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A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster departs from a Coalition airfield in Northeast Syria, June 26, 2018. The C-17 mission was in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. In conjunction with partner forces, CJTF-OIR's mission is to defeat ISIS in designated areas of Iraq and Syria and set conditions to increase regional stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by SrA Izabella Sullivan) June Airpower Highlights: Afghan Ceasefire, Op Roundup in Iraq and Syria
U.S. Air Forces Central Command published its monthly Airpower Summary today, highlighting U.S. and Coalition airpower operations in June 2018 in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. In Afghanistan, U.S. Airmen are involved in combat operations as part of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, while U.S. and NATO partners train, advise and assist the Afghan National and Defense Security Forces as part of the Resolute Support Mission.
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Emergency personnel respond to an aircraft crash exercise at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, July 17, 2018 JBLE conducts aircraft crash exercise
Units from Joint Base Langley-Eustis participated in an aircraft crash exercise here July 17. Emergency responders faced a simulated crash in which a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook experiencing electrical and mechanical failures was unable to reach the airfield and crashed into a boat near the installation’s 3rd Port.
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Airman 1st Class Jordan Sili, 23d Maintenance Squadron (MXS) crew member, ties linked tube carriers together during a 30mm rounds processing, July 11, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. This total force integration training with the 23d and 476th MXS allowed Airmen to work together to identify more ways to efficiently and safely conduct their mission. The munitions flight ensures the A-10C Thunderbolt IIs are armed with 30mm rounds to make sure they are able to continue their mission while at home station and deployed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt) Munitions flight performs 30mm processing, keeps A-10s shooting
Airmen from the 476th and 23d Maintenance Squadron (MXS) performed a 30mm rounds processing, July 11, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. This total force integration training with the 23d and 476th MXS allowed Airmen to work together to identify more ways to efficiently and safely conduct their mission. The munitions flight ensures A-10C Thunderbolt IIs are armed with 30mm rounds to make sure they are able to continue their mission while at home station and deployed.
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New Expeditionary Medical Systems equipment is displayed at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, June 20, 2018. An Expeditionary Medical Systems exercise was conducted to test new collective protection equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Monica Roybal) 633rd MDSS tests new Expeditionary Medical Systems equipment
The Air Combat Command Surgeon General Office partnered with representatives from the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center to conduct an exercise testing new joint expeditionary collective protection tent systems at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, June 20, 2018.
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Ph.D. Ph.D. program for Air Force captains now accepting applications
The application window for the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Captains Prestigious Ph.D. Program is open for active-duty Air Force captains who seek unique learning experiences at top universities. The program offers three captains the opportunity to earn their doctoral degrees in strategic studies at an elite civilian institution with the goal of building Air Force and joint leaders who can communicate and exercise critical thinking skills with civilian leadership across enterprises.
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The two are part of the 39-athlete team who will represent Team Air Force during this year’s competition, which officially kicked off June 1. (U.S. Air Force photo by Dave Long) Warrior Games profile: Ultimate Champion
The duo could not be more different: Maj. Stacie Shafran, a public affairs officer; retired Senior Airman Rafael Morfinenciso, a health services management troop. And yet, the two are now on the same road at this year’s Warrior Games - with sights set on claiming the title of Ultimate Champion; a feat which would mark the sixth consecutive year Team Air Force has claimed the title.
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Master Sgt. Benjamin Seekell is featured on the marketing campaign for the Department of Defense Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (Department of Defense image provided by Warrior Games) 2018 Warrior Games recap: Day 1 competition
The 2018 Warrior Games officially kick-off June 2 here, and Team Air Force came out with a strong start, claiming 66 medals across track and field events. Some of the many standouts for the day were Brent Campfield, Heather Carter, Ken Guinn, Lawrence Hufford and Julie Walker, who each broke a Warrior Games records.
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Airman 1st Class Austin Maurer, right, and Airman 1st Class Blain Gehrett, 23d Maintenance Squadron (MXS) aerospace propulsion technicians, repair a Turbo-Fan(TF)-34 engine, May 16, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 23d MXS propulsion flight’s mission is to ensure that the A-10C Thunderbolt II TF-34 engine is in satisfactory condition before it’s even installed on the aircraft. This flight is responsible for the overall upkeep and maintenance of all TF-34 engines for the Air Force’s largest operational A-10 fighter group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver) Propulsion flight: keeps 'Warthogs' fighting
The A-10C Thunderbolt II has been flying the Air Force’s mission for over 40 years; a feat that would not be possible without the efforts of Moody’s propulsion flight. The 23d Maintenance Squadron (MXS) aerospace propulsion flight is responsible for maintaining all Turbo Fan-34 engines for the Air Force’s largest operational A-10 fighter group.
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U.S. Airmen with the 621st Contingency Response Wing (CRW) dismount a C-130 Hercules during air-land operations at the Hohenfels Training Area (Germany) in support of Swift Response 16, June 16, 2016.Rescue Airmen from the 23d Wing visited the Devil Raiders of the 621st Contingency Response Wing, May 21-23, to better understand the essential assets to stand up rescue operations from bare-base situations. (U.S. Army photo by Visual Information Specialist Gertrud Zach/released) Airmen partner toward quicker deployments
Rescue Airmen from the 23d Wing visited the Devil Raiders of the 621st Contingency Response Wing (CRW), to better understand the essential assets to stand up rescue operations from bare-base situations. Although the 23d Wing’s mission to organize, train, equip and maintain combat-ready for Air Combat Command, and the 621st CRW focuses on rapidly organizing and standing up bare bases for Air Mobility Command aircraft, they both believed they could learn from each other.
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Airman 1st Class Kornkawee Rue Art, 23d Medical Support Squadron pharmacy technician, formally a Thailand Buddhist monk, practices meditation techniques while at a temple. After spending 18 years as a monk, Rue Art traded his robes for a uniform, in his continual pursuit of a life bigger than himself; one of meaning and purpose. (Courtesy Photo) Two worlds, one way of life: former monk becomes Airman
For most people, spending a day without their phone is an impossible feat. To spend 30 days without a phone, writing, reading, talking or even eye contact would seem unfathomable, but for Thailand Buddhist monks, this is their world. After spending 18 years in that world as a monk, Airman 1st Class Kornkawee Rue Art, 23d Medical Support Squadron (MDSS) pharmacy technician, traded his robes for a uniform, in his continual pursuit of a life bigger than himself; one of meaning and purpose.
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