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  • Suicide prevention: Together in this fight

    “Depression is not open weeping or purely suicidal ideation. Sometimes depression is a mask; someone goes to work, acts normal and then goes back to their dorm, apartment or house and sits down and does nothing until bedtime, rinse and repeat the entire process.”
  • Seymour Johnson Airman’s heritage fortifies service

    We all had lives before that day when we raised our right hand and vowed to defend the Constitution of the United States. Although we are united through our service, we all have a heritage and unique story to tell.
  • Forging futures: AUAB and Qatar relocate Afghanistan evacuees

    The 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Host Nation Coordination Cell at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, is the link between Department of Defense personnel and Qatari officials. During the evacuation of Afghanistan, HNCC and their Qatari counterparts were in charge of the final step in moving qualified evacuees onward to further destinations. The support from Qatar was critical to the U.S. military’s efforts in evacuating Afghanistan.
  • Behind the lens of Task Force-Holloman, a Public Affairs Airman's perspective

    Being part of Task-Force Holloman has been more than fulfilling. I’m getting to see first-hand how amazing our Airmen are, and [how] far we all are willing to go to ensure that the Afghan evacuees here are cared for.After the first plane arrived on Aug. 31, 2021, I’ve gone back to Aman Omid Village, a temporary home for the evacuees, as many times
  • Pilot proving grounds; WSEP puts aviators, maintenance, air crew to the test

    The 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, recently hosted the Weapons System Evaluation Program East 21.12, Sept. 13-24, 2021. The exercise focused on providing maintainers and pilots with the unique experience of using live munitions to enhance readiness for real-world operations.
  • 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.
  • Commencing Department of Defense Actions and Implementation to Address Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment in the Military

    The establishment of the 90-day IRC on Sexual Assault in the Military, provided the Department a set of comprehensive and actionable recommendations to improve our approach in four lines of effort: accountability, prevention, climate and culture, and victim care and support.
  • Kessel Run's C2IMERA used during Afghan evacuation

    Kessel Run’s C2IMERA application was used in support of rapidly changing requirements during the the recent Noncombatant Evacuation Operation in Afghanistan, ensuring the safe transit of more than 124,000 Americans and U.S. personnel, allies and partners, and Afghans at special risk from Kabul in the last two weeks of August. The extraordinary NEO effort reiterated the importance of the C2IMERA application for operations in real time. The event transpired within the same month General Mark D. Kelly, Commander of Air Combat Command (ACC) directed Kessel Run’s command and control application be used across all ACC’s installations.
  • A clear path for Humanitarian Aid to Haiti

    Members of the 25th Operational Weather Squadron in Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. recently provided a steady stream of meteorological and oceanographic capabilities to facilitate the USAID-led humanitarian response to the earthquake in Haiti on Aug. 14, 2021.
  • 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.
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