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  • US Air Force Academy advertises new enlisted academic instructor positions

    For the first time in Air Force Academy history, enlisted Airmen will be deliberately hired for faculty teaching positions. The Air Force Personnel Center began announcing Jan. 23 the need for senior noncommissioned officers to fill enlisted academic instructor positions at the school. While enlisted, Airmen have been instructing cadets for decades at the Academy, they have not been directly assigned to the Academy as accredited academic faculty instructors.
  • Weather Airmen provide critical mission impact

    Predicting something that is ever changing can be a daunting task, especially when that prediction can have a significant impact on a mission. For weather forecasters this is their job, to sift through the countless factors that can change in no time and directly impact the safety of pilots and aircrew.
  • Fuels lab keeps AUAB combat ready

    Airmen from the 379th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels lab work around the clock to help aircraft deliver decisive air power in the Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility. As the largest fuel operation in the Department of Defense, Airmen from the fuels lab must work together to inspect various types of fuel including gasoline, diesel fuel and Jet Propellant-8 to ensure products are free of contaminants.
  • Airmen and Soldiers build bombs together at combat shadow event

    Airmen from the 455th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron AMMO Flight taught Soldiers from the 495th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion how to assemble GBU-54 Laser Joint Direct Attack Munitions. The 500-pound bombs will be added to the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing’s built-up weapons stocks and will eventually be loaded onto F-16s for operational use. Nine Soldiers got hands-on experience building bombs alongside Airmen as part of the combat shadow program at Bagram Airfield Jan. 23.
  • Force protection Airmen vital to base security

    U.S. military bases throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility rely on local and other non-U.S. contractors to support base construction and maintenance needs. To ensure the safety and security of base personnel and assets at Bagram Airfield, Airmen assigned to the force protection team escort these contract employees in areas containing essential personnel, equipment or information that must be protected from disclosure to enemy forces.
  • Medical Airmen, volunteers keep blood supply flowing

    Al Udeid Air Base’s Blood Transshipment Center is a one of a kind place. While it is the only blood transshipment center in U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility, it also houses one of the few missions on base that regularly uses volunteers from other career fields.
  • ‘Eye in the sky’ surveillance at Al Udeid

    According to Air Force doctrine, air superiority requires basic freedom of movement – the ability to operate anywhere without opposition. Twenty three Airmen from the 727th Expeditionary Air Control Squadron, Detachment 3, here, enable this level of control, ensuring no aircraft within 240 nautical miles range of Al Udeid Air Base goes unseen or unidentified.
  • ACC leaders talk Creech future with RPA Airmen

    Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, and Chief Master Sgt. Frank Batten, command chief of ACC, visited Creech to speak with Remotely Piloted Aircraft Airmen about the future of their enterprise, Jan. 10, 2019.
  • Air Force Vice Chief of Staff visits 53rd Wing

    Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson toured the 53rd Wing, at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida to gain a better understanding of 53rd Electronic Warfare readiness. The 53rd Electronic Warfare Group has 28 labs that replicate the hardware for over 30 weapon systems where all EW reprogramming for Combat Air Force aircraft takes place. The 53rd Wing has 74 units in 23 locations responsible for fighter, bomber, space and remotely piloted air vehicle operational testing and evaluation, and tactics development and evaluation in the areas of electronic combat, armament, avionics and aircrew training devices.
  • FEATURE: A Typical Monday Morning

    Taking a single-seat fighter across the ocean can prove exceptionally challenging when faced with compounding emergency procedures. The mantra of aviate, navigate and communicate takes on a whole new meaning when faced with engine and electrical malfunctions at night, over the ocean, far from divert bases, and an impending radio failure.
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