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Tech. Sgt. Dallas Ayers, 823d Base Defense Squadron assistant flight chief, poses for a photo March 6, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Ayers is preparing to make the transition from protecting lives in combat to honoring the Air Force. He was recently selected for the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard and will begin his honor guard technical school April 16. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt) Airman soars to new heights with Air Force Honor Guard
Airmen are called to serve in a range of ways. In one facet of service, the United States Air Force Honor Guard ensures a legacy of Airmen who protect the standards, perfect the image and preserve the heritage at the highest echelon of professionalism. On the other side of the spectrum- Battlefield Airmen are always ready to deploy while maintaining combat and specialty training standards matched only by their profound sense of discipline and loyalty.
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2018
JA Airmen take home gold JA Airmen take home gold
Holloman Air Force Base’s 49th Wing Legal Office was named Air Combat Command’s Legal Office of the Year for 2017.
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A member of the British Royal Air Force shares tactical points with Airmen from the 824th Base Defense Squadron during close-quarters battle training, Feb. 28, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 820th Base Defense Group welcomed a member of the British Royal Air Force to embed into multiple training situations to help strengthen combined operations between U.S. and British forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Snider) RAF trainer instructs CQB tactics
The 820th BDG teamed with British Royal Air Force Sgt. Glenn Risebrow,15th Squadron senior noncommissioned officer in charge of training, in multiple training scenarios to help strengthen combined operations between U.S. and British forces.
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A KC-135 Stratotanker from the 101st Air Refueling Wing refuels F-22 Raptors from the 94th Fighter Squadron over the Atlantic Ocean, Feb. 22, 2018. Global reach powers air superiority
A KC-135 Stratotanker from the 101st Air Refueling Wing refuels F-22 Raptors from the 94th Fighter Squadron over the Atlantic Ocean, Feb. 22, 2018. The Stratotanker refueled four Raptors during this routine training mission. Refueling missions help the 94th Fighter Squadron accomplish their task of providing rapid air superiority to the United States and its allies. This total force training mission involved an Air National Guard refueling team, base out of Maine, and an active duty fighter jet team, based out of Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Luis Castro, Air Combat Command, Command Center NCO in charge of command and control operations reports, works at the ACC Command Center, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Feb. 1, 2018. Eyes and Ears: Command Center provides vital information for combat missions, support
Strategic aerial support and combat missions occur daily around the world; and Airmen at the Air Combat Command, Command Center work 24-7 to ensure that their major command’s commander and his staff are well informed of the statuses of their MAJCOM missions. While a command center is similar to a command post, the ACC Command Center works on a much larger scale gathering internal and external information that affects all of the command’s bases, not just a single installation. The center then gives all that data to the COMACC enabling him to make informed decisions and lead his command with the proper information.
0 2/07
2018
Families and friends wait for their loved ones to exit a C-17 Globemaster III during a redeployment, Jan. 23, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 74th Fighter Squadron and 23d Maintenance Group returned home after a seven-month deployment in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Snider) Warfighters return to loved ones
During the seven-month deployment the 74th Fighter Squadron flew more than 1,700 sorties, employed weapons over 4,400 times, destroyed 2,300 targets and killed 2,800 insurgents.
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Airman 1st Class Evan Valance, 23d Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels distribution operator, carries gear and food to an M-11 refueling truck before conducting HH-60G Pave Hawk hot-pit refueling operations, Jan. 16, 2018 at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen who work in the petroleum, oils and lubricants (POL) flight frequently use hot pit refueling, which is a more efficient tactic that allows aircrews a quick transition from the flight line back to their current objective. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Snider) POL enables faster turnarounds, longer missions
“With hot-pit refuels we’re prepositioned and they taxi to us and with the engines still running,” said Tech. Sgt. Zachary Beggin, 23d LRS NCO in charge of fuels distribution. “They hookup, refuel and their back up in the air and it decreases ground time by 66 percent.” Less ground time means more time in the air and in the mission. This tactic equips aircrews with the ability to push the operations tempo and also minimize the demand for maintenance support.
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Vice President Mike Pence addresses Airmen during his visit to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Jan. 11, 2018. During his speech, Pence lauded the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center for its rigorous and realistic training via the U.S. Air Force Weapons School and Nevada Test and Training Range. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew Sarver) Vice President Mike Pence visits Nellis AFB
Vice President Mike Pence made his way to Las Vegas Jan. 11, 2018, to attend the grand opening of the first AFWERX facility and visit the men and women of Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
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2018
A California Air National Guard HH-60G Pave Hawk rescue helicopter with air crews and  two elite Guardian Angel pararescuemen from the 129th Rescue Wing Moffett Air National Guard Base, Calif, provide search and rescue operations in Southern California, impacted by a mud slides, Jan. 10, 2018. (photo by Staff Sgt. Cristian Meyers/released) ANG supports SoCal mudslide rescue efforts
California Air National Guardsmen from the 129th Rescue Wing are providing search and rescue support in Southern California for those impacted by the recent mudslides. The 129th Rescue Wing is a unit of the California Air National Guard, stationed at Moffett Federal Airfield in Mountain View, California. If activated to federal service, the wing is gained within the United States Air Force by the Air Combat Command.
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2018
Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, speaks to Airmen selected as superior performers during his visit to Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 6, 2018. Holmes visited the Airmen of the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing to view Remotely Piloted Aircraft operations firsthand and to discuss the future of the enterprise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Clausen) COMACC visits Creech to discuss RPA enterprise future
The Commander of Air Combat Command, Gen. Mike Holmes, and ACC Command Chief, Chief Master Sgt. Frank Batten, visited the men and women of Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 6, 2018. Holmes and Batten met with Creech leadership to discuss future installation and mission opportunities. They also toured operational squadrons to greet the Airmen of the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing and see them perform their critical mission.
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