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  • HNCO: Handling coordination with host nation

    Through deployments and temporary duties, part of being in the military involves traveling to foreign countries. The 380th Air Expeditionary Wing Host Nation Coordination Office at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, provides the link between the Defense Department and the United Arab Emirates.
  • Secretary of the Air Force: We will rebuild Offutt AFB

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson met with Offutt Air Force Base leadership and elected officials March 22 to discuss rebuilding efforts for the base following recent flooding.
  • Air Force unveils new infrastructure strategy to get more value for money, improve facilities

    The Air Force announced on March 22 a new Infrastructure Investment Strategy following a yearlong review that brings new analytical tools and focus that will enhance readiness at bases worldwide.
  • AFW2 announces 2019 Warrior Games team

    The Air Force Wounded Warrior Program, or AFW2, is proud to announce the 2019 Air Force Warrior Games team. A team of coaches and staff selected 40 primary and ten alternates at the 6th Annual Air Force Trials at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, March 7th. The 40-person team will go on to compete at the Department of Defense Warrior Games in Tampa, Florida, June 21-30.
  • Air Force seeks triathletes for Armed Forces competition

    The Air Force is looking for men and women for the 2019 Armed Forces Triathlon June 19-23, in Ventura County, California.
  • 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: Bataan Memorial Death March / Expediting contract processes

    On this look Around the Air Force, military members gather at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, for the 30th annual Bataan Memorial Death March, and Dr. Will Roper, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, technology, and logistics, talks on expediting contracting processes.

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  • Command post: the backbone of AUAB

    From aircraft maintenance to security forces traffic incidents, the base command post is the focal point for information gathering and distribution across Al Udeid Air Base.
  • Air Force seeks triathletes for Armed Forces competition

    The Air Force is looking for men and women for the 2019 Armed Forces Triathlon June 19-23, in Ventura County, California. Applications are due April 26 for coaching staffs and May 3 for athletes. Active-duty, guard and reserve members can apply through the APPTRAC system.
  • Colombian Air Force supports US Navy Growlers for premier air-to-air combat

    The Colombian Air Force is supporting the U.S. Navy during the U.S. Air Force-led air-to-air combat exercise Red Flag. The Colombian Air Force brought their Multi-Mission Transport Tanker Jupiter 767 to refuel the U.S. Navy’s EA-18G Growlers for the duration of the exercise. The Colombian MMTT Jupiter 767 is the only aircraft capable to conduct air-to-air refueling missions for the Growler during Red Flag 19-2 due to different air-to-air refueling systems available for the exercise.
  • Air Force seeks men's rugby players

    The Air Force is looking for athletes for the 2019 Men’s Rugby Trial Camp June 12-23 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland and the Armed Forces championship Aug. 12-26 in Glendale, Colorado.
  • 5th MOB hosts Combat Communications Rodeo

    The 5th Combat Communications Group, 254th Combat Communications Group, 226th Combat Communications Group, and the 1st Combat Communications Squadron, and leaders from across to cyber spectrum, gathered for the 5th CCG Combat Communications Rodeo, March 7, 2019, at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. Various combat communications units trained and executed various skills such as installation and sustainment of tactical communications systems, tent set-ups, team tactics, camouflaging equipment, and other skills needed to be mission ready. The Director, Cyberspace Strategy and Policy, Office of Information Dominance with the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, and Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Newton, Director of the Joint Staff for the Alabama National Guard also attended the rodeo.
  • F-35A crew swap provides flexibility for training, combat

    Maintainers and pilots in the 388th Fighter Wing recently completed the first operational rapid crew swap exercise with the F-35A Lightning II. Other aircraft like bombers, tankers, helicopters, and twin engine fighters have been doing ‘hot crew swaps’ for some time. Until now, it hasn’t been safe to do with a single engine fighter, but the F-35’s maintenance-friendly design provided Airmen here an opportunity to develop this capability.
  • Calling all Hunters: Commanders talk mission updates with RPA Airmen

    Col. Julian Cheater, 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Jamie Newman, 432nd WG/432nd AEW command chief hosted a commander’s call, at Creech, Mar. 8, 2019. This all-call provided 432nd WG leadership with the ability to update Airmen at Creech, as well as the geographically separated units at Ellsworth, Shaw and Whiteman Air Force Bases.

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  • First sergeant symposium

    One of the hardest working members of any squadron is the first sergeant.  These diamond-wearing
  • AETC sub-app on AF Connect

    The Air Education and Training Command’s sub-app is now live in AF Connect, the new Air Force-wide mobile app.
  • New Air Force JROTC pilots attend female aviator conference

    Aviators from all over the country traveled to sunny Long Beach, California for the 30th annual
  • Women’s History Month through the eyes of an MTI

    “When you talk about Women’s History Month, you get to look at the path that’s been paved for us as women,” said Master Sgt. Jennifer Martin, the superintendent of the 97th Air Mobility Wing Staff Agency. “But it also gives us a chance to look at each other and ask ourselves what we’re doing to set the path for the future to set change in motion for those who will come after us.”
  • Legal officer participates in Bataan Memorial Death March

    She stopped, her hazel eyes lowering to her feet. Her heels felt like they were being rubbed by sandpaper in her worn down boots. She had marched 18 miles already and felt determined to complete the marathon. Taking off her boot, she saw a thin worn down bubble of skin. Her feet were blistering. She looked around for the medic station and trudged over to begin receiving treatment. After an hour of assistance from two doctors, she got up and began treading along again. The Bataan Memorial Death March was something she needed to accomplish. Maj. Brianne Rahn, 49th Wing Staff Judge Advocate deputy, participated in her first full-marathon Bataan Memorial Death March, March 17, 2019, on White Sands Missile Range, N.M.
  • Goodfellow hosts Superintendent Course

    Goodfellow welcomed roughly 50 current and future superintendents from across the Air Education and
  • 2nd annual C-130J fly-in grows Herk Nation

    Representatives from eight C-130J units came together to train and enhance mobility partnerships across the C-130J enterprise during the second-annual fly-in at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, March 9-16, 2019.

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  • Team Kirtland participates in Bataan Memorial Death March

    Members of Team Kirtland and more than 8,600 runners and marchers participated in the 30th Annual Bataan Memorial Death March, at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., March 17, 2019. The Bataan Memorial event is a march through the high desert terrain of White Sands in honor of the heroic service members who defended the Philippine Islands during World War II.
  • U.S. Air Force bombers fly coordinated missions from Indo-Pacific, Europe

    U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bombers launched from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam and Royal Air Force Fairford, England, March 18 to conduct simultaneous theater familiarization training in the Indo-Pacific and Europe.
  • All-female alert crews protect our nation

    The snow crunched beneath their heavy boots. A thin layer of ice covered the soft, powdery snow,
  • U.S. Air Force B-52s deploy to RAF Fairford

    A Bomber Task Force deployment of B-52 Stratofortress aircraft, Airmen and support equipment from
  • An Air Force spouse's story of survival and hope

    Experience the story of Kris Barney, the 2019 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year and Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, spouse. In 1999, her daughter, Miranda Salley, was murdered by Barney's ex-husband and Miranda's father, Charles Salley. Now, more than 20 years later, Barney uses this tragedy to bring awareness to domestic violence and resiliency. (U.S. Air Force video by Master Sgt. Jarad A. Denton)
  • Cold holds no ground at Team Minot

    While resiliency functions as an umbrella for military members, there are several aspects that go into developing a truly resilient individual. One of the core pillars of Airmen resiliency is spiritual fitness.
  • U.S. Strategic Command conducts Exercise Global Lightning

    U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) commenced Global Lightning 2019 today, an annual command and

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  • 4th Special Operations Squadron receives first AC-130J Ghostrider

    The new 4th SOS gunship is equipped with the Precision Strike Package, which includes a mission management console, a robust communications suite, two electro-optical/infrared sensors, advanced fire control equipment, a precision-guided munitions delivery capability, as well as trainable 30 mm and 105 mm weapons onboard. Additional improvements include updated crew seats with added safety features and a relocation of equipment into more optimal locations.
  • OK Air Guardsmen named Oklahoma City military hero

    Master Sgt. Bryan Whittle, assigned to the 205 Engineering and Installation Squadron (205th EIS) at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base in Oklahoma City, was honored as the American Red Cross of Oklahoma’s military hero during the 2019 Oklahoma City Heroes Breakfast, March 5, 2019.
  • Air Commandos gather for 75th anniversary of Operation Thursday

    Hundreds of Air Commandos marked the 75th anniversary of Operation Thursday during a commemoration
  • Special Tactics Airmen culminate 830-mile ruck march to honor fallen brethren

    Aches, blisters, exhaustion, pain…830 miles, five states, 11 days…are a minute price to pay to honor the fallen. The push to continue on for these Air Commandos come from their communities’ legacy of never forgetting a fallen comrade, from the pride instilled within themselves, and from reaching down and grabbing one of 20 batons that contained an inscribed name of a fallen teammate. Air Force Special Operations Command Special Tactics Airmen, along with a mission support force of 19 Air Commandos assigned to the 24th Special Operations Wing, began the 5th iteration of the Special Tactics Memorial March in the pre-lit dawn, Feb. 22 at Medina Annex at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, to pay tribute to U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dylan J. Elchin. 
  • Innovation Rodeo moves ideas closer to reality

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Three innovative ideas that support worldwide warfighter success are one step
  • Behind the scenes of the Special Tactics Memorial March

    Alongside highways and back roads of the southern U.S. states, there are two Special Tactics Airmen trekking in the name of their fallen brethren killed in combat. What most people won’t see, is the Individual Duty Medical Technicians putting moleskin on painful blisters, or the communication Airman ensuring the operators are following the correct route, or supply Airmen servicing safety vehicles and the list goes on. A support force of 19 Air Commandos from nine different career specialties are working around-the-clock, 24/7, behind the scenes of Air Force Special Operations Command’s Special Tactics Memorial March, as 10 two-man teams ruck 830 miles to Hurlburt Field.
  • F-35A maintainers, special ops team for forward refueling

    CANNON AFB, N.M. – America’s most advanced aircraft integrated with a variant of one of its oldest

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  • U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center command team meet with 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing Airmen

    The U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center command team met with the Airmen of the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing during a command visit, March 2 - 17. The two week visit allowed U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. John Gordy, U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center commander, and U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Kristopher Berg, U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center command chief master sergeant, to see firsthand and speak to the Airmen of the 521st AMOW, and gain a better understanding of the importance of their mission.
  • Scott honors fallen Soldier

    Team Scott honored U.S. Army Sgt. Holli Bolinski, who was killed on March 5, 2019 while deployed to Kuwait, with a dignified transfer, March 18, 2019. After her family had a moment to say goodbye, members of the Patriot Guard Riders escorted Bolinski's motorcade across the base and to her final resting place in Pinckeyville, Ill. Hundreds of service members and civilians lined the street to pay their respects as the procession made its way down Heritage Drive.
  • 2nd annual C-130J fly-in grows Herc Nation

    Representatives from eight C-130J units came together to train and enhance mobility partnerships across the C-130J enterprise during the second-annual fly-in at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, March 9-16, 2019.
  • Jersey Devil 19 enhances rapid global mobility

    Jersey Devil 19, a U.S. Air Force mobility exercise involving six wings, began Feb. 27 and focused on training in rapid global mobility enabling Airmen to deploy in a moment’s notice to deter crises around the world.
  • Team Fairchild takes on new role supporting Red Flag 19-2

    Airmen from all over the nation have convened for Red Flag 19-2, a large-force exercise designed to provide aircrews exposure to a simulated combat environment, March 8-23, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Fairchild’s advanced team was tasked to coordinate all planning and refueling operations for KC-10 Extenders from Travis Air Force Base, California, and participating fighter aircraft.
  • Encouraging innovative youth

    MacDill Air Force Base opened its hangar doors for more than 2,300 students for the second annual Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) Day, March 8, 2019.
  • X-STEM at Travis event inspires region’s students

    The scene of a middle school science fair is universal. A packed auditorium, teachers shuffling from project to project busily writing notes on a clipboard and the ever-present smell of vinegar from a volcano project that used way too much baking soda. Something they don’t usually have? A C-17 Globemaster III aircraft parked in the background.

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  • U.S. air, naval forces participate in Malaysia international exhibition

    United States Air Force and Navy service members, aircraft and ships have arrived in Malaysia to take part in the biennial Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) 2019 from March 26-30.
  • Singapore visit highlights PACAF, RSAF partnership

    Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., Pacific Air Forces commander met with the Singapore Minister of Defence, Chief of Defence Force and Chief of Air Force during a multi-day visit to Singapore, March 19-20, 2019. Brown visited Sembawang and Changi Air Bases and received a tour of a state-of-the-art Singaporean A330-MRTT, Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft. He also discussed strengthening PACAF's relationship with the Singapore Air Force.
  • Koku Jieitai, PACAF bands perform at MLB Opening Series

    Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self Defense Force) and U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific-Asia members participate in a ceremony before Major League Baseball’s opening series between the Mariners and As at the Tokyo Dome March 20, 2019. The Koku Jieitai and U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific-Asia bands performed both the U.S. and Japanese national anthems as part of the ceremony.
  • U.S. Air Force bombers fly coordinated missions from Indo-Pacific, Europe

    U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bombers launched from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam and Royal Air Force Fairford, England, March 18 to conduct simultaneous theater familiarization training in the Indo-Pacific and Europe.
  • F-35 multilateral conference sets stage for operational integration in Indo-Pacific

    F-35 subject matter experts from the United States, Australia, Japan and the Republic of Korea met to improve 5th and 4th generation aircraft theater interoperability during the second Pacific F-35 User Group Conference, here, March 12 -14, 2019.
  • U.S., Thai and Singaporean Airmen support Korat community during COPE Tiger 2019

    Airmen from the United States, Thailand, and Singapore visited a local school as part of a cultural exchange during Exercise COPE Tiger 2019 at Korat, Thailand, March 13, 2019.
  • National K9 Vets Day: Celebrating our furry service members

    Some of the most selfless service members come in all shapes and sizes, but on March 13, we celebrate our military working dogs for National K9 Veterans Day. On this day in 1942, the U.S. Army established the War Dog Program, or K-9 Corps, which became a critical asset to the armed forces. At Osan and across the Air Force, K-9 teams provide a multi-faceted capability in explosive or narcotic substance detection, and suspect apprehension.

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  • Romanian air force Airmen visit Sly Fox and crew

    Airmen with the Romanian air force visited the 100th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker “Sly Fox” and crew from RAF Mildenhall, England, during refueling training with Romanian F-16s in Bucharest March 11-15, 2019. The visitors toured the jet, discussed the operational duties of each crew member and witnessed an air refueling sortie over the skies of Romania.
  • Mildenhall Airmen apply resilience program

    All Airmen share a few things in common, and one of them is represented by the little strip of cloth that says U.S. Air Force. Airmen are all on the same team with the same goal; accomplish the mission. GRIT is a program to revitalize a squadron’s resiliency and reap the benefits of a culture based on professionalism. The goal is to reduce negative behaviors while increasing positive ones.
  • 100th AMXS Airmen perform maintenance in Romania

    U.S. Airmen with the 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron headed out to Bucharest, Romania to train alongside with Romanian air force F-16s March 11-15. This was the second time the 100th Air Refueling Wing supported and performed air refueling sorties with the F-16s in Romania.
  • Mental Health Awareness Forum

    Contact the Behavioral Health Optimization Program on base at 452-8333 to schedule an appointment to
  • US KC-135 crew trains in Bucharest with Romanian air force F-16s

    U.S. Airmen with the 351st Air Refueling Squadron and the 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron participated in air refueling training alongside members of the Romanian air force in Bucharest, Romania, March 11-15. The “Sly Fox” KC-135 Stratotanker crew refueled Romanian air force F-16 Fighting Falcons over the week, which focused on interoperability with their Romanian counterparts and enhanced the operational readiness of both nations.
  • 435th CRG celebrates 20 years of Air Force contingency response

    The 435th Contingency Response Group hosted a 20th anniversary training symposium for the Air Force’s contingency response mission.

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