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  • 378 ELRS works hydrostatic tests

    Photo Essay: Airmen from the 378th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron perform a hydrostatic test on fuel hoses at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, August 2, 2020. Hydrostatic tests are completed to ensure structural integrity of fuel hoses used on the flightline. Water was pumped into the hose before being pressurized for a period of time.
  • Training the Nation's Future Fleet of U-2 Pilots

    History was made July 31, 2020 when U.S. Air Force retired Lt. Col. Jonathan Huggins, 1st Reconnaissance Squadron U-2 instructor, became the first civilian instructor in the U-2 program to fly solo.Huggins retired on Sep. 26, 2014 and has served as a U-2 pilot instructor for 15 of the 18 years he’s been flying the U-2 as an active duty pilot.
  • VAQ-132 participates in Red Flag 20-3

    Photo Essay: U.S. Navy Airmen from Electronic Attack Squadron 132 at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington, successfully completed their mission, launching all jets successfully, July 31, 2020, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. U.S. Navy Airman prepared EA-18G Growler’s for take-off prior to Red Flag 20-3 and coordinated with pilots before launch, confirming systems are fully functional to ensure mission success and the pilot’s safety. They are trained in both ground take offs on land, as well as aircraft carrier operations.
  • AF technology could help fight virus, disease spread in buildings

    In 2009, the U.S. Air Force submitted a patent application for an invention that coats surfaces with a protective finish, killing toxins on contact. The technology, which was granted a patent in 2013, was invented by Dr. Jeff Owens, a senior chemist with the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, to support his work in chemical and biological warfare defense. Today, the Air Force is licensing the rights to that technology to a private-sector company called Theriax, LLC that wants to use Owens’ patented formula in paints and other products.
  • Red Flag 20-3 kicks off amid COVID-19 pandemic

    To keep the force tactically and technically sound, intense training is a must - even in the midst of a pandemic. In line with the Air Force’s priority to restore readiness and win any fight, any time, Red Flag 20-3 is scheduled to kick off at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Aug. 3-14. Though the base continues to adapt and operate under a new normal, defending the nation is a daily job.
  • 388th Fighter Wing develops leaders with every sortie

    The 388th Fighter Wing launches between 50-100 combat training sorties nearly every day from Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The training program is crucial not only to prepare for deployments, but also to develop leaders who will push the Air Force's F-35 capabilities further in the future.
  • Skin cancer: Here's how to reduce the risk

    With plenty of summer weather remaining for Airmen executing the mission, impacts of sun exposure directly effects health and readiness.
  • Goldfein honored for service as Chief of Staff

    During his tenure, Goldfein has achieved some notable milestones, including the development of the B-21 Raider and the T-7A Red Hawk aircraft. Additionally, he pushed for innovative ways to improve readiness through the expansion of the Air Force’s multi-domain capability, reshaping the force to exist in an era of great power competition, and helping pave the way for ultimately increasing the number of squadrons from 312 to 386.
  • 99th MDG seeks trauma accreditation

    The 99th Medical Group (MDG) is slated to begin accepting civilian critical care patients Aug. 1, at the Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center (MOMMC), here.
  • Contracting offices join forces to tackle Sixteenth Air Force Information Warfare mission

    As Sixteenth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber) reached full operational capability earlier this month, solidifying the convergence of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), cyber, electromagnetic warfare, information operations, and weather operations, federal agencies’ and joint partners’ need for these capabilities continues to skyrocket. In order to deliver Information Warfare (IW) outcomes for the nation, a strong, unified acquisition organization must be in place to meet those growing demands.
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