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  • Command post: the backbone of AUAB

    From aircraft maintenance to security forces traffic incidents, the base command post is the focal point for information gathering and distribution across Al Udeid Air Base.
  • Air Force seeks triathletes for Armed Forces competition

    The Air Force is looking for men and women for the 2019 Armed Forces Triathlon June 19-23, in Ventura County, California. Applications are due April 26 for coaching staffs and May 3 for athletes. Active-duty, guard and reserve members can apply through the APPTRAC system.
  • Colombian Air Force supports US Navy Growlers for premier air-to-air combat

    The Colombian Air Force is supporting the U.S. Navy during the U.S. Air Force-led air-to-air combat exercise Red Flag. The Colombian Air Force brought their Multi-Mission Transport Tanker Jupiter 767 to refuel the U.S. Navy’s EA-18G Growlers for the duration of the exercise. The Colombian MMTT Jupiter 767 is the only aircraft capable to conduct air-to-air refueling missions for the Growler during Red Flag 19-2 due to different air-to-air refueling systems available for the exercise.
  • Air Force seeks men's rugby players

    The Air Force is looking for athletes for the 2019 Men’s Rugby Trial Camp June 12-23 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland and the Armed Forces championship Aug. 12-26 in Glendale, Colorado.
  • 5th MOB hosts Combat Communications Rodeo

    The 5th Combat Communications Group, 254th Combat Communications Group, 226th Combat Communications Group, and the 1st Combat Communications Squadron, and leaders from across to cyber spectrum, gathered for the 5th CCG Combat Communications Rodeo, March 7, 2019, at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. Various combat communications units trained and executed various skills such as installation and sustainment of tactical communications systems, tent set-ups, team tactics, camouflaging equipment, and other skills needed to be mission ready. The Director, Cyberspace Strategy and Policy, Office of Information Dominance with the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, and Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Newton, Director of the Joint Staff for the Alabama National Guard also attended the rodeo.
  • F-35A crew swap provides flexibility for training, combat

    Maintainers and pilots in the 388th Fighter Wing recently completed the first operational rapid crew swap exercise with the F-35A Lightning II. Other aircraft like bombers, tankers, helicopters, and twin engine fighters have been doing ‘hot crew swaps’ for some time. Until now, it hasn’t been safe to do with a single engine fighter, but the F-35’s maintenance-friendly design provided Airmen here an opportunity to develop this capability.
  • Calling all Hunters: Commanders talk mission updates with RPA Airmen

    Col. Julian Cheater, 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Jamie Newman, 432nd WG/432nd AEW command chief hosted a commander’s call, at Creech, Mar. 8, 2019. This all-call provided 432nd WG leadership with the ability to update Airmen at Creech, as well as the geographically separated units at Ellsworth, Shaw and Whiteman Air Force Bases.
  • MacDill AFB accepts aircraft in response to Offutt AFB flooding

    Five RC-135 Rivet Joint reconnaissance aircraft assigned to the 55th Wing, Offutt AFB, Nebraska, relocated here over the weekend due to rising floodwaters at Offutt. The relocation to MacDill Air Force Base ensures the aircraft remain out of harm’s way until they can safely return to their home station.
  • Offutt stands-up Emergency Family Assistance Center

    The Offutt Air Force Base Airman and Family Readiness Center is scheduled to host an Emergency Family Assistance Center March 21 and 22 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event will feature helping agencies such as A&FRC, Air Force Aid, Military and Family Life Counseling, Red Cross, legal assistance, first sergeants and chaplains. During the EFAC, members will also be asked to update their Air Force Personnel Accountability and Assessment System information and complete the needs assessment to ensure support is provided throughout the entire process.
  • Air Force’s fiscal 2020 budget focuses on modernization, readiness, confronting global threats

    The Air Force’s budget would rise to $165 billion in fiscal year 2020 under the White House spending plan unveiled March 12, a $10 billion increase that allows the service to grow, modernize and effectively adapt to an array of changing global threats. As written, the proposed budget attaches numbers to larger strategic goals that include the need to meet challenges posed by China and a resurgent Russia, provide a safe, secure and effective nuclear deterrent while continuing to disrupt violent extremists in a cost-effective manner.
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