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  • Experts from AFTAC travel to Georgia for STEMversity

    In an effort to foster the betterment of underserved minority middle and high school students, members of the Air Force Technical Applications Center here traveled to Georgia recently to serve as mentors at STEMversity. Dr. Andrew Giminaro, a nuclear forensics analyst for the nuclear treaty monitoring center, led the team of AFTAC volunteers who provided expertise in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math to the summer campers at Central Georgia Technical College in Milledgeville.
  • Forecasting the future of weather

    Operational Weather Squadrons and weather flights from various Major Commands throughout the Air Force are realigning terminal aerodrome forecast responsibilities. This realignment is scheduled to be completed by October 1, 2020. Davis-Monthan Air Force Base’s 355th Operational Support Squadron Airfield Weather Operations flight officially took over TAF reports from the 25th Operational Weather Squadron after completing a four-week shadowing period, September 1, 2019.
  • Solemn Reminder: SJAFB pauses to reflect on 9/11

    The ceremony marked the 18th anniversary of the events of 9/11, which claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 American citizens. It’s introduction, consisted of an honor guard utilizing firefighters and defenders assigned to the 4th Fighter Wing.  
  • Offutt ALS: best in the force

    The James A. McCoy Airman Leadership School at Offutt Air Force Base was recently named the 2018 ALS of the Year award winner by the Air Education and Training Command.
  • Team Tinker provides refuge for aircraft evacuating Hurricane Dorian

    When Hurricane Dorian appeared on radar to hit Georgia and the Carolinas this week, nearly a quarter of a million residents evacuated the coast and they’re not the only ones who took security measures ahead of the category two storm’s arrival.
  • Hill AFB fighter wings to increase flying for combat exercise

    Communities surrounding Hill Air Force Base will notice increased flying Sept. 9-12 as the base’s fighter wings conduct a large combat exercise.
  • 557th WW holds first wing operational readiness exercise

    The 557th Weather Wing completed its first operational readiness exercise since standing up as an Air Combat Command wing. Held Aug. 19-23, Operational Readiness Exercise - Steel Colander tested the wing’s ability to deliver weather intelligence in a contested, degraded and operationally-limited environment. “We exercised not only wing capabilities located on Offutt Air Force Base, but also those of our geographically-separated units worldwide, to include all our operational weather squadrons,” said Ted Vroman, a 557th WW Plans and Programs exercise planner. The Air Force Weather Agency, a field operating agency, deactivated in 2015 when the 557th WW stood up. Conversion from a FOA to an operational wing removed many non-operational functions from the organization, leaving the wing an operations-focused entity and in the position to benefit from comprehensive operational readiness exercises.
  • SJAFB Prepares for Hurricane Dorian

    Airmen from the 4th Electrical Engineer Squadron and 567th Red Horse Squadron prepared the base before Hurricane Dorian, Sept. 4, 2019, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. The 4th CES, to include equipment operators, electricians, plumbers, structural craftsman, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, and production technicians, are providing 24-hour response and recovery operations during and following Hurricane Dorian.
  • F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team moves to Hill AFB for 2020 airshow season

    The Air Force’s only F-35A Demonstration Team will be reassigned to the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, beginning with the 2020 airshow season. The single-ship aerial demonstration team will display the capabilities of the F-35A at approximately 20 performances starting in March 2020 and running through November.
  • Commissioning in the Air Force

    There is more than one route to become an officer in the Air Force; Officer Training School (OTS), attending the Air Force Academy, or joining the Reserve Officers' Training Corps. OTS accepts those who’ve completed their degree while enlisted or those who have already completed their degree as a civilian.
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