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  • 388th Fighter Wing standing up final F-35A aircraft maintenance unit

    Hill’s 388th Fighter Wing recently began standing up the last of its aircraft maintenance units, a big step toward receiving the full complement of F-35A Lightning IIs by the end of 2019. The 421st AMU, which will support the 421st Fighter Squadron, is preparing to receive its first aircraft in December. The unit is filling out the roster with new Airmen and training on four jets loaned from other 388th FW units.
  • What it means to serve

    Across the Department of Defense, military members dedicate themselves to protecting the United States and the American way of life through voluntary service. Just as individual Airmen, Soldiers, Marines and Sailors joined the military for different reasons and support their branches in diverse ways, each has a unique way of defining what it means to serve based on their experiences. For some 20th Fighter Wing Airmen, this is what it means to serve.
  • Raptor Demo zooms across Canada

    U.S. Air Force Airmen from the F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team, based out of Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, performed at the Cold Lake Air Show at Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake, Canada, July 21-22.
  • Nursing in uniform made easy

    As the military continues to adapt to women in service, it is also making changes for mothers. Air Force mothers who choose to breastfeed their bundles of joy can wear Air Force Instruction approved undershirts in their Airman Battle Uniform or Operational Camouflage Pattern uniform.
  • EOD: always fit to fight

    Surrounded by the sound of clinking metal and upbeat music, a group of Airmen work to exhaustion as the sun begins to rise. For this group of 20th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal Airmen, working hard can mean the difference between life or death. The safety of the team as well as those around them can be threatened as they clear paths for fellow service members during deployments, clean up training grounds or assist state law enforcement agencies with emergencies.
  • JBLE Airman helps save drowning girl

    A child was drowning at Fort Monroe Beach, Virginia, May 13, 2018. When medical services arrived, they found a young girl that had been rescued from the water and was in her mother’s arms. The nine-year-old had gone swimming, when the current took her into deeper waters where she could no longer stand and was getting closer to the rocks.
  • Lt. Shaw: 100 years later

    Long before the plot of land that is now Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, became a pre-World War II auxillary air field, its namesake departed for a mission into the hostile German sky, never to return to his family.
  • Airmen, family members witness mission in action

    Team Shaw spouses and Airmen assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing received incentive flights in a 72nd Air Refueling Squadron KC-135R Stratotanker, June 19-21.
  • JBLE experiments with CAIB format

    As the U.S. Air Force continues to focus on building agile, joint warfighters, senior leaders from Joint Base Langley-Eustis met for a newly formatted version of the Community Action Information Board June 8, 2018.
  • Airmen partner toward quicker deployments

    Rescue Airmen from the 23d Wing visited the Devil Raiders of the 621st Contingency Response Wing (CRW), to better understand the essential assets to stand up rescue operations from bare-base situations. Although the 23d Wing’s mission to organize, train, equip and maintain combat-ready for Air Combat Command, and the 621st CRW focuses on rapidly organizing and standing up bare bases for Air Mobility Command aircraft, they both believed they could learn from each other.
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