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U.S. Army Air Corps pilots assigned to the 79th Fighter Squadron fly P-51 Mustangs, Sept. 11, 1944. 100 years, all for freedom
The 79th Fighter Squadron, “Tigers,” is scheduled to celebrate its 100-year anniversary on Feb. 22, at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina.
0 2/12
2018
The Daedalians is an organization founded in 1934 by World War I aviators, which honors all branches of military aviation through a comprehensive awards program supporting military service and other aerospace activities 386th ELRS named best in ACC
The Daedalians is an organization founded in 1934 by World War I aviators, which honors all branches of military aviation through a comprehensive awards program supporting military service and other aerospace activities. According to their website, their award and scholarship programs are designed to encourage patriotism, integrity and good character in our nation’s youth; military careers as commissioned pilots; flight safety, and excellence in the performance of military duties.
0 2/11
2018
The Air Force utilizes public health specialists to minimize increasing global population health risk factors, including illness and diseases, to its Airmen. Public Health: Staying vigilant, insuring the fight in the AOR
It’s the job of public health to look at every illness and disease that health professionals encounter, searching for clusters that are out of normal parameters, said Maj. Jessica McGlade, 386th Expeditionary Medical Group, Public Health officer in charge. Public health uses this information to educate its base populations on preventative measures and to inform Air Force leadership of possible unforeseen risks or outbreaks.
0 2/07
2018
First Lt. Carl Eichert, a special nuclear events analyst for the Air Force Technical Applications Center, Patrick AFB, Fla., comes up for air while swimming in the Atlantic Ocean off Florida’s Space Coast as he trains for the 2018 Ironman World Competition in Hawaii. (U.S. Air Force photo by Phillip C. Sunkel IV) Air Force scientist qualifies for Ironman World Championship
By day, he’s a nuclear engineer conducting forensics on radioactive sources. But when the duty day is complete, he trades in his proverbial white lab coat for a pair of running shoes, climbs aboard his Scott Plasma 10 bicycle, and prepares for the race of a lifetime.First Lt. Carl Eichert, a special nuclear events analyst for the Air Force
0 12/15
2017
Air Force officials are seeking nominations for the 2018 General and Mrs. Jerome F. O’Malley Award. All nomination packages are due to the Air Force’s Personnel Center no later than Jan. 26, 2018. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons) AF accepting nominations for Gen. and Mrs. Jerome F. O’Malley Award
Air Force officials are seeking nominations for the 2018 General and Mrs. Jerome F. O’Malley Award. The award recognizes the wing commander and spouse team whose contributions to the nation, Air Force and local community best exemplify the highest ideals and positive leadership of a military couple serving in a key Air Force position. Organizations
0 10/18
2017
Be there, be aware: help prevent suicide Be there, be aware: Help prevent suicide
When we focus on our health, it’s easy to pay attention to physical health versus mental well-being. Ignoring mental health concerns like anxiety and depression can lead to worsening symptoms and more serious issues. For some people, these issues may include an increased risk of suicide.
0 9/28
2017
436th Training Squadron celebrates centennial 436th Training Squadron celebrates centennial
Time is a precious commodity; 436th products help the readiness of the Air Force by assisting and supporting training and freeing up valuable time. This creates space to spend recurring training issues. Video productions also supplement person-to-person training and enable Air Force Instructors to focus on preparing our Airmen for future conflicts.
0 8/18
2017
Col Robert Kirtley enjoys a soft drink as a young Captain on a flight line. He was born July 26, 1917 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He is a WWII and Korean War veteran who served in the Air Force for more than 25 years. He graduated from Wofford College, and commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in 1940. His first assignment was with the 27th Pursuit Squadron, First Pursuit Group, at Selfridge Field, Michigan. Air Force veteran turns 100
Robert Kirtley was born July 26, 1917, in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He is a WWII and Korean War veteran who served in the Air Force for more than 25 years. Like many men from his generation he has mastered the art of the understatement. On turning 100, he said, “Well, one hundred years is a long time,” and reflecting on some of the most vicious fighting during WWII, he said, “I didn’t really fancy getting shot at.”
0 7/26
2017
Chaplain (Maj.) Jim Bridgeham, 363rd Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Wing chaplain, left, and Capt. Jerry Walker, wing psychologist and acting wing surgeon general, record the twelfth episode of their resilience podcast, “The Pillars,” at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, July 6, 2017. The 363rd ISR Wing is spread across several bases and mission locations, and the podcast has been a great format for those Airmen to be included in resilience training. (United States Air Force photo by Jennifer Spradlin) Podcast puts new spin on resilience
Capt. Jerry Walker, wing psychologist and acting wing surgeon general, and Chaplain (Maj.) Jim Bridgeham, wing chaplain, have just recorded the twelfth episode of their podcast, “The Pillars.” The two have worked hard to craft a show that is personable, relatable across rank and age, and full of tips that Airmen can immediately apply in their own lives. The response so far from the wing has been overwhelmingly positive. Each episode has been downloaded between 60-120 times and one-on-one counseling sessions within the wing have increased.
0 7/21
2017
Army Command Sgt. Maj. John Troxell (left), Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks with Airmen from the 57th Maintenance Group during a Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. visit July 10, 2017.  One of Troxell’s many duties as SEAC is to monitor the pulse of the joint enlisted force by identifying trends in morale and readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz) SEAC visits with Nellis Airmen
Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spent a day immersing himself in the diverse missions carried out by Airmen at Nellis Air Force Base. The conversations he had with Nellis Airmen were driven primarily by his four core objectives, or, “Lines of Operation” to monitor the pulse of the enlisted force, to ensure responsiveness within the Joint Staff, to cultivate strong relationships between military leadership and the Secretary of Defense, and most importantly, to serve as the voice for the joint enlisted force. “My visit today at Nellis simply reinforces what I already knew, and that is there is a lot of great work being done here,” said Troxell.
0 7/12
2017
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