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  • Saving lives since ‘72

    The black smoke swirled around the young fireman as he helped fight the growing flames that threatened to consume the home. Through the rolling darkness that consumed him, a hand passed back what looked like a dirty rag. This was 15-year-old Jeffrey Barbour’s first experience in a burning building after joining the Hampton Fire Department on July 10, 1972, following a long line of firefighting family members.
  • Offutt restores training capabilities with new simulator

    The 55th Operations Group is constructing a new aircrew training device as part of an effort to replace the three ATDs destroyed in the Offutt Air Force Base March flood. This new simulator is needed to aid Team Offutt initial, requalification and continuation air crew training in an organized environment.
  • Lighting up the runway: 386th ECES maintains flight line

    Every day, 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems Airmen meet in the morning to determine their priorities for the day. Some scatter to the flight line, others push across base. Either way, they fulfill requirements that allows Ali Al Salem Air Base to execute its mission.
  • COMACC presents BSM to 38th RQS Airman

    Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, presented a Bronze Star Medal with Valor to an Airman assigned to the 38th Rescue Squadron (RQS) Aug. 26, here. While deployed to Afghanistan in 2018, Staff Sgt. Aaron Metzger, 38th RQS pararescueman, engaged in action against an enemy of the United States.
  • A & FRC scholarship helps Creech spouse achieve goals

    A U.S. military spouse works everyday in service to their nation, and the people around them.
  • Going through an A-10 Phase

    Mechanics identify and repair mechanical problems on an assortment of vehicles and engines by removing and replacing worn-out parts, performing regularly scheduled maintenance and taking things apart and putting them back together. A-10 Thunderbolt IIs are not immune to wear and tear and Airmen assigned to the 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron A-10 Phase section are responsible for ensuring these aircraft uphold a war-ready status.
  • Offutt runway closure delayed 10 months

    The 55th Wing’s runway replacement at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, has been pushed back from December 2019 to October 2020. The ten-month delay of the runway closure allows for demolition and earthwork to begin before winter and sets up the program to be in the asphalt and concrete work phase by spring 2021.
  • AFCYBER Airmen highlighted during cyber conference

    J. Michael Kretzer, 688th Cyberspace Wing technical director, poses for a photo with Maj. Gen. Robert Skinner, 24th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. David Klink, 24th AF command chief, after being inducted into the CyberTexas Foundation’s 2019 Cyber Hall of Honor in San Antonio, Aug. 20, 2019. Kretzer was honored for his nearly 45 years of cybersecurity service to the nation.
  • Keeping Cool Over Salt Lake

    The day started like any other Thursday fly day. We briefed, put on our flight gear and stepped to the jets. Startup, taxi, takeoff and departure to the airspace all went as planned. Capt. Jonathan Lowell recounts his story and lessons learned after experiencing an integrated power package failure while flying a F-35A.
  • PHOTOS: Hill F-35A sunset launch

    The active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings from Hill Air Force Base conducted local night flying operations this week. The wings are required to train at night to maintain their readiness and all-weather capabilities. Increased flying also provides a valuable opportunity to evaluate the F-35A Lightning II aircraft's maintenance resiliency and operational agility.
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