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  • Airman protects lives, receives medal

    Late in the evening of early May, one Airman jumped into action, remembering his training, after spotting the luminous flash of a burning house in Valdosta, Georgia. Tech. Sgt. Johnathan O’Connor, 23d Operations Support Squadron NCO in charge of the combat intelligence cell, responded without hesitation, saved two lives and received an Air Force Commendation Medal to commend his efforts.
  • 4th Fighter Squadron wraps up three weeks of training in Alaska

    The 388th Fighter Wing’s 4th Fighter Squadron, along with Reservists from the 419th Fighter Wing, returned Saturday after three weeks of training in Alaska, including Red Flag 20-3 at Eielson Air Force Base. Red Flag is a large force combat exercise that takes place several times each year at both Eielson and Nellis AFB, Nev., where a friendly “Blue Force” takes on an enemy “Red Force” over several days in a variety of taxing, combat-realistic scenarios.
  • Determined Airman helps others while forging future path

    Inspired to join the Air Force by her grandfather, Senior Airman Kadaija Hill, 380th Expeditionary Medical Group physical therapy technician, explored her options while looking for ways to fund her goal of becoming a doctor.
  • Course developed at Hill AFB speeds training for new F-35 crew chiefs

    Crew chiefs newly-assigned to the F-35 have direct access to professional development thanks to a course recently created at Hill Air Force Base, which may be implemented throughout the Air Force. The first class of Airmen graduated Friday from the F-35 Crew Chief Upgrade Training course, which was developed jointly by the 372nd Training Squadron Detachment 3, and the 388th Maintenance Group, to help alleviate the training backlog for new maintainers.
  • 378 EMEDS Public Health keeps PSAB healthy

    The 378th Expeditionary Medical Squadron Public Health section is here at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to assist the base community to maintain health standards and stop diseases from affecting the population.
  • Leah Esper visits Team Nellis Spouses

    Leah Esper, wife of Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper (left), visited Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, on Aug. 21, 2020. During her visit, Esper held an open-forum to discuss the resources available to Nellis Airmen and families.
  • VFA-41 provides close air support during Green Flag 20-9

    Photo Essay: FA-18F Super Hornet fighter jets assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 41, Naval Air Station Lemoore, California, participated in the Green Flag 20-9 training exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Aug. 20, 2020. FA-18Fs are able to perform multiple missions in the tactical spectrum, including air superiority, day and night strike with precision-guided weapons, fighter escort and close air support and suppression of enemy air defenses.
  • One more flight from the Gods

    “Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”- Leonardo da Vinci. The commander of Air Combat Command donned his G-suit and helmet, stepping to the flight ¬line as an active-duty fighter pilot one last time. U.S. Air Force Gen. Mike Holmes, ACC commander, flew his final flight aboard an Air Force T-38 Talon over the Atlantic, August 24, 2020.
  • VFA-41 participates in Green Flag 20-9

    U.S. Navy Strike Fighter Squadron 41, assigned to Naval Air Station Lemoore, California, participated in a Green Flag 20-9 combat training exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Aug. 18, 2020.
  • Joint, multinational exercise enhances capabilities against near-peer adversaries

    Throughout the week of Aug. 17, 2020, fighter jets, helicopters, a C-130 Hercules and more came together to train in a challenging and ever-changing environment. This was an exercise known as Gunfighter Flag (GFF) 20-1. This exercise leverages the unique airspace of the region to host a large scale employment of aircraft from Italy, Norway, the Netherlands, Singapore and Australia, as well as the U.S. Air Force, Navy and Army.
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