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  • The Air Force Participating Test Unit: Keeping the Battlefield Secure

    It’s a battlefield scenario: two Air Force pilots have intercepted an enemy aircraft. One pilot transmits a command to engage the hostile aircraft through encrypted data link communication with minimal voice communication. The second pilot responds through the same data link, complying with the order, and begins to engage the aircraft. Meanwhile, other ground, air, and ocean platforms receive these messages and follow the action as it unfolds on their display.
  • ACC commander speaks on Fighter Roadmap at AFA ‘21

    The Air Force must continue to rebalance its fighter portfolio investment in order to keep pace and compete with China, according to the commander of Air Combat Command. During his keynote presentation at the Air Force Association 2021 Air, Space and Cyber Conference, Sept. 22, Gen. Mark Kelly said today’s fighter force was designed for a different peer adversary, built for a different time, and utilized in a different place and manner than originally planned.
  • Resilience: Dyess AFB wingmen support Airman’s daughter’s battle with cancer

    On July 14, 2019, Tech. Sgt. Justin SoileauGobert’s, 337th Test and Evaluation Squadron aircraft crew chief, concerns about his daughter’s continuing lack of energy and bruising on her body set off an alarm that sent his wife, Kaleena, and daughter, Jayda, to the Hendrik Medical Center emergency room in Abilene, Texas. As soon as Kaleena transported her daughter to the hands of caring medical professionals, she knew something was seriously wrong. Kaleena could see it on their faces.
  • 84th RADES optimizing the nation’s LRR systems for air surveillance and national defense

    The 84th Radar Evaluation Squadron, headquartered at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, evaluated the Air Route Surveillance Radar system version four, or ARSR-4, on a mountain top in Paso Robles, California, Aug. 23 - Sept. 4.
  • Myths and facts about the vax – debunking common COVID-19 vaccine myths

    The COVID-19 vaccine has been mandated across the Department of Defense and despite its demonstrated effectiveness and safety, a host of myths have left some Airmen and Guardians hesitant to receive it.
  • It’s All About People panel focuses on diversity, inclusion, respect

    Retired Gen. Larry O. Spencer moderated the panel, titled “It’s All About People – Join Us,” which featured Under Secretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones; retired Gen. Edward A. Rice Jr.; Lt. Gen. Brian T. Kelly, deputy chief of staff for Manpower, Personnel, and Services; and Patricia Mulcahy, U.S. Space Force chief human capital officer.
  • Grand Forks Airmen and Guardians bring the future to work

    Airmen and Guardians go through the Robotics Process Automation Roadshow training course and learn how to make simple bots to help with the workloads in their shops.
  • AUAB Fabrication Flight: fabricate to innovate

    Whether they’re welding, heat-treating, inspecting, repairing or fabricating equipment, the 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron Fabrication Flight, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, has a hand in assisting all organizations across the installation. However, what distinguishes them is their innovative mindset that allows them to take what was once extra scrap metal lying around and change it into something that fixes Air Force-wide problems.
  • History 72 Years in the making: 1949 First Aerial Gunnery Competition

    Seventy-two years ago, and one year after racial integration of the Armed Forces, four pilots took to the skies in P-47 Thunderbolts to compete in a first of its kind Air Force competition. Even though their aerial adversary, the much newer P-51 Mustang, was formidable, these four men had already grappled with a much more formidable adversary on the ground by the name of Jim Crow.
  • 363 ISRW breaks ground for new Air Force Targeting Center

    The 363d Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Wing (ISRW) leadership along with their host and mission partner, 633d Air Base Wing (ABW), and special guests celebrated the ground breaking of the new 363d ISR Group (ISRG) Air Force Targeting Center during a ceremony Sept. 16, 2021 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.
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