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Airman 1st Class Evan Valance, 23d Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels distribution operator, carries gear and food to an M-11 refueling truck before conducting HH-60G Pave Hawk hot-pit refueling operations, Jan. 16, 2018 at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen who work in the petroleum, oils and lubricants (POL) flight frequently use hot pit refueling, which is a more efficient tactic that allows aircrews a quick transition from the flight line back to their current objective. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Snider) POL enables faster turnarounds, longer missions
“With hot-pit refuels we’re prepositioned and they taxi to us and with the engines still running,” said Tech. Sgt. Zachary Beggin, 23d LRS NCO in charge of fuels distribution. “They hookup, refuel and their back up in the air and it decreases ground time by 66 percent.” Less ground time means more time in the air and in the mission. This tactic equips aircrews with the ability to push the operations tempo and also minimize the demand for maintenance support.
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Defense Secretary James N. Mattis speaks to 366th Fighter Wing Airmen Jan. 16, 2018, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Airmen were given the opportunity to ask Mattis questions on various topics during a town hall. Defense Secretary James N. Mattis visits Mountain Home Air Force Base
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis visited here Jan. 16, 2018. After a visit to Vancouver, Canada, Mattis stopped by to meet with the 366th Fighter Wing leadership and Airmen responsible for the recent record-breaking deployments of the F-15E Strike Eagle.
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Staff Sgt. Clinton Parkins, 23d Maintenance Squadron (MXS) line delivery supervisor, inspects the alignment of a Joint Direct Attack Munition, Jan. 11, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 23d MXS held a combat munitions class to help acclimate and improve their Airmen’s readiness to perform well in a deployed environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eugene Oliver) 23d MXS builds bombs, prepares to deploy
Maintenance Airmen participated in a combat munitions training class, Jan. 8-11, here. The 23d Maintenance Squadron held the CMT class to acclimate the Airmen with building a Joint Direct Attack Munition and improving their readiness to perform in a deployed environment.
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Airmen from the Air Force Technical Applications Center, Patrick AFB, Fla., walk on a frozen lake in Antarctica after a full day of performing maintenance on the center’s seismic equipment near Bull Pass.  The photo, taken at about 10 p.m., illustrates the 24-hour daylight cycle at Earth’s southernmost point.  Pictured from left to right:  Staff. Sgt. Jeremy Hannah, Senior Airman Andrew Pouncy and Staff Sgt. Justin Sherman.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Richard Westra) Airmen travel to Earth’s southernmost point for annual maintenance
With 24 hours of daily sunlight in their favor, a team of seismic technicians traveled to the southernmost point on Earth to conduct annual maintenance of the equipment they use to monitor global nuclear treaties.Six members of the Air Force Technical Applications Center made the trek from their home base at Patrick AFB, Fla., to Antarctica to
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Photo of Martin Luther King Martin Luther King's impact on Airmen
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” Even through a quote, the kind of man Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was can be seen
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. First AFWERX storefront opens in Las Vegas
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, along with guest of honor Vice President Mike Pence as well as the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein, opened the AFWERX-Vegas storefront Jan. 11 at the Howard Hughes Center in Las Vegas.
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A SpaceX “flight proven” first stage booster successfully lands on Landing Zone 1, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Dec. 15, 2017. The 45th Space Wing supported SpaceX’s successful launch of NASA’s Commercial Resupply Mission 13 aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. (Courtesy photo by SpaceX) AF Year in Photos
This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This annual feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
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Senior Airman Erik Tatro, left, a programmer with the 595th Strategic Communications Squadron (SCS), and Senior Airman Gregory Salopek, also a programmer with the 595th SCS, sit at a computer in the 595th SCS offices at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, January 12, 2018. Both Airmen participated in a DOD-Silicon Valley partnership in San Francisco in 2017, helping to create a program that would increase the efficiency of the aerial refueling scheduling process. 595th SCS Airmen participate in DOD-Silicon Valley partnership
Picture a room. There are four pilots in flight suits, busy at work – one scribbling on a white board, two moving magnetic pucks around next to the scribbles and the last drawing out equations on graph paper. The room, located in the Combined Air operations Center at Al Udeid, Qatar, is tense. They’ve been at work for hours, and they have hours
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Vice President Mike Pence addresses Airmen during his visit to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Jan. 11, 2018. During his speech, Pence lauded the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center for its rigorous and realistic training via the U.S. Air Force Weapons School and Nevada Test and Training Range. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew Sarver) Vice President Mike Pence visits Nellis AFB
Vice President Mike Pence made his way to Las Vegas Jan. 11, 2018, to attend the grand opening of the first AFWERX facility and visit the men and women of Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
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Default Air Force Logo ACC Spark Tank winners bring the future faster
Four submissions from Air Combat Command were selected to compete at the higest level of the Air Force's Spark Tank competition. Spark Tank was designed to encourage innovative approaches to everyday tasks and for Airmen to rethink the status quo. A cash prize and implementation of the Airmen’s idea will be awarded for thinking outside of the box.
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