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Both 23d Component Maintenance Squadron propulsion technicians, Airman 1st Class Anthony Guevara, left, and Airman 1st Class Jesse Mendheim, disassemble a TF-34 engine used in A-10C Thunderbolt lls, Jan. 25, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen pay close attention to detail while systematically breaking the engine down. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider) Continuous Process Improvement bears fruit
The investment in Airmen’s ideas through a Continuous Process Improvement event this past January has Moody’s propulsion team displaying measurable improvements in the timeliness and effectiveness of supporting the A-10C Thunderbolt II’s increased flying mission. Over the last seven months, The 23d Component Maintenance Squadron has gradually implemented the ideas from approximately 20 civilians and Airmen from almost every enlisted rank to better maintain the TF-34 engine used in A-10s. The results speak for themselves. “We have seen our Airmen at all levels react positively to the initiative,” said U.S. Air Force Maj. Michael Irwin, 23d CMS former commander during the CPI event. “The men and women at the Propulsion flight have completely embraced the idea of continuous improvement and they want to be the best! You can feel that excitement every time you visit their facility.”
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An Airman from the 41st Helicopter Maintenance Unit attaches a panel to the tail of an HH-60G Pave Hawk, Jan. 7, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 41st HMU works 24/7 to ensure aircraft are ready to fly at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Callaghan/Released)

41st maintainers reach perfection
When most Airmen on the flightline see aircraft tail number A6773 flying through the sky, they see a typical HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter. Now because of the hard work from the 41st Helicopter Maintenance Unit, they see a distinct mythical unicorn that hasn’t been seen in 10 years. These Airmen dedicated hundreds of hours of hard work to achieve not one, but three “black letter initials,” a marking of approval on an inspection checklist certifying that the aircraft is not only mission-ready, but it is operationally perfect: zero discrepancies, zero write-ups and zero inspection violations.
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Brig. Gen. Peter Lambert, director of intelligence, Headquarters Air Combat Command, and Airman 1st Class Maggie, the youngest Airman assigned to the CTIC, 35th Intelligence Squadron, open the Cyberspace Threat Intelligence Center during the ribbon cutting ceremony Apr. 10. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lori Bultman) Defensive Cyberspace Operations upgrade with new Cyberspace Threat Intelligence Center
Distinguished guests, Airmen from the 35th Intelligence Squadron and civilians met for the opening ceremony and ribbon cutting for the Cyberspace Threat Intelligence Center, Apr. 10.
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Exploitation Analyst Airmen assigned to the 41st Intelligence Squadron have begun using advanced mobile desktop training that uses an environment to challenge each individual analyst in cyberspace maneuvers to achieve mission objectives at Fort. George G. Meade. (U.S. Air Force Illustration/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes) Intelligence Exploitation Analysts: Creating cyberspace warriors
As one of Air Combat Command’s integral assets, the 70th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing is home to several cyberspace warriors, including the exploitation analysts of the 41st Intelligence Squadron.
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A U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper awaits maintenance Dec. 8, 2016, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The MQ-1 Predator has provided many years of service and the time has come for the Air Force to transition to the more capable MQ-9 exclusively, and retire the MQ-1 in early 2018 to keep up with the continuously evolving battlespace environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christian Clausen) USAF prepares for all MQ-9 force
For the past 21 years the Air Force has flown the remotely piloted MQ-1 Predator in combat, and for the last 10, the MQ-9 Reaper. Combined with a skilled aircrew, these aircraft provide consistent support in daily engagements making an impact downrange. While the MQ-1 has provided many years of service, the time has come for the Air Force to fly the more capable MQ-9 exclusively, and retire the MQ-1 in early 2018 to keep up with the continuously evolving battlespace environment.
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force, Navy team up to save money with communications tower
The Air Force is constantly looking for innovative ideas and solutions to save money and resources, and this effort recently paid off by utilizing a sister service asset to create a huge cost saving solution.
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U.S Air Force Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, engages with the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee in Washington, D.C., July 13, 2016. During the hearing, he discussed the importance of air superiority and the need to assure it by modernizing the Combat Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Hailey Haux) Air Dominance and the Critical Role of Fifth Generation Fighters
U.S. Air Force General Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, discussed the importance of air superiority and the need to assure it by modernizing the Combat Air Force during a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee in Washington, D.C., July 13.
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Staff Sgt. Jordon Tuck, crew chief in the 419th Maintenance Group, directs an F-35A as it taxies to the runway here July 9. This weekend marks the first time reservists in the 419th Fighter Wing conducted F-35 operations and maintenance independent of their active duty counterparts. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Christina Judd) Reservists lead F-35 ops on drill weekend
This weekend marks the first time reservists in the 419th Fighter Wing conducted F-35 operations independent of their active duty counterparts.
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Default Air Force Logo Hill's Ogden Air Logistics Complex delivers 12th F-35A
The Ogden Air Logistics Complex recently completed modifications on the 12th F-35A Lightning II for the Air Force's active-duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing.
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Erik Henry, 9th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, refuels U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning IIs from a KC-10 Extender over the Atlantic Ocean June 30, 2016. The F-35s traveled to Fairford, England, to support and perform in the Air Combat Command Heritage Flight for the Royal International Air Tattoo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard) Lightning over UK: USAF F-35A takes first overseas flight
The Air Combat Command F-35A Heritage Flight team accomplished the U.S.’ first transatlantic flight in an F-35A Lightning II, with refueling support from a KC-10 Extender, when it touched down at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, June 30, 2016.
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