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Default Air Force Logo 552nd OSS Simulation Training Program named best in Air Combat Command for 2016
The 552nd Operational Support Squadron’s (OSS) Simulation Training Program was recently named the best in Air Combat Command (ACC) for 2016. “This is the third year in a row that the unit has been recognized,” said Lt Col Ryan Fleishauer, Commander of the 552nd OSS.“This award is a reflection of the work, dedication, and incredible talent that the
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2017
A unit trainer sprays Airman 1st Class Hunter Ogle, 23d Security Forces Squadron entry controller, in the face with oleoresin capsicum spray, also known as pepper spray, during an initial confidence course, May 2, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen must complete a class then pass a physical confidence course while experiencing the effects of oleoresin capsicum spray to be qualified to carry the less-than-lethal tool. (Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider) Defender prevails, despite pepper spray
Airmen must complete a class then pass a physical confidence course while experiencing the effects of oleoresin capsicum spray to be qualified to carry the less-than-lethal tool.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo HH-60G ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION RELEASED
The unintended closure of two helicopters and a pilot’s overcorrection to avoid collision resulted in the crash of an HH-60G helicopter and the injury of its crew on Aug. 18, 2016, at the Nevada Test and Training Range near Nellis AFB, Nev., according to an Air Combat Command Accident Investigation Board report released today. The mishap occurred
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2017
An A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 75th Fighter Squadron taxis down the runway prior to take off, April 28, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 75th FS departed for Combat Hammer, an air-to-ground exercise hosted at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The exercise is designed to collect and analyze data on the performance of precision weapons and measure their suitability for use in combat.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan) 75th FS launches for Combat Hammer
The 75th FS departed for Combat Hammer, an air-to-ground exercise hosted at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The exercise is designed to collect and analyze data on the performance of precision weapons and measure their suitability for use in combat.
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2017
The 432nd Wing celebrated their 10th anniversary at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., as a combat remotely piloted aircraft wing flying the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper May 1, 2017. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Master Sgt. Lisa Carlson) First combat MQ-1, MQ-9 wing celebrates 10 years at Creech
The 432nd Wing celebrated their 10th anniversary at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., as a combat remotely piloted aircraft wing May 1, 2017. In attendance was Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, Col. Case Cunningham, 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing commander and 400 Airmen of the wing. “Thanks for what you do,” Holmes said. “What you’ve done with this aircraft, the 3 million flight hours since 2000 with 3,000 strikes in 2016 and 10 years at this base is what we’re going to celebrate.”
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2017
Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, speaks to the Airmen of the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing on his first visit to Creech Air Force Base, Nev., May 1, 2017. Holmes reiterated the impact of the remotely piloted aircraft enterprise in the Air Force and encouraged Airmen to continue to serve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class James Thompson) COMACC visits MQ-1, MQ-9 Airmen
Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, visited the men and women of the 432nd Wing for the first time May 1-2, 2017, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. During his visit, Holmes received a first-hand look at MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper, remotely piloted aircraft operations and the mission of 432nd WG/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing. He also spoke to the Airmen who support the mission 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
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2017
Dr. Scott LaFevers (standing), Wayne County Military Affairs Committee chairman, speaks to attendees of the Headquarters 9th Air Force Civic Leader Forum, April 26, 2017, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. LaFevers highlighted how the MAC aids and supports Airmen at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amanda Dick) Civic, military leaders collaborate on community best practices during 9th AF forum
Ninth Air Force Commander Maj. Gen. Scott J. Zobrist hosted 30 civic leaders, wing commanders and command chiefs from around 9th AF at the 2017 Headquarters 9th AF Civic Leader Forum April 26.
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2017
Staff Sgt. Bruce Gjetley, 388th Operations Support Squadron Aircrew Flight Equipment, and Staff Sgt. Samantha Barlond, 493rd Aircrew Flight Equipment, prepare and inspect an F-35A and F-15C pilots’ flight equipment prior to a sortie at RAF Lakenheath. Gjetley and about 250 other Airmen from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings are deployed to Europe for training with units from the U.S. Air Force, Royal air force and air forces from other NATO Allies. The 34th Fighter Squadron has been sharing facilities with the 493rd Fighter Squadron which flies the F-15C. (U.S. Air Force photo/Micah Garbarino) F-35A, F-15 train together during Lakenheath deployment
The F-35A continues to prove itself a game-changer as Airmen train together during the aircraft’s first overseas deployment.
0 5/01
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Default Air Force Logo F-35As arrive in Bulgaria
Two F-35A Lightning II aircraft and approximately 20 supporting Airmen arrived at Graf Ignatievo Air Base, Bulgaria, today, from RAF Lakenheath, England. The F-35As are participating in the first-ever training deployment to Europe. The aircraft and total force Airmen 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.
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2017
Airman 1st Class Mary Amstead, 23d Wing Judge Advocate general law paralegal, poses with an assortment of alcohol bottles, April 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The Air Force expresses the importance of having outlets for the stressors of military life. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider) Airman battles alcoholism, prevails
“I was in a ball crying and saying, ‘I need help.’ My wife didn’t know what to do. I’d already been through in-patient once, and she didn’t know how to fix me.” After relapsing and turning back to the bottle, Staff Sgt. Jaiopalanta Jones, 23d Equipment Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment technician, later checked himself into in-patient care. This was the second time he attempted to combat the effects alcohol was having on his life.
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