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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Brian Dowling, 27th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, walks out to an F-22 Raptor to conduct preflight inspections during Red Flag 17-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 26, 2017. This is Dowling’s first time participating in the U.S. Air Force’s premiere large-force air, cyber and space exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard) From Southside to Air Force: Maintainer shares story of redemption
Enduring the Southside of Chicago Heights’ symphony of gun shots and screams was not something U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Brian Dowling was willing to continue.
0 2/06
2017
Maintainers from the 419th and 388th Fighter Wings conduct conducts preflight checks on an F-35A Lightning II from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, during Red Flag 17-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 24, 2017. Airmen from the active duty 388th FW and Air Force Reserve 419th FW fly and maintain the Lightning II in a total force partnership, capitalizing on the strength of both components. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard) ISR, Cyber coordinate capabilities for maximum effect at Red Flag
Created in 1975, Red Flag was established by Gen. Robert J. Dixon, then commander of Tactical Air Command, to more realistically train forces for combat. This year’s first Red Flag, 17-1, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, has today’s Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance warriors thinking about the many kinetic, or traditional weapon, and non-kinetic, information warfare, effects they can produce in battle scenarios.
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2017
Airman First Class Connor McDonald, left, and Staff Sgt. Tayrell Washington, both 74th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load team members, use an MJ-1C bomb lift to transport a Mark 82 general purpose bomb during Green Flag-West 17-03, Jan. 24, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Weapons Airmen enabled joint force training during the two-week exercise by loading weapons, inspecting jets and maintaining munitions systems. Some of the live munitions included the Mark 82 and 84 general purpose bombs, high-explosive incendiary 30mm rounds and the 500 pound GBU-12 Paveway II laser-guided bomb. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan) Weapons Airmen enable joint training
Weapons troops from the 74th Aircraft Maintenance Unit enabled joint force training during Green Flag-West 17-03, Jan. 13-27 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.GFW, an air-land combat integration exercise, provided these Airmen with a rare opportunity to put their home station training to use by allowing them to load live munitions
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2017
Sticky notes represent every step to overhauling a TF-34 engine used in A-10s, Jan. 23, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Representatives from Air Combat Command traveled to Moody Air Force Base to participate in a Continuous Process Improvement event with the goal of decreasing the scheduled 28 days it takes to disassemble, repair and reassemble the TF-34 engine. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider) Moody Consolidated Maintenance Squadron aims to raise the bar
The 23d Component Maintenance Squadron, here, utilized the week of Jan. 23-27 to begin assessing ways to better support the A-10C Thunderbolt II’s increased flying mission. Representatives from Air Combat Command at Langley Air Force Base, Va., and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., traveled to Moody to participate in the Continuous Process Improvement event.
0 1/27
2017
Firefighters from the 23d Civil Engineer Squadron douse flames during nighttime, live-fire training, Jan. 10, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. All of Moody’s firefighters are required to perform this training at least once a year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider) 23rd CES trains in extinguishing night fires
Team Moody’s 23rd Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters routinely perform nighttime training exercises to prepare for emergencies.
0 1/19
2017
A catfish is a person who pretends to be someone they're not, using social media to create a false identity with the intent of scamming someone, or worse. Catfishing: Don’t get lured in
Dating in today’s technologically savvy world seems to have become less personal. In many cases, finding someone to spend time with might be based on information obtained through dating websites, phone calls, texts, chats and instant messages. The big question amidst the barrage of electronic information - Is the person on the other end, someone you have never met, worthy of your time? Is the potential date being sincere and honest, or is disaster just one click away?
0 1/19
2017
Default Air Force Logo AF selects Shaw AFB as the preferred location to host a new RPA unit
The Air Force has selected Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, as the preferred location to base a new MQ-9 Reaper group, including mission control elements.  Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona; Moody AFB, Georgia; Mountain Home AFB, Idaho; and Offutt AFB, Nebraska, were named as reasonable alternatives and will be considered as part of the environmental
0 1/18
2017
Airmen from Moody’s 820th Base Defense Group board a U.S. Army CASA C-212 with U.S. Air Force and Army counterparts as well as German Army jumpmasters during the 19th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop, Dec. 15, 2016, at Mackall Army Air Field, N.C. The 820th BDG trained with domestic, German, Italian, and Canadian jumpmasters to share and learn airborne training tactics, and expand their experience through working with partner nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Nash)   Multinational paratroopers fill NC skies
North Carolina’s skies were filled with 4,000 paratroopers across the world during the 19th annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop. Every year, the Fort Bragg, N.C. community begins celebrating the holiday early by inviting their coalition partners to participate in the world’s largest annual multinational airborne exercise and give toys to children in need. U.S. Air Force and Army units worked alongside Canadian, Dutch, Botswanan, Czech, German, Italian, Polish, and Singaporean armed forces to strenghten coalition partnerships and hone airborne capabilities. Paratroopers participated in the event as 120 jumpmasters helped jumpers familiarize themselves with a multitude of aircraft and standardizations, which helped units to forge bonds to lessen cultural barriers.
0 12/21
2016
Chaplain (Col.) Timothy Butler, Air Combat Command Chaplain, smiles at an ACC Chaplain Corps Leadership Development Symposium Dec. 8, 2016. The symposium’s intent was to bring senior chapel leadership together in a forum to discuss leadership strategies, share best practices and better leverage chapel resources. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nick Wilson) ACC hosts second of 3 planned chaplain leadership symposiums, develops leadership skills within chaplain corps
Senior religious support teams from around the world met here in early December for the Air Combat Command Chaplain Corps Leadership Development Symposium. The symposium’s intent was to bring senior chapel leadership together in a forum to discuss leadership strategies, share best practices and better leverage chapel resources.
0 12/19
2016
Graphic design to go with T.H.R.I.V.E story. Deploy-in-place Airmen learn to THRIVE
The Airmen of the 480th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group have a unique mission which requires them to ‘deploy’ on a daily basis. Adding to the stress of being ‘deployed in place,’ the Airmen are in an Air Force community located on an Army installation working with a National Intelligence mission partner. When Airmen are ‘deployed’ to combat activities daily, and separated from a community of other Airmen, what do they need to thrive?
0 12/16
2016
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