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Amn Malcolm Charles, 902nd Security Forces Squadron entry controller, sends a situation report of the Incident Support Base where Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster relief trucks are parked at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, September 7, 2017. Harvey relief efforts are personal to Airman from Houston
A 902nd Security Forces Squadron entry controller’s thoughts turned to his family as Hurricane Harvey prepared to unleash its fury on the city of Houston more than two weeks ago.
0 9/11
2017
ACC Commander offers encouragement to newest AF aviators ACC Commander offers encouragement to newest AF aviators
Gen. Mike Holmes, Commander of Air Combat Command, addressed Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 17-14 during their graduation ceremony here Sept. 8. Holmes, a former 14th Operations Group Commander, spoke to the Air Force’s 22 newest aviators, one of which was his son, 2nd Lt. Wade Holmes.
0 9/11
2017
Default Air Force Logo AF to implement Second Assignment In-Place Pilot Program
The Air Force will allow limited fighter aircrew to extend their time at certain assignments in an effort to improve quality of life, quality of service and help retain experienced aviators for longer than 20 years.
0 9/07
2017
Pararescuemen from the 58th Rescue Squadron speak with a victim of Hurricane Harvey, Aug. 30, 2017, in Orange, Texas. Guardian Angel boat teams rescue Hurricane Harvey victims
The 347th and 563d Rescue Groups from Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Nellis AFB, Nev., and Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., sent rescue boat teams to Orange County, Texas, and the surrounding areas in support of FEMA during Hurricane Harvey disaster response efforts.
0 9/01
2017
Members of the 23d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare an A-10C Thunderbolt II to be washed, Aug. 28, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Maintenance procedures require that A-10s are washed at least every 180 days to prevent maintenance issues and safety hazards to the pilot. Since strong chemicals are used to clean the aircraft Airmen must wear personal protective equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider) A 23d Wing ‘hawg’ gets a bath
What has roughly 40 teeth, sounds like ‘brrrt,’ and occasionally needs a bath? The 23d Wing’s A-10C Thunderbolt IIs, also known as ‘Hawgs,’ are subject to an assortment of scheduled maintenance appointments to include washes every 180 days or approximately 1,000 flying hours. “It’s extremely important that maintenance keeps the aircraft clean,” said U.S. Air Force Maj. Thomas Harney, 75th Fighter Squadron director of operations and A-10 pilot. “Every time we fire the gun, gases flow up and cover the aircraft with grease which can affect operational components of the aircraft and the pilot’s visibility.”
0 9/01
2017
Chief Master Sgt. Stanley Cadell, 25th Air Force command chief, observes instruments of a U-2 Dragon Lady training aircraft. ISR command chief’s goal: Help Airmen do their jobs better, faster, smarter, safer
When Chief Master Sgt. Stanley Cadell arrived at 25th Air Force Headquarters for his newest assignment, it was not his first time at Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland.
0 8/30
2017
A photo depiction of a master sergeant writing poems with pen and paper. Master Sgt. Zhyronn Carter, 373rd Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group/Alaska Mission Operations Center, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, recently published her book in November 2016. According to Carter, her book consists of poems about domestic abuse and sexual trauma from different points of views. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes) Writer, Airman finds beauty through adversity in flowers
“Beauty comes in different forms. When we see beauty, we assume that it had a great life; but there is more than meets the eye. Even the most beautiful soul comes from a place of hardship and sorrow. There are many tragedies that happen to us all; whether it is domestic abuse or sexual trauma, we will triumph and continue to bloom like flowers.”
0 8/29
2017
Default Air Force Logo Be memorable, inspire future generations
Staff Sgts. Stan Mason, Charlie Jefferson, Doc Lawrence, and Master Sgt. Kenneth G. Webb. None of you know these individuals, but their legacy and efforts as supervisors are evident.These NCOs were my very first influences in the Air Force and the reason I am wearing these chevrons today.Front-line supervisors have the greatest impact on the Air
0 8/29
2017
(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis P. Docherty) Eclipse of the heart: Holloman Airmen reach for the stars
Hundreds of thousands of individuals, whether peering out their bedroom windows or traveling in caravans of motor vehicles to various destinations across America, watched in excited anticipation as the sun and moon traversed paths to create a total solar eclipse Aug. 21, 2017.
0 8/24
2017
Both 23d Component Maintenance Squadron propulsion technicians, Airman 1st Class Anthony Guevara, left, and Airman 1st Class Jesse Mendheim, disassemble a TF-34 engine used in A-10C Thunderbolt lls, Jan. 25, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen pay close attention to detail while systematically breaking the engine down. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider) Continuous Process Improvement bears fruit
The investment in Airmen’s ideas through a Continuous Process Improvement event this past January has Moody’s propulsion team displaying measurable improvements in the timeliness and effectiveness of supporting the A-10C Thunderbolt II’s increased flying mission. Over the last seven months, The 23d Component Maintenance Squadron has gradually implemented the ideas from approximately 20 civilians and Airmen from almost every enlisted rank to better maintain the TF-34 engine used in A-10s. The results speak for themselves. “We have seen our Airmen at all levels react positively to the initiative,” said U.S. Air Force Maj. Michael Irwin, 23d CMS former commander during the CPI event. “The men and women at the Propulsion flight have completely embraced the idea of continuous improvement and they want to be the best! You can feel that excitement every time you visit their facility.”
0 8/17
2017
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