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  • I-WEPTAC delivers third straight year of innovation

    Mission Area Working Groups delivered innovative solutions to the Air Force’s top Agile Combat Support challenges at the 3rd Annual Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference outbrief here April 10. One of those senior leaders in attendance was Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, who said the presentations were “impressive to watch.” His command, which runs the CAF WEPTAC, is partnering with Air Force Materiel Command and AFIMSC to test a combat support wing concept developed at a previous I-WEPTAC. The capstone exercise for the concept takes place at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, in May.
  • Viper Out: Vermont Ends 33 Years of F-16 Operations

    A crowd of nearly 2,000 members, family, retirees and freinds attended the Viper Out event at the 158th Fighter Wing, as the F-16 mission have left the VTANG after 33-years of service. The Wing anticipates the arrival of the F-35 Lightning II in the Fall, 2019.
  • Motorcycle Safety Training: What AF riders need to know

    Training season for motorcyclists is just around the corner, and as training gets into full swing, it may be helpful to shed some light on the Air Force’s training requirements, as well as what the proper acronyms are for the Motorcycle Safety Foundation courses. I’d also like to dispel some misinformation circulating around the Air Force. In 2013, Air Force motorcycle training requirements went from a one-time requirement to a five year requirement, intending to build on a rider’s skill level. So in a nutshell, Airmen riding through 20 years of service will be required to attend at least four training courses. Each of the courses will build on the other as shown in the below chart.
  • Air Force's National Museum to commemorate 75th Anniversary of D-Day with events in May and June

    On June 6, 1944, D-Day - the largest amphibious assault in history - took place as more than 150,000 American, British, and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of heavily fortified French coast. This risky invasion of France’s Normandy region caused over 4,000 Allied casualties on the first day alone. Code-named Operation Overlord, the Normandy campaign led to the liberation of France and the beginning of the end of World War II in Europe. According to National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Curator Jeff Duford, the contribution of the U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF) to the D-Day invasion was essential to its success and unprecedented in its concentration and size.
  • Interagency exercise boosts medical readiness

    The 99th Medical Group (MDG), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) took part in an exercise called Operation Foremost Endeavor where injured individuals in a simulated disaster were airlifted to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 19.
  • F-16 VDT completes heritage training

    Members of the Air Combat Command F-16 Viper Demonstration Team attended the 2019 Heritage Flight Training Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 26 to March 4.
  • Interagency exercise boosts medical readiness

    The 99th Medical Group (MDG), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) took part in an exercise called Operation Foremost Endeavor where injured individuals in a simulated disaster were airlifted to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 19.
  • Interagency exercise boosts medical readiness

    The 99th Medical Group (MDG), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) took part in an exercise called Operation Foremost Endeavor where injured individuals in a simulated disaster were airlifted to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 19.
  • Citing health, safety concerns, Wilson and Goldfein order commanders to conduct ‘100% review’ of all base housing

    Responding to reports of poorly maintained and unsafe housing across several installations, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein on Feb. 19 directed commanders at every base worldwide to conduct a “100 percent review” of the condition and safety of all military housing by March 1.
  • BDS strengthens airfield security capabilities

    The 823d Base Defense Squadron (BDS) conducted airfield security operations during adaptive base training, Jan. 28-29, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The training was geared around bolstering the 823d BDS’s adaptive base readiness to give more autonomy at the squadron level, where Airmen improved their capabilities to effectively and efficiently on-load equipment along with more than 30 fully-equipped personnel into an aircraft, followed by off-loading into establishing airfield security.
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