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Staff Sgt. John Mitchell, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordinance technician, wears an EOD suit during a training exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 5, 2016. Trained to detect, disarm, detonate and dispose of explosive threats all over the world, EODs are the specialists who bravely serve as the Air Force’s bomb squad. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum) Nellis EOD conducts counter-IED training
The 99th Civil Engineer Squadron EOD technicians conducted a training exercise on May 5, 2016, at Nellis AFB in order to hone their skills and be better prepared for future scenarios.
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Firefighters from the Valdosta Fire Department put equipment away after aircraft live fire training, April 26, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Moody’s fire department and the VFD use similar equipment, which makes training and working together easier. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Janiqua P. Robinson/Released) Firefighters: combating flames, forging bonds
Moody’s 23d Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters and the Valdosta Fire Department practice techniques to extinguish the fires that could result after tragedies like this during live aircraft fire training, April 26-27, here.
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Default Air Force Logo Beale selected for Resilient Energy Demonstration Initiative
The Air Force has selected Beale Air Force Base, California, as the lead site for its Resilient Energy Demonstration Initiative (REDI) to develop and deploy innovative energy resilience technologies and business models, and then apply the results to other missions and installations across the Air Force enterprise.
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Members from the 548th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group participates in a functional movement screening course as part of a Human Performance Coach Initiative April 1, 2016. The screening assesses movement patterns, mobility and stability. The Human Performance Coach Initiative provides Airmen a certification in a series of training covering fitness, nutrition, sports psychology, and tactical strength and conditioning. This enables them to prescribed individual and squadron fitness and nutritional coaching, education, and training to address occupational demands and unique mission requirements of their community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ramon A. Adelan) 548th ISRG continues their push for Human Performance Optimization
SPEaR Inititiative
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Lt. Col. George Watkins, the 34th Fighter Squadron commander, flies a combat-coded F-35A Lightning II aircraft past the control tower at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Sept. 17, 2015. During the sortie, the base’s first, Watkins conducted mission qualification training focusing on weapons employment, range familiarization and mission system proficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo/Alex R. Lloyd) AF names candidate bases, criteria for choosing next F-35A sites
Air Force officials announced April 12 that Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona; Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida; Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas; and Whiteman AFB, Missouri, are candidate bases for the first Reserve-led F-35A Lightning II location.
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An MQ- Reaper remotely piloted aircraft performs aerial maneuvers over Creech Air Force Base, Nev., June 25, 2015. The MQ-9 Reaper is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft that is employed primarily as an intelligence-collection asset and secondarily against dynamic execution targets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cory D. Payne/Not Reviewed) AF releases criteria for basing new RPA units
The Air Force released basing criteria April 12 that will be used to select candidate bases for a potential new MQ-9 Reaper wing with units at up to two locations.
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The Air Force recently approved two initiatives for the remotely piloted aircraft career field. Eight RPA reconnaissance squadrons will be redesignated as attack squadrons, and the Air Force has also authorized RPA aircrews to log combat time when flying an aircraft within designated hostile airspace, regardless of the aircrew's physical location. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay) Air Force approves RPA initiatives
The Air Force recently approved two initiatives for the remotely piloted aircraft career field. First, eight RPA reconnaissance squadrons will be redesignated as attack squadrons. Second, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III authorized RPA aircrews to log combat time when flying an aircraft within designated hostile airspace, regardless of the aircrew's physical location.
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Two F-22 Raptors from Langley AFB, Va., arrived in Santiago, Chile to participate in the International Air and Space Fair (FIDAE), March 27, 2016.  More than 65 Airmen from around the U.S. are scheduled to participate in a variety of activities during the week-long air show that includes aerial demonstrations, interaction with the local community, and subject matter expert exchanges with the Chilean air force. The F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team performs precision aerial maneuvers that demonstrate the unique capabilities of the world’s only operational fifth-generation fighter aircraft.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman/Released) AFSOUTH heads to Chile for largest air and space fair in Western Hemisphere
More than 65 Airmen from around the U.S. are scheduled to participate in a variety of activities during the week-long air show that includes aerial demonstrations, interaction with the local community, and subject matter expert exchanges with the Chilean air force. “AFSOUTH has built relationships with our partner nations, like Chile, through the
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