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Col. Houston Cantwell, the 49th Wing commander, swabs the inside of his cheek while registering for the “Salute to Life” program during the 49th Medical Group’s Swab-Thru event, at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. on April 20, 2017. The Swab-Thru, coordinated with the “Salute to Life” program, is a special drive-thru bone marrow registration event. Members who are interested in registering can stop by the Medical Group lab during duty hours. The MDG will continue to host registration drives throughout the year, but would like for other groups, squadrons and flights to get involved and host events. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis P. Docherty) Swab-Thru 2017: Get swabbed, save a life
The 49th Medical Group hosted Holloman Air Force Base, N.M.’s first ever Swab-Thru, a special drive-thru bone marrow donor registration event, April 20, 2017. The event was held in the parking lot across from the MDG. Over 100 Airmen nestled their cars into the lot and registered with the “Salute to Life” program, to show their support for victims
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2017
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Diante Cooper, 19th Air Support Operations Squadron Tactical Air Control Party specialist, watches and communicates with an A-10C Thunderbolt II during a joint close air support exercise at Camp Grayling, Mich. April 13, 2017. To further build interoperability and hone their unique skillset, members of the German air force Air Ground Operations Squadron travelled to the U.S. to partner with the 19th ASOS and conduct a close air support exercise working with A-10C Thunderbolts IIs and F-16 Fighting Falcons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider) NATO partners conduct close air support exercise
Today’s fight against terrorism doesn’t rest on the shoulders of one country. It’s a team fight, meaning countries must be interoperable to effectively defeat the evil in this world. To better support that team, members of the German air force’s Air Ground Operations Squadron partnered with the 19th Air Support Operations Squadron to conduct a close air support exercise, April 10 to 14 at Camp Grayling, Mich.
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2017
Chaplain (Maj.) Jim Bridgham, wing chaplain, 363rd Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing, Joint Base Langley- Eustis, discusses resilience during a podcast. Airman Resilience Teams keep Silent Warriors ready to fight, ready for life
Whether active-duty Air Force, civilian or contractor, life happens, and you can’t always be prepared for it. An important part of making daily Air Force missions happen is ensuring Airmen are ready for what life hands them.
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2017
To better utilize the Air Force's top secret communications system, there is a migration taking place that will consolidate all legacy Air Force and Air National Guard JWICS, synchronizing JWICS Air Force wide. Melanie Weems, program manager, AF JWICS Program Management Office, works with multiple contract personnel, like Brian Boblett, migration specialist, and Russ Williamson, migration technician lead, to complete the migration. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lori A. Bultman) Intelligence communications systems migrate worldwide
While protecting the nation and seeking out the enemy, U.S. military forces must exchange sensitive information safely and securely. The Air Force Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System allows multi-media communications between authorized individuals by secure means, and in a timely manner.
0 4/05
2017
363d ISR Wing Shield Fact Sheet Art Feeding thousands, earning black belt among accomplishments of 363rd ISRW awardees
Leaders from the 363rd Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing synchronized their goals and missions, and recognized this year’s wing-level award winners at their annual conference in March.
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2017
Staff Sgt. Keisha Hill, a Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Victim Advocate and a 49th Maintenance Squadron munitions support equipment supervisor, poses for a photo at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. on March 24, 2017. Hill has been volunteering as a VA since 2006 and was recently recognized as Air Combat Command’s 2016 Volunteer Victim Advocate of the year. “You cannot do this job if you are just here for a bullet or to look good. This job will break your heart. You are helping someone at a very vulnerable time in their lives, and it will make you both hate and love mankind.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis P. Docherty) Holloman Airman recognized as ACC's Volunteer VA of the year
Staff Sgt. Keisha Hill, a 49th Maintenance Squadron munitions support equipment supervisor, was recently recognized as Air Combat Command’s 2016 Volunteer Victim Advocate of the year. Hill, who has been a Sexual Assault Prevention and Response VA volunteer since 2006, was rewarded for her role in establishing a SAPR program while deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan this past year.
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The Stu Engbretson Tactics Analysts of the Year award recognizes analysts’ significant accomplishments completed outside the scope of their traditional Air Force Specialty Code and how that work impacts Combat Air Forces. Award recognizes analysts’ extraordinary tactical impact
The 25th Air Force Tactics Analysis Reporting Program recently recognized the Stu Engbretson Tactics Analysts of the Year. This program recognizes analysts’ significant accomplishments completed outside the scope of their traditional Air Force Specialty Code and how that work impacts Combat Air Forces and Mobility Air Forces, said Kevin Inman, Tactics and Adversary Studies Element Manager, 25th Air Force.
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US. Army soldier Ricardo Plana, and his wife, Emerenciana Plana, pose for a photo in the Philippines, in between 1946 and 1949. Retired U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Ricardo Plana and thousands more prisoners of war were forced to march 70 miles before entering concentration camps during WWII. To honor his and other POW’s sacrifices, Plana’s grandson, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Max Biser, 23d Security Forces Squadron NCO in charge of confinement, marched 26.2 miles, March 19, 2017, at White Sands Missile Range, N. M. (courtesy photo) Bataan Death March: Airman honors POW grandfather
Starvation, torture and a 70-mile march to concentration camps or dying in the process were the only options Philippine soldier, the late Ricardo Plana faced after the U.S. surrendered the Bataan Peninsula to the Japanese during World War II. Now, 75 years later, his grandson, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Max Biser, 23d Security Forces Squadron, traveled to the White Sands Missile Range, N.M., to complete the 26.2-mile Bataan Memorial Death March, March 19.
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2017
U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Kennon Arnold, 633rd Air Base Wing command chief, addresses community concerns voiced by helping agency representatives during a Community Action Information Board meeting at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., March 9, 2017. The Integrated Delivery System council meets monthly to collaborate and coordinate plans to enrich life for Airmen and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard) IDS: Collaborating agencies improve lives
While the Joint Base Langley-Eustis Integrated Delivery System may sound like a technology based program, it’s not that all. In fact, it’s the opposite.The IDS is comprised of helping agency representatives from the installation, who meet monthly to find solutions to issues they see or hear about from the JBLE community.“What all of these helping
0 3/22
2017
Default Air Force Logo Air Force invites industry for light attack platform experiment
The Air Force released an industry Invitation to Participate today to evaluate the military utility of light attack platforms in future force structure.The invitation is part of a broader Air Force effort to explore cost-effective attack platform options. The live-fly experiment is an element of the Light Attack Capabilities Experimentation
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2017
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