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Air Force Academy Cadet Benge waits for his next instruction during an Air Liaison Officer Aptitude Assessment, Feb. 14, 2017, at Camp Bullis, Texas. The week-long assessment allows current ALOs and enlisted cadre to decide if the cadets are worthy of progressing to the Tactical Air Control Party school house. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider) Air liaison officers test cadets
Cadets from the Air Force Academy attended an Air Liaison Officers Aptitude Assessment Feb. 13 to 17 at Camp Bullis, Texas. Current ALOs and enlisted tactical air control party members from the 93rd Air Ground Operations Wing filled the roles of cadre and raters to assess if the cadets have what it takes to join their career field.
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Walter Wilson and U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Nicholas Imber, 733rd Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintainers, use a grease gun to squeeze bio-based grease into a forklift carriage at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Jan. 31, 2017. JBLE is one of four Air Force bases that will perform a 12-month long test of the grease on its vehicles. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kaylee Dubois) Langley 1 of 4 AFBs to test bio-based grease
The 733rd Logistics Readiness Squadron Vehicle Management Flight was chosen to participate in a 12-month long experimental testing of a new bio-based grease to lessen the base's impact on the environment. The 441st Vehicle Support Chain Operations Squadron and representatives from the Defense Logistics Agency briefed the vehicle management flight about the impact of the bio-based grease on the three vehicles chosen to test the grease Jan. 31.
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Staff Sgt. Rasheed, 7th Intelligence Squadron, selects a letter corresponding to a word spoken from a touch screen interactive program which tests his cognitive reaction time during occupational therapy Jan. 17. Rasheed suffered a cerebral aneurysm in 2015 and part of his recovery is working on occupational exercises. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes) Stronger through adversity: Airman rebounding after aneurysm
Early on Dec. 9, 2015, Staff Sgt. Rasheed, a 7th Intelligence Squadron signals intelligence analyst, experienced a cerebral aneurysm. From what he can recall, and what he has been told, a neighbor found him unresponsive in his Maryland apartment while his dog ran loose outside, door wide open.
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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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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.
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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.
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Sandbags are transported by the 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron to help prevent flooding during Hurricane Sandy at Langley Air Force Base, Va., Oct. 26, 2012. Significant impacts from Sandy could potentially begin as early as 2 a.m., Oct. 29, 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Teresa Aber/Released) AF partners with NASA for mission success
Developed in the mid 1990’s by the NASA Geographic Information System office, the Flood Impact Analysis Tool illustrates the effects of localized tidal storm flooding. Through a partnership with NASA, the 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron at Langley Air Force Base benefits from the multi-functioning tool, which arrived to the base in 2006.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Preston Moten, 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment schedule and training monitor, stands in front of 20th EMS Airmen at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Dec. 9, 2016. Moten had retained negative habits from his life prior to the Air Force that jeopardized his career and the safety of his fellow Airmen, but used the support and guidance offered by his team members to break those habits and become more resilient. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves) Airman finds potential through EPR
Enlisted performance reports have the power to affect an Airmen’s career. For one Airman, an EPR had the power to change how he saw his life. Staff Sgt. Preston Moten, 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment schedule and training monitor, said the rating from his first EPR made him realize it was time to straighten up and listen to the positive people around him.
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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.
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U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Luis Serrano, 20th Force Support Squadron superintendent, left, provides Chief Master Sgt. Steven Mullens, 20th Mission Support Group superintendent, right, his work information during a speed networking event at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Dec. 1, 2016. Senior NCOs attending the event collected contact information from individuals they met, creating a personal resource guide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves) Speed networking connects Team Shaw
The Team Shaw Chief’s Group hosted a speed networking event Dec. 1 at the Carolina Skies Club and Conference Center at Shaw Air Force Base.Approximately 30 senior non-commissioned officers and senior NCO selects attended the event, which was designed to help attendees professionally network during a series of timed sessions. “It’s a structured,
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