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The Block 5 is equipped with improved electrical and communications systems which provides better software and hardware upgrades for future operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Clausen) 386 AEW completes first flight of Block 5 MQ-9
The 386th Air Expeditionary Wing successfully completed its first combat mission with the latest version of the MQ-9 Reaper in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, recently. The wing’s remotely piloted aircraft unit, the 46th Expeditionary Attack Squadron, transitioned its attack and reconnaissance airframes from the MQ-1B Predator to the Block 5 MQ-9A Reaper.
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ACC EMEDS team deploy to support hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico ACC EMEDS team deploys to support hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico
As Puerto Rico continues to reel from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria, Air Combat Command deployed medical assets Oct. 18 to provide relief to the community and supplement teams that have already begun relief efforts. The 633rd Medical Group from Joint Base Langley-Eustis has one of the Air Force’s four Expeditionary Medical Support groups. They train year round to ensure they’re ready and able to deploy in the event of a disaster like the one facing Puerto Rico today.
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Hill AFB Maintainers load for Seoul ADEX Hill maintainers support F-35A first Asia appearance during Seoul ADEX 17
Twenty-seven Hill maintainers and accompanying support equipment loaded into a C-17 Globemaster III Oct. 13, bound for Northeast Asia’s largest air show to support the F-35A’s first time on Asian soil. Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition, also known as Seoul ADEX 17, offers a venue to deepen U.S. relationships with the Republic of Korea and enhance regional security while also giving 388th and 419th Fighter Wing maintainers a sense of interoperability and cultural awareness by working in another country. “With this temporary duty, we gain an increased understanding of how other platforms and countries conduct maintenance and daily operations,” said Lt. Col. Jennifer Phillips, 388th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander. “Boots on ground in a location other than home gives us breadth and increased understanding we’re able to pass onto peers, subordinates and leaders alike for application in future movements.”
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U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 633rd Medical Group deploy from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 18, 2017. JBLE Command and Control establishes AMC C2
Normally, while serving as Joint Base Langley-Eustis command and control specialists, U.S. Air Force Airmen in the JBLE Command Post focus on the varied missions of JBLE and its tenant wings. However, on Sept. 28, 2017, one critical mission called on these Airmen to support a global response mission.
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The PAROC assumes responsibility of synchronizing, managing, and implementing flying, maintenance, and communications operations across 16 active duty and Air National Guard bases in the continental United States. New Operations Center in RPA enterprise
Since 1996, the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper enterprise has been engaged in continuous combat operations in multiple theaters around the world. As the demand for remotely piloted aircraft support grew, so did the U.S. Air Force’s reconnaissance and attack capabilities.This rapid expansion left the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing with a need for tighter operational control. Thus the Persistent Attack and Reconnaissance Operations Center, a newly established single point of contact for combat operations was born and officially opened Oct. 16, 2017 at Creech Air Force Base.
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U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 633rd Medical Group deploy from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 18, 2017. AF medics deploy to Puerto Rico, aid hurricane relief efforts
Approximately 87 members assigned to the 633rd Medical Group departed Joint Base Langley-Eustis to set up and operate a 25-bed Expeditionary Medical Support field hospital in support of hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico, Oct. 15-17, 2017.
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The 232nd OS activated in 2007 and provides training on techniques and procedures associated with new innovations for the Remotely Piloted Aircraft community. Nevada National Guard unit celebrates 10 years of RPA operations
The 232nd Operations Squadron celebrated its 10th year anniversary as an associate unit integrated with the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center and the 432nd Wing at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. In the decade since its activation, the squadron's Airmen have acted as remotely piloted aircraft maintainers, sensor operators, pilots and intelligence specialists.
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U.S. Army Soldiers from the 832nd Transportation Battalion, 597th Transportation Brigade, load a vehicle onto a U.S. Air Force Air Mobility Command C-17 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 18, 2017. Fort Eustis Soldiers to manage port ops in Puerto Rico
The first two of four U.S. Air Force C-17 cargo aircraft loaded with Army troops and equipment from Fort Eustis’ 832nd Transportation Battalion broke ground before daylight, Oct. 18, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis en route to the hurricane-battered Caribbean island of Puerto Rico.
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Team Shaw members gather for a potluck lunch of Hispanic foods during a Hispanic Organization for Latin Appreciation hosted finale event for Hispanic Heritage Month at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Oct. 12, 2017. Airmen celebrate Hispanic cultures
The Hispanic Organization for Latin Appreciation hosted a Hispanic Heritage Month finale, Oct. 12.
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Air Force officials are seeking nominations for the 2018 General and Mrs. Jerome F. O’Malley Award. All nomination packages are due to the Air Force’s Personnel Center no later than Jan. 26, 2018. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons) AF accepting nominations for Gen. and Mrs. Jerome F. O’Malley Award
Air Force officials are seeking nominations for the 2018 General and Mrs. Jerome F. O’Malley Award. The award recognizes the wing commander and spouse team whose contributions to the nation, Air Force and local community best exemplify the highest ideals and positive leadership of a military couple serving in a key Air Force position. Organizations
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