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  • 372nd TRS Det. 21: Training future U-2 crew chiefs

    The 9th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and its expeditionary counterparts’ crew chiefs are responsible for launching every U-2 Dragon Lady sortie across the globe. Before all of this, they must complete U-2 crew chief training at the 372nd Training Squadron Detachment 21. The detachment, which is attached to the 372nd TRS, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, is located at Beale and is the only Mission Ready Airman (MRA) technical school for U-2s in the Air Force.
  • 9th AF/CC visits 93d AGOW

    Maj. Gen. Chad Franks, Ninth Air Force commander, visited the 93d Air Ground Operations Wing, Aug. 9, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Franks, who on separate occasions served as the commander for the 23d Wing and 347th Rescue Group, is a command pilot with more than 3,300 hours in multiple aircraft including HC-130J Combat King II and HH-60G Pave Hawk. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)
  • Back to School Safety

    Back to school season is here, and that means sharing the roads with buses and pedestrians. The Tyndall Air Force Base safety office wants to inform drivers on the importance of safe driving on base and around schools.
  • SERE: learning to survive at sea

    To develop these skills necessary to stay alive after bailing out over the ocean, aircrew from the 389th and 391st Fighter Squadrons attended water survival training taught by SERE specialists Staff Sgt. David Chorpenning and Tech. Sgt. Timothy Emkey.
  • From strangers to family

    Thinking she was just going to perform a regular biological site survey, Carissa never suspected that one hour would end up changing the rest of her life. Carissa Agnese, Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District planning department senior biologist, has what is called polycystic kidney disease. It’s a hereditary disease that grows cysts on the kidney, eating away at the tissue until they can’t function anymore.
  • 9th AF/CC flies with 41st RQS

    U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad Franks, Ninth Air Force commander, dons a helmet in an HH-60G Pave Hawk before a flight at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Aug. 8, 2019. It was Franks’ initial flight in the Ninth Air Force commander’s flagship aircraft, an HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to the 41st Rescue Squadron. Franks, who on separate occasions served as
  • Weather Airmen train for JTF storm

    Staff Weather Officers (SWO) from the 3d Weather Squadron (WS) were put to the test during a Certification Field Exercise (CFX), July 28-Aug. 2, at Camp Bowie Training Center, Texas. The CFX was designed to evaluate the squadron’s overall tactical ability and readiness to provide the U.S. Army with full spectrum environmental support to the Joint Task Force (JTF) fight. The 3d Weather Squadron, 557th Weather Wing, is post-level weather unit in the Air Force. The support provided by the squadron can have a significant impact on the Army customers it supports. Army divisions, like the 1st Cavalry Division, rely on weather support from U.S. Air Force Combat Weather Airmen 3d WS.
  • A-10 training increases firefighters capabilities, team cohesion

    The 23d CES responded to an A-10C Thunderbolt II egress training scenario to test their capability in extinguishing an A-10 on fire while simultaneously rescuing its pilot. The training also served as an opportunity for firefighter crew chiefs and their Airmen to increase team cohesion.
  • Academy graduates selected for Thunderbirds 2020 demonstration season

    Two Air Force Academy graduates were officially selected to join the United States Air Force Thunderbirds for the 2020 demonstration season.
  • 805th Combat Training Squadron; Nellis AFB’s newest squadron

    The operations center sits in a large room, filled with rows of computers, displaying a simulated combat scenario. Above different areas in the room are signs designating who sits where. Cyber, Space and Judge Advocate are just a few of the stations in the dark room. Illuminating the area in the front are projector screens displaying real aircraft positioning, weather maps and other intel sources. Announcements over the intercom can be heard of major developments such as a fallen aircraft or incoming opposition.
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