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  • Air Force Assistance Fund is just around the corner

    The annual Air Force Assistance Fund, or AFAF, campaign will begin March 18 and will run through April 26.
  • VAQ-135 brings unique joint airpower to AUAB

    Sailors from U.S. Navy Electronic Attack Squadron 135 (VAQ-135) deliver a unique warfighting skill set to U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility. Through the use of EA-18G Growler aircraft, VAQ-135 brings electronic based airborne attack and defense capabilities to Al Udeid’s joint environment by detecting, identifying, locating, and suppressing hostile “emitters.”
  • MQ-1B, MQ-9 flight hours hit 4 million

    The MQ-1B Predator and MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft reached a historic flight hour milestone March 1.
  • Keeping ADAB operational all night long

    Even when the sun vanishes into the horizon, the mission does not stop. In order to provide 24/7 operations at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, 380th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron’s night shift members provides maintenance inspection to keep the E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System in air.
  • Keeping ADAB operational all night long

    Even when the sun vanishes into the horizon, the mission does not stop. In order to provide 24/7 operations at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, 380th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron’s night shift members provides maintenance inspection to keep the E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System in air.
  • AUAB power projection: ‘Viper’ team creates airborne uplink

    When senior leaders fly over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, a team comprised of six Airmen ensure they never lose the ability to communicate with others on the ground. To accomplish this, U.S. CENTCOM and their subordinate commands rely on the 379th Air Expeditionary Squadron’s “Viper” team, who provide tactical airborne communications capabilities for military and civilian leaders.
  • COMACC tours AFCYBER during visit

    U.S. Air Force Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, visit to Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, March 4, 2019. During his visit Holmes toured several Air Forces Cyber units to meet Airmen and gain knowledge about the cyber mission including the 67th Cyberspace Wing and the 346th Test Squadron Unified Capabilities Assessment building. The UCAP team provides Department of Defense Information Network Approved Products List testing before the equipment can be connected to the DODIN.
  • Welcome Home Gen. Holmes

    Members of Team Seymour provided a warm welcome for the commander of Air Combat Command during his trip back to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, Feb. 24-27, 2019.
  • Controlling Aircraft ‘Beyond Line of Sight’

    One of the assets flying missions from Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, is the EQ-4 Global Hawk. This remotely piloted aircraft required coordination with other bases to control it in air but, by utilizing technology this process can now be conducted locally.
  • Air Force formalizes policy on retention of non-deployable Airmen

    In accordance with Department of Defense policy on military retention of non-deployable service members, the Air Force implemented its guidance in a memo signed Feb. 19. Airmen who have been non-deployable for more than 12 consecutive months will be notified by their chain of command and evaluated for retention either through referral to the Disability Evaluation System or consideration for administrative separation.
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