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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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325th Fighter Wing Checkered Flag 18-2 takes to the skies at Tyndall
Checkered Flag 18-2, a large force exercise, kicked off at Tyndall July 9, 2018, and will conclude July 20. Checkered Flag is a large-scale aerial exercise designed to integrate fourth and fifth-generation airframes to enhance the capabilities of Airmen while providing training to rapidly respond to current, real-world conflicts and preparing for the future of air superiority.
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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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Gen. Mike Holmes, the commander of Air Combat Command, hands a spouse appreciation certificate to Kim McMullen during the retirement ceremony of her husband, Maj. Gen. John K. McMullen ACC deputy commander retires after 3 decades of service
The deputy commander of Air Combat Command bade farewell to active Air Force service June 22, 2018, during a retirement ceremony at Joint Base Langley Eustis, Virginia. Maj. Gen. John K. McMullen served for three decades, and thanked his coworkers, friends and family for their support of his successful career. Maj. Gen. Chris Weggeman, currently the commander of 24th Air Force and commander of Air Forces Cyber, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, will assume duties of the deputy commander of ACC later this year.
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Default Air Force Logo Officials announce 2018 ACC STEM Award winners
Air Combat Command officials have announced the ACC Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Award winners for 2018. The awards fall into two categories: science and technology and annual acquisition.
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2018
Outstanding Airmen Officials announce 2018 Outstanding Airmen of the Year winners
Air Force officials have named the service’s top enlisted members with the announcement of the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year winners for 2018.
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325th Fighter Wing, Father and son fighter pilots, F-22 Raptor, QF-16 Aerial Target Tom and Jerry’s Father’s Day special: Part II
In the early afternoon hours, Tom prepared, it was a day he had been longing for decades; the day he would finally have Jerry’s number. He carefully reviewed his plan, plotted his course, and prepared for the ultimate game of cat-and-mouse – a battle between father and son.
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U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Richard Major, 36th Intelligence Squadron commander, participates in the Community Action Information Board at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, June 8, 2018. JBLE experiments with CAIB format
As the U.S. Air Force continues to focus on building agile, joint warfighters, senior leaders from Joint Base Langley-Eustis met for a newly formatted version of the Community Action Information Board June 8, 2018.
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Senior Airman Elio Esqueda, 386th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron aircraft metals technician, uses a lathe to create a ‘Spline Insert Extractor,’ May 16, 2018, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. The tool was originally created by Tech. Sgt. Chance Cole and Staff Sgt. Hermann Nunez, 386th Air Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Stoltz) A ‘simple fix’ will save the Air Force a lot of money
In early May, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Tech. Sgt. Chance Cole, 386th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron flight line expediter, came up with an idea – and it’s going to save the Air Force a lot of money. Each time maintenance personnel were unable to replace a spline insert, they actually had to remove and replace a much larger and more complex assembly, the Permanent Magnetic Alternator (PMA). This process had been accomplished multiple times in the past due to an inability to remove a damaged insert and it added unnecessary time and expense.
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Senior Master Sgt. receives Bronze Star Medal Senior Master Sgt. receives Bronze Star Medal
Senior Master Sgt. David Mason, 49th Security Forces logistics and resources superintendent, was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious achievement during his deployment to an undisclosed location in South West Asia, from July 2017 to January 2018. The medal was presented to Mason June 6, 2018, at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. “I was
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