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U.S. Air Force enlisted members applying for a commission must go through a selection process during which their leadership potential, moral standards and academic strengths are evaluated. Stripes to bars: Airmen amplify leadership
Two junior officers assigned to Shaw Air Force Base began their Air Force journeys more than a decade before they applied to officer training school.
0 10/11
2017
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Trevor Harrison, 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron pavements and construction craftsman, cuts pavement with a power saw at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Sept. 25, 2017. Airmen pave way to mission readiness
An engine revs as tires roll over the silky black top steadily reaching 40, 50, 60 miles per hour, then, all of a sudden, the front tire sinks into a pothole. The chassis slams against the asphalt, the steering wheel jerks to the side as the sound of screeching tires echo—the car has lost control. If a pilot in control of a U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor were to find such a pothole as it screamed down the runway, the outcome could be catastrophic. To prevent such an incident, the 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron is tasked with the up keep of the oldest active U.S. Air Force airfield, which supports 5th generation weapons systems.
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2017
1st Lt. Kaitlin Toner, 23d Wing Public Affairs officer, speaks during a Violence Prevention Awareness event, Oct. 4, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Moody leadership proclaimed October as Violence Prevention Awareness Month in order to recognize and educate Airmen and families about suicide prevention, drug abuse, stalking awareness and domestic violence prevention. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt) Moody hosts first-ever Violence Prevention Awareness Event
The 23d Wing hosted Moody’s first Violence Prevention Awareness Event recognizing suicide prevention, drug abuse, stalking awareness and domestic violence prevention, Oct. 4, 2017, here. During the event, Col. Jennifer Short, 23d Wing commander, and Col. Jeffery Valenzia, 93d Air Ground Operations Wing commander, signed a proclamation declaring October as Violence Prevention Awareness Month.
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2017
The United States Flag stood at half-staff in remembrance of those who tragically lost their lives. Vegas Strong: Human Performance Team supports community
Suffering from shock, disbelief and sometimes the feeling of numbness, individuals impacted by a traumatic experience should receive help from trained professionals 24 to 72 hours after the initial crisis impact. Hours after the Las Vegas tragedy, member of Creech’s Human Performance Team and Nellis Air Force Base trauma teams made themselves available to Airmen and their families. "My wife and I were watching online when the story broke,” said Capt. Henry, 432nd Wing chaplain. “We watched as they reported and realized the impact the event would not only have on our city, but our nation."
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2017
Capt. Abby Wilkins, an Alpha Warrior competitor and qualifier for the regional competition, navigates the final obstacle during a qualifying run through an Alpha Warrior battle rig, Sept. 27, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The Alpha Warrior program was adopted by the Air Force in support of the Comprehensive Airmen Fitness pillars: mental, social, physical and spiritual. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider) Moody holds Alpha Warrior prelims
Airmen are battling for the title of ‘Alpha Warrior’ Sept. 27 to Oct. 6, at Moody Air Force Base. The Alpha Warrior program was adopted by the Air Force in support of the Comprehensive Airmen Fitness pillars: mental, social, physical and spiritual. The program consists of varying obstacle courses resembling those seen in NBC’s American Ninja Warrior.
0 9/29
2017
Master Sgt. Terri Adams, 23d Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management section chief, left, talks to the Uyeno family at a local pet store, Sept. 23, 2017, in Valdosta, Ga. Members of the 23d CES hosted the event as part of National Preparedness Month to educate pet owners on disaster precautions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt) 23d CES speaks up for pets, helps prepare owners
Members of the 23d Civil Engineer Squadron, along with the American Red Cross, held a National Preparedness Month event, Sept. 23, here. The event revolved around the 23d CES handing out free items to spread awareness about how pet owners can better prepare if a disaster hits.
0 9/26
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.
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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
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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 Airmen deploying, board a KC-10 Extender at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Aug. 10, 2017. It takes a village to deploy a warfighter
U.S. Air Force Airmen prepare to deploy across the globe in support of national objectives every day. To make this possible, installation deployment readiness cells and the unit deployment managers prepare and process members for deployment to unified combatant commands.
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