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A U.S. Air Force f-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron out of Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska takes off Jan. 12, 2018, during exercise Sentry Aloha 18-1 at Joint Base Pearl harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Sentry Aloha provides opportunities for U.S. Air Force, Air National Guard and ...
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS) -- Less than a year after changing the name of the Joint Interagency Combined Space Operations Center to the National Space Defense Center, the NSDC transitioned to 24/7 operations on Jan. 8, 2018, marking a significant step for the expanding, ...

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Marissa Morgan, 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron aeromedical technician, and Gabonese air force Capt. Herve Batamio, prepare to load a patient on to a c-130j Super Hercules at Ramstein air base, Germany, Jan. 18, 2018. Thirteen countries gathered at Ramstein AB to ...
Luke AFB, Arizona--The U.S. Air Force finally is ready to welcome its second female F-35 pilot, now that enough aircraft have been upgraded with a new ... You must have an aviation Week intelligence Network (AWIN) account or subscribe to this market Briefing to access "U.S. Air Force To Get Second ...
The Trump Administration has signed a contract with Boeing to replace two refrigerators aboard Air Force One, the President's plane, at a cost of nearly $24 million. The US Air Force awarded Boeing a $23.6 million contract in December to replace two of the five "cold chiller units" aboard the aircraft used by ...
Some recent photos of the Hill AFB F-35s deployed to Kadena Okinawa, seem to suggest the 5th Generation fighters have started operating in "stealth mode". Stealth aircraft, such as the F-22 Raptor or the F-35 Lightning II 5th generation jets are equipped with Luneburg (or Luneberg) lenses: radar ...

... toward the ground after conducting a static-line jump from an HC-130J Combat King II, Jan. 17, 2018, at the Lee Fulp drop zone in Tifton, Ga. The 820th BDG routinely conducts static-line jumps to maintain qualifications and ensure mission readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Snider).
(From left: Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria, superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy; Cadet 1st Class Molly Phillips, overall winner of the Thomas D. Moore Award for Outstanding Cadet Summer Research; Lt. Gen. John Thompson, commander of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center; and Col.
facebook. Logo. We've compiled the best United States Air Force photos from 2017! Full Gallery... Facebook. Logo. Are you up to date on what #Airmen have been up to lately? If not, check out thi... Facebook. Logo. He has led Airmen, flew fighter jets and worked on Capitol Hill. Now, Under Se... Facebook.
Three Special Tactics Airmen graduated from RTLC in November, following two months of rigorous desert, jungle and amphibious training. RTLC is designed to develop junior service members into better team leaders through realistic training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Conroy).
Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. (AFNS) -- Editor's Note: This is the final installment of a four-part series on how individual wellness contributes to mission success and why it's beneficial for Reserve citizen Airmen to preserve health, manage stress, create balance and find meaning. Airmen do not have ...
Senior Airman Tobias Budd, 286th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron, Combat Metals Flight aircraft structual maintenance journyman, practices welding two pieces of metal together at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Jan. 9, 2018. On Sept. 21, 2017, an EC-130H Compass Call forward nose ...
The US Air Force (USAF) realigned aircraft, airmen, and assets to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, to support increased airpower requirements, according to a service statement. The USAF said these requirements are being driven by the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces and US forces tasked to ...
A dozen A-10C Thunderbolt II ground attack aircraft have arrived at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, on Jan. 19 to bolster (USFOR-A) and Afghan National Defense and Security Force's (ANDSF) air campaign against the Taliban. The aircraft belong to the 303rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron and arrived in ...
Now, in a $2.9 million with Renaissance Services, Inc. the U.S. Air Force is making a firm commitment to integrating 3D printing in its legacy aircraft maintenance program. U.S. Air Force f-16 Fighting Falcon pictured here in 2014, is now a U.S. Air Force legacy jet. U.S. Air Force photo by SrA Armando ...
WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- A general officer-led team will integrate and coordinate efforts to address aircrew Unexplained Physiologic Events, the Air Force announced Jan. 22, 2018. Brig. Gen. Bobbi Jo Doorenbos will lead the UPE Integration Team, which will serve as Headquarters Air Force's focal point ...
The U.S. Congress wants to keep the A-10 Warthog attack jet flying. The U.S. Air Force, not so much. Lawmakers have repeatedly demonstrated their commitment to maintaining a dedicated ground-attack aircraft and, more importantly, an effective close air support capability. They have done so through ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Endeavour rocketed into space Wednesday on the year's first shuttle flight, and the five astronauts promptly released a communications satellite. 50 years ago: A Lubbock youth from 47th Street has been graduated from a U.S. Air Force technical school at Sheppard AFB ...
Aircrew members from the 53rd weather Reconnaissance Squadron "Hurricane Hunters" taxi a WC-130J Super Hercules aircraft to its parking spot on the runway at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., after a winter storm flight Jan. 12, 2018. In addition to their hurricane taskings, Hurricane Hunters fly winter ...
Dayton, Ohio (AP) - The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force says the number of visitors to the southwest Ohio facility dropped for the third straight year. The Dayton Daily News reports about 829,000 visitors came to the museum in 2017 compared to 850,000 the previous year. The museum reported ...
Senior Airman Daniel Palma, 80th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment, cleans an aviator helmet mask as part of his daily duties to ensure equipment issued to pilots of the 80th Flying Training Wing is in serviceable condition. AFE is one of many career fields that played a role in 2017 that ...
An Airman assigned to the 14th Weapons Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Fla., stands outside a CV-22 Osprey before a night mission during the U.S. Air Force Weapons school advanced integration course at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 10, 2017. The CV-22 is a tiltrotor aircraft that possesses vertical ...
Two A-10 Thunderbolt IIs depart to continue a mission after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 447th Air Expeditionary Group over Syria, Dec. 1, 2017. A-10s have been involved in fighting from Mosul to Raqqa and are currently used in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and ...
... aircraft at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 27, 2017. Headquarters AFJROTC has started a new Flight Academy scholarship program that could one day turn some cadets into pilots on military or commercial aircraft to help address the nation's aircrew crisis. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick).
Airman Shawn Bragg, 100th Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuel systems apprentice, prepares to enter the confined space trainer on RAF Mildenhall, England, Dec. 15, 2017. The training unit was built in-house, using scrap metal. The alternative to the confined space trainer was purchasing an additional ...
Place started her journey with the TAPS program back in 2001. At the time, she was stationed in Washington D.C. as a member of the United States Air Force Honor Guard. After spending months performing funeral ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, she realized that she didn't really get to interact ...
During France's intervention in the Chad-Libya war in 1987, the French restricted air traffic over Chad. No aerial traffic was allowed in an area that extended from the 16th parallel to the outskirts of the capital N'Djamena. Civilian pilots didn't always respect these air-traffic measures, especially as civil flights ...
This could be the year that reshapes the U.S. space launch industry as the U.S. Air Force, for the first time in two decades, invests in next-generation rocket prototypes that could replace United Launch Alliance's Atlas V and Delta IV-series launch vehicles. In the name of developing an all-American launch ...
The US Air Force and BAE Systems are accelerating efforts to sustain, test and help modernize weapons carrying, sustainment and delivery across its fleet of bomber platforms. The system, called the Bomber Armament Tester, is intended for the B-1B, B-2 and B-52H bombers; the intent of BAT is to assess ...
BEATRICE - Gage County honored another of the county's veterans of the armed services, on Wednesday. Roland "Red" Timmerman served in the U.S. Air Force as an Airman First Class, serving from April, 1951 to January 20th, 1955. Gage County Board Chairman Myron Dorn said Timmerman won four ...
JOINT BASE San Antonio-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- Air Force officials have nominated four finalists for the 2017 government Employees insurance Company Military Service Awards, which recognizes enlisted total force members from all branches of service for contributions to military or civilian ...
Tech. Sgt. Joseph Tenebruso, 370th Air Expeditionary Advisory Group, Detachment 1 expeditionary maintenance flight chief, marshals in a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter at Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq, July 2, 2017. The expeditionary maintenance liaisons marshal incoming aircraft at Qayyarah West to ...
Lester Burkhart served in U.S. Air Force. Tuesday ... The family moved to Oklahoma a few years later and it's there he attended school, graduated and decided to enlist in the U.S. Air Force. ... He added there are times when he wakes up at night thinking about those United States Air Force days gone by.
While on a flight from San Francisco to Seattle, she responded to a victim who went into cardiac arrest by providing cardiopulmonary resuscitation and stabilizing the victim. Once the aircraft landed, emergency responders from the ground transported the patient to the emergency room. (U.S. Air Force photo ...
We maintained a loose formation while climbing up to the correct altitude for the exercise. Initially, we expected to only reach about 14,000ft, but due to the less than ideal weather conditions, Vodka Flight was ordered to climb up to 22,000ft. That was the altitude we entered the range at after the roughly 10 ...
A business consultant allegedly plagiarized an article on leadership written by a former U.S. Air Force officer who is now a high-ranking official in the Department of Homeland Security. Thomas Mattus, president and founder of a business training firm, submitted a paper to the Project Management Institute ...
Albuquerque, N.M. (AP) -- The U.S. Air Force has named its top nurse for 2017 and the award goes to a nurse practitioner stationed at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico. Maj. Cindy Callisto is assigned to the 377th Medical Group. She says the honor comes as a shock. Callisto says she enjoys her ...
US Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet missile Air Force load crew members from Misawa Air Base, Japan, carry a bomb to an F-16 Fighting Falcon while an evaluator observes during the 2017 annual weapons load crew competition at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, May 13, 2017.(US Air Force ...
A British military air base in England used by the U.S. Air Force was locked down Monday after a disturbance, but the emergency measure ended when a man was arrested on suspicion of "criminal trespass," police and Air Force officials said. American service members fired shots during the incident at the ...
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket launched the new missile-warning satellite Friday night (Jan. 19) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Liftoff occurred at 7:48 p.m. EDT (0048 GMT on Jan. 20) after a one-day delay so engineers could address a ground-based issue associated with the ...
On December 27, 1935, the U.S. Air Force attacked a most fiery enemy ever: a Hawaiian volcano. Technically, it wasn't the air force in 1935, but the U.S. Army Air Corps. Nor had Congress declared war on the volcano, or passed an Authorization of military force Against Volcanoes. Nevertheless, when ...
A new video released by the United States Air Force on Friday shows two Russian jets being intercepted in past two months. The video shows two intercepts on November 23 and December 13 of two Russian Navy SU-30 Flankers flying in tight formation in international space near the Baltics, Stars and ...
The Defense Department's failure to report "significant numbers" of disqualifying records to the FBI's national background check system allowed former U.S. Air Force member Devin P. Kelley to buy a rifle and shoot 26 people to death Nov. 5 in a Sutherland Springs, Texas, church, the lawsuit said.
Master Sgt. Shalenna Mitchell, 386th Air Expeditionary Wing finance budget analyst and Tech. Sgt. Randle Mitchell, 386th Expeditionary civil engineering Squadron assistant chief of fire prevention, video chat with their children Dec. 21, 2017, as they do daily while on deployment at an undisclosed ...
Capt. Millie Hale, 22nd Air Refueling Wing executive officer, and Capt. Ralph Hale, 22nd Operations Group executive officer, pose for a photo on a T-38 Talon Aug. 13, 2017, at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. While she was in pilot training, a German air force pilot instructor provided the inspiration for ...
Submitted graphic The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force holds an annual Air Force Heritage and History Writing Competition, providing students the opportunity to develop positive academic and character qualities and to showcase their writing talents while vying for scholarship funds.
A Nevada man who sold smoke grenades and military-issued ammunition stolen from the U.S. Air Force has been sentenced to 18 months in prison and two years' probation. U.S. Attorney Steven Myhre says 38-year-old Temogen Tran Noguni of Henderson was sentenced Friday in Las Vegas after pleading guilty in August ...
Lockheed Martin contractor field service representatives attached to the Joint Special Operations Forces Support Detachment-K, install a front suspension Dec. 8, 2017, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega Jr.) Camp Sparta is a secure and isolated ...
A British military air base in England used by the U.S. Air Force was locked down Monday after a disturbance, but the emergency measure ended when a man was arrested on suspicion of "criminal trespass," police and Air Force officials said. American service members fired shots during the incident at the ...
WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- With a continued focus on solving the pilot retention problem and maintaining air dominance, Air Force senior leaders look to celebrate the culture and flying expertise of their pilots. "Airpower is a team sport - the ultimate competition - and I think it is imperative that we recognize ...


 

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