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  • Jet 87-173: Innovation keeps Air Force legend in the fight

    Many jets become legends for their heroic feats in battle, but they are unable to tell their stories as they experienced them. Fortunately, legends never tell their own stories. This is the story of F-15E Strike Eagle, tail number 87-173, where it comes from and how innovation keeps it ready to

  • End of an Era: JSTARS flies last sortie out of CENTCOM

    An 18-year long deployment of the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, and the second longest deployment in U.S. Air Force history, came to an end Oct. 1, 2019.Just before sunrise, Col. Konata Crumbly, 116th Air Control Wing

  • Connectedness the key to defeating the enemy

    For the Tyndall AFB team, identifying the enemy has taken on a heightened sense of urgency since Hurricane Michael’s landfall on Oct. 10, 2018. The storm not only leveled the base, it wreaked havoc on the lives of Airmen, civilian employees and family members displaced and impacted. Since then, the

  • 705th Combat Training Squadron Executes Coalition VIRTUAL FLAG 19-4

    The 705th Combat Training Squadron, home to the Distributed Mission Operations Center, has a mission to develop, integrate and deliver capabilities and training to prepare warfighters for combat in Joint and Coalition environments. From 9-20 Sept., the 705th CTS hosted Exercise Coalition VIRTUAL