Air Combat Command Moments

As the Air Force faces continued fiscal constraints the need for Airmen to be innovative in identifying and solving mission shortfalls keeps growing. U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Daniel Caban, 1st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, Caban created Portable Magnetic Aircraft Covers that aims to protect the jet intakes from the elements and lower the need for maintenance.
Today, we face a new set of challenges. In a world defined by silent threats and invisible attacks, we need to embrace the unknown more than ever. The next groundbreaking ideas belong in the hands of whoever creates them first…and it has to be us. Second place is not an option, because satisfaction with the status quo is far more dangerous than trying to make a change and failing. So here’s your wake-up call. We’re the greatest air force in the world today. But what about tomorrow? Our enemies aren’t sleeping, and neither can we. Voice over by MSgt Katrina Jenkins
The 355th Wing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, has a primary mission of deploying, employing and sustaining combat search and rescue and attack air power in support of combatant commanders anywhere in the world. The combined capabilities of the A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, HC-130J Combat King II aircraft and HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters, all stationed at Davis-Monthan, allow the Airmen of the 355th WG to train in a variety of scenarios ensuring all members are ready to provide Combat Search and Rescue and attack power anywhere, anytime.
Last week members of the 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, stationed at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, participated in a training exercise in which they located and destroyed inbound drones.
Maintainers assigned to the 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (AMXS) Eagle Aircraft Maintenance Unit (AMU) were given the opportunity to have a first-hand look at National Hot Rod Association vehicle maintainers. From the initial greetings, to the final system flight control inspections, the vehicle maintainers shadowed the tactical aircraft maintainers and experienced an F-15D Eagle fighter jet takeoff.
An 18-year long deployment of the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, and the second longest deployment in U.S. Air Force history, came to an end Oct. 1, 2019. Just before sunrise, Col. Konata Crumbly, 116th Air Control Wing commander and Joint STARS aircraft commander, pulled back the flight controls and lifted the aircraft from the runway on the last Joint STARS sortie leaving Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, marking the end of an era.
The Vermont Air National Guard has a storied history, going all the way back to the Revolutionary War with the famed Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys. From rising flood waters at home to short-notice deployments, the Airmen at the 158th Fighter Wing are always ready. With the Vermont Air National Guard being the first Air National Guard unit to receive the F-35 Lightning II, the Green Mountain Boys will continue their legacy at the 158th Fighter Wing.
MQ-9 Reaper pilots, sensor operators and intelligence analysts from the 432nd Wing/432 Air Expeditionary Wing joined coalition and joint partners in simulated combat missions, hosted by the Distributed Mission Operations Center at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, Sept. 8 – 20, 2019.
Members of the 968th Expeditionary Airborne Air Control Squadron conduct a combat sortie over Southwest Asia on Nov. 5, 2019 as part of Operation Inherent Resolve. The squadron flies the Boeing E-3 Sentry, which provides early warning of enemy activity as well as control of friendly aircraft in the area of operation. The sortie included a daytime and nighttime aerial refuel with a KC-10 and a KC-135. The squadron is part of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates.
Kuwaiti Ministry of Defense and U.S. explosive ordnance disposal teams joined forces for a controlled munitions detonation training designed to share knowledge in disposing of newly upgraded artillery rounds known as insensitive munitions. The new version of the round uses an upgraded shell casing and explosive charge that requires revised techniques for controlled detonations.
This video spot was made to remind service members of a free, non-DOD text hotline that is available 24/7 for any kind of emergency.

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