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  • South American Air Chiefs, Senior Enlisted Leader Conference builds partnerships as the strategy toward progress

    Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern) hosted the South American Air Chiefs and Senior Enlisted Leaders Conference. Air Chiefs, or a designated representative, from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay and Peru attended the conference. This year’s conference included South American Senior Enlisted Leaders for the first time. This was part of an U.S. Southern Command initiative to aid in developing the enlisted force of our partner nations.
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 9th CES partner to protect Beale’s natural resources

    Beale is made up of more than 25,000 acres of grassland and riparian area, which allows for hunting, fishing, and other outdoor recreation. The base is tasked with conserving and protecting by the Sikes Act which mandates military installations develop and implement Integrated Natural Resources Management Plans. Part of this plan includes conservation law enforcement, so the base has recently partnered with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to bring Jesse Travis, a FWS Federal Wildlife Officer, on the installation to enforce said laws.
  • 552nd Air Control Networks Squadron creates first qualification training for Mission Defense Teams

    The 552nd Air Control Networks Squadron graduated nine students from the Air Force’s first Mission Qualification Training course for Mission Defense Teams, qualifying these students to be operators on the Cyberspace Vulnerability Assessment/Hunter Weapon System. The creation of this course formalized the training pipeline for MDT cyber operators defending the AWACS and Control and Reporting Centers systems.
  • Latin American Air Force cadets tour US, build partnerships throughout the hemisphere

    Future leaders of 11 Latin American Air Forces visited 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) on the tail-end of their visit through the United States, as part of the Latin American Cadet Initiative. The twenty-two cadets represented air forces from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay.
  • 557th WW realigns under new information warfare NAF

    The 557th Weather Wing has been reassigned to the Sixteenth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber). The 557th joins the 55th Wing and other units whose missions fall under the new Information Warfare NAF.
  • AFTAC leads charge on R&D Roadmap for USAF

    For the past five years, the Air Force Technical Applications Center has hosted its annual Research and Development Roadmap Forum for the scientific community within the U.S. government and beyond. This year was no exception.
  • 4th Fighter Squadron returns to Hill after first F-35A combat deployment

    Last week, Airmen from the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings returned home following a six-month deployment to Al-Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The 4th Fighter Squadron’s deployment, which started in April, was the first F-35A Lightning II combat deployment. The Airmen supported the United States Air Force Central Command Mission in the region.
  • AFNIC, CYSS, 38th CYRS merge into the Cyberspace Capabilities Center

    On 7 November 2019, the Air Force will stand up the Cyberspace Capabilities Center in Air Combat Command horizontally aligning the Air Force Network Integration Center (AFNIC), the Cyberspace Support Squadron (CYSS) and the 38th Cyberspace Readiness Squadron (CYRS).
  • 53rd F-35s say goodbye Edwards, hello Nellis

    F-35s were transferred to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, to continue initial operational testing with the 53rd Wing.
  • Locked and Loaded

    The Airmen of the 355th Wing are committed to readiness and maintaining the ability to deploy at a moment's notice. The individual Protective Equipment Element, assigned to the 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron's material management flight, keeps them ready. The IPEE has a significant impact on the wing’s ability to stay geared up and lethal.
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