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Tech. Sgt. Andres Tovar, 824th Base Defense Squadron security forces, assesses and advises the Costa Rican air vigilance service on fundamentals of counter narcotic detection training, during a three-week building partnership capacity mission with the SVA, May 16 to June 9, 2018. The mobility training team's mission was to train and advise the SVA in aircraft interdiction, aircraft maintenance, base defense and dog handling as they continue to counter illicit drug trafficking throughout the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Elizondo) Air Advisors conduct first-ever BPC mission in Costa Rica
The 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron recently conducted their first-ever AFSOUTH mission to the Central American country of Costa Rica. The nine member team, executed a three-week building partnership capacity mission with the air vigilance service, of SVA, from May 16 through June 9, 2018. The team included Defenders of 824th Base Defense Squadron out of Moody Air Force Base, Georgia.
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Master Sgt. Robert Gutierrez Jr., Battlefield Airmen Training Group standards, and evaluation, poses for a portrait May 18, 2018 in Laurel, Md.  Gutierrez is a combat controller who was on the team in Afghanistan in 2009 that conducted ad high-risk operations that eventually captured the second most powerful leader of the Taliban in that region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes) Air Force Cross Airman honors Intelligence Squadron legacy
Heritage. It doesn’t have to be something tangible handed down, it can also be something that gives a sense of pride and belonging. In September 1944, the 11th Photographic Technical Unit was constituted, and on May 18, 2018, an Air Force Cross recipient, Master Sgt. Robert Gutierrez Jr., assisted the 29th Intelligence Squadron with honoring the 11th’s legacy at their Heritage Day ceremony.
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Default Air Force Logo Retired Air Force rated officers welcomed back on active duty
Retired Air Force rated officers with Air Force Specialty Codes 11X-pilot, 12X-combat systems officer or 13B-air battle manager are encouraged to apply for the Voluntary Retired Return to Active Duty Program to help alleviate manning shortages within the Air Force rated community.
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Two visitors talk at The Wall That Heals in Camden, S.C., May 5, 2018. Air Force Vietnam veteran awarded after 45 years
The sunshine reflecting off the black marble of The Wall That Heals in Camden, South Carolina, served as a backdrop for the Air Force ending a 45 year wait for retired Capt. Johnny Blye. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross May 5, for his participation in Operation Linebacker II during the bombardment of Hanoi.
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The 70th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing chaplain’s office pose for a group photo May 3, 2018, at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, after being named the 2017 Air Force Best Small Chapel. With a long list of accomplishments throughout the year, this team of five put in the care and effort to strengthen the spiritual pillar of the 70th ISRW’s human weapon system, not just at Fort Meade, but at all of the wing’s  Geographically Separated Units around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes) Small chapel team praised as best in Air Force for 2017
After being honored with the best small chapel award for Air Combat Command two times, it has finally happened. The 70th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Wing Chapel has been named the Air Force’s Best Small Chapel of the Year for 2017.
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force selects 6,176 in 18E7/master sergeant promotion cycle; list posts May 23
Air Force officials have selected 6,176 technical sergeants for promotion to master sergeant out of 20,866 eligible for a selection rate of 29.60 percent.
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A C-130J Super Hercules and its aircrew assigned to the 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron from Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, loads cargo destined for an undisclosed location in Afghansitan, May 5, 2018.  The 774th EAS is an active duty unit based out of the 41st Airlift Squadron, Little Rock, Ark, that worked together with the 746th EAS, a reserve unit based out of the 403rd Wing at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The mission represents the first dual-formation airdrop consisting of aircraft from two separate units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Xavier Navarro) A U.S. Air Force First: Two Sister Units From Two Different Countries Supply Afghan Advisors
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- In the mountainous terrain of Afghanistan two U.S. C-130J Hercules aircraft airdropped over 30 Container Delivery System (CDS) bundles to a Resolute Support Expeditionary Advisory Package (EAP), May 4. Unlike previous combat airdrop missions, this dual-formation airdrop was executed by two geographically separated units, the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron (EAS) an active-duty squadron, located at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, and the 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, a reserve squadron located at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.
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. AF Shooting Team competes in Multigun National Championships
The Air Force Action Shooting Team competed in the United States Practical Shooting Association’s Multigun National Championship April 20-22 in Boulder City, Nevada
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Ernie Lorelli, Progressive Force Concepts instructor, oversees Airman 1st Class Nicholas Glatz, 49th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician, as he covers an intravenous needle at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. EOD technicians took part in Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support training where they learned life-saving medical skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. BreeAnn Sachs) Another tool in the toolbox
It is a cool, fall day and the sun shines through the car window warming your face. Suddenly, the truck jerks and tumbles off the road. Your teammate is thrown from the truck, and flung out of sight. You exit the truck and find your teammate critically injured. He is presumably dead. There is no time to think about anything else. Medical care needs
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Samuel McLean, 20th Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller, looks for aircraft through binoculars at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., April 5, 2018. ATC Airmen orchestrate sound of freedom
During a symphony, the conductor stands above his team and raises his baton, directing a multitude of individuals operating different equipment and creating something beautiful to the ear. Without worry for their fellow instrumentalists, the musicians train their eyes on the individual in front of them who leads them to success.
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