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  • SJ emphasizes CSAR in Razor Talon

    The 4th Fighter Wing hosted a joint service exercise known as Razor Talon, Oct. 11, 2019. The monthly exercise acts as a pivotal training mechanism for new aircrew members to practice interoperability from their home station. It also provides integral mission commander upgrade training, as well as a low-cost, large force training opportunity for Joint East Coast tactical and support aviation units.
  • Cybersecurity: why it matters

    Cyber-attacks on Air Force networks can have a devastating impact on critical infrastructure, networks, weapons platforms and other assets. The responsibility for maintaining a secure network falls on everyone who accesses it; from a junior Airman in maintenance all the way up to the installation commander.
  • 388th Maintenance Squadron shop's multi-skilled Airmen prove there's "no air power without ground power"

    Before a bomb is loaded or dropped, or an aircraft takes off, or an engine starts, or a pilot climbs into a seat, combat air power starts away from the flight line. The Airmen of the 388th Maintenance Squadron’s Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight are tasked with providing, maintaining and repairing all the equipment needed to launch the F-35A Lightning II, America’s most advanced fighter jet.
  • 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.”
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