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  • SNCOs: Mentor Future Commanders!

    “More is caught, than taught.” This common colloquialism rings true for individual development. Regardless of your tenure in the Top 3, if you have just sewn on master sergeant, or are a chief master sergeant hitting high year tenure, senior NCOs shape tomorrow’s joint leaders. We set the example for what we want to see in emerging leaders and provide the template with our actions.
  • AF helicopter ‘hard crew’ formula improves cohesion, mission

    In the realm of team sports where expectations and the stakes to win are high, teams rely on continuity and chemistry to maximize their effectiveness and propel them to the top. Utilizing a similar game plan, operating as a ‘hard crew’, a team of Moody’s HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter aircrew recently unified and flew every mission together at Avon Park Air Force Range, Fla., to enhance their Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) capabilities so they will perform at their peak when it matters the most— when lives are on the line.
  • Teamwork leads to mission readiness

    In the military, many times the mission prevails through teamwork; teamwork throughout squadrons, organizations and internally within each shop. With some jobs, teamwork is much more crucial to the specific mission, which is why fire training is so important for the 20th Civil Engineer Squadron fire fighters.
  • Raptor Demo zooms across Canada

    U.S. Air Force Airmen from the F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team, based out of Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, performed at the Cold Lake Air Show at Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake, Canada, July 21-22.
  • One team, one fight: part I

    When thinking about the F-16CM Fighting Falcon and its mission, many people only think about the pilot and their jet, but there are many more working pieces to the puzzle ensuring the mission is accomplished. In order to step into an aircraft and be cleared fit to fight, pilots must get a physical health assessment in order to be cleared fit to fight. This means they have to go to the 20th Aerospace Medicine Squadron flight medicine every 15 months for PHAs, which test eyesight, hearing, mental state and other health areas.
  • Two Shaw Airmen earn DFC saving 88 lives

    U.S. Air Force Col. Daniel Lasica, former 20th Fighter Wing commander, presented the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captains John Nygard and Salvador Cruz, 79th Fighter Squadron instructor pilots, at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, June 7.
  • Small chapel team praised as best in Air Force for 2017

    After being honored with the best small chapel award for Air Combat Command two times, it has finally happened. The 70th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Wing Chapel has been named the Air Force’s Best Small Chapel of the Year for 2017.
  • 707th CS Airman lends hand to Kent Island Tornado Victims

    More than 9,000 homes and businesses on Kent Island were affected when an EF-2 tornado tore across Maryland’s Eastern shore July 24, 2017. The tornado produced winds up to 125 mph and destroyed several homes, tore roofs from buildings and left thousands of people without power. When Airman 1st Class Jesus Carrillo found out about the tornado, he didn’t hesitate to provide aid.
  • F-AMMO-ly: Augmenting production using exceptional teamwork

    From the cartridges used by security forces, to the guided bombs utilized downrange, the 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron’s munitions flight, also known as AMMO, provides Davis-Monthan Air Force Base the firepower necessary to accomplish its missions and increase the lethality of the U.S. Air Force. Arming Airmen and ensuring our aircraft are ready to destroy the opposition is no small task and requires a great deal of teamwork.
  • Behind the scenes Airmen get ‘A Closer Look’

    Whether it’s digging beneath the surface to find plumbing infrastructure or looking under a microscope to sift out jet fuel sediments, some of Moody’s lesser known missions remain behind the scenes, but that’s about to change. A new video series, produced by 23d Wing Public Affairs broadcasters, will place these Airmen under a magnifying glass and experience the grit and grime of several trades to better understand and appreciate their jobs during ‘A Closer Look.’
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