Effective Oct. 1, DAF Child Development Program direct-care employees will receive a 100% childcare fee waiver for their first child enrolled in installation Child Development Programs.
With his confirmation in hand and his promotion to general, Saltzman is poised to step into the position held by Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond. The latter has served as the Space Force’s highest-ranking military officer since the service was created on Dec. 20, 2019.
The Community College of the Air Force will have limited services available to current and former students for the next several months as Air University migrates the college’s student academic records to a new enterprise-wide student information system.
The DAF has updated a policy to allow women, both enlisted and civilian, to apply and compete for an Officer Training School commission while pregnant.
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.
In this week’s look around the Air Force, CSAF talks about the state of the service, the CMSAF updates Airmen on current initiatives, and a set of posters is released paying tribute to 75 years of Air Force history. (Hosted by Staff Sgt. Milton Hamilton)
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Late last year the 36th Electronic Warfare Squadron traveled to Langley Air Force Base, Va., and met with Air Combat Command to discuss efforts to sustain the service life of Electronic Attack (EA) Pods, increase the availability of parts for essential repairs across the Air Force, and ensure the
Liaison Officers from the 378th Air Expeditionary Wing are the type of Airmen to look at the impossible and ask what exactly it will take to land an aircraft on it. From small deserted island chains with no runway to barren desert locations with no infrastructure, LNOs make a living on solving
During his time at JB Langley-Eustis, Kendall visited several units where he discussed key issues, emphasized strategic intent, recognized Airmen and discussed the way ahead during an all-call.
U.S. Airmen from the 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron (ECES), 386th Expeditionary Medical Squadron and the 79th Expeditionary Fighter Generation Squadron (EFGS) held in-depth classes and hands-on training for Kuwait Army firefighters on basic lifesaving care and pilot evacuation
In Air Force Doctrine Publication 1, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr., wrote that “Victory goes to the rapid integrator of ideas.” These ideas derive from our Airmen, whose innovation and courageous problem-solving skills solve the complex challenges that come with a
The 2d Fighter Training Squadron and the 61st Fighter Squadron, stationed at Luke AFB, Arizona, traveled to Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, to conduct the capstone for student pilots in the F-35A Lightning II basic course, Sept. 12-23, 2022.
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Chief Master Sgts. Erik Thompson and Kathleen McCool will host a Reddit ‘Ask Me Anything’ event to answer questions from Airmen about assignment priority updates for Force Generators live beginning at 2 p.m. central time/3 p.m. eastern time Oct. 7.Thompson is Air Education and Training Command’s
Ever have that feeling when the workday is almost over, and your mind drifts off to that recreational activity coming up? Learn to protect the Human Weapons System off-duty during this campaign focus October 8 through November 27.
The Department of the Air Force has updated a policy to allow women, both enlisted and civilian, to apply and compete for an Officer Training School commission while pregnant.
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kevin Martinez Garcia, 635th Material Maintenance Squadron heating ventilation and air conditioning journeyman, is checked by security, at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, Sept. 26, 2022. Airmen must be prepared to deploy within a 48 hours notice to support global
U.S. Air Force Gen. Ken Wilsbach, Pacific Air Forces commander, cuts the cake with Airman 1st Class Jacob Hess, 308th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, during the 75th Air Force Ball at the Wigwam Resort near Luke Air Force Base, Arizona on Sept. 24, 2022. The U.S. Air Force celebrated its 75th
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Marissa Stove, 81st Diagnostic and Therapeutics Squadron diet technician, applies moulage to her leg during moulage training at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Sept. 28, 2022. The training was held in preparation for the upcoming mass casualty exercise in
The Defense Department provides broad opportunities for service members and civilians alike, but more can be done to increase the diversity of those holding DOD positions, including Hispanic citizens.
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After over a month of being overseas, the 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron completed a Bomber Task force (BTF) mission based out of RAF Fairford, England and returned to Minot Air Force Base, Sept. 23, 2022.
The 341st Civil Engineer Squadron environmental section is currently conducting a year-long wildlife hazard assessment, which is a survey of potential wildlife hazards on base that could affect the flying mission at Malmstrom, which could include deer, small mammals such as foxes and coyotes, or the
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. discussed hypersonic and nuclear threats, modernization and other defense topics during a conference.
For National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center would like to recognize one of its own as a modern-day history maker.
MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. -- Airmen from the 5th Bomb Wing participated in exercise Prairie Vigilance, Sept. 15-23, 2022.
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Orange Flag, Air Force Test Center’s all-domain, large force test series focused on advanced technology, kill-web integration and analysis, returned with its third iteration in 2022 Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Sept 14.
Air Force Materiel Command civilian Airmen continue to broaden their professional aptitude, with more than 650 individuals selected for Civilian Development program opportunities in Academic Year 23.
Quality Assurance is a vital mission during the planned/scheduled depot level maintenance of aircraft with the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia.
The Enterprise Logistics Readiness Portfolio (AFLCMC/GBS), under the Business and Enterprise Systems (BES) Directorate is uniquely constructed to mimic a Department of Air Force (DAF) Logistics Readiness Squadron to deliver Supply Chain Materiel Management, management of critical safety items, and
The AFMC Connect focus for October is Endurance.
The 448th Supply Chain Management Wing, part of the Air Force Sustainment Center, has a new additive manufacturing approach to solve an old problem, sourcing hard to acquire parts for legacy aircraft. By digitally recreating the mold used to create cast parts, instead of building the part from
The Air Force Materiel Command hosted a virtual Hispanic Heritage Month Cross-Cultural Mentoring Panel, Sept. 29, highlighting challenges and opportunities in mentorship in multicultural domains.
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The Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters are flying their last flight into Hurricane Ian today, their 14th mission into the storm since Sept. 21, collecting data to assist National Hurricane Center forecasters.Hurricane Ian made landfall in southwest Florida as a Category 4 storm Wednesday afternoon,
The 459th AES recently held an innovative exercise with its sister medical organizations, AMDS and ASTS, and the 459th SFS to practice organizational interface, exercise unregulated patient movement, and utilize member Tactical Combat Casualty Care skills on Aug. 31, 2022.
Reserve Citizen Airmen with the 433rd Airlift Wing’s 68th Airlift Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, and the Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron – 773, Det. Alpha, Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, Louisiana, participated in the 22nd annual NATO Days and 13th Czech
The 908th Airlift Wing's Development and Training Flight has partnered with U.S. Air Force Officer Training School Military Training Instructors to prepare Airman for Basic Military Training.
Space Training and Readiness Command completed its first iteration of the inaugural SKIES exercise series aimed at improving the U.S. Space Force’s command and control capabilities.The exercise, BLACK SKIES 22, which ran from Sept. 19-23, was a live simulation exercise designed to rehearse the
A Reserve aircrew from the 301st Airlift Squadron performed a three-day mission Sept. 23 – 25, to move humanitarian cargo to Haiti. Through the Denton Program, three school buses donated from San Diego Unified School District were transported from March Air Reserve Base, California, to Haiti.
While the Air Force will be operating under a continuing resolution again for the start of fiscal year 2023, Lt. Gen. John Healy wants Reserve Citizen Airmen to know the CR will not slow down Air Force Reserve Command.“Although we are facing another continuing resolution for at least the first part
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After dedicating roughly seven years to defending Hurlburt Field, Military Working Dog Ronny will get to enjoy a more leisurely lifestyle.
For nearly a year, the 1st Special Operations Wing, has developed its MST as a proof of concept to ensure multi-capable Airmen within AFSOC are able to meet the needs of combatant commanders against any potential adversary in the future. Its role will be to act as the connective tissue that bridges
The Department of Defense is increasing its supply of the approved monkeypox vaccine, JYNNEOS, which allows for more Airmen and Guardians at higher risk for transmission to access preventive measures to keep themselves safe.
413th Flight Test Squadron's UH-1 completed hoist training by lifting 492nd Special Operations Wing Airmen out of water to complete their water survival portion of their survival, evasion, resistance and evasion training.
One year into being, the Special Warfare Branch at Air Force Recruiting Service is yielding results by trying new approaches to win talent for an elite set of careers.
The World Health Organization declared monkeypox a public health emergency on July 23. With more than 4,000 cases in the United States, Airmen and Guardians should know the risks and how to stay safe.
Resiliency of our Air Commandos has always been on the forefront for AFSOC. The command is constantly on the lookout for new programs and initiatives to elevate the ways we can build up our Airmen.
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In an effort to better support global requirements and achieve full-spectrum readiness objectives in the face of increasingly contested environments and domains, AMC has taken important steps to prepare its Airmen for the first major milestones in implementing the command’s new force generation and
Base personnel completed C-17 Globemaster III aircraft relocation operations in preparation for Tropical Storm Ian at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, Sept. 29, 2022. To effectively prepare the aircraft for relocation, base personnel worked together to ensure the C-17s were fueled and loaded
The 317th Airlift Wing recently supported an Air Mobility Command training initiative called Targeted Training Video (TTV). Over a two-week period, multiple members from the 317th Maintenance Training Section and the 7th Equipment Maintenance Squadron supported videographers, graphics developers,
Maj. Gen. John Klein, commander of the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center, published a new strategy defining a roadmap for the enterprise on how and why Airmen must prepare for the ‘next big fight.’In support of the center’s higher headquarters, with particular focus on Air Mobility Command’s
Gen. Mike Minihan, commander of Air Mobility Command, presented his case for the state of air mobility to a packed audience of Airmen at the 2022 Air, Space & Cyber Conference, Sept. 21.
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Steven Peters, 60th Healthcare Operations Squadron emergency medical technician, was selected as one of the Air Force’s 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2022. While deployed to Hamid Karzai International Airport in support of Operation Allies Refuge in 2021, his
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Red Flag-Alaska 23-1, a Pacific Air Forces-sponsored exercise, is scheduled to begin October 6 with primary flight operations over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex and is scheduled to run through October 21. Red Flag-Alaska is designed to provide realistic training in a simulated combat
The Joint Vision Statement builds on the U.S. and Australian strategic partnership and conveys the two countries’ intent to work together to direct and support the development and operations of their air forces.
Members from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, participated in Exercise GOLDEN BEE, a joint readiness exercise designed to provide training integration and rehearse strategic and operational objectives in the Indo-Pacific area of responsibility at Andersen AFB, Sept. 22-28, 2022.Hosted at the Forward
Pacific Angel 22-4 comes to a conclusion after a five-day operation where more than 90 joint, total force U.S. service members partnered with the Timor-Leste Defense Force and a host of local government and non-governmental organizations to provide humanitarian aid and disaster relief, Sept. 12-17,
Gen. Ken Wilsbach, Pacific Air Forces commander, and Chief Master Sgt. David R. Wolfe, PACAF command chief, discussed the strategic intent for current and future Air Force operations throughout the Indo-Pacific region during the Air & Space Forces Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference at the
Chief Master Sgt. David R. Wolfe, Pacific Air Forces command chief, provided remarks as a panelist for an “Enlisted Leadership” presentation during the Air & Space Forces Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference at the Gaylord National Resort here, Sept 20.
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Senior Airman Nyraysha Benjamin, 332d Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron Water and Fuel System Maintenance journeyman performs water sampling at a water supply pumphouse at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, September 8, 2022. Water and Fuel System Maintenance specialists help maintain
U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Alexus G. Grynkewich, Ninth Air Force (Air Forces Central) commander, travelled across the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility to meet with multiple U.S. embassy, coalition, regional, and U.S. military leaders Aug. 16 to Sep. 7, 2022.
Members of the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing gathered at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Sept 11, 2022 to pay tribute to those lost in the attacks at the Pentagon, Twin Towers and Pennsylvania 21 years ago.
Members of Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar ran in celebration of the U.S. Air Force Birthday Sept. 17, 2022. The run commemorated the creation of the U.S. Air Force from the Army Air Corps 75 years ago. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Michael J. Kelly)
The U.S. Embassy Jordan celebrated the United States Air Force 75th anniversary with Air Forces Central Command during a celebration formation in Amman, Jordan, August 25, 2022. The event included a five-ship, four-nation flyover led by the Royal Jordanian Air Force in formation with fighter
A note to mark the 75th anniversary of the United States Air Force.
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Service members from the U.S. military and the allied nations of Belgium, Bulgaria, Poland, Portugal, and Romania came together in Bucharest, Romania for a European Partnership Flight event focused on F-16 maintenance and operations, Sept 19, 2022. United States Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces
The 480th Fighter Squadron is now the first active-duty Air Force F-16CM fighter squadron to bring their fleet of fighter jets into a new era of aerial dominance with the completion of its active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar system upgrades, which provides a massive leap in combat
Footsteps pound the pavement as several maintainers rush to do final checks on jets. The sound of jet engines erupt as pilots from the 90th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron get ready for take-off. These are the sounds of a bustling airfield all under the careful watch of Airmen from the 820th Base
U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III is scheduled to host an in-person Ukraine Defense Contact Group meeting at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, September 8, 2022.
U.S. Air Forces Africa, along with the Botswana Defence Force, co-hosted the 5th annual Liaison Officer Working Group in Kasane, Botswana, August 22-26, 2022.
Two B-52 Stratofortress strategic bombers assigned to the 23rd Bomb Squadron from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota currently operating out of RAF Fairford, United Kingdom conducted low-approach flyovers over southeastern Europe, Aug. 22.
U.S. Air Forces Africa, along with the Botswana Defence Force, are co-hosting the 5th annual LNO Working Group in Kasane, Botswana, August 22-26, 2022.
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The Senate Sept. 29 easily confirmed Lt. Gen. B. Chance Saltzman to be the U.S. Space Force’s next Chief of Space Operations, positioning him to lead the nation’s newest military service at a crucial moment in its young and still evolving life.With his confirmation in hand as well as his promotion
The first U.S. Space Force cyber officer commissioned through the Direct Commission Program graduated from Officer Training School Sept 30. The Direct Commission Program aims to accession top talent directly from industry with a focus on Space Force cyber needs in FY22. To fill this need, the USSF
The Department of the Air Force has updated a policy to allow women, both enlisted and civilian, to apply and compete for an Officer Training School commission while pregnant. Under the new guidance reflected in DAF Manual 36-2032, Military Recruiting and Accessions, pregnant Airmen, Guardians and
The DoD now has a framework in place to track the implementation and effectiveness of its efforts to stop sexual assault and harassment, which includes regular progress reviews through senior leadership forums.
The Defense Department laid out an array of efforts — some already underway and some on the horizon — that address the needs of married service members and their families, as well as single service members.
Chief Master Sgt. of the Space Force Roger A. Towberman shared an update during his keynote speech at the Status of the Space Force session at the Air and Space Forces Association’s Air, Space & Cyber Conference here Sept. 20. Discussing the Space Force’s accomplishments over the past year, which
As the nation increases its focus on strategic competition, Under Secretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones highlighted the imperative for the Department of the Air Force to stay ahead of the pacing challenges.
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With the aim of providing long-term support to Ukraine, allies and partners recognize the importance of standardizing systems and munitions, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment said.
Coast Guardsmen and thousands of National Guardsmen from multiple states are in southwest and central Florida to assist communities devastated by Hurricane Ian.
The United States remains unwavering in its support for a strong and independent Philippines that can defend its sovereignty, ensure prosperity for its people and strengthen security in the Indo-Pacific region, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said.
Colin Kahl, the undersecretary of defense for policy, met with high school seniors to discuss his role as the Defense Department's policy head and to engage in national security dialogue with the students as part of a class assignment.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III is meeting with defense leaders from the Philippines, Japan and Australia while in Hawaii to strengthen bonds among regional allies.
The Defense Department announced an additional $1.1 billion in aid to Ukraine, which will include an array of important warfighting equipment, a senior defense official said during a background briefing.
The partnership between the United States and the Marshall Islands is strong, and the nations have long shared the vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said.
With Hurricane Ian approaching Florida, National Guard troops in the state stand ready to be called into service, Pentagon Press Secretary Air Force Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder said.
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