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  • Follow safety tips for a happy holiday season

    The Christmas season can be the most joyous of times, but it can also be deadly. Approximately 400 fires occur annually involving Christmas trees, according to the National Fire Protection Association, or NFPA, resulting in more than a dozen deaths, injuries and more than $10 million in property loss and damage.
  • Brain surgery to bear hugs: One Wounded Warrior’s story

    Born with a birth defect causing seizures, battling anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, and facing divorce and separation from a child, can be a lot for anyone to handle, but with a community of support things can get better. For retired Air Force Captain Rob Hufford, 55th Civil Engineering Squadron, no statement could ring truer. From an all-time low to bear hugging England’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, while in Australia to compete in the Invictus Games, things are looking up for Hufford.
  • 31st TES begins F-35 Initial Operational Test and Evaluation

    The 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron kicked off the DoD’s F-35 Initial Operational Test and Evaluation with a large force employment sortie from Edwards AFB, Calif. Dec. 5. During the IOT&E phase the 31st TES F-35 pilots will fly over 30 missions designed to fully evaluate the complete air system as well as identify technical and operational areas for improvement.
  • Air Force proposes to base F-35s at Tyndall AFB, supplemental funds needed to build advanced fighter base

    Following the damage to Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, caused by Hurricane Michael, the Air Force is recommending that Congress use supplemental funding for rebuilding the base to prepare to receive the F-35 Lighenting II fighter at the north Florida installation.
  • Hanscom lays groundwork for comms at Tyndall

    Program managers in the Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence and Networks Directorate here are exercising every one of the words in their five-word title by reconstituting a communications network almost totally wiped out by winds, flooding and infrastructure damage. First responders have set up interval communications systems relying on a few existing nodes, coupled with generator-powered satellite truck systems. The Air Force’s long-term goal is to build an organic communication infrastructure from scratch using an as-a-service model.
  • EOD 134 Memorial Workout

    Airmen assigned to the 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight hosted the EOD 134 Memorial Workout, Nov. 30.
  • Shaw DFAC receives innovative equipment

    The 20th Force Support Squadron Emerson E. Williams Dining Facility received a new cooking center, Dec. 4.
  • 2018 ACC Meritorious Unit Awards

    The commander of Air Combat Command announced Dec. 6 the ACC units who have earned Air Force Meritorious Unit Awards. Gen. Mike Holmes recognized five units for outstanding heroism in combat as well as outstanding achievement or service in direct support of combat operations.
  • Success has no limit for women in the Air Force

    As the sun rises and liquid nitrogen heats up in the metal shop, an Airman puts bearing cups from an Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon into the substance so the bearing cup expands and comes apart. She proceeds to snap on her gloves, glasses and apron to prepare for another day.
  • F-35 HFT prepares for new demonstration profile

    The F-35 Heritage Flight Team is officially transitioning to the F-35 Demonstration Team for the 2019 air show season taking their current flying profile to new heights.
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