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  • From skies to seas: 28th TES supports US Navy OT in biological protection

    The 28th Test and Evaluation Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base is supporting the operational test assessment of the U.S. Navy’s Enhanced Maritime Biological Protection System, new system to detect biological substances that could be harmful to the ship’s crew, such as anthrax. 
  • No Margin For Error

    When a plane goes down, an ejection seat keeps pilots from going down with it. Ejecting from an ejection seat is not something a pilot wants to do, but it is something they have to do in case of an emergency where everything else in an aircraft fails. It is their last chance at survival, and their lives rest on the hands of aircrew egress system specialists.
  • SJ Airmen Conduct Hot-Pit Refueling Technique

    Airmen from the 4th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants (POL) shop and 336th Aircraft Maintenance Unit (AMU) work together to conduct hot-pit refueling of F-15E Strike Eagles at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina.
  • 9th MXS AGE Flight, Essential to Providing Superior Reconnaissance

    Delivering superior reconnaissance capability in support of national objectives is one of the 9th Reconnaissance Wing’s main priorities. To accomplish this mission Beale is equipped with reconnaissance aircraft; the U-2 Dragon Lady, the RQ-4 Global Hawk, and aircraft that keep U-2 pilots proficient, like the T-38 Talon. Everyone plays a part in keeping these aircraft in the air, but it all starts on the ground with the 9th Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment (AGE) flight.
  • Air Force studies fatigue, sleep to enhance readiness

    Researchers with the Air Force Research Laboratory 711th Human Performance Wing, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, are looking for ways to better equip Airmen and their leadership with crucial data to ensure that Airmen are getting the necessary rest to maximize mission execution. A team of human performance experts is looking at sleep and fatigue from several perspectives. They are tracking sleep habits in pilots and other operators, while also evaluating sleep-monitoring technology to ensure its accuracy and ability to work in an operational setting.
  • Hill fighter wings receive final F-35A Lightning II

    The 388th Fighter Wing here received its final F-35A Lightning II Dec. 17. The delivery brings the total number of aircraft at Hill to 78. The first operational F-35As arrived at Hill in Sept. 2015. Since then, the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings have flown more than 17,500 sorties and more than 33,000 flying hours.
  • Two pararescue Airmen receive Silver Star Medals for gallant actions in Afghanistan

    Two U.S. Air Force pararescue Airmen received the Silver Star Medal in a ceremony Dec. 13 here for gallantry in action against enemies of the United States while deployed to Afghanistan.
  • AFCEC makes breakthrough to keep mission moving

    After nearly five years of research, and despite a hurricane that crippled critical testing facilities, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center is on the cusp of delivering a visionary product that repairs damaged pavement and keeps the mission moving.
  • ACC releases fitness guidance for pregnant Airmen

    In an effort to improve the fitness program for Airmen during the stages of pregnancy, the Air Combat Command Surgeon General directorate recently released new guidance. The guidance is called “Conditioning/Reconditioning (Fitness) Program for Airmen During and After Pregnancy,” and it implements immediate changes to the Fitness Program. It also establishes additional fitness and educational opportunities for pregnant Airmen to enhance their physical wellness.
  • M4, M9 AFQC refreshes defenders skills

    Every year, approximately 170 security forces Airmen attend the M4 and M9 Air Force Qualification Course led by Moody’s Combat Arms Training and Maintenance. The course sharpens their weapon systems skills and ensures optimal knowledge and performance of the firearms they carry daily.
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