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  • Generations apart: A family legacy of commanding the 363rd ISR Wing

    As she enters the room, she flips on the light, illuminating her office. The familiar face of a man who helped guide her Air Force career resides in the picture frame close to her desk, reminding her every day of the leader she aspires to be. The silver eagles pinned to the epaulettes of her service coat have a history all their own, passed down from grandfather to granddaughter. Over six decades separate their time in this position, but U.S. Air Force Col. Melissa Stone, 363rd Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Wing commander, leads the same Wing her grandfather did 64 years ago.
  • Moody hosts Hawgsmoke’s first weapons load competition

    The 23d Wing hosted Hawgsmoke’s first weapons load competition April 16, 2021, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The biennial competition consists of various categories to include bombing and marshalling, but it has never included a weapons load competition in the official scoring until 2021.
  • Thunderbirds set to debut new aerial demonstration, ground show

    The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, will debut their redesigned aerial demonstration, to include an updated ground show performance, at the Cocoa Beach Air Show, Florida on April 17 and 18. Last year, the Thunderbirds were able to focus on and fully commit to enhancing their aerial demonstration and ground show after most of their 2020 show season air shows were canceled due to the spread of the coronavirus.
  • AMDEX 21-02 tests AFCENT, partner defense readiness

    Ninth Air Force (Air Forces Central) kicked off Air and Missile Defense Exercise 21-02, a U.S.-led event that improves tactics, techniques and procedures against simulated air and missile threats and strengthens distributed operations capabilities, April 12, 2021.
  • 480th ISRW Chaplain Corps inspires across the globe

    The 480th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing Airmen resiliency religious support team held a virtual joint service training event with 30 Ukraine military chaplains at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia on March 13, 2021. The meeting assisted the Ukrainian chaplains by providing some guidance on how to work with other caregivers as well as how to effectively provide spiritual care to people in the military.
  • Moody kicks off Hawgsmoke 2021

    The 23d Wing welcomed A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot, maintenance and weapons teams from seven installations across the globe during the opening ceremony of Hawgsmoke 2021, April 14 at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia.
  • Nellis Defenders ramp up training

    The 99th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) continues to modify and advance its training to prepare for potential threats and effectively protect Nellis and its neighboring communities.
  • Weather: Predicting the unpredictable

    From dust to lightning, the 407th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron Weather Flight ensures all personnel and coalition partners are aware of the local weather and can prepare accordingly. The mission of the 407th EOSS Weather Flight is to converge and exploit weather intelligence with joint and coalition partners to anticipate mission impacts and drive behavior at U.S. Central Command’s theater gateway.
  • Jolly Green II completes developmental testing

    The Air Force’s new combat search and rescue helicopter, the HH-60W Jolly Green II, completed its developmental test program here April 13.
  • Avoiding Burnout

    The COVID-19 pandemic may make you feel like you’re just waiting – life on hold – feeling frustrated that there’s no end in sight. Pandemic fatigue is a very real feeling of exhaustion as a result of COVID-19’s impact on our lives – from financial stress, to loneliness, to the fears of getting sick. Continual exposure to this unrelenting stress can cause us to burnout.
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