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  • Air Force recruiting launches E.C.H.O. to test cognitive skills

    Air Force recruiting is continually innovating to better reach potential recruits. Harnessing
  • Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Action Team partners with NPHC

    The Department of the Air Force’s Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Action Team recently began working with the District of Columbia’s National Pan-Hellenic Council to inform youth in the region of the multiple opportunities the Air Force and Space Force offer.
  • Red Flag 21-1 kicks off at Nellis AFB

    Southern Nevada residents may notice an increase in military aircraft activity from Jan. 25 through Feb. 12 as Nellis Air Force Base begins exercise Red Flag 21-1, one of the U.S. Air Force’s largest combat training exercises.
  • Air Force update for COVID-19

    Below are current coronavirus disease 2019 statistics for Department of Air Force personnel:
  • The AFMS in the Persian Gulf War, the need for critical care

    January 2021 marks the 30th anniversary of Desert Storm, and it also marks a turning point in Air Force Medical Service’s Critical Care Transport Teams.
  • NY ANG intel officer describes AF Ventures experience

    The six-week fellowship places U.S. Air Force and Department of Defense leaders into technology and business ecosystems across Silicon Valley. This program is designed to increase the quality of technology proficient Airmen while maintaining long-lasting relationships between the Air Force and the private sector.
  • AFMS operations during Gulf War: Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm

    In August and September 1990, the Air Force placed the first in-theater U.S. medical facilities capable of both surgery and chemical decontamination. The first Air Force medical teams arrived in the Arabian Peninsula two days after the combat units. These teams were the main source of medical support to all American military forces until the second week in September 1990.

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  • Five Minutes to Thrive - Entropy & Resilience

    As we approach Groundhog’s Day, I am reminded of times during the previous year when I felt a loss of steam, or motivation to get things done. Below are some of the resilience tools that I found myself going back to time and again to pull myself together and achieve a modicum of order and productivity.
  • 4th CMS hydraulics Airmen design, use apparatus to test stabilator actuators

    The F-15E Strike Eagle depends on many parts to maintain operational status. One mission critical part is the stabilator actuator. Without this part, the F-15E cannot fly. The hydraulic actuator, which moves the stabilator of an F-15E, defects collectively for pitch control and differentially to add roll control power to the jet ailerons.
  • Red Flag 21-1 kicks off at Nellis

    Southern Nevada residents may notice an increase in military aircraft activity from Jan. 25 through Feb. 12 as Nellis begins Red Flag 21-1, one of the U.S. Air Force’s largest combat training exercises.
  • 20th CMS optimizes operations

    Airmen from the 20th Component Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion flight have redesigned their space to implement lean production principles in their operations.
  • Hill Airmen deploy F-35A for large combat exercise

    Airmen from the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing here are deploying to Nellis AFB, Nev., to take on a tough adversary – other Airmen. Approximately 200 Airmen from Hill AFB will participate in Red Flag 21-1 from Jan. 25 to Feb. 12.
  • 309th AMARG returns final T-1A to training operations

    A fleet of hail-damaged T-1A “Jayhawk” trainers are now back in the air thanks to a unique repair and maintenance mission performed by the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.
  • Flying first sergeant maintains qualifications

    Master Sgt. Brittany, 91st Attack Squadron first sergeant, is unique.

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  • Missile test highlights TFI

    A combined reserve and active duty test team from Nellis Air Force Base conducted an AGM-158B Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile drop from an F-15E, Jan. 7.
  • Hill Airmen deploy F-35A for large combat exercise

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Airmen from the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing here
  • 38th IS looks ahead to the future

    As 2021 brings on the start of a new year, Airmen from the 38th Intelligence Squadron (IS) are planning for the future. With the many challenges this last year has provided, unique thinking and problem solving have been absolutely necessary.
  • Dover reservists help repair refueler at Niagara

    Four 512th Airlift Wing maintainers, who normally work on cargo aircraft on Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, are currently in New York repairing an air refueling aircraft. The 512th AW reservists answered Fourth Air Force’s call to aid the 914th Air Refueling Wing with sheet metal repairs on a KC-135R Stratotanker at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y., and have been on site since Jan. 11.
  • Flying first sergeant maintains qualifications

    Master Sgt. Brittany, 91st Attack Squadron first sergeant, is unique.
  • Reserve aircrew reflect on C-17 Globemaster III as the fleet reaches 4 million flying hours

    This month, the U.S. Air Force celebrated the four-millionth flying hour of the C-17 Globemaster III at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. The Air Force Reserve’s 446th Airlift Wing here has unquestionably had more than their fair share of the 4 million flying hours. From peacekeeping missions in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Persian Gulf buildup, African relief effort, Operation Deep Freeze in Antarctica to transporting a killer whale, the airlift wing certainly added to that total.
  • Air Force to allow longer braids, ponytails, bangs for women

    As an outcome of the 101st Air Force uniform board, Air Force women will be able to wear their hair in up to two braids or a single ponytail with bulk not exceeding the width of the head and length not extending below a horizontal line running between the top of each sleeve inseam at the under arm through the shoulder blades. In addition, women’s bangs may now touch their eyebrows, but not cover their eyes.

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  • 6th ARW exercises rapid global mobility during LRE

    Mobility Airmen from the 6th Air Refueling Wing demonstrated their readiness to deploy forces and equipment to deliver rapid global mobility in a moment’s notice during an large-scale readiness exercise conducted Jan. 11-22.
  • 314th AW ensures training pipeline remains protected

    Aircrews from the 314th Airlift Wing recently transferred approximately 20 Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape students from Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, to Fort Benning, Georgia, Jan. 13.
  • LRAFB Virtual Reality Maintenance Center to enhance Airmen’s training

    The shift toward embracing virtual reality as a core training method took another step forward, Jan. 8, with the official opening of Little Rock Air Force Base’s Virtual Reality Maintenance Center.
  • Air Force to allow longer braids, ponytails, bangs for women

    As an outcome of the 101st Air Force uniform board, Air Force women will be able to wear their hair in up to two braids or a single ponytail with bulk not exceeding the width of the head and length not extending below a horizontal line running between the top of each sleeve inseam at the under arm through the shoulder blades. In addition, women’s bangs may now touch their eyebrows, but not cover their eyes.
  • 18th AF command team visits the USAF Expeditionary Center

    U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Thad Bibb, 18th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Chad Bickley, 18th AF command chief, visited headquarters U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center to gain a better understanding of the center’s mission and how they support Air Mobility Command, Jan. 20, 2021, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey.
  • Dover AFB Airmen receive COVID-19 vaccinations

    DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. -- The first round of the COVID-19 vaccine arrived at Dover AFB last
  • 22nd MDG begins COVID-19 vaccinations

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan –The 22nd Air Refueling Wing has received its initial round of COVID-19 vaccines.

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  • USAFE-AFAFRICA preps for 7th annual Innovation Madness competition

    The seventh annual Innovation Madness competition will begin this March at U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa. This event highlights and encourages operational innovations that used the Continuous Process Improvement across the command.
  • Operation GRIT 2021 toolkit: Continuing to develop resiliency, relationships

    In late 2018, Operation GRIT was implemented across U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa bases.
  • RAF Alconbury DoDEA teachers receive COVID-19 vaccine

    The 423rd Medical Squadron began administering the COVID-19 vaccine to Department of Defense Education Activity teachers at RAF Alconbury, England, Jan. 7, 2020. DoDEA teachers are receiving the vaccine in an effort to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19 within the schools and community.
  • Agile Combat Employment: the future of the 48th Fighter Wing

    ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England — The 492nd Fighter Squadron completed a three-day Agile Combat Employment exercise at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Jan. 13, 2020.
  • 31st MDG opens doors to COBRA Clinic

    U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jason E. Bailey, 31st Fighter Wing commander, participates in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Comprehensive Operational Medicine for Battle Ready Airmen (COBRA) Clinic with Airmen from the 31st Medical Group at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Jan. 14, 2021. The COBRA clinic is a newly innovated program unique to Aviano and designed to focus on readiness by preventing or reducing mental health and musculoskeletal profiles of our Airmen. The COBRA clinic is based on a hub and spoke model of care incorporating diagnosis, recovery, rehabilitation, and performance optimization into a single unified mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ericka A. Woolever)
  • Top leaders gain 'chief’ global perspective

    U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Jeremy Unterseher, 435th Air Ground Operations Wing and 435th Air Expeditionary Wing command chief, recently graduated from the Command Senior Enlisted Leaders’ Course at the Baltic Defence College in Tartu, Estonia.

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