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  • Total Force Integration proved at PSAB

    Rooted in a sea of sand, the U.S. Air Forces Central (AFCENT) mission is, in-part, seamlessly accomplished by both active duty and the Air National Guard—proving the concept of Total Force Integration (TFI). TFI is nothing new. Once called “Future Total Force,” TFI became the standard about 15 years ago—fully integrating the Air Force’s active duty, guard and reserve components in exercises and contingency operations around the world.
  • ACC establishes task force to prepare for high-end fight

    Air Combat Command leadership has created a task force to tackle the challenge of preparing combat air forces for strategic competition with a near peer, as outlined in the 2018 National Defense Strategy. 
  • 4 FW executes ACE at AGILE FLAG 21-2

    The 4th Fighter Wing recently demonstrated their ability to rapidly generate combat air power and sustain readiness from multiple austere locations in a degraded operational environment. Airmen from the 4th FW, exercising as the 4th Air Expeditionary Wing, employed mission generation, command and control, and base operating support-integration elements during AGILE FLAG 21-2 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, April 26 to May 7.
  • 822d BDS supports Agile Flag 21-2

    The 822d Base Defense Squadron provided security and opposing forces for the 4th Fighter Wing, North Carolina, during Agile Flag 21-2, May 3-5, 2021. Air Combat Command’s Agile Flag 21-2 tested the 4th FW’s ability to deploy as a lead air expeditionary wing from its main operating base at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, while supporting three forward operating bases, which included Naval Outlying Landing Field Choctaw, Florida.
  • 51st CBCS: Perfecting the art of global communication

    Getting communications up and running, at home and abroad, is the number one priority for the 51st Combat Communications Squadron at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia.
  • F-35A maintainers at Hill training for more combat flexibility

    As the first active-duty, combat-coded F-35A unit in the Air Force with multiple European, Pacific and Middle East deployments under its belt, the 388th Fighter Wing, from Hill Air Force Base, is taking that experience and refining training processes to create more multi-capable Airmen who can support agile combat operations.
  • 379th ELRS stands up regular cargo deployment function

    The 379th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron tested the reception and deployment process of its newly-developed cargo deployment function Feb. 23-25, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.
  • 20th FW MCAT tackles ACE at JBC

    Airmen from the 79th Fighter and Fighter Generation Squadrons, also known as the Tigers, in addition to the 20th Logistics Readiness, Component Maintenance, Operations Support and Equipment Maintenance Squadrons, simulated a forward operating base during an agile combat employment exercise at Joint Base Charleston, Jan. 24-28.
  • Coalition VIRTUAL FLAG: joint and coalition partners train as they fight

    The 705th Combat Training Squadron, home of Air Combat Command's Distributed Mission Operations Center, recently hosted one of the world's largest virtual air combat exercises at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. Coalition VIRTUAL FLAG 21‑1 ran at distributed locations across the globe, October 26 through November 6.
  • Just be there

    Ask. Care. Escort. These are the instructions military members are given when they suspect someone has suicidal ideations. The military stresses the importance of the wingman concept and being there for each other. I did not realize how pertinent those concepts would be in my life when I initially heard them at my first duty station.
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