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  • 461st OSS Airmen collaborate to modify masks, reducing communication breakdown in field

    Airmen from the 461st Operations Support Squadron teamed up to prevent communications breakdown in the field by finding an innovative solution with their masks.
  • AFCEC begins rollout of high-tech EOD robots to installations

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Readiness Directorate made its first delivery of the new medium-size explosive ordnance disposal robot to the field Oct. 15, to Tyndall AFB. The Man Transportable Robot System Increment II is a remotely operated, medium-sized robotic system that enables EOD units to detect, confirm, identify and dispose of unexploded explosive ordnance and other hazards from a safe distance.
  • 355th TRS implements new VR simulators

    The 355th Training Squadron has used innovation funds to build a functional virtual reality simulator classroom to conduct training for A-10 Thunderbolt II student pilots as they earn their qualifications.
  • One Airman’s commitment to Air Force heritage, reflection

    On Oct. 1 this same Airmen, Staff Sgt. Daniel Caraglio, 20th Medical Group mental health technician, was named Military Citizen of the Year by the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce. An honor that came as a surprise to him, but definitely not to those that have served beside him.
  • A goal is a dream put into action

    Life has a funny way of teaching us lessons. What can seem tragic and life altering can shape our future for good or bad depending on how we overcome or become overwhelmed by events. The following is a short story of how perseverance can turn dreams into reality.
  • ACC to conduct experiment testing agility and lead wing concepts during AGILE FLAG 21-1

    Air Combat Command will conduct an experiment known as Agile Flag 21-1 from Oct. 21-29 to test agile combat employment and a new lead wing deployment concept. During Agile Flag 21-1, the 366th Fighter Wing from Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, will test its ability to deploy as a lead Air Expeditionary Wing with a wing-level air staff. The unit will employ mission generation, command and control, and base operating support elements from its main operating base at Tyndall AFB, Florida, while supporting a forward operating base at Hurlburt Field, Florida, and a contingency location at Eglin AFB, Florida.
  • 633rd MDG pilots new COVID surveillance testing procedure

    Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, healthcare professionals have had to find ways to maintain access to medical care and adopt emerging technologies quickly. The 633rd Medical Group at Joint Base Langley-Eustis has led the way for the Air Force, piloting a variety of new lab tests that are helping the military keep its total force safe and prepare for the flu season. The latest of these pilots is known as Sentinel Surveillance testing, and it provides bases the capability to identify undiagnosed prevalence of COVID-19 in asymptomatic base populations.
  • Exercise Zia Sun

    The 354th Fighter Squadron from Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona; 9th Air Support Operations Squadron from Fort Hood, Texas; 3rd ASOS, 7th ASOS, and 16th ASOS from Fort Bliss, Texas; 311th FS and 29th Attack Squadron from Holloman AFB, recently trained together in Exercise Zia Sun, at Centennial Range, New Mexico, Sept. 28 – Oct. 9.
  • ACC selects top two for Air Force Spark Tank Challenge

    Air Combat Command announced their two 2021 Spark Tank semi-finalists and four wildcards moving on to compete at the Air Force level. ACC commander Gen. Mark Kelly selected two semi-finalists from the command’s top six submissions and the remaining four will move ahead to the challenge as wild card entries into the AF competition.
  • DoD activates MQ-9s for imagery support in wildland fire fighting

    At the request of the National Interagency Fire Center and upon approval by the DoD, U.S. Northern Command Airmen at the 432nd Wing activated to support efforts to fight the California wildland fires.
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