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  • Air Force motorcycle mishaps hit historic lows

    Recently, the Air Force achieved a significant safety milestone when motorcycle mishaps reached historic lows. In fiscal year 2019, the Air Force saw a 69 percent reduction in motorcycle fatalities and 41.5 percent decrease in lost time injuries over 10 years. Fatalities dropped from 13 in 2010 to a record low four in 2019 and lost time injuries during that same period decreased from 224 to 131.
  • Separated, not detached: 20th ATKS Airmen critical to Hunter mission

    The 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing is based out of Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, however, its Airmen and their contributions to the MQ-9 Reaper mission are not bound to one installation. There are some operational squadrons that organizationally fall under the 432nd WG but aren’t physically located on the same base as the wing.
  • Maintainers, Defenders team up for advanced readiness training

    Over the past year, the 461st Air Control Wing at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, has been teaming with the Guardian Centers at their campus in Perry, Georgia, to conduct advanced readiness training for its Airmen. On Sept. 13, 2019, 25 Airmen from three different Robins squadrons teamed up and took on this challenge.
  • SERE: Teaching How to Survive

    The armed forces puts a great emphasis on ensuring these pilots are safe and have the knowledge and skills to make it home safe in any situation they might endure. This responsibility heavily lies on the shoulders of the United States Air Force’s survival, evasion, resistance, and escape (SERE) specialist, whose main job is to train aircrew and other military personnel how to survive in a variety of environments and conditions.
  • Ballet Folklorico: an Airman’s culture expressed through dance

    The colorful fabric drapes over her skin. Bountiful lace and ribbon ordains the dress, a timeless style reminiscent of her roots. It sways effortlessly with a simple movement of her wrist. To enhance the traditional design, she applies bold makeup to couple the dress’ vibrancy. As she retrieves a tube of vivid red lipstick from a small makeup bag, she comes face-to-face with the mirror. Her reflection creates a feeling of connectedness to her Mexican heritage.
  • CEMIRT increases productivity despite hurricane direct hit

    The Civil Engineer Maintenance Inspection and Repair Team supports installations across the Air Force with a suite of civil engineering-associated maintenance and repair capabilities, including electrical systems and mechanical systems; power production; aircraft arresting systems, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. The damage unleashed when Hurricane Michael struck Tyndall AFB in October 2018 hasn’t deterred the CEMIRT from delivering the installation support the Air Force expects. In fact, despite damaged homes, displaced families and disrupted lives, the team is exceeding expectations.
  • Swimming laps around the world

    She dives into the pool, as the cool water envelopes her body and she begins to feel weightless. She comes to the surface kicking and pulling, feeling the water begin to rush past her as she picks up speed until she’s at a full sprint… Preparation to be the fastest in the world has begun. “My mom threw me into a pool when I was a small child, and I’ve been swimming ever since,” said U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Genevieve Miller, 17th Intelligence Squadron deputy flight commander. “But I've been swimming competitively since I was five or six on a club team.”
  • Protect yourself: National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

    It’s October and the National Cyber Security Awareness Month celebration has arrived, marking its 16th anniversary. Hosted by the Department of Homeland Security, NCSAM was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online.
  • Air Force Recognizes Energy Action Month 2019

    During Energy Action Month, the Air Force will emphasize the need for smart energy solutions and inform Airmen, Air Force senior leaders, policy makers and aligned organizations about what they can do to effectively distribute, generate and manage resilient and reliable energy across the enterprise.
  • AFCENT hosts Weapons and Tactics Conference

    U.S. Air Forces Central Command held their fall Weapons and Tactics Conference Sept. 23-27, 2019, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Tactical experts from across the region discussed current issues and provided solutions for challenges facing the U.S. Air Force, joint services, and coalition partners.
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