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  • 79th Fighter Squadron "Tigers" awarded Gallant Unit Citation

    A quiet winter’s morning in the Afghanistan desert changed abruptly when a massive blast from a Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device detonated and heavy machine gun fire ensued outside the walls of Bagram Airfield.
  • RAF officer brings skills to BDG

    After nearly 14 years of service in the Royal Air Force, Flight Lieutenant Chris Bradshaw has traveled 4,300 miles from the Force Protection Force of the RAF Regiment to share his expertise with the 820th Base Defense Group, here. As part of a larger exchange program between the RAF and U.S. Air Force that encompasses positions from the Pentagon down, Bradshaw currently holds the position of director of operations at the 824th Base Defense Squadron.
  • Western Air Defense Sector key player in evolution of Advanced Battle Management System

    A small Washington Air National Guard unit has become a key player for Air Force acquisitions in the evolution of the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS). Members of the Western Air Defense Sector participated in the second ever ABMS “onramp” event at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Sept. 2-3, 2020.
  • USAF, RSAF conduct Exercise Desert Eagle in CENTCOM AOR

    Members of the 378th Air Expeditionary Wing performed a hot pit refuel of F-15E Strike Eagles from the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing, following a large formation flight in support of Exercise Desert Eagle at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sept. 10, 2020.
  • Prince Sultan Air Base installs new tactical air navigational aid

    Airmen from the 378th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron recently installed a Deployable Tactical Air Navigation (D-TACAN) at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Gen. Mark Kelly takes command of ACC

    Service members of Air Combat Command welcomed their new commander during a change of command ceremony Aug. 28 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. Gen. Mark Kelly took command from Gen. Mike Holmes during a ceremony presided over by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. who shared some words of encouragement to Kelly and highlighted his accomplishments.
  • ACC enlisted induct Gen. Holmes into Order of the Sword

    Air Combat Command's enlisted force honored its commander with an induction into the Order of the Sword at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Aug. 26. Gen. Mike Holmes, who has commanded ACC since March 2017, is the ninth ACC leader to be inducted into the ACC Order of the Sword.
  • 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.
  • Training the Nation's Future Fleet of U-2 Pilots

    History was made July 31, 2020 when U.S. Air Force retired Lt. Col. Jonathan Huggins, 1st Reconnaissance Squadron U-2 instructor, became the first civilian instructor in the U-2 program to fly solo.Huggins retired on Sep. 26, 2014 and has served as a U-2 pilot instructor for 15 of the 18 years he’s been flying the U-2 as an active duty pilot.
  • 83rd FWS executes joint WSEP with U.S. Navy

    The 83rd Fighter Weapons Squadron and executed “Weapons Systems Evaluation Program East 20.09” from May 27 to June 12, 2020 with participants from the 53rd Wing, 325th Fighter Wing, 33rd Fighter Wing, and the U.S. Navy’s Carrier Air Wing Two.
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