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  • PMO, USACE partner to rebuild Tyndall

    After Hurricane Michael hit Tyndall Air Force Base in October 2018, the Air Force and Army forged a partnership with a single vision in mind--to build the “Installation of the future.” The Tyndall Project Management Office is rebuilding the base and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers became an important ally as the rebuild moved forward. With crucial partners like the USACE working alongside the PMO, Tyndall is on track to become a 21st century leader for the Air Force.
  • Air Force Housing Helpline Connects Residents to the Support They Seek

    Since its launch in May 2019, Air Force Housing Helpline has been helping residents resolve concerns with Air Force privatized and government housing. AFCEC's Installations Directorate, which manages and executes the Air Force’s housing program, established 1-800-482-6431 as 24-hour helpline to address concerns raised regarding the military privatized housing program.
  • Depression, the opportunity for reconnection

    As a Psychologist, I am frequently asked by my patients about the seriousness of their condition: “What does this mean? Am I crazy to be feeling this way? Do I have mental issues?” Mental issues, or what those in the mental health field call a psychiatric disorder, is the culmination of symptoms that when combined cause significant distress or impairment in nearly all life domains for a longer-than-expected period of time.
  • Safety: A key component in any good holiday celebration

    The Air Forces top three leaders highlighted winter and holiday safety hazards in a recently released tri-signature memorandum.
  • Holiday safety 101

    When people are busy decorating, shopping, entertaining or traveling during the holiday season, the rush to complete their to-do lists could lead to a lack of emphasis on proper safety practices. The following holiday safety tips can help all keep safe and secure during the season.
  • Holiday food preparation and safety tips

    Thanksgiving is this week and that often means a lot of cooking for holiday dinners. Improper storing and cooking of a turkey dinner can lead to the growth of harmful bacteria, and serving that dinner could cause food-borne illnesses.
  • Keeping water, fuel ready at all times

    To have it readily available, the 355th Civil Engineer Squadron water and fuel systems maintenance shop at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, maintains, repairs and inspects structures ranging from water wells to sewer systems every single day of the year.

Air Combat Command News Archive

  • Altus AFB families gather, celebrate annual Holiday Tree Lighting

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing invited Airmen and their families to attend and celebrate the annual Holiday Tree Lighting, Dec. 6, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.
  • California Airman aces 15-block AGE course at Sheppard AFB

    Airman Ryan D. Elmer, from Santa Rosa, California, achieved perfect scores in the 361st Training Squadron's aerospace ground equipment apprentice course during the 15 blocks of instruction that spanned 87 training days. He graduated Nov. 27, 2019.
  • AETC Learning Wi-Fi Service begins roll out across the command

    In an effort to expand learning opportunities for Airmen and enable training and education from any device, Air Education and Training Command has begun a project to install commercial wireless Internet across the command called the AETC Learning Wi-Fi Service.
  • Solving people problems, one dispute at a time

    Over 40 Airmen came together with one common goal, to learn how to leverage negotiation, mediation and dispute resolution techniques to help fellow Airmen communicate through conflict and disputes, at the U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Conference Center, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Dec. 3-5, 2019.
  • Depression can offer opportunity for reconnection

    As a psychologist, I am frequently asked by my patients about the seriousness of their condition: “What does this mean? Am I crazy to be feeling this way? Do I have mental issues?”
  • Decorated WWII bomber pilot honored, remembered by family, friends

    Families, friends and loved ones gathered together Dec. 4 to remember former Army Air Corps Capt. Charles T. Hull, a decorated World War II bomber pilot who survived 25 missions in the European Theater, during a funeral and burial service with full military honors in Winona, Mississippi.
  • Sheppard AFB instructors provide support roles to Luke AFB fighter jets

    The 88th Fighter Training Squadron, which is part of the 80th Flying Training Wing’s Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program, provided adversary support to a mix of F-35 and F-16 squadrons assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke AFB, Arizona, during a two-week exercise in Arizona.

Air Education and Training Command News Archive

Air Force Global Strike Command News Archive

Air Force Material Command News Archive

Air Force Reserve Command News Archive

Air Force Space Command News Archive

  • 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.
  • AFSOC leadership picks Spark Tank Competition semi-finalists

    Air Force Special Operations Command’s leadership gathered to judge the command’s top five innovative ideas during AFSOC’s Spark Tank Competition. Two ideas were selected for competition at the Headquarters Air Force level and potential presentation at the Air Force Association in Orlando at the end of February.
  • Rallying at the top; AFSOC holds fall Commando Rally

    Air Force Special Operations Command’s senior leaders gathered at Hurlburt Field, Florida, for the fall Commando Rally from Oct. 21-24, 2019.

Air Force Special Operations Command News Archive

  • AMC hosts Koku Jieitai Air Support Command commander for bilateral visit

    Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) Lt. Gen. Shinichi Kaneko, Air Support Command commander, visited Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, to tour his U.S. counterpart, Air Mobility Command, during a visit hosted by Lt. Gen. Jon Thomas, AMC deputy commander, Dec. 5-6.
  • SEAC visits Dover AFB

    With little more than a week before his planned retirement, Army Command Sgt. Maj. John Wayne
  • Senators frustrated by uneven pace addressing privatized housing problems

    Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett insisted to the Senate Armed Services Committee Dec. 3 that the service is moving aggressively to fix chronic problems with privatized housing while also acknowledging that the “Air Force owns part of the responsibility” for dangerous and unhealthy conditions.
  • Fairchild AFB aircrew refuel Oregon ANG partners, complete oceanic training

    Fairchild Air Force Base conducted the training with the Oregon ANG to meet air refueling training requirements for both units en route to completing oceanic training over Hawaii.
  • Childhood passion leads to maintainer's Air Force career

    “I like seeing the intricacies and how everything works inside an airplane … others just see the airplane flying, but what they don’t see is everything that is going on inside of it or the effort that goes into it.” Master Sgt. Raphael Romero, 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron, fell in love with aviation when he was a little boy flying airplanes with his father, Rafael, and watching his favorite cartoon called “Robotech”.
  • Travis AFB Airmen train for arctic weather

    The purpose of the training was to gain qualification and certification on aircraft de-icing, de-ice vehicle operations and an opportunity to perform aircraft maintenance during cold weather conditions.
  • Safety: A key component in any good holiday celebration

    The Air Forces top three leaders highlighted winter and holiday safety hazards in a recently released tri-signature memorandum.

Air Mobility Command News Archive

Pacific Air Forces News Archive

U.S. Air Forces Central Command News Archive

  • Solving people problems, one dispute at a time

    Over 40 Airmen came together with one common goal, to learn how to leverage negotiation, mediation and dispute resolution techniques to help fellow Airmen communicate through conflict and disputes, at the U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Conference Center, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Dec. 3-5, 2019.
  • AFIMSC seeks ideas for Innovation Rodeo

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center kicks off its second annual Innovation Rodeo with a call-for-topics campaign Nov. 1. The campaign, open through Dec. 15, gives military and civilian members of mission support groups worldwide a chance to win part of $1 million in funding and resources to implement their ideas.
  • Squadron of the Future: Creating more effective defenders

    RAF Croughton is at the forefront of innovation, creating the most effective defenders in the Air Force.
  • On the ground or in the air, OSS keeps watch out there

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Keona Woods, 39th Operations Support Squadron radar approach and control
  • Aircrew safety top priority for AFE shop

    The 100th Operations Support Squadron Aircrew Flight Equipment shop operates behind the scenes to support the aerial refueling mission. Responsible for repairing and maintaining the flight equipment pilots and boom operators need such as survival resources, oxygen masks, radios, and chemical protection gear, AFE serves an important role in mission success.
  • USAFE - AFAFRICA Traffic Safety

    Motor vehicle accidents continue to be among the leading causes of fatalities each year across the Air Force, and U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Airmen are not exempt. Whether commuting to work in Italy, heading out on holiday in the U.K., or driving on the local autobahn in Germany, unfamiliar signage, narrow roadways, high speed limits, and various other hazards continually pose threats to our safety.
  • Memorial ceremony honors fallen Saber

    U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Hailey Joslin, Spangdahlem Air Base honor guard member, holds a flag

U.S. Air Forces in Europe News Archive