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The 30th Medical Group provided some background information and safety tips for Team V members. Here are five things for Airmen and families to know for a safe viewing experience: Solar Eclipse Safety Tips
A total solar eclipse that will be visible across North America from coast to coast for the first time in 38 years is slated to occur, Aug. 21. The rare phenomenon when the sun, moon and Earth perfectly align is predicted to be the most viewed eclipse ever. As of this writing, the best viewing spots for base residents may be south toward Santa
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An Airman from the 41st Helicopter Maintenance Unit attaches a panel to the tail of an HH-60G Pave Hawk, Jan. 7, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 41st HMU works 24/7 to ensure aircraft are ready to fly at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Callaghan/Released)

41st maintainers reach perfection
When most Airmen on the flightline see aircraft tail number A6773 flying through the sky, they see a typical HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter. Now because of the hard work from the 41st Helicopter Maintenance Unit, they see a distinct mythical unicorn that hasn’t been seen in 10 years. These Airmen dedicated hundreds of hours of hard work to achieve not one, but three “black letter initials,” a marking of approval on an inspection checklist certifying that the aircraft is not only mission-ready, but it is operationally perfect: zero discrepancies, zero write-ups and zero inspection violations.
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Paratroopers jump from a U.S. Army CH-47 Chi-nook during Leapfest, Aug. 6, 2017, in West Kingstown, R.I. The Rhode Island National guard hosted the 34th annual event, which is the largest international static line jump competition in the world. Team Moody’s Airmen represented the only U.S. sister-service team and earned second place among 70 participating teams. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider) 820th Base Defense Group takes second at Leapfest
Airmen from the 820th Base Defense Group traveled to Rhode Island to compete in the largest international static line jump training and competition in the world. The 820th BDG represented the only U.S. sister-service team and placed second of the 70 teams at the 34th Annual Leapfest, hosted by The Rhode Island National Guard hosted “Winning second place feels great,” said Staff Sgt. Mark Melchiori, 822d Base Defense Squadron fireteam leader and Rhode Island native. “It’s not everyday you get to do something like this. We’re always training, but it’s cool to get to have some fun with it.”
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U.S. Air Force and Royal Air Force joint terminal attack controllers communicate with 23d Fighter Group A-10C Thunderbolt IIs overhead during a close air support training exercise, July 26, 2017, in Lakeland, Ga. Two RAF members recently spent time with the 93d Air Ground Operations Wing to compare and contrast how each entity conducts business and to plan future coalition training events. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider) Royal Air Force JTACs integrate with US counterparts
Members of the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force recently spent time immersing with the 93d Air Ground Operations Wing at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The NATO allies visiting were Joint Terminal Attack Controllers tasked with building stronger ties with the 93d AGOW in hopes of future integration opportunities.
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Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, meets with members of Team Beale July 26, 2017, at Beale Air Force Base, California. During his visit Holmes toured various facilities and met with Airmen from across base.(U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Justin Parsons) ACC commander visits Beale
Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, visited the base and met with members of Team Beale July 26-27. During his visit, Holmes toured various facilities where he spoke to Airmen and attended numerous meetings and briefings.
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An MQ-9 Reaper stands ready to provide warfighters with persistent attack and reconnaissance to the U.S. and joint coalition partners. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman First Class Adarius Petty) Red Flag 17-3 integrates MQ-9 Reaper
MQ-9 Reaper aircrews from the 732nd Operations Group stationed at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., participated in Red Flag 17-3 from July 10-28, 2017 at Nellis AFB, Nev. During this Red Flag, the MQ-9 crews aimed to prove the Reaper’s multi-role capabilities and train over new and evolving tactics.
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Ammunition rests on a table at the Combat Arms Training and Maintenance range, July 25, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. During CATM, Airmen must demonstrate quality safety standards while handling and shooting their weapons in order to qualify to deploy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt) CATM prepares Airmen for safe deployment
Airmen learned to shoot safely to qualify for deployment at the Combat Arms Training and Maintenance range at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., July 25. Airmen getting ready to deploy have to go through CATM four months prior to deploying.
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Airmen from the 820th Base Defense Group practice landing from a static-line jump, July 21, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. This training was in preparation for an upcoming mission readiness exercise where airmen serve as an airborne advanced team, with the mission to create an initial presence and clear a path for follow-on forces to arrive on scene. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider) 823d Base Defense Squadron ‘drops’ into MRX prep
Airmen from the 823d Base Defense Squadron conducted static line jumps from an HC-130J Combat King II in preparation for an upcoming mission readiness exercise, July 21, at the Lee Fulp drop zone in Tifton, Ga. The Airmen who jumped are part of an airborne advanced team, with the mission to clear a path for follow-on forces to arrive on scene to defend assets anywhere in the world. “We belong to a global response force, or GRF tasking,” said U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. David Brown, 823d BDS operations superintendent. “We’re a toolkit to war planners at the Pentagon to quickly react within 96 hours to any threat to U.S. and Air Force resources around the globe. To prep for that, one of our delivery methods could be to airborne insert.”
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Tactical air control party specialists with the 169th Air Support Operations Squadron survey an enemy-controlled landing zone before calling in close-air support  Aug. 14, 2014, at Operation Northern Strike in Grayling Air Gunnery Range, Grayling, Mich. TACPs will soon get access to the Tactical Transportable Gateway, whichl replaces the aged Air Support Operations Center Gateway communication node for deployed troops, linking ground forces with corps and division headquarters and air support, while providing situational awareness for areas as large as California. The current ASOC Gateway sits on two server racks on the back of a Humvee and is comprised of multiple vintage communication components, sewn together out of necessity during 15 years of continuous combat. The TTG reduces that footprint to the size of a suitcase.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Lealan Buehrer) TACPs call Hanscom for better signal
The Tactical Transportable Gateway will replace the aged Air Support Operations Center Gateway communication node for deployed troops, linking ground forces with corps and division headquarters and air support, while providing situational awareness for areas as large as California.
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The 2017 recipient of the National Safety Council Rising Star for Safety Award is Tech. Sgt. Biagi C. R. Borrero, Air Combat Command occupational safety manager, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. AF shines with NSC Rising Star for Safety Award
Air Force remains the only federal organization or military branch to win the National Safety Council Rising Star for Safety Award every year since its inception in 2010.This year’s recipient is Tech. Sgt. Biagi C. R. Borrero, Air Combat Command occupational safety manager, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.Debra Ferris, NSC director of Safety &
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