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  • First B-1Bs resume flight operations

    The first B-1B Lancers resumed flight operations May 3 following a safety stand-down issued April 20 by Gen. Tim Ray, Air Force Global Strike Command commander. Individual B-1B aircraft will return to flight as inspections and maintenance directed during the stand-down are completed on each aircraft.
  • 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.
  • CSAF letter to Air Force spouses

    Dear Air Force Spouses,Thank you for your courage and strength, and for being part of our Air Force
  • F-15EX take to the Alaska skies for testing

    Just weeks after delivery to Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, the F-15EX – both 001 and 002 – have taken to the Alaska skies for exercise Northern Edge 21, May 3-14.
  • 609th AOC optimizes ATO production, first to use KRADOS operationally

    U.S. Air Forces Central’s 609th Air Operations Center made history this week when it became the first AOC to operationally utilize the Kessel Run All Domain Operations Suite to plan and execute the Master Air Attack Plan.
  • Around the Air Force: Aid to India, Agility Prime Milestone, IROC

    Today’s look Around the Air Force highlights a mission to help combat COVID-19 in India, development of a new manned electric aircraft hits a milestone, and as the Installation of the Future, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, unveils its Installation Resilience Operation Center that will enhance base security and emergency response. (Hosted by Staff Sgt. Angelo Rosario)
  • Scobee testifies before House Appropriations Committee

    Reserve component and congressional members discussed specific Reserve missions, modernization, mental health, diversity and the fiscal year 2022 budget. In addition, Scobee touted the many accomplishments of Reserve Airmen in a year marked by challenges.

Air Force News Archive

  • CSAF letter to Air Force spouses

    Dear Air Force Spouses,Thank you for your courage and strength, and for being part of our Air Force
  • A legend retires, MH-60G Pave Hawk tail number 009 soars one last time

    Soaring across the purple mountains majesties, above the fruited plain, flies the last flight for the MH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter, tail number 009.
  • 5th ASOS fires on all cylinders during Yakima FTX

    The 5th Air Support Operations Squadron, located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, conducted a week-long field training exercise here, April 26-30, 2021. The 5th ASOS is a combat support unit located at Fort Lewis, Washington. The squadron provides tactical command and control of airpower assets to the Joint Forces Air Component Commander and Joint Forces Land Component Commander for combat operations and falls under Air Combat Command.
  • 609th AOC optimizes ATO production, first to use KRADOS operationally

    U.S. Air Forces Central’s 609th Air Operations Center made history this week when it became the first AOC to operationally utilize the Kessel Run All Domain Operations Suite to plan and execute the Master Air Attack Plan. The KRADOS suite of applications, which was developed by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Detachment 12—also known as Kessel Run—is being implemented to phase out the legacy Theater Battle Management Core System, and is the future system for all AOCs across the Air Force.
  • Celebrating 80 years of elite simulated warfighter training

    From wooden rifles to virtual reality, Nellis Air Force Base has used simulation to train warfighters for decades. Today, Nellis Airmen can step inside the new Virtual Test and Training Center, which uses advanced computer-generated models to simulate in-flight combat. On the contrary, during World War II, technology was much more rudimentary, but the demand to develop proficient warfighters was great.
  • B-52 Hypersonic Kill Chain Employment Success

    A B-52 Stratofortress from the 49th Test and Evaluation Squadron, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, conducted a successful simulated hypersonic kill chain employment from sensor to shooter and back during Northern Edge 21, May 5, 2021.
  • And a base appears

    What would happen if personnel needed to be rapidly deployed to a location where nothing was on the ground except a landing strip? That is one of the questions that Air Combat Command’s Agile Flag 21-2 experiment sought to answer

Air Combat Command News Archive

  • U.S. Space Force achieves another milestone at Basic Military Training

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- Another U.S. Space Force milestone was reached May 6 when the first all-Guardian flight graduated from Basic Military Training here. The 31 men in Flight 429 and four women in Flight 430 were assigned to the 324th Training Squadron, and were among the 571 recruits who completed seven and a half weeks of training.
  • Chaplain soars in search-and-rescue exercise

    Spiritual and physical care achieved an exciting nexus April 21 as Chaplain (Capt.) David Massey of the 502nd Air Base Wing participated in Search-and-Rescue Exercise 2021, or SAREX 2021.
  • First seeds sown in Team Vance’s new community garden

    Team Vance broke ground on the new community “Hero Garden” April 30 at the Youth Center in honor of Month of the Military Child.
  • The A&FRC provides financial readiness tips for Airmen

    In the month of April, the Mighty 97th focused on Financial Freedom across the wing and held night classes on base to provide helpful tips and tricks for Airmen to become financially successful.
  • Air Force Recruiting Service teams up with Thunderbirds to fly UFC legend

    NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nevada – Strengthening its long standing relationship with the Ultimate
  • Teaching understanding through heritage

    Having a population built with diverse backgrounds affords countless opportunities for growth not only as a force, but as a nation. “Heritage is a foundation and with a strong foundation the ceiling can be however high you want it to be,” said Master Sgt. David Whiting, 81st Medical Group diagnostic imaging section chief and Sicangu Lakota Oyate Tribe member. “Native Americans have been through so much over the years and yet, we are still here. That is something I teach to my children and others, life will be tough and throw many things on your path, but yet, you can overcome it all.”
  • Local students experience AF STEM in Mobility’s Hometown

    Members of the Altus AFB Airmen Leadership Group hosted several science, technology, engineering, and math activities also known as STEM for a group of third through eighth-grade students from Snyder Public Schools, April 29, 2021, at Altus Air Force Base. The Wing Innovation Advancement Center partnered with the base library to build and supply materials for the children to use during their STEM activities. The WIAC is a location where Airmen can learn new skills to upgrade or improve practices and processes to make tomorrow’s Air Force faster and smarter.

Air Education and Training Command News Archive

Air Force Global Strike Command News Archive

  • From dog handler to legal chief: Airman ascends ranks from quiet liftoff

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Lt. Col. Dan Watson traded his oak leaf for the silver eagle
  • Security Forces, Legal Office reinforce marijuana laws on base

    Officials from the 66th Security Forces Squadron remind the base community that while marijuana may be legal in Massachusetts, it remains illegal in any form on the installation.
  • 609th AOC optimizes ATO production, first to use KRADOS operationally

    U.S. Air Forces Central’s 609th Air Operations Center made history this week when it became the first AOC to operationally utilize the Kessel Run All Domain Operations Suite to plan and execute the Master Air Attack Plan. The KRADOS suite of applications, which was developed by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Detachment 12—also known as Kessel Run—is being implemented to phase out the legacy Theater Battle Management Core System, and is the future system for all AOCs across the Air Force.
  • B-52 Hypersonic Kill Chain Employment Success

    A B-52 Stratofortress from the 49th Test and Evaluation Squadron, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, conducted a successful simulated hypersonic kill chain employment from sensor to shooter and back during Northern Edge 21, May 5, 2021.
  • Airmen share COVID experiences

    “You think you’re healthy and doing everything right until something happens that could change everything,” said 1st. Lt. Amanda Smies, a senior engineer at the Quick Reaction Capability Branch here. Smies was rushed to the emergency room, where she was confirmed positive with COVID-19. She had been completely asymptomatic until that point.
  • What exactly is the F-15EX doing at Northern Edge?

    Just weeks after delivery to Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, the F-15EX – both 001 and 002 – have taken to the Alaska skies for Northern Edge 21, May 3-14, 2021.
  • Skyborg ACS has successful first flight

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio (AFLCMC) – The Skyborg leadership team conducted a two-hours and ten

Air Force Material Command News Archive

  • Making wing history

    The 655th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing’s 28th Intelligence Squadron based at Hurlburt Field, Florida, is making history for the wing as it is led entirely by women.
  • Bill Murray flies with 315th AW for RiverDogs opener

    Actor Bill Murray joined 315th Airlift Wing Reservists and helped kick off the Charleston RiverDogs 2021 season opening home game with a C-17 flyover May 4, 2021, at 7:25 p.m. over Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park in Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Nurse and Tech Week: Battle-tested and ready

    This time last year, as the world was trying to wrap its head around an unknown and unforgiving new enemy, Air Force nurses and medical technicians found themselves on the front lines of COVID-19. This week, the Air Force Medical Service recognizes the continued contribution, sacrifice and dedication of its nurses and technicians. These Airmen continue to raise the bar on what it means to serve as an Air Force medic.
  • Scobee testifies before House Appropriations Committee

    Reserve Component and Congressional members discussed specific Reserve missions, modernization, mental health, diversity and the fiscal 2022 budget. In addition, Scobee touted the many accomplishments of Reserve Citizen Airmen in a year marked by challenges.
  • Reserve recruiters gather to learn all about McConnell, the KC-46 and the Wichita area

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kansas -- Air Force Reserve recruiters from across the central United
  • Citizen Developer Team Revolutionizes Manual Process, Creates Cloud-Based App

    Propelling forward the Air Force’s initiative to replace antiquated systems with new cloud-based
  • USAF Reserve space wing conducts extremism stand-down day

    The 310th Space Wing held multiple stand-down discussions addressing the issue of extremism during the Unit Training Assembly May 1-2. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin and a Department directed each military branch to conduct stand-down discussions addressing extremism with one-hundred percent of their personnel. The deadline to complete this is June 6 for the Air Force Reserve.

Air Force Reserve Command News Archive

  • Mother's Day special for 919th SOW Reservist

    A first sergeant describes her experience with motherhood in the military and the pride of her son joining the U.S. Air Force.
  • ‘Service. Strength. Sacrifice’: Special Tactics training complex dedicated to fallen STO

    In a split second while on a mission in 2015, U.S. Air Force Capt. Matthew Roland made the last leadership decision he would he would ever make. Without hesitation, he chose to protect his team and give them the best shot at overcoming an insider attack in Afghanistan, sacrificing his life in the process. To honor the fallen Special Tactics Officer’s actions and courageous leadership, the 24th Special Operations Wing along with friends and family hosted a dedication ceremony in Roland’s honor May 6, 2021 at Hurlburt Field, Florida.
  • 551st Flies One Last Time

    Members of the 551st Special Operations Squadron took an AC-130W aircraft for one last flight here, April 29, 2021. The flight commemorated the drawdown of the 551 SOS. The squadron will be officially made inactive June 15, 2021, but the flight marked the end of mission qualification training at the 551 SOS.
  • New IRON team optimizes for resiliency

    Helping agencies that used to fall under RST now fall under IRON. The IRON program is structured differently and allows for easier movement between agencies to maximize the amount of resources available to Airmen and their families.
  • A Little Sweat is Good for the Swole

    The Human Performance Program aims to assist in creating more complete Airmen
  • Safety Office protects Citizen Air Commandos

    The 919th SOW Safety Office prevents injuries, mishaps and protects Citizen Air Commandos.
  • Duke Field air traffic controllers vital element of airfield’s unique capabilities

    The 96th Operations Support Squadron air traffic controllers manning the Duke Field flightline help to enable the mission of the 919th Special Operations Wing by managing the unique conditions on the airfield.

Air Force Special Operations Command News Archive

  • Fairchild MDG Airmen support FEMA vaccine center in COVID-19 mitigation effort

    ST. PAUL, Minn.-- Approximately 1.5 million people worldwide have tested positive for COVID-19, making vaccination efforts more crucial than ever. A team of approximately 140 Airmen from 24 bases spread throughout the U.S., including Fairchild Air Force Base, have come together in St. Paul to help support the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in an effort to vaccinate Americans against COVID-19. Airmen from the 92nd Medical Group began their support in April at the St. Paul Vaccination Center (CVC), where around 3,000 vaccinations are distributed daily.
  • 60th AMW participates in Exercise Rainier War

    Representatives from the 60th Air Mobility Wing stationed at Travis Air Force Base, California, participated in exercise Rainier War, held within an area of 270,000 square miles along the West Coast of the United States, April 26 – 30.
  • AMC command team visits MacDill

    Team MacDill welcomed Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost, Air Mobility Command commander and Chief Master Sgt. Brian Kruzelnick, AMC command chief, for a base tour Apr, 27-29, 2021.
  • CR Airmen test ACE capabilities with MAF, CAF aircraft

    Airmen from the 821st Contingency Response Group demonstrated agile combat employment capabilities while working with Mobility and Combat Air Forces, during Exercise Rainier War, April 26-30 at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho.
  • Exercise Mobility Guardian begins May 15 to advance Air Mobility Command capabilities

    Exercise Mobility Guardian 2021, the Air Force’s largest and longest exercise ensuring readiness to move military personnel and equipment in combat operations, is scheduled to begin at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Michigan, on May 15.
  • US sends medical supplies to India to help in COVID-19 fight

    As part of a whole-of-government effort to slow and eventually end the pandemic, the United States is sending medical supplies and equipment to India as that country battles the most recent COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Travis AFB to deliver more life-saving COVID-19 assistance to India

    The 60th Air Mobility Wing is preparing to send two more aircraft loaded with critical COVID-19 medical supplies to India to help front-line medical workers combat the recent spread of COVID-19 in that country.

Air Mobility Command News Archive

Pacific Air Forces News Archive

  • PSAB hosts a COVID-19 vaccine distribution event

    Medical personnel from the 378th Expeditionary Medical Squadron hosted a COVID-19 vaccine
  • 609th AOC optimizes ATO production, first to use KRADOS operationally

    U.S. Air Forces Central’s 609th Air Operations Center made history this week when it became the first AOC to operationally utilize the Kessel Run All Domain Operations Suite to plan and execute the Master Air Attack Plan. The KRADOS suite of applications, which was developed by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Detachment 12—also known as Kessel Run—is being implemented to phase out the legacy Theater Battle Management Core System, and is the future system for all AOCs across the Air Force.
  • Additional B-52 aircraft arrive at Al Udeid

    Two additional U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress aircraft from the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, arrived at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, May 4. The bombers join the four B-52 aircraft that previously arrived to Al Udeid in late April as they protect the orderly and responsible withdrawal of U.S. and coalition forces from Afghanistan. U.S. Central Command is committed to providing the necessary force protection to ensure the drawdown is conducted in a safe manner.
  • Swamp Fox is here

    With a roar of their engines, a contingent of F-16CJ Fighting Falcon aircraft from the South
  • Airman culminates four decades of service while deployed to the 332nd AEW

    Looking back 40 years is something many of us can do, however it’s a far more select group that can look back over a 40-year career. Chief Master Sgt. David R. Purtee enlisted in the U.S. Air Force April 25, 1981, at 17 years-of-age, from his hometown of Lancaster, Ohio.
  • Airman culminates four decades of service while deployed to the 332nd AEW

    Looking back 40 years is something many of us can do, however it’s a far more select group that can look back over a 40-year career. Chief Master Sgt. David R. Purtee enlisted in the U.S. Air Force April 25, 1981, at 17 years-of-age, from his hometown of Lancaster, Ohio.
  • Embraced by a nation: How a 379th ESFS Airman is ensuring resolute partnerships

    Staff Sgt. Thabit Jubran deployed to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, and was assigned to be an Arabic linguist for the 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron the first day of his tour.

U.S. Air Forces Central Command News Archive

U.S. Air Forces in Europe News Archive

  • Guardian named as finalist for “Sammies” award

    Chong Le, a Space Force civilian has been named as a finalist for the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals, also known as the “Sammies” in the Safety, Security and International Affairs category.
  • Space Force unveils its ‘vision for a digital service’

    Building on formal guidance issued last fall by the Chief of Space Operations to “Create a Digital Service to Accelerate Innovation,” a new document outlining U.S. Space Force’s “Vision for a Digital Service” was released today. The Vision provides a clear description of what it means to be a “Digital Service” and outlines the four areas of focus essential to making this vision a reality.
  • U.S., Israel expand cooperation to the space domain

    The U.S. Space Force hosted its first Space Engagement Talks (SET) with the Israeli Air Force during separate virtual sessions April 19-20.
  • IG Disparity Review survey deadline extended

    The Department of the Air Force is extending the participation deadline for the Inspector General Disparity Review until May 9. Due to a significant response rate, the survey, which began April 9, will remain open to facilitate maximum feedback from airmen and guardians.
  • DAF commemorates Earth Day by doing its part to protect the earth, support the mission

    The Department of the Air Force is commemorating the 51st anniversary of Earth Day April 22 by encouraging Airmen, Guardians, civilian employees and their families to help the enterprise play an active role in becoming an environmental steward.
  • Second IG Disparity Review Survey coming

    Beginning April 9, the Department of the Air Force will be seeking feedback through a survey for the second ongoing Inspector General Independent Disparity Review.
  • Space Systems Command geared to deliver swift, responsive space capabilities

    The Space Force released the organizational structure for its new Space Systems Command April 8. The Command is set to officially stand up in summer 2021 once all required conditions are met to re-designate the Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, as SSC headquarters.

Air Force Space Command News Archive