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  • Hispanic Heritage Month Showcase: Lieutenant General Elwood R. “Pete” Quesada

    Lt. Gen. Elwood R. “Pete” Quesada was a pioneer of aerial refueling, an architect of U.S. tactical air power, and was a key U.S. Army Air Forces leader during WWII in the European Theater of Operations. After WWII, he was the first commander of Tactical Air Command (now Air Combat Command) Headquarters in Tampa, Florida. He moved the headquarters to Langley Air Force Base, Virgina, to be in close proximity to Headquarters, Army Ground Forces. When the Air Force separated from the Army in 1947, he became a Lieutenant General in the independent U.S. Air Force.
  • CMSAF reaffirms case for speed, innovation, culture change across the Air Force

    Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass delivered remarks during the 2021 Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference at National Harbor, Md., Sept. 20.
  • Brown presses case for speed, innovation, culture change across the Air Force

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. attended the 2021 Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference at National Harbor, Maryland, to deliver his “Accelerate Change to Empowered Airmen” speech, Sept. 20.
  • Commentary - Welcoming Afghan evacuees: What it means to me

    August 2020 will be forever etched into the minds of military individuals who have deployed to Afghanistan over the last 20 years in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. With the close of operations in Afghanistan on August 30, 2021, several people have asked me, “What do you think about Afghan evacuees coming to America?” “Give me your tired, your poor. Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
  • Kendall presents unsparing blueprint for confronting China and other threats

    Department of the Air Force Secretary, Frank Kendall, offered a blunt and unsparing blueprint Sept. 20 for the Air and Space Forces, Congress and others to follow if they are to meet – and overcome – challenges to the nation’s security posed by China and others.
  • Air Force refines pilot candidate selection process in support of rated diversity

    Several Air Education and Training Command initiatives to remove barriers for qualified candidates in the pilot candidate selection process were highlighted in the Air Force’s six-month assessment of its initial Racial Disparity Report Sept. 9.
  • National Guardsmen team up with active duty, reserve to support Operation Allies Welcome

    Since the end of August, more than 50 members from the Evergreen State have been supporting Task Force Liberty and working side-by-side in Liberty Village with their Air Force active duty and reservist counterparts, along with other Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, JBMDL personnel, and dozens of non-governmental organizations, providing essential support for Afghan guests. A team of Airmen deployed from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, to support the operations serving hundreds of evacuees each day.
  • 144th Fighter Wing Welcomes F-117 Nighthawks for Training

    The 144th Fighter Wing welcomed the arrival of two F-117 Nighthawk aircraft Sept 13, 2021 to the Fresno Air National Guard Base, California, to conduct dissimilar air combat training missions.
  • Joint Forces come together to provide life sustainment needs

    The Joint Special Operations Forces Support Detachment- Kuwait serves as the lifeline to the special operations force’s men and women on the ground throughout the area of responsibility. They supply support in every aspect by delivering those men and women food, weapons, ammunition, fuel, funds and more.
  • VIRTUAL FLAG: JAGIC C2, first-of-its-kind joint training event

    The first VIRTUAL FLAG exercise dedicated to training the Joint Air Ground Integration Center’s command and control was successfully executed at the 705th Combat Training Squadron’s Distributed Mission Operation Center located at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, Aug. 23-27. The DMOC developed, integrated, and successfully executed VF: JAGIC C2 with facilitation of the Airmen from 505th Command and Control Wing, Detachment 1 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
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