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Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, presents the 24th Air Force guidon to Maj. Gen. Robert Skinner upon assuming command of the 24th AF during a ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, July 17, 2018. Twenty Fourth Air Force was reassigned to a new major command and welcomed Skinner during the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andrew C. Patterson) 24th AF changes command, commander during ceremony
Twenty Fourth Air Force was reassigned to a new major command and welcomed a new commander during a ceremony here, July 17, 2018. During the ceremony, 24th AF moved from Air Force Space Command to Air Combat Command. Generals Jay Raymond, AFSPC commander, and Mike Holmes, ACC commander, presided over the ceremony.
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An MQ-9B SkyGuardian glides beneath the clouds July 10, 2018, over Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems and Northrop Grumman Corporation, both tenants of Grand Forks AFB’s enhanced-use lease, launched the SkyGuardian with support of the 319th Operations Support Squadron. The SkyGuardian’s flight is the first trans-Atlantic flight for a high-altitude, long-endurance remotely-piloted aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Elora J. Martinez) Grand Forks AFB enables historic trans-Atlantic flight
Grand Forks Air Force Base recently served as the launch site for the first trans-Atlantic mission by an MQ-9B SkyGuardian, which took off July 10, 2018.
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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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An Airman reunites with his family during the 41st Rescue Squadron’s (RQS) redeployment ceremony, July 10, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. While deployed, the 41st RQS and the 41st Helicopter Maintenance Unit provided combat search and rescue capabilities and maintenance operations in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Taryn Butler) Loved ones welcome back 41st RQS
Team Moody and loved ones welcomed back members of the 41st Rescue Squadron and 41st Helicopter Maintenance Unit during a redeployment ceremony, July 10, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. While deployed, the 41st RQS and 41st HMU provided combat search and rescue capabilities and maintenance operations in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa.
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Maj. Shane Runyon (right), Baltimore’s Center for the Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills (C-STARS) program deputy director, and Master Sgt. Sean Patterson, a respiratory therapist and superintendent of C-STARS Baltimore, set up for patient arrival at the Trauma Resuscitation Unit (TRU) at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, June 13, 2018. The U.S. Air Force’s C-STARS Baltimore program partners with the R Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center to ensure medical Airmen train on the latest trauma care techniques. These techniques prepare medical Airmen to treat trauma patients in a deployed setting. (Courtesy photo) Baltimore C-STARS partnership prepares Airmen for battlefield medicine
Civilian partnerships are a vital readiness resource for the Air Force Medical Service, refreshing medics on trauma skills and taking lessons learned to deliver life-saving trauma care downrange. The Center for the Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills program in Baltimore, Maryland, prepares medical Airmen for deployment through immersive training at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.
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Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright complements the Airmen of the 633rd Security Forces Squadron for their performance during his visit to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, June 29, 2018. Wright toured JBLE for two days seeing the day-to-day operations of the different wings and units here. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anthony Nin-Leclerec) JBLE exemplifies CMSAF initiatives
The U.S. Air Force Airmen here are at the forefront of implementing Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright’s three initiatives – resiliency , leadership and training.
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Lt. Col. Frank Biancardi, outgoing 11th Air Support Operations Squadron (ASOS) commander, gives remarks during a squadron inactivation ceremony, June 21, 2018, at Fort Hood, Texas. As a part of the 93d Air Ground Operations Wing from Moody Air Force Base, Ga., the 11th ASOS ‘Steel Eagles’ mission will remain unchanged as they continue to support Ft. Hood and absorb into the 9th ASOS. The enhanced 9th ASOS will continue to provide tactical air support to align with any U.S. Army unit that needs air support for their scheme of maneuver. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Snider) 11th ASOS inactivates after 24 years
After 24 years of providing airpower to U.S. Army assets, the Air Force’s 11th Air Support Operations Squadron “Steel Eagles” assembled as a unit for the final time during an inactivation ceremony, June 21, 2018, at Fort Hood, Texas. As a part of the 93d Air Ground Operations Wing from Moody Air Force Base, Ga., the 11th ASOS “Steel Eagles” mission will remain unchanged as they continue to support Ft. Hood as they absorb into the 9th ASOS. The enhanced 9th ASOS will continue with the current mission of providing tactical air support to align with the “Brave Rifles” and any U.S. Army unit that needs air support for their scheme of maneuver.
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Joshua Glazier, U.S. Air Force Central Command deliberate and crisis action planning and execution segment operator, and U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Eric Alvarez, AFCENT personnel operator, review pre-deployment checklists at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, June 12, 2018. Manpower, Personnel and Services Directorate (A1) recently reduced the length of pre-deployment checklists in order to reduce redundancy and give more time for Airmen to spend with their families. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Caitlin Conner) AFCENT A1 gives time back to pre-deploying Airmen
The U.S. Air Forces Central Command’s Manpower, Personnel and Services Directorate (A1) began the second phase of decreasing pre-deployment requirements for Airmen preparing to enter AFCENT’s area of responsibility. AFCENT Deployment Streamlining version 2.0 was released and became effective June 15, 2018.
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Air chiefs from across the Americas convene in Panama City to promote cooperation Air chiefs from across the Americas convene in Panama City to promote cooperation
Air force leaders from 19 nations in the Western Hemisphere met in Panama City June 18-22 for the 58th Conference of American Air Chiefs. Much of the value of CONJEFAMER comes from the relationships built among air chiefs that makes cooperation easier when a rapid response is needed. This year, the council voted to move Jamaica from an observing nation to a voting member, making them the 21st member nation of SICOFAA and further cementing the organization’s presence in the Caribbean.
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Todd Stecker, exhibitor for PTC, presents his innovative perimeter security ideas to Airman 1st Class Michael Hickson, client system technician assigned to the 353 Special Operations Support Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, at the AFWERX Fusion Experience event in Las Vegas June 20, 2018. Personnel across the Air Force were invited to the event to learn more about instilling a culture of innovation within the military and beyond through a series of presentations, panels and workshops dedicated to perimeter security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Bailee A. Darbasie) AFWERX’s innovation strengthens perimeter security
Approximately 75 military members, small businesses, entrepreneurs and academia innovators presented technology designs to address Air Force perimeter security issues, at the inaugural AFWERX Fusion Xperience June 20 and 21 at the Enclave in downtown Las Vegas.
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