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Sticky notes represent every step to overhauling a TF-34 engine used in A-10s, Jan. 23, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Representatives from Air Combat Command traveled to Moody Air Force Base to participate in a Continuous Process Improvement event with the goal of decreasing the scheduled 28 days it takes to disassemble, repair and reassemble the TF-34 engine. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider) Moody Consolidated Maintenance Squadron aims to raise the bar
The 23d Component Maintenance Squadron, here, utilized the week of Jan. 23-27 to begin assessing ways to better support the A-10C Thunderbolt II’s increased flying mission. Representatives from Air Combat Command at Langley Air Force Base, Va., and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., traveled to Moody to participate in the Continuous Process Improvement event.
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Firefighters from the 23d Civil Engineer Squadron douse flames during nighttime, live-fire training, Jan. 10, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. All of Moody’s firefighters are required to perform this training at least once a year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider) 23rd CES trains in extinguishing night fires
Team Moody’s 23rd Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters routinely perform nighttime training exercises to prepare for emergencies.
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Members of the 55th Security Forces Squadron, draw cards to determine how many push-ups or air squats the whole office does together at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., Dec. 23, 2016. This strategy is used to promote a culture of fitness in Airmen’s daily lives through participation in brief exercises throughout the duty day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Zachary Hada) Airmen improve PFA scores, promote culture of fitness
A heavy emphasis has been placed on health factors affecting Service member’s ability to pass the PFA. The nation as a whole has allocated more research and funding than ever before to target obesity and sedentary lifestyles. Recent data shows approximately eight percent of military members currently meet criteria for being clinically overweight. This is a rise from 2001, with only 1.6 percent of members identified as obese. The Tobacco, Obesity and Alcohol study estimated that obesity and illnesses related to being overweight accounted for more than $1.1 billion spent on medical care for Tricare Prime beneficiaries.
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Airmen from Moody’s 820th Base Defense Group board a U.S. Army CASA C-212 with U.S. Air Force and Army counterparts as well as German Army jumpmasters during the 19th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop, Dec. 15, 2016, at Mackall Army Air Field, N.C. The 820th BDG trained with domestic, German, Italian, and Canadian jumpmasters to share and learn airborne training tactics, and expand their experience through working with partner nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Nash)   Multinational paratroopers fill NC skies
North Carolina’s skies were filled with 4,000 paratroopers across the world during the 19th annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop. Every year, the Fort Bragg, N.C. community begins celebrating the holiday early by inviting their coalition partners to participate in the world’s largest annual multinational airborne exercise and give toys to children in need. U.S. Air Force and Army units worked alongside Canadian, Dutch, Botswanan, Czech, German, Italian, Polish, and Singaporean armed forces to strenghten coalition partnerships and hone airborne capabilities. Paratroopers participated in the event as 120 jumpmasters helped jumpers familiarize themselves with a multitude of aircraft and standardizations, which helped units to forge bonds to lessen cultural barriers.
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Default Air Force Logo C-17 Weapons Instructor Course relocates to JB Lewis-McChord
Air Mobility Command will save $12 million annually by moving a weapons squadron and weapons instructor course from New Jersey to Washington beginning the summer of 2017, officials announced Nov. 18.
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An MQ-1B Predator remotely piloted aircraft comes in for a 'touch-and-go' during a training mission, May 13, 2013. The MQ-1B Predator is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft that is employed primarily as an intelligence-collection asset and secondarily for munitions capability to support ground troops and base defense. (U.S. Air Force photo by 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing/Released) News Release
An MQ-1B Predator was destroyed in a Oct. 17, 2015 crash after experiencing electronic systems failure and loss of control due to a lightning strike, according to an Air Combat Command Abbreviated Accident Investigation Board report released today.
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U.S. Air Force Emergency room doctors and technicians treat patients with simulated injuries and illnesses during a medical global response force training exercise at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 20, 2016. Members of the medical group put the 25-bed field hospital to the test while treating real-world and simulated patients. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard) AF Global response force training tests readiness
The 633rd Medical Group’s Expeditionary Medical Support tested their rapid support capabilities with a medical global response force training mission Oct. 17 through 21 at Langley Air Force Base’s, Raptor Town, which is a small deployment compound nestled behind the flightline.
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Lt. Col. Ryan Inman, 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron commander, flies a QF-16 across the horizon May 12 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. The QF-16 is a Full Scale Aerial Target that has been modified to be flown with a pilot in the cockpit for training and also without a pilot as a target for live missile testing. The 82nd ATRS received their first QF-16 in September of 2014 and will continue to transition their full scale aerial target program to the new model over the next several months. The 82nd ATRS operates QF-4, QF-16 and BQM-167 targets to provide manned and unmanned aerial targets support for programs across the Department of Defense. (U.S. Air Force photo/Sara Vidoni) QF-16 reaches operational capability milestone
Air Combat Command declared Initial Operational Capability Sept. 23 for the QF-16 Full-Scale Aerial Target.
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The Shaw family experienced a unique situation when their daughter Clara was born in their home in Yorktown, Va., Aug. 9, 2016. With only 10 minutes between her water breaking and the birth, Shalina Shaw said she had no doubt her husband, U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Travis Shaw Air Combat Command, pararescue specialist, would be able to deliver Clara safely. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Katie Gar Ward) A 10-minute test: JBLE PJ delivers daughter
When U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Travis Shaw left for work the morning of Aug. 9, he couldn’t have imagined that just hours later, his combat lifesaving skills would be tested in an emergency situation most pararescue specialists don’t traditionally encounter.
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Colombian Airmen haul supplies to an awaiting Salvation Army truck in Bossier City, La., Aug. 27, 2016. Colombian Airmen visiting Barksdale Air Force Base, La., donated supplies to the local Salvation Army for delivery to relief centers in central Louisiana following weeks of torrential rain and flooding in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo / Senior Airman Mozer O. Da Cunha) Visiting Colombian Airmen donate supplies for Louisiana flood victims
Colombian Airmen visiting Barksdale Air Force Base, La., donated supplies Aug. 27, 2016, to the local Salvation Army for delivery to relief centers in central Louisiana following weeks of torrential rain and flooding in the region.
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