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  • First ANG F-35 Pilot Graduates from USAF Weapons School

    Nationally recognized as the first Air National Guard (ANG) unit to be tasked with the F-35A Lightning II mission, Vermont’s 158th Fighter Wing now welcomes another title: home of the first ANG F-35 pilot to graduate from the U.S. Air Force Weapons School.
  • 2020 Vice Chief’s Challenge winners announced

    Air Combat Command Airmen submission to "Saving Airmen Time" challenge among 15 winners. The challenge focused on identifying time-consuming tasks that provide the least direct value to generating combat effects; proposing innovative solutions to streamline current processes through the novel application of technology; and partnering directly with Headquarters Air Force to bring Airmen’s voices to ongoing efforts, including solution-generation and beta-testing of cutting-edge technologies that return time to Airmen.
  • 104th Fighter Wing Flagship F-15 receives symbolic graphics

    After about six-months of designing and planning, the 104th Fighter Wing’s flagship F-15C Eagle, tail number 125, received new nose art graphics in late December. The roughly six-foot by four-foot nose art graphic, featured on both sides of the F-15, appears to display the American flag, but upon closer look, displays the hundreds of names of members in the 104th Fighter Wing.
  • Western Air Defense Sector key player in evolution of Advanced Battle Management System

    A small Washington Air National Guard unit has become a key player for Air Force acquisitions in the evolution of the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS). Members of the Western Air Defense Sector participated in the second ever ABMS “onramp” event at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Sept. 2-3, 2020.
  • Exercise SENTRY REX: More robust than ever

    Joint-service exercise, SENTRY REX 20-3, was back for its third iteration and was more robust than ever. Units and assets involved in the exercise included E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft from Tinker Air Force Base, Joint Surveillance and Target Attack Radar System aircraft from Robins AFB, MQ-9 Reapers operated from Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base, MC-12s from the 137th Special Operations Wing, CV-22 Osprey and AC-130 Gunships from Cannon AFB, an MC-130H Combat Talon IIs from Hurlburt AFB and KC-135R Stratotankers from the 314th Air Refueling Squadron at Beale AFB.
  • For the Love of Aviation: 191st AMXS Father, Son Deploy Together

    Editor’s Note: This is three of a three part series about family members deployed to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar together. As children, many boys aspire to be like their fathers, or at minimum make their father’s proud, which could manifest as good grades or being a star athlete; however, one senior airman took a step further by following in his father’s footsteps and joining the U.S. Air Force.
  • Multi-domain warfare officers, delivering critical capabilities

    The 505th Command and Control Wing (CCW) virtually graduated the second class of the newly created multi-domain warfare officer career field on May 8th at Hurlburt Field, Florida. 
  • We Have the Watch! America’s AOC monitors the skies over the continental U.S.

    Undeterred by the current COVID-19 global pandemic, members of the 601st Air Operations Center and 101st Air and Space Operations Group are hard-at-work to ensure the skies are safe over the continental United States. The air defense of our nation is a no-fail mission and our number one priority. Our Airmen are committed to defending our country around the clock and the safety and health of our members, both military and civilian, is paramount.
  • Eyes in the sky: Team JSTARS stays focused on mission, keeps warfighter support on target

    U.S. adversaries are always at work, plotting our forces’ demise, but the 461st and 116th Air Control Wings are working together as an integrated force that always has the warfighter’s back around the clock.
  • NJ Guard's 177th Fighter Wing still flying during pandemic

    The 177th Fighter Wing, New Jersey Air National Guard, continues defending the nation’s borders and preparing for combat deployment during the COVID-19 global pandemic.
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