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  • 84th RADES members support search and rescue mission resulting in two lives saved

    Arizona emergency responders were able to quickly locate a small plane which crashed in a sparsely populated area near Amado, Arizona, on Aug. 2, thanks in large part to the combined work of Civil Air Patrol’s volunteer National Radar Analysis Team.
  • A Proclamation on National POW/MIA Recognition Day, 2021

    On National POW/MIA Recognition Day, we remember the debt we owe to them and to their families. We pay tribute to our former prisoners of war and recommit to the difficult but essential task of seeking out answers for the families of those still missing. We will always remember and honor our Nation’s prisoners of war and those still missing in action, and keep faith with our promise as a Nation to bring all of our heroes home. - President Joe R. Biden Jr.
  • Airmen hone expeditionary skills at Rally in Rockies exercise

    Active duty, Air National Guard and Reserve Airmen gathered in Colorado and Wyoming for 22nd Air Force’s flagship exercise Rally in the Rockies Sept. 12-17. The exercise included the “Bulldogs,” aka the 354th Fighter Squadron, A-10 Thunderbolt II from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, is designed to develop Airmen for combat operations by challenging them with realistic scenarios that support a full spectrum of operations during military actions, operations or in hostile environments.
  • He was “…close to my wing when flak burst between us…” - The last mission of P-47 pilot William Gorman

    On this National Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) Recognition Day, 2021, we salute F/O Gorman and our other missing World War II Airmen of the unit. They answered the call to duty for our country – may they yet return home.
  • AF Week in Photos

    This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
  • Citizenship Day: A reflection on my journey and responsibilities

    Constitution Day, also known as Citizenship Day, is celebrated Sept. 17 to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution. The celebration encourages Americans to reflect on the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and what it means to be a U.S. citizen.
  • DOD celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

    The Defense Department and the nation celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. It's a time to reflect on the contributions and sacrifices Hispanics have made to the United States, not just in the military, but in all walks of life. A significant number of Hispanics have served in all of the nation's wars beginning with the Revolutionary War. Sixty-one service members of Hispanic or Latino heritage have been awarded the Medal of Honor, the highest medal for valor. Two were sailors, 13 Marines and 46 soldiers.
  • Controlling Chaos

    At Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, two air traffic control liaisons from the 378th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron grabbed their 72-hour bags and made their way to the passenger terminal on Aug. 17, 2021. They were tasked to forward deploy with an hour’s notice. Destination: Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan. The news of the largest non-combatant evacuation operation in U.S. military history echoed from countless media platforms. Military members and representatives from nations across the world were mobilizing to support the effort.
  • Defense Department Observes National POW/MIA Recognition Day

    National POW/MIA Recognition Day — which usually falls on the third Friday in September — was established in 1979 to honor those service members who were held captive and returned, as well as those who remain missing.
  • Air Force Women’s Initiative Team champions women’s health care

    The Air Force’s Women’s Initiative Team has multiple lines of effort addressing barriers through policy change. The members of the WIT’s Female-Specialized Health Care Programs have a vision to build an Air Force health care system that strengthens high quality women’s care.