command January 15. Brig. Gen. Evan Dertien has been appointed as the AFRL commander. He most recently served as the Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command Director, Air, Space and Cyberspace Operations. Dertien was previously AFRL’s vice commander from July 2016 to May 2017.
  • AFAS grant program opens for upcoming academic year

    The Air Force Aid Society is now accepting applications for the Gen. Henry “Hap” Arnold Education Grant Program for students attending undergraduate degree programs for the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • X-60A program conducts integrated vehicle propulsion system verification test

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory’s X-60A program achieved a
  • I-WEPTAC 2020 registration opens

    Registration for the fourth annual Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference opened Tuesday. Hosted by the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, the annual event is the Air Force’s only innovation forum for members of the installation and mission support community. It draws experts from the various Air Force combat support core functions to address I&MS shortfalls and help shape and propose solutions.

Air Force Material Command News Archive

Air Force Reserve Command News Archive

Air Force Space Command News Archive

  • 2 pararescue Airmen receive Silver Star Medals for gallant actions in Afghanistan

    Two U.S. Air Force pararescue Airmen received the Silver Star Medal in a ceremony Dec. 13 here for gallantry in action against enemies of the United States while deployed to Afghanistan.
  • AFSOC Christmas tree honors the fallen

    Leadership from the 24th Special Operations Wing, 1st SOW and Headquarters AFSOC gathered to place stars on the Honor Tree at Hurlburt Field, Florida. Together, they remembered and honored members of their commands who fell in 2019.
  • U-28A Draco crew receives 2018 Mackay Trophy

    Members of the U-28A crew, "DRACO 42", received the 2018 Mackay Trophy during a ceremony at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia, Nov. 13, 2019. Air Commandos from the 319th Expeditionary Special Operations Squadron including Maj. Caitlin Reilly, Capt. Patrick Perez, Capt. Samantha Lang and Senior Airman Kyle Hanson, received the Mackay Trophy for their distinguished actions during a flight in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel on Aug. 14, 2018.
  • Special Tactics Chief awarded Silver Star for countering overwhelming Afghan ambush

    What began as a typical reconnaissance patrol during a brisk November in Afghanistan quickly took a devastating turn for the worst. U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Chris Grove, a Special Tactics combat controller assigned as the 720th Special Tactics Group superintendent, delivered thousands of pounds of munition, securing the safety of his joint and partner forces, and now he’s receiving the Silver Star Medal.
  • Special Tactics Officer passes after battle with cancer

    U.S. Air Force Capt. Andrew Jon "AJ" Ciechomski, 27, a Special Tactics officer with the 21st Special Tactics Squadron, died after a battle with cancer at home with his family in St. Clairesville, Ohio, Wednesday.
  • Special Tactics Airman identified, recovery efforts ongoing

    The Special Tactics Airman who had an unplanned parachute departure from a C-130 aircraft, November 5, 2019, over the Gulf of Mexico, south of Hurlburt Field, has been identified. U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Cole Condiff, 29, was a Special Tactics combat controller with the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, 24th Special Operations Wing, Air Force Special Operations Command.
  • AFSOC Airmen recognized at ACA convention

    Air Force Special Operations Command Airmen were recognized during the Air Commando Association’s convention from Oct. 24-27, 2019. The convention included the presentation of the ACA Commander’s Leadership Awards and inductions into the Air Commando Hall of Fame.

Air Force Special Operations Command News Archive

  • Air Force Aid Society launches new enhancements to its mobile budget app

    The initial version of the AFAS Budget Builder App was launched in 2018 and was created primarily as a budgeting tool to help Airmen and their families improve how they save and budget their money each month. Prior to the Budget Builder App, AFAS provided paper check registers to Airmen and other service members to manually track monthly expense activity.
  • I-WEPTAC 2020 registration opens

    Registration for the fourth annual Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference opened Tuesday. Hosted by the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, the annual event is the Air Force’s only innovation forum for members of the installation and mission support community. It draws experts from the various Air Force combat support core functions to address I&MS shortfalls and help shape and propose solutions.
  • Air Force announces Spark Tank 2020 selectees

    Spark Tank also offers Airmen the opportunity to get their ideas in front of key enabling agencies that can share expertise and resources such as funding or personnel for the projects being presented and demonstrate pathways for intrapreneurs to make their initiatives successful.
  • U.S. Transportation Command manages the movement of America’s wounded warfighters from overseas to the final medical treatment destination stateside

    As the Department of Defense’s single manager for global patient movement, U.S. Transportation Command conducts this lifesaving mission via the U.S. Air Force’s aeromedical evacuation system, which provides in-transit health care for America’s wounded warriors from the point of injury or illness to medical facilities with the level of care needed to properly treat their medical conditions.
  • MacDill Community Park best in Air Force for landscape architecture

    Among the 2019 Honor Award winners, was MacDill Air Force Base Community Park, in recognition of its landscape architecture.
  • Sikkink leads Flying Jennies

    Taking command of a squadron comes with challenges, but to come into a Reserve squadron as an
  • Jones takes command of 436th AW

    Col. Matthew Jones took command of the 436th Airlift Wing from Col. Joel Safranek during a change of command ceremony at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Jan. 7, 2020.

Air Mobility Command News Archive

  • Airman uses video games to bridge language gap

    Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton, a photojournalist stationed at Kadena Air Base, sits at his desk at the 18th Wing Public Affairs office. Some mementos sit atop a shelf above him: a line of hand-held video games. Today, his job is to make sure a batch of photos are properly edited. “Public Affairs is like a lake that’s five miles long and three inches deep,” says Raughton. “You learn a little bit about a lot of different things. I do everything form writing articles, producing photo and video content, public relations, and web design.”
  • US, Japan forces welcome new year with bilateral jump

    Three U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules aircraft from the 36th Airlift Squadron out of Yokota Air
  • Staying connected in the clouds

    Airmen from the 65th Air and Space Communication Shop and 747th Communications Squadron flew on a 65th Airlift Squadron local flight to see one of the missions they support at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Jan. 8, 2020. The mission of the 65th Airlift Squadron would not be possible without support from the 56th Air and Space Communication Shop and 747th Communications Squadron.
  • 18th Wing, joint partners execute first WestPac Rumrunner exercise

    More than 60 aircraft and 300 personnel from the U.S. Air Force, Navy, Army, and Marine Corps participated in 18th Wing’s first WestPac Rumrunner exercise Jan. 10, 2020. With the evolving security environment in the Indo-Pacific and to further support a safe and secure region, the 18th Wing spent months designing WestPac Rumrunner as an exercise to train counter air capabilities and strengthen joint interoperability. In addition to air tactics and joint interoperability, Airmen were charged with ensuring continuous airpower by using tactics derived from Pacific Air Force’s agile combat employment concept of operations, or ACE.
  • 14th Aircraft Maintenance Unit Airmen load today to fight tomorrow

    Weapons loaders work around the clock, rotating shifts 24 hours a day, seven days a week ensuring every aircraft is armed properly and safely.
  • Aggressors fly south for mobile training

    The 18th Aggressor Squadron departed Eielson this week to participate in exercise Sentry Aloha 20-1, which is scheduled to take place Jan. 8-22. For more than 20 years, Sentry Aloha exercises have provided tailored, cost-effective and realistic combat training for the U.S. Air Force, Air National Guard and other military personnel. It provides U.S. warfighters with the skill sets necessary to perform homeland defense and overseas combat missions.
  • Pacific Air Forces app goes live

    The Pacific Air Forces app is now available on Air Force Connect, the Air Force-wide mobile app.

Pacific Air Forces News Archive

U.S. Air Forces Central Command News Archive

  • USAFE-AFAFRICA builds partnership with Malawian air force

    Airmen from U.S. Air Forces Africa conducted force development training with the Malawian Air Force, Jan. 13-17, here. Force development training such as this provides an opportunity for the U.S. Air Force to enhance relations, share ideas and build partnership capability in the region.
  • Protocol: perfection at all costs

    The hustle and bustle surrounding any ceremony or high-level visit on any Air Force installation around the world requires a lot of moving parts to be put in the right place for ultimate success. Whether it’s having people in the right place at the right time, ensuring subject matter experts are prepared to provide mission briefs to showcase RAF Mildenhall’s capabilities, or simply making sure all hospitality needs are met, the 100th Air Refueling Wing Protocol office steps up to the plate every time.
  • Firefighter commended, saves spouses life

    “I was in shock because I was talking to her just 5 minutes before and I went downstairs to make a cup of tea and came back upstairs and she wasn’t breathing and didn’t have a pulse” On Aug. 21, 2019, Robert Smith, 423rd Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, was faced with one of the most challenging situations a husband could encounter, his wife Karen was unconscious and showing no signs of life.
  • I-WEPTAC 2020 registration opens

    Registration for the fourth annual Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference opened Tuesday. Hosted by the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, the annual event is the Air Force’s only innovation forum for members of the installation and mission support community. It draws experts from the various Air Force combat support core functions to address I&MS shortfalls and help shape and propose solutions.
  • HAW delivers BOWST to RAF Mildenhall

    The Heavy Airlift Wing is part of the Strategic Airlift Capability, a multinational initiative that provides participating nations access to military airlift capabilities. A C-17 Globemaster III, assigned to the HAW, Pápa Air Base, Hungary, delivered a Boom Operator Weapon System Trainer to RAF Mildenhall, England, Jan. 11, 2020. The BOWST trains boom operators for real-world operations while saving money and flying hours. It also allows instructors to evaluate students in a variety of scenarios while receiving real-time information on the student's progress, in a safe environment.
  • Best and Bravest: Aviano EOD

    A job for the best and bravest, they do what needs to be done to keep others safe. “Who are they" you might ask?
  • Rucking to remember Jolly 22

    ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England -- Three members of the 48th Fighter Wing have banded together to raise funds and awareness in memory of the fallen 56th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk crew of Jolly-22. On Jan. 7, 2014, Capt. Sean Ruane, Capt. Christopher Stover, Tech. Sgt. Dale Mathews and Staff Sgt. Afton Ponce were killed when their helicopter crashed while performing a low-level training mission on the Norfolk coast.

U.S. Air Forces in Europe News Archive