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  • Corrosion control facility: taking art to the skies

    Airmen assigned to the 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron corrosion control facility are in charge of maintaining 20th Operations Group aircraft outside appearance. The paint contains radar absorbing material, which makes a fresh coat of paint vital to mission success. From sanding and removing corrosion on parts from other units, to painting the jet and its tail flashes, the corrosion shop makes sure the F-16 Viper is always operational.
  • 55th Wing strengthens Agile Combat Employment capabilities

    The 55th Wing recently deployed an RC-135 Rivet Joint aircraft to a simulated forward operating base at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, as part of Operation Agile Warhawk, an exercise designed to test the wing’s Agile Combat Employment capabilities.
  • Mountain Home Air Force Base Tackles the COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

    The mission of the United States Air Force is airpower, anytime and anywhere. Airmen are expected to respond to situations around the world, even during a pandemic. By being fully vaccinated, service members maintain mission readiness without location restrictions. The United States military is committed to mission readiness, agility, and the health of service members and their families. On Aug. 24, 2021, the Pentagon mandated that all U.S. military service members be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Nov. 2, 2021.
  • Department of the Air Force recognizes Energy Awareness Month

    Energy Awareness Month gives the Department of the Air Force the opportunity every October to look at the critical role energy plays in its combat capabilities and readiness. This year marks the final iteration of the three-year observance theme: “Energy Able, Mission Capable.”
  • Myths and facts about the vax – debunking common COVID-19 vaccine myths

    The COVID-19 vaccine has been mandated across the Department of Defense and despite its demonstrated effectiveness and safety, a host of myths have left some Airmen and Guardians hesitant to receive it.
  • VIRTUAL FLAG: JAGIC C2, first-of-its-kind joint training event

    The first VIRTUAL FLAG exercise dedicated to training the Joint Air Ground Integration Center’s command and control was successfully executed at the 705th Combat Training Squadron’s Distributed Mission Operation Center located at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, Aug. 23-27. The DMOC developed, integrated, and successfully executed VF: JAGIC C2 with facilitation of the Airmen from 505th Command and Control Wing, Detachment 1 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
  • Air Force announces mandatory COVID-19 vaccine implementation guidelines for Airmen, Guardians

    Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall has released a service implementation plan that requires Airmen and Guardians to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the following dates, unless seeking an exemption.
  • Red Flag-Rescue returns to advance premier training

    Red Flag-Rescue is the Department of Defense’s premier combat search and rescue exercise. The exercise provides advanced, realistic and relevant air-to-surface integration warfighter training in a robust contested, degraded and operationally limited environment. Red Flag-Rescue 21-2 was hosted across Arizona and New Mexico, Aug. 9 – 20, 2021.
  • AUAB medics adapt to support Afghanistan evacuation

    Since Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, became the main stopover location for qualified evacuees from Afghanistan on Aug. 14, 2021, the entire installation and all of its personnel have had to adapt at a moment’s notice in order to support the Afghanistan evacuation operations.
  • Shaw tests alternative PT components

    Shaw was one of three Air Combat Command bases selected to test the alternative components of the physical fitness assessment.
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