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  • Relocation brings ISR cryptologic operator training, aircraft together again

    The 306th Intelligence Squadron made a big move Mar. 6 from sunny California to the Sooner State. The move, to Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma City, aligns with Air Force Special Operations’ effort to collocate the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance active-duty training mission with Air National Guard operational aircraft, said Col. Michael Stevenson, commander 363rd ISR Wing. “This is yet another example of the strong partnership AFSOC [Air Force Special Operations Command] has with ACC [Air Combat Command] and the 361 ISRG [Group],” said Col. Alexander Merz, director, AFSOC ISR.
  • Gen. Mike Holmes takes command of ACC

    Service members of Air Combat Command welcomed its new commander during a change of command ceremony, Mar. 10.
  • No ground power, no air power

    He sits crouched, with the sleeves of his sand shirt rolled just beneath each elbow and a screwdriver in hand. A pair of yellow-lensed glasses are perched atop the bridge of his nose, protecting his concentrated gaze. With each rotation of his wrist, the screwdriver turns, its bright orange handle a stark contrast to the white of his skin.
  • AFE: One stitch between life, death

    “When someone’s life is in your hands, you have to be cognizant that their life depends on you...You only get one chance.” said U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Tyler Wineman, 1st Operation Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician, eluding to what could happen to a pilot if technicians, like him, did not do their job correctly.
  • 480th ISRW hosts Innovation Summit

    The 480th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing hosted the AF Distributed Common Ground System Innovation Summit Feb. 8-9 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA.
  • 20th FW kicks off Red Flag 17-2 at Nellis AFB

    The U.S. Air Force’s two-week premier air-to-air combat training exercise Red Flag 17-2 began Feb. 27 and will conclude March 10.Held multiple times each year on the vast bombing and gunnery ranges of the 2.9 million acre Nevada Test and Training Range, Red Flag is a realistic combat training exercise involving the air forces of the United States,
  • New $57 million medical facility cares for military community

    Air Force leaders and community members attended the new 20th Medical Group clinic ribbon cutting ceremony, Feb. 24. Approximately 100 individuals attended, including Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Mark Ediger, Air Force surgeon general, and Brig. Gen. (Dr.) Sean Murphy, Air Combat Command surgeon general.
  • NSA, Cyber Command leader visits Joint Base San Antonio

    Admiral Michael S. Rogers, commander, U.S. Cyber Command; director, National Security Agency; and chief, Central Security Service, held a town hall Feb. 17 at Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland to discuss the future of 24th and 25th Air Force and his push for integration.
  • Many ISR firsts accomplished at Red Flag 17-1

    This year’s first Red Flag at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, saw many firsts for the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance warriors of 25th Air Force. This was the first time weapon systems and platforms identified Network Centric Collaborative Targeting as a desired learning outcome, Lt. Col. Justin Tindal, chief, futures branch, Air Combat Command.
  • Air liaison officers test cadets

    Cadets from the Air Force Academy attended an Air Liaison Officers Aptitude Assessment Feb. 13 to 17 at Camp Bullis, Texas. Current ALOs and enlisted tactical air control party members from the 93rd Air Ground Operations Wing filled the roles of cadre and raters to assess if the cadets have what it takes to join their career field.
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