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  • My flight on a KC-135

    On December 14 I had the privilege of flying in a KC-135 Stratotanker from Fairchild AFB, to learn about pilot training, aircraft, air-to-air refueling, and the airmen who fulfill those missions. We arrived at the Deployment Processing Center at Shaw AFB and were greeted by Mrs. Lisa Allen,

  • Shaw honorary commanders observe mission from above

    Most people observe F-16 Fighting Falcons take on thousands of pounds of fuel during air to air refueling via photographs. Recently, a group of Sumter community members received the opportunity to watch the action live and in living color. On Dec. 14, members of the Shaw Air Force Base honorary

  • RSAF, USAF conduct combined operations in KSA

    In the desert skies above Taif’s King Fahad Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Airmen from the 378th Air Expeditionary Wing integrated with Royal Saudi Air Forces to execute a combined training exercise. Conducting combined air-to-air training, the exercise allowed both nations to further cultivate

  • PSAB’s 378th EMXS hosts integrated hot pit training

    Airmen from the 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, recently traveled to Prince Sultan Air Base to take part in an integrated hot-pit training with Airmen from the 378th EMXS. Designed to expand the scope and lethality of the Air Force’s wartime capabilities, 379th

  • Test milestones reached at Northern Lightning

    F-16s from the 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron and Operational Flight Program Combined Test Force returned to Eglin AFB August 20, 2021, after completing a successful capstone exercise in Wisconsin. The two squadrons worked hand-in-hand during Northern Lightning 2021 where the team introduced the

  • SJAFB pilot selected for USAF Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds

    The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, selected Capt. Lauren Schlichting, 333rd Fighter Squadron evaluating pilot and executive officer, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, to join their team. Schlichting is set to fly Thunderbird 3, becoming the