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Members of the 106th Rescue Wing assigned to New York Air National Guard, prepare to take off for a rescue mission at Lajes, Azores, April 24, 2017, Westhampton Beach, N.Y. The mission is to locate the aircraft and drop para-rescuemen who will board the ship and provide emergency medical care to the crew. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Cheran A. Cambridge) New York Air National Guard pararescuemen aiding seamen on stricken ship in Mid-Atlantic
Seven New York Air National Guard pararescuemen are on board a cargo ship in the mid-Atlantic today, providing medical treatment for two injured crewmen after a five-hour flight and a night parachute jump into the sea.
0 4/27
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Graphic illustration of the Air Force Technical Applications Center’s STEM program.  AFTAC Airmen haul in annual STEM hardware
Six Airmen from the Air Force Technical Applications Center here earned Air Combat Command accolades for their accomplishments in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.The winners, all of whom are assigned to AFTAC’s Technology Coordination Office (TC), learned of their selection from AFTAC’s commander, Col. Steven M. Gorski,
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U.S. Air Force, French air force and Royal air force fly in formation during ATLANTIC TRIDENT 17 near Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., April 26, 2017. The exercise simulated a highly-contested, degraded and operationally-limited environment where U.S. pilots, allied pilots and ground crews tested their readiness, enhanced interoperability through combined operations, to develop new tactics, techniques and procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard) Art of War: fifth-gen, allies train to defeat future adversaries
Imagine an enemy who knows how you operate. They know your game plans, have been in your position and used your gear. On top of that, they outnumber your team and have the ability to regenerate.
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Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Dale Cooke, former U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds pilot, is fitted with a flight suit, G-suit compression equipment and modern flight mask to go along with his Thunderbirds helmet at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., April 21, 2017. Cooke and aircraft #177, a T-38A Talon, from the 2nd Fighter Training Squadron have a long history together from their days as Thunderbirds in the 1980s. The pair accumulated over 800 flight hours at 200 performances nationwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Javier Cruz/ Released)  Flight of the Thunderbirds
The last time they met he was a young man, focused and lean, part of a precision team. After three decades they were once again reunited. Though he saw his former teammate as if it were only yesterday. Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Dale Cooke, a former U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron Thunderbirds pilot from 1979 to 1982, walked into the 2nd Fighter Training Squadron to prepare for something that would go down in the history books.
0 4/25
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Characteristics and breakdown of the F-35A's first training deployment to Europe. (U.S. Air Force graphic by TSgt. Ryan Crane) F-35As deploy to Estonia for the first time
Two F-35A Lightning II aircraft and approximately 20 supporting Airmen arrived at Ämari Air Base, Estonia, today, from RAF Lakenheath, England. The F-35As are participating in their first-ever training deployment to Europe. The aircraft and total force Airmen and are from the 34th Fighter Squadron, 388th Fighter Wing, and the Air Force Reserve’s 466th Fighter Squadron, 419th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah.
0 4/25
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Diante Cooper, 19th Air Support Operations Squadron Tactical Air Control Party specialist, watches and communicates with an A-10C Thunderbolt II during a joint close air support exercise at Camp Grayling, Mich. April 13, 2017. To further build interoperability and hone their unique skillset, members of the German air force Air Ground Operations Squadron travelled to the U.S. to partner with the 19th ASOS and conduct a close air support exercise working with A-10C Thunderbolts IIs and F-16 Fighting Falcons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider) NATO partners conduct close air support exercise
Today’s fight against terrorism doesn’t rest on the shoulders of one country. It’s a team fight, meaning countries must be interoperable to effectively defeat the evil in this world. To better support that team, members of the German air force’s Air Ground Operations Squadron partnered with the 19th Air Support Operations Squadron to conduct a close air support exercise, April 10 to 14 at Camp Grayling, Mich.
0 4/19
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An F-35 Lightning II from the 34th Fighter Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, flys at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 15, 2017. The aircraft arrival marks the first F-35A fighter training deployment to the U.S. European Command area of responsibility or any overseas location as a flying training deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Elijah Chevalier) F-35A deployment brings advanced airpower capability to Europe
This weekend’s deployment of an initial six F-35A Lightning II fighters and several hundred Airmen to Europe demonstrates the aircraft’s readiness to conduct operations with America’s European partners, according to Air Force leaders. The April 15 arrival at Royal Air Force Base Lakenheath, U.K., marks the first major overseas training deployment for the aircraft and begins several weeks of training for F-35 pilots, maintainers and support personnel with allied and partner nations.
0 4/17
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Lt. Col. Jennifer Garrison, 355th Medical Support Squadron Administrator, briefs the members of her Institute of Health Improvement collaboration team on related Plan, Do, Study, Act measures geared toward improving patient access to care at the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Medical Center, Ariz., April 11, 2017. The 355th Medical Group has increased access to care by 21 percent in primary care manager continuity, which puts the group at 86 percent and on track to meet their 90 percent goal. 355th Medical Group increases patient access through collaboration
Patient access to care is a priority in military medicine; however, there are some military-wide obstacles to reaching patient access goals. Some consistent challenges to patient access are meeting health care personnel deployment requirements, permanent change of station cycles and recruiting physicians to remote military treatment facilities.
0 4/11
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Brig. Gen. Sean Murphy, the Command Surgeon for Air Combat Command, briefs military treatment facility leadership from across ACC to open the 2nd Annual Military Treatment Facility Leadership Conference at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, April 5, 2017. Trusted Care, the Air Force’s platform to reach its Zero Harm goal, was a main topic of discussion at the conference and one that he charged the leaders to take an active role in at their own MTFs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jennifer Spradlin, Air Combat Command Public Affairs) ACC Military Treatment Facility leadership conference stresses Trusted Care
Trusted Care, the Air Force’s platform to reach its Zero Harm goal, was a main topic of discussion at the 2nd Annual Military Treatment Facility Leadership Conference at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, April 5-6. The MTF leaders also discussed manning, training and access to care initiatives.
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US. Army soldier Ricardo Plana, and his wife, Emerenciana Plana, pose for a photo in the Philippines, in between 1946 and 1949. Retired U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Ricardo Plana and thousands more prisoners of war were forced to march 70 miles before entering concentration camps during WWII. To honor his and other POW’s sacrifices, Plana’s grandson, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Max Biser, 23d Security Forces Squadron NCO in charge of confinement, marched 26.2 miles, March 19, 2017, at White Sands Missile Range, N. M. (courtesy photo) Bataan Death March: Airman honors POW grandfather
Starvation, torture and a 70-mile march to concentration camps or dying in the process were the only options Philippine soldier, the late Ricardo Plana faced after the U.S. surrendered the Bataan Peninsula to the Japanese during World War II. Now, 75 years later, his grandson, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Max Biser, 23d Security Forces Squadron, traveled to the White Sands Missile Range, N.M., to complete the 26.2-mile Bataan Memorial Death March, March 19.
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