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F-35 student pilot, climbs into an F-35 Lighting II 500th F-35 pilot takes to the sky
The U.S. Air Force trained and graduated the 500th F-35 Lightning II pilot across the joint and international enterprise Sept. 19, here.
0 10/09
2017
Capt. Abby Wilkins, an Alpha Warrior competitor and qualifier for the regional competition, navigates the final obstacle during a qualifying run through an Alpha Warrior battle rig, Sept. 27, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The Alpha Warrior program was adopted by the Air Force in support of the Comprehensive Airmen Fitness pillars: mental, social, physical and spiritual. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider) Moody holds Alpha Warrior prelims
Airmen are battling for the title of ‘Alpha Warrior’ Sept. 27 to Oct. 6, at Moody Air Force Base. The Alpha Warrior program was adopted by the Air Force in support of the Comprehensive Airmen Fitness pillars: mental, social, physical and spiritual. The program consists of varying obstacle courses resembling those seen in NBC’s American Ninja Warrior.
0 9/29
2017
Master Sgt. Terri Adams, 23d Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management section chief, left, talks to the Uyeno family at a local pet store, Sept. 23, 2017, in Valdosta, Ga. Members of the 23d CES hosted the event as part of National Preparedness Month to educate pet owners on disaster precautions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt) 23d CES speaks up for pets, helps prepare owners
Members of the 23d Civil Engineer Squadron, along with the American Red Cross, held a National Preparedness Month event, Sept. 23, here. The event revolved around the 23d CES handing out free items to spread awareness about how pet owners can better prepare if a disaster hits.
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2017
Members of the 23d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare an A-10C Thunderbolt II to be washed, Aug. 28, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Maintenance procedures require that A-10s are washed at least every 180 days to prevent maintenance issues and safety hazards to the pilot. Since strong chemicals are used to clean the aircraft Airmen must wear personal protective equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider) A 23d Wing ‘hawg’ gets a bath
What has roughly 40 teeth, sounds like ‘brrrt,’ and occasionally needs a bath? The 23d Wing’s A-10C Thunderbolt IIs, also known as ‘Hawgs,’ are subject to an assortment of scheduled maintenance appointments to include washes every 180 days or approximately 1,000 flying hours. “It’s extremely important that maintenance keeps the aircraft clean,” said U.S. Air Force Maj. Thomas Harney, 75th Fighter Squadron director of operations and A-10 pilot. “Every time we fire the gun, gases flow up and cover the aircraft with grease which can affect operational components of the aircraft and the pilot’s visibility.”
0 9/01
2017
Default Air Force Logo Civil Air Patrol Photo reconnaissance flights underway in Texas
Civil Air Patrol aircraft returned to the skies over Texas to provide support for the state of Texas and the Federal Emergency Management Agency as part of their response to Hurricane Harvey. Two aircraft flew out of San Marcos Regional Airport this morning to take photographs over Corpus Christi and Rockport. An additional six aircrews are
0 9/01
2017
Default Air Force Logo Civil Air Patrol prepares for aftermath of Hurricane Harvey
The Texas Wing of Civil Air Patrol has begun preparations to provide aerial and ground support for the state of Texas and FEMA as severe weather continues from Hurricane Harvey. The state of Texas has tasked the Texas Wing to take photos of the damage and flooded areas along the coast. Additionally, ground teams may be used to locate and deactivate emergency position indicating radio beacon locator transmitters on boats damaged during the storm.
0 8/30
2017
Compass Call is an airborne tactical weapon system that uses noise jamming to disrupt enemy command and control communications and deny time-critical adversary coordination essential for enemy force management Compass call reshapes OIR battlefield with electronic warfare domination
Often times when we think about how air power is used in the fight against ISIS, we think about cargo aircraft delivering critical supplies and personnel to the frontlines or bombs being dropped onto targets. What’s not often thought of is how the Air Force has the non-kinetic ability to disrupt enemy communications on the ground and therefore the
0 8/30
2017
Veterans traveled from across the country for the Shooter Centennial Celebration, which honored the unit’s 100 years of service Shooters ‘roll’ past centennial
The 55th Fighter Squadron, “Shooters,” hosted the Shooter Centennial Celebration Aug. 24-25, which included a reunion banquet, dedication ceremony and alumni tour.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Be memorable, inspire future generations
Staff Sgts. Stan Mason, Charlie Jefferson, Doc Lawrence, and Master Sgt. Kenneth G. Webb. None of you know these individuals, but their legacy and efforts as supervisors are evident.These NCOs were my very first influences in the Air Force and the reason I am wearing these chevrons today.Front-line supervisors have the greatest impact on the Air
0 8/29
2017
AFTAC Cyberspace Capabilities Squadron Cyberspace domain critical to Nuclear Treaty Monitoring
The Air Force Technical Applications Center here is charged with ensuring each and every nation across the globe complies with the ban on nuclear weapons testing, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Members of AFTAC answer that call without fail – monitoring nuclear treaty compliance is their business.To accomplish this herculean task, the center
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2017
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