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A U.S. Airman assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing listens to a land mobile radio during a Poinsett Ready Weasel Adaptive Basing Exercise at Poinsett Electronic Combat Range, near Wedgefield, S.C., Dec. 6, 2017. Shaw adapts, overcomes during basing exercise
U.S. Airmen assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing participated in an adaptive basing exercise at Poinsett Electronic Combat Range near Wedgefield, South Carolina, Dec. 4–7.The exercise, which derived from the directive of Gen. Mike Holmes, commander, Air Combat Command, provided an opportunity to increase tactical proficiency, hone the ability to
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2017
With the help of a colleague, Capt. Eric Walter, 386th Expeditionary Medical Group physical therapy element chief, has developed a proactive approach to physical therapy at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. Innovative PT program increases readiness downrange
An innovative system is being used to help Airmen remain mission ready and physically capable, allowing them to be more productive in their duties downrange.
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An A-10C Thunderbolt II rests on the flightline during an exercise, Dec. 5, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. During Moody’s Phase 1, Phase 2 exercise, leadership tested Airmen across maintenance units on their abilities to accurately and efficiently ready aircraft and cargo to deploy. The exercise tasked Airmen from various aircraft maintenance units (AMU) to generate 16 aircraft from Moody’s fleet of A-10C Thunderbolt II’s. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson) Tiger Team inspects for success
Airmen from various aircraft maintenance units (AMU) participated in an exercise that tested their ability to accurately and efficiently generate 16 aircraft from Moody’s fleet of A-10C Thunderbolt II’s to rapidly deploy to meet the needs of combatant commanders, Dec. 4-7, here. As part of Moody’s Phase 1, Phase 2 exercise, a Tiger Team consisting of four maintenance professionals, with varying areas of expertise, had the pivotal role of ensuring each aircraft was ready for inspections by Moody’s Wing Inspection Team(WIT).
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Senior Airman Tyler Lee Bordner and Senior Airman Johnathan Bailey, 49th Logistics Readiness Squadron mission generating vehicle and equipment maintenance journeymen, separate the gasket on a butterfly valve at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Dec. 4, 2017. The shop is constantly working, whether it’s: replacing broken parts on a vehicle, diagnosing vehicle problems or general vehicle upkeep in support of Holloman’s mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy M. Young) Three-Airman shop keeps fuel pumping
Tucked away in a corner of Holloman AFB is a small shop that keeps trucks moving, aircraft flying and mission critical equipment running around base. The 49th Logistics Readiness Squadron refueling maintenance shop consists of three Airmen that are responsible for maintenance and upkeep of the base’s 18 refueling vehicles. The shop’s mission is to
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2017
Graphic illustration of the Air Force Technical Applications Center’s STEM program.  AFTAC Airmen selected for Air Force STEM awards
The winners of the 2017 Air Force Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Awards were recently announced and the Air Force Technical Applications Center had an exceptional presence among the winners. Of the fourteen packages Air Combat Command submitted for this year’s awards, seven winners were selected, and five of those were from AFTAC.
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Senior Airman Nicholas Dacyk, 723d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron hydraulics systems apprentice, marshals an HH-60G Pave Hawk, Dec. 5, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. As part of a Phase 1, Phase 2 exercise, the 23d Wing is evaluating its operations, maintenance and logistics to determine its readiness to rapidly deploy. The HH-60 capabilities were tested to determine the 723d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron’s ability to make a helicopter operational. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eugene Oliver) 723d AMXS unfolds maintenance readiness
Moody’s Phase 1, Phase 2 exercise tested the 23d Wing’s ability to prepare, deploy and execute their mission at a moment’s notice. The 723d AMXS was tasked with folding HH-60s in preparation for transport in a larger aircraft and unfolding them once they arrive at their final destination. During folding, the rotor blades are revolved and aligned with the body of the helicopter, and fastened into place.
0 12/07
2017
This photo, provided by the Robins Air Force Base History Office shows the USS Arizona coming under attack at Pearl Harbor. (Robins History Office Photo) Air Power at Pearl Harbor
When Japanese Naval aircraft attacked Pearl Harbor on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, they also attacked U.S. Army Air Forces flying fields and facilities as well.    Only a handful of U.S. pilots got airborne to fight back. The most famous were two young pilots named Welch and Taylor. At Wheeler Field, 2nd Lts. George Welch and Kenneth Taylor were
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U.S. Air Force Maj. Paul Lopez, F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team pilot, shakes hands with an F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team crew chief before taking off for his certification flight at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Nov. 30, 2017. In order to be recognized as a certified aerial demonstration pilot, pilots must conduct an aerial demonstration in the presence of commanders at the group, wing, numbered air force, and major command levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Zade Vadnais) Newest F-22 demo pilot certifies at Shaw
It’s a warm, sunny day and the flightline at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina is inexplicably quiet. An F-22 Raptor sits idly on the concrete in front of Hangar 1200, its twin vertical stabilizers and larger frame making it stick out like a sore thumb among the base’s many F-16 Fighting Falcons. Suddenly, hard rock music and a gritty voice crash through the silence. From the right, another F-22 takes off from the runway and soars into the sky, engines roaring. The show has begun.
0 12/06
2017
Dr. Donald Hoying holds a solid state module on Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Nov. 29, 2017. Upgrades to missile detection radar earns civilian recognition
The award is Hoying’s most recent of many for his role in addressing key capability upgrades. His team hardened radars to survive electromagnetic pulses, protected sites against cyberattack and consolidated multiple sustainment contracts, saving the government $50 million. Solid State Module replacement, the largest update underway, will address an estimated 25,000 aging components in the BMEWS system, positioning the radars for expanded future capability.
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2017
U.S. Marine AV-8B Harriers with the Marine Attack Squadron 231 assigned to Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., are parked on the flightline during basic fighter maneuver training at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, Dec. 1, 2017. Shaw pilots host sister services
Pilots assigned to Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina hosted U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps and took to the skies to duel each other, Dec. 1.
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