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  • 22nd MEU at ADAB

    Al Dhafra Air Base hosts several units from across the world and recently began hosting the mission of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit. The composite squadron is making use of the base while their amphibious assault ship, USS Kearsarge, is in scheduled maintenance. The Black Knights brought several Harriers, a flight pilots and more than 50 maintainers.
  • U.S. Air Force’s F-35A Lightning II arrives for first Middle East deployment

    The U.S. Air Force’s fifth generation multi-role aircraft arrived for its first deployment to the Middle East on April 15, 2019. The F-35A Lightning IIs are from active duty 388th and reserve 419th Fighter Wings at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. As the first deployment to the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility, crews are prepared and trained for the AFCENT mission.
  • Depot Liaison Engineer – Why the middle man?

    The 380th Expeditionary Maintenance Group hosts one of only five Depot Liaison Engineer (DLE) positions within the Air Force Central Command area of responsibility. “I have a pretty boring job if there are no aircraft broken – which is fine, we accept that.” said 1st Lt. M. Rebecca Kretzer, sustainment engineer and AFCENT DLE.
  • Vice President stops by Davis-Monthan

    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visited with the Desert Lightning Team during prior to his immersion with Customs and Border Protection at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 11, 2019. This dynamic, cross-functional relationship with Customs and Border Protection broadens Davis-Monthan Air Force Base’s ability to support national security. Davis-Monthan is an operational, warfighting base with 11,000 Airmen that directly support four combatant commanders around the globe every day.
  • Air Force announces selection process for officer instructor and recruiting special duty assignments

    The Air Force announced that beginning in April 2019, officers will be screened and selected for formal instructor and recruiting special duty positions April 10.
  • Lt Col Dick Cole, last surviving Doolittle Raider, passes away at age 103

    A legendary chapter in Air Force history has come to a close. Retired Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” E. Cole, the last survivor of the “Doolittle Raid,” died April 9, in San Antonio. “Our last remaining Doolittle Raider has slipped the surly bonds of Earth, and has reunited with his fellow Raiders," said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein On April 18, 1942, the U.S. Army Air Forces and the Doolittle Raiders attacked Tokyo in retaliation for the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, which boosted American morale in the early months of World War II. “We will miss Lt. Col. Cole, and offer our eternal thanks and condolences to his family,” Goldfein said.
  • Enlisted weapons school grad applies course fundamentals in Afghanistan

    One of the Air Force’s first Advanced Enlisted Mission Planning Course graduates is applying what he learned in the classroom to support combat operations in Afghanistan. The 455th Air Expeditionary Wing intelligence flight chief at Bagram Airfield completed AEMPC, which is now known as the Advanced Intelligence Instructor Course, prior to deploying to Afghanistan. He isn’t the first AEMPC or AIIC grad to serve in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, but he’s the first to wear the patch, which was approved in October 2018.
  • Air Combat Command announces 24 and 25 AF merger

    Air Combat Command is merging Twenty Fourth and Twenty Fifth Numbered Air Forces at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, this summer to better integrate cyber effects, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance operations, electronic warfare operations, and information operations.
  • Medical Airmen work to improve efficiency in patient care in Afghanistan

    Medical professionals at the Craig Joint Theater Hospital at Bagram Airfield are working to make positive impacts during their deployment so future patients and providers can benefit. The current trauma resuscitation documentation and data collection process in Afghanistan is very similar to the process stateside. A five-page paper form, a trauma resuscitation record, is used to document patient care and is hand-written by healthcare teams. The T6 Health System mobile device application is a high resolution, digital documentation system, that is a multi-dimensional data and point-of-care analytics system that opens up the possibility of precision and predictive trauma care to theater if CJTH staff can explore the feasibility of using this technology in routine care of trauma patients, mass casualty situations, point of injury and en-route care.
  • Grand Forks AFB members assist with flood preparation efforts

    Nearly 60 members with Grand Forks Air Force Base volunteered to create several sandbags March 28, 2019, for the city of Grand Forks in preparation for an expected spring flood.
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