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  • Reaper mods targeted to provide capability for near-peer threats

    The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s MQ-9 Program Office is moving forward with several fleet enhancement capabilities aimed at increasing the MQ-9 Reaper’s effectiveness against near-peer adversary threats.
  • Developing Self: Airman’s Foundational Competencies Category

    The Air Force has identified 24 Airman’s foundational competencies for all Airmen, these competencies are universally applicable to all Airmen and are categorized into four groups: Developing Self, Developing Others, Developing Ideas and Developing Organizations. Developing Self includes the following foundational competencies: accountability, perseverance, communication, decision making, information seeking, flexibility, resilience, initiative, and self-control.
  • AFW2 Behind the Scenes: The Family We Choose

    Family consists of the people that you are born to such as your mother, father, and siblings. Those ties are usually stronger than any other relationship throughout our lives, but the family that we choose can be just as strong as those we don’t choose. The Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) Program emphasizes the strength of the family that we are born into, as well as, the family we choose.
  • 53rd Wing welcomes F-15EX “002”

    The 53rd Wing welcomed the second F-15EX Eagle II to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., April 20, 2021. Flown in by Maj. Aaron Eshkenazi, F-15 pilot, the second F-15EX showcases the 53rd Wing’s traditional “OT” tail flash and is assigned to the 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron. 
  • Enlisted trade boots for books, now serve Tampa community members

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael Jessup, 23rd Maintenance Operations Squadron, worked as a HC-130 maintenance instructor at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia when the Air Force announced a new program designed to boost numbers for its Nurse’s corps. The Nurse Enlisted Commissioning Program launched in 2007. Jessup was one of the first 15 enlisted who was accepted into the program during its first year.
  • Reserve Airman makes history with innovative Project FoX/F-35 development

    For the first time ever, Air Force personnel livestreamed F-35 data directly from the aircraft’s mission systems computers to a connected computer tablet during a ground test March 31, 2021, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The event was a milestone for the Fighter Optimization eXperiment (FoX), a project that seeks to rapidly integrate advanced software and hardware technologies to maximize the F-35’s lethality and survivability, while creating an agile development test tool and fielded combat multiplier for all DoD aircraft.
  • Air Force Chief of Staff lays out way forward for deployed Airmen at 332nd AEW

    The 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing hosted a virtual dialogue between its Airmen and the ranking member of the U.S. Air Force, Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr., the chief of staff.

Air Combat Command News Archive

  • Developing Self: Airman’s Foundational Competencies Category

    The Air Force has identified 24 Airman’s foundational competencies for all Airmen, these competencies are universally applicable to all Airmen and are categorized into four groups: Developing Self, Developing Others, Developing Ideas and Developing Organizations. Developing Self includes the following foundational competencies: accountability, perseverance, communication, decision making, information seeking, flexibility, resilience, initiative, and self-control.
  • IAAFA stands out in AETC awards, earns top accolades

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Enlisted Professional Military Education Center at the Inter-American Air Forces Academy has earned top honors at the Air Education and Training Command level for the second consecutive year.
  • Teaching comprehensive combat care

    Members of the 81st Medical Group have been training in new evidence based, life saving techniques and strategies to provide the best trauma care possible on the battlefield. The Tactical Combat Casualty Care training offers more hands-on training in a simulated deployed environment, initially taking place at the Naval Construction Battalion Center soccer field. The transportation of materials, mannequins and personnel to the center led to complications in scheduling, leading to the application for moving training to an unused facility.
  • Goodfellow's got talent 2021

    The Crossroads offered a change of pace for students with the annual talent show, providing them with a chance to relax and watch their classmates perform on Goodfellow, Apr. 16.
  • Protocol officer, assistant club manager first civilians to attend Airman Leadership School at Vance

    The first two civilians to attend Vance’s Airman Leadership School have a lot in common. Both are civil service GS-09s with three years total service, both are mothers of two and both plan on a career path that leads to greater things.
  • Physical, occupational therapy addresses injury prevention for MWD handlers

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-CHAPMAN TRAINING ANNEX, Texas – In a physically and mentally demanding occupation, 341st Training Squadron military working dog (MWD) handlers are exposed to risks. These risks are typically workplace injuries.
  • Mom, son celebrate Air Force achievements

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – A mom and son will celebrate milestones this week when Tech. Sgt. Nessie McCray and Airman Basic Jaylen Netterville graduate from their respective technical training schools a day apart.

Air Education and Training Command News Archive

  • Operations commanders stand alert together

    In an unprecedented endeavor, all four 90th Operations Group squadron commanders pulled alert at the
  • Switch to Sky: The 91 MW SELM Test

    Anticipation was in the air on April 7, 2021 at launch facility Golf 8 where a crowd gathered around the fence to witness a Simulated Electronic Launch-Minuteman test at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota. Performed every two years, the SELM is an end-to-end test to verify the reliability of the Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile system, which includes the opening of the launcher closure door that would slide open before a missile is launched. A team consisting of multiple squadrons and groups from Minot and additional support from the 576th Flight Test Squadron from Vandenberg AFB, California made the GIANT PACE 21-1 M SELM possible.
  • Whiteman Medical clinic rolls out MHS GENESIS

    The 509th Medical Group is set to launch the Military Health System Genesis, the Department of
  • Doolittle Raiders honored in 79th anniversary event

    An event memorializing the 79th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid was held in the Dakota’s Club ballroom at Ellsworth Air Force Base on April 16. In attendance were members of the 34th and 37th Bomb Squadrons and the 89th Attack Squadron, as all of these units participated in the original Doolittle Raid operation.
  • Ellsworth RAPCON facility leads the way with advanced training system

    Ellsworth air traffic controllers (ATC) are test-driving a new training system, ATCloud, that allows Airmen to train more often and efficiently.
  • Whiteman AFB motorcyclist killed in motor-vehicle collision

    An Airman assigned to the 509th Communications Squadron was killed on base during a motor-vehicle
  • 340th WPS students learn to build bombs

    Capts. Samuel Shrewsberry and Michael McBrien, 340th Weapons Squadron weapons instructor course

Air Force Global Strike Command News Archive

  • Former commander to face court-martial charge

    A sexual assault charge has been referred to general court-martial in the case of Air Force Maj.
  • AFMC administrative professional employs flexibility, succeeds with aplomb

    AFMC administrative professional employs flexibility, succeeds with aplomb The job description of the military administrative professional shelters a varied list of skill sets, each filled with positive challenges viewed as ‘all part of the job’. For Staff Sgt. Elda D. Quesenberry, the challenges keep her focused on continuous learning while providing a stepping stone for future success.
  • AFRL Inspire to deliver inspiration to virtual audiences worldwide

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFRL) – AFRL Inspire, a two-hour special event with eight
  • Reaper mods targeted to provide capability for near peer threats

    The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s MQ-9 Program Office is moving forward with several fleet enhancement capabilities aimed at increasing MQ-9s effectiveness against near-peer adversary threats. 
  • Munitions Flight: More than ammo

    Robins Air Force Base is home to 54 mission partners, most who share a common goal of providing depot-level maintenance to a variety of Air Force aircraft.
  • Life In Balance

    Living a balanced life.
  • DoDEA Launches Expanded Eligibility Pilot Program

    The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is launching a new program aimed at expanding eligibility for dependents of active-duty members of the armed forces to register for the DoDEA Virtual High School (DVHS). The Expanded Eligibility Pilot Program, which will begin in school year 2021-22, was authorized as part of the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, providing expansion of eligibility for DVHS to stateside active-duty military dependents in grades 9-12 who are currently ineligible for the DVHS.

Air Force Material Command News Archive

  • 2020 Profiles in Leadership dedication

    Airmen at the Pentagon held a dedication of this year's Profiles in Leadership for the Air Force
  • Mom, son celebrate Air Force achievements

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – A mom and her son will celebrate milestones this week when Tech. Sgt. Nessie McCray and Airman Basic Jaylen Netterville graduate from their respective technical training schools a day apart.
  • Mission Support Group leaders visit Civil Rights battlefield

    So, Col. Reginald Trujillo, 403rd Mission Support Group commander, decided to try a new tactic in training. He gathered his MSG leadership together April 9 and took them on a staff ride, but not a traditional staff ride.
  • Air Force recruiting breaks GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title with virtual pastime during COVID

    When the world shut down last year and people shut themselves in during the worldwide pandemic,
  • Wing’s First-ever Flying Shirt

    2020 was a year of many firsts, and as of last year, the 514th Air Mobility Wing now has its first-ever aircrew-ready first sergeant.  Master Sgt. William M. Simurra, a newly appointed first sergeant with the 514th Civil Engineer Squadron and a career aviator, recently moved from the 76th Air Refueling Squadron.
  • 433rd LRS team accelerates change in logistics training

    Staff Sgt. Taylor Mogford, 433rd Logistics Readiness Squadron individual protective equipment supervisor, here, and his team presented their ideas for revamping logistics training at the virtual 2021 Logistics Officer Association Symposium, April 2. During the 2019 LOA Symposium, the Aether Sprint program provided a platform where a source team of Airmen tackled topics originating from the “What frustrates you most about Air Force logistics?” concept.
  • Second IG Disparity Review Survey

    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.

Air Force Reserve Command News Archive

  • 19 SOS Airman uses heritage as motivation to succeed

    Staff Sgt. Jeremy Castro, 19th Special Operations Squadron special missions aviator, is a prime example of the diversity of the members who make up that melting pot. Castro is the first member of his family to be born in the U.S.
  • From C-130s to Cessnas

    AFCOOL opens civilian aviation opportunities up to 27 SOMXG maintainers.
  • Hurlburt Field MWD handler proves she can do it better

    A sea of emotion covers her face while describing her first deployment and the moment she was struck by an epiphany that would forever change her. U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jessica Poteet, a military working dog handler with the 1st Special Operations Security Forces Squadron, was on her first deployment in Baghdad and it was an interesting one, to say the least. She was one of two females attached to an Army unit. While there, her interest was sparked by an Army sergeant who worked with canines.
  • 919th SOW Airmen presented five AFRC Medical Service Awards

    The 919th Special Operations Medical Squadron commander recognized five Citizen Air Commandos during
  • Duke Field maintainers implement innovative training program

    Accomplishing missions any time, any place, is standard for Duke Field’s Citizen Air Commandos. Airmen with the 919th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron are implementing new training to ensure that standard is met with an innovative program that delivers expert maintenance in smaller crews, at smaller cost to the Air Force.
  • 919 SOW announces new Key Spouse Mentor

    The 919th Special Operations Wing recently appointed a new Key Spouse Mentor to help reinvigorate and grow the existing Key Spouse Program to enhance resiliency support efforts for Citizen Air Commandos and their families.
  • New proficiency exercise streamlines training for CAAs

    Combat Aviation Advisors from the 711th Special Operations Squadron employed a new method to accomplish annual training requirements. The squadron’s first ever two-week long Proficiency Exercise in March combined specialized training scenarios that took place at locations across the Eglin Range.

Air Force Special Operations Command News Archive

  • The DoD adds COVID-19 guidelines for deployers

    The Disaster Emergency Medical Operations Support Team tested more than 250 Airmen for COVID-19 prior to their departure to a deployed location April 15, 2021, here.
  • Swamp Dash enhances interoperability with mission partners

    Airmen from the 19th Airlift Wing executed a large formation launch and training event, designated “Swamp Dash”, with 913 Airlift Group mission partners April 15, which included 13 C-130J Super Hercules from Little Rock Air Force Base and two C-130Js from the 317th Airlift Wing at Dyess AFB, Texas.
  • 60th LRS Materiel Management: You can’t fly without supply

    The title says it all – “YOU CAN’T FLY WITHOUT SUPPLY.” The mission at Travis AFB is the largest in the Air Mobility Command and the units’ responsibilities are spread out — some Airmen fly while others repair, but if you need a part, you TrUSt the 60th Logistics Readiness Squadron Materiel Management Flight to get that part and get that aircraft back in the sky.
  • 19th AMXS uses OST as part of FCC prospect qualification

    Airmen from the 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron participated in a 10-day off-station training exercise with the 41st Airlift Squadron and 19th Operations Support Squadron at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, March 29 - April 7.
  • Mobility Airmen exercise ACE, joint force integration in Indo-Pacific

    As part of an effort to maximize Mobility Air Forces and Combat Air Forces integration as well as enhance agile combat employment capabilities in the Indo-Pacific theater, a contingent of Airmen from the 19th Airlift Wing participated in an off-station training exercise at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, March 29 – April 7.
  • ASAB motor vehicle fatality investigation results released

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Illinois -- Air Mobility Command released the results of its investigation
  • Team MacDill Airmen deploy to the Middle East

    Airmen assigned to MacDill Air Force Base departed MacDill for a deployment to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar in support of U.S. Air Forces Central, which delivers dominant coalition air power to secure and stabilize the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.

Air Mobility Command News Archive

  • B-52 Bombers deploy to Guam for Bomber Task Force Deployment

    In correlation with a Bomber Task Force (BTF) deployment, four U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bomber aircraft recently returned to Andersen Air Base, Guam, to conduct operations in the Indo-Pacific region.
  • Philippines, US Conducts Balikatan Virtual Global Health Engagement

    U.S. Pacific Air Forces Command Surgeon kicked off a three-day virtual Global Health Engagement with medical experts from the Philippine Air Force during Exercise Balikatan, April 12.
  • Yokota MDG Observes National Public Health Week

    The first week of April marked the beginning of National Public Health Week, a time to highlight all of the work done by public health professionals whose work is important in maintaining our health standards and quality of life, at Yokota Air Base.
  • Mobility Airmen exercise ACE, joint force integration in Indo-Pacific

    As part of an effort to maximize Mobility Air Forces and Combat Air Forces integration as well as enhance agile combat employment capabilities in the Indo-Pacific theater, a contingent of Airmen from the 19th Airlift Wing participated in an off-station training exercise at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, March 29 – April 7.
  • Air Force Firefighter of the Year 2020

    A Misawa Air Base Airman recently won the 2020 Military Firefighter of the Year Award for the Air Force. U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Journey Collier, a 35th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, will represent the Air Force in the 2020 Department of Defense Military Firefighter of the Year competition. Collier said she is humbled and recognizes her team for enabling her success.
  • Andersen serves as diplomatic hub to Indo-Pacific

    Service members assigned to Andersen Air Force Base and Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz, Guam have partnered with the Department of State to bring COVID-19 relief to the Indo-Pacific over the last two months.
  • Airman, Family Readiness Center offers helping hand

    The Airman and Family Readiness Center staff at Kadena Air Base continue to support U.S. service members and their families during the pandemic.

Pacific Air Forces News Archive

  • Air Force Chief of Staff lays out way forward for deployed Airmen at 332nd AEW

    The 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing hosted a virtual dialogue between its Airmen and the ranking member of the U.S. Air Force, Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr., the chief of staff.
  • AMDEX 21-02 tests AFCENT, partner defense readiness

    Ninth Air Force (Air Forces Central) kicked off Air and Missile Defense Exercise 21-02, a U.S.-led event that improves tactics, techniques and procedures against simulated air and missile threats and strengthens distributed operations capabilities, April 12, 2021.
  • Weather: Predicting the unpredictable

    From dust to lightning, the 407th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron Weather Flight ensures all personnel and coalition partners are aware of the local weather and can prepare accordingly. The mission of the 407th EOSS Weather Flight is to converge and exploit weather intelligence with joint and coalition partners to anticipate mission impacts and drive behavior at U.S. Central Command’s theater gateway.
  • Cryo techs go below zero

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Steven C. Rehana, 380th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron
  • AFCENT hosts ‘Coalition Week’, welcomes partners to Shaw AFB

    Senior military representatives from nine countries traveled to Shaw Air Force Base this week to participate in “Coalition Week,” a series of events focused on showcasing 9th Air Force’s (U.S. Air Forces Central) ability to distribute operations and command and control airpower from more than one location. Twenty six coalition members, who are currently assigned to the Combined Air Operations Center at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, traveled here to attend numerous partnership events hosted by 9th AF (AFCENT) and the 20th Fighter Wing.
  • 332nd AEW Ready Defender showcases surprising creative outlets

    One Airman’s path brings him to his sixth deployment with the 332nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron. Here, he leads a squadron of ready Defenders who keep the base and its mission secure. Hailing most recently from Misawa Air Base, Japan, he will return in a less than two weeks as his six-month deployment winds to a close.
  • Air Force unveils new mission statement

    The Air Force released its new mission statement: To fly, fight, and win … airpower anytime, anywhere.

U.S. Air Forces Central Command News Archive

U.S. Air Forces in Europe News Archive

Air Force Space Command News Archive