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  • Team Tinker provides refuge for aircraft evacuating Hurricane Dorian

    When Hurricane Dorian appeared on radar to hit Georgia and the Carolinas this week, nearly a quarter of a million residents evacuated the coast and they’re not the only ones who took security measures ahead of the category two storm’s arrival.
  • Hill AFB fighter wings to increase flying for combat exercise

    Communities surrounding Hill Air Force Base will notice increased flying Sept. 9-12 as the base’s fighter wings conduct a large combat exercise.
  • 557th WW holds first wing operational readiness exercise

    The 557th Weather Wing completed its first operational readiness exercise since standing up as an Air Combat Command wing. Held Aug. 19-23, Operational Readiness Exercise - Steel Colander tested the wing’s ability to deliver weather intelligence in a contested, degraded and operationally-limited environment. “We exercised not only wing capabilities located on Offutt Air Force Base, but also those of our geographically-separated units worldwide, to include all our operational weather squadrons,” said Ted Vroman, a 557th WW Plans and Programs exercise planner. The Air Force Weather Agency, a field operating agency, deactivated in 2015 when the 557th WW stood up. Conversion from a FOA to an operational wing removed many non-operational functions from the organization, leaving the wing an operations-focused entity and in the position to benefit from comprehensive operational readiness exercises.
  • SJAFB Prepares for Hurricane Dorian

    Airmen from the 4th Electrical Engineer Squadron and 567th Red Horse Squadron prepared the base before Hurricane Dorian, Sept. 4, 2019, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. The 4th CES, to include equipment operators, electricians, plumbers, structural craftsman, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, and production technicians, are providing 24-hour response and recovery operations during and following Hurricane Dorian.
  • F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team moves to Hill AFB for 2020 airshow season

    The Air Force’s only F-35A Demonstration Team will be reassigned to the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, beginning with the 2020 airshow season. The single-ship aerial demonstration team will display the capabilities of the F-35A at approximately 20 performances starting in March 2020 and running through November.
  • Commissioning in the Air Force

    There is more than one route to become an officer in the Air Force; Officer Training School (OTS), attending the Air Force Academy, or joining the Reserve Officers' Training Corps. OTS accepts those who’ve completed their degree while enlisted or those who have already completed their degree as a civilian.
  • 116th Air Control Wing evacuates JSTARS aircraft ahead of Hurricane Dorian

    The 116th Air Control Wing, Georgia Air National Guard, began relocating the fleet of E-8C Joint STARS aircraft stationed on the installation, Sept. 2, to prevent potential damage from Hurricane Dorian. The Joint STARS have relocated temporarily to Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, where they will wait while Hurricane Dorian travels up the eastern coast of the United States.
  • Rescued to be a rescuer

    September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and much emphasis is being put on a mental health crisis that has impacted military members. Tech. Sgt. Noah Stamps, 325th Fighter Wing chaplain corps superintendent, works in an office where individuals can go and talk about life issues with full confidentiality. His career field is one where helping fellow Airmen talk and work through tough times is an everyday thing. Earlier this year, however, Stamps was the one reaching out for help.
  • Air Force Be Ready Page

    Disasters come in many forms; explosions, hurricanes, tornadoes, and others. Being prepared can reduce fear, anxiety, and losses that accompany these disasters. Individuals, families, and communities should know what to do in the event of a fire and where to seek shelter during a tornado. Knowing what to expect and how to prepare makes any crisis more manageable. The Air Force Be Ready website is a valuable resource for preparing for disasters.
  • Haugh takes command of Twenty-Fifth Air Force

    Maj. Gen. Timothy D. Haugh assumed command of Twenty-Fifth Air Force from Maj. Gen. Mary F. O’Brien during a change of command ceremony presided over by Gen. Mike Holmes, Air Combat Command commander here, Aug. 29.
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