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  • WWII pilot MIA for 72 years laid to rest at Normandy American Cemetery

    U.S. Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. William J. McGowan went missing in action on June 6, 1946 just inland of the coast of Normandy. On July 9, 2022, McGowan was laid to rest with full military honors at the Normandy American Cemetery in the presence of family. McGowan was a pilot assigned to the 391st

  • AF crowns Readiness Challenge VIII winners, plans FOC event in 2023

    Following a more than 20-year competition hiatus, the Air Force civil engineering community crowned winners of the Air Force Civil Engineer Readiness Challenge April 22, 2022. The Air Force Civil Engineering Center planned and facilitating the competition, with support from AFIMSC, and a partnership

  • Red Flag 22-2: Thunderbolts lead the way

    During the Vietnam War, the United States Air Force lost more than 1,700 aircraft and thousands of aircrew, sparking an immediate need to better prepare aircrews for combat. After the war ended in 1975, the Air Force established an air-focused exercise called Red Flag where aircrews could simulate

  • 726 ACS practices to perfection at Agile Thunder Exercise 22-1

    The 726th Air Control Squadron participated in Agile Thunder 22-1, an expeditionary skills exercise held at Mountain Home Air Force Base. Agile Thunder tests the capabilities of deployed personnel to perform in time-sensitive scenarios, where preparedness is imperative. As a tactical command and

  • Red Flag 22-2 showcases integration of Air Power

    Red Flag-Nellis 22-2 is underway. Coalition partners have landed and the around-the-clock training has begun. This iteration will focus on tactical integration of cutting edge airpower. These efforts will reinforce the exercise's root purpose to provide junior combat air force aviators and partners

  • Air Combat Command Names Lead Wings 

    The commander of Air Combat Command has designated five units as Lead Wings as part of the combat air force’s transition to the service’s new force generation model.