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  • SJ recovery efforts begin following Hurricane Florence

    More than 50 F-15E Strike Eagles from the 4th Fighter Wing and six KC-135R Stratotankers from the 916th Air Refueling Wing were repositioned to Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Sept. 17, as a precautionary measure due to Hurricane Florence. The 916th ARW also provided support to the 4th FW by repositioning more than 200 personnel and equipment from the 4th FW to Barksdale AFB. Hurricane Florence reached Seymour Johnson AFB on Sept. 14, causing flooding in various areas of the base to include parts of the runway. Col. Donn Yates, 4th FW commander, issued an “all clear” for the base, beginning the base’s reconstitution phase after the effects of Hurricane Florence, to bring the base back to its full capabilities. The 4th FW’s assets returned from Barksdale AFB, Sept. 18, and Team Seymour has begun recovery efforts to reestablish normal base operations.
  • 334th FS Eagle selected for Air Force’s premier demo team

    An Eagle from the 334th Fighter Squadron was selected July 20 to become a member of the Air Force’s premier demonstration team—the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. Capt. Michael Brewer was selected as Thunderbird No. 3, the team’s right wing pilot, where he’ll fly mere feet away from the No. 1 jet during flight formations.
  • Thunderbirds announce 2019 officer selections

    The commander of Air Combat Command, Gen. Mike Holmes, has officially selected the officers who will be joining the United States Air Force Thunderbirds for the 2019 demonstration season.
  • Air chiefs from across the Americas convene in Panama City to promote cooperation

    Air force leaders from 19 nations in the Western Hemisphere met in Panama City June 18-22 for the 58th Conference of American Air Chiefs. Much of the value of CONJEFAMER comes from the relationships built among air chiefs that makes cooperation easier when a rapid response is needed. This year, the council voted to move Jamaica from an observing nation to a voting member, making them the 21st member nation of SICOFAA and further cementing the organization’s presence in the Caribbean.
  • AFWERX’s innovation strengthens perimeter security

    Approximately 75 military members, small businesses, entrepreneurs and academia innovators presented technology designs to address Air Force perimeter security issues, at the inaugural AFWERX Fusion Xperience June 20 and 21 at the Enclave in downtown Las Vegas.
  • Green Flag West: a day in the desert

    On June 12, 2018, I woke up at 01:45, donned my Air Force uniform and headed for the hotel lobby in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Crew chief pre-flight checks

    The 355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron generates all combat and training sorties in the 355th Fighter Wing and manages the efforts of 500 Airmen in 10 specialties maintaining A-10C attack aircraft. The squadron provides safe and properly configured aircraft in order to meet mission requirements for three squadrons. The 355th AMXS also develops and
  • Air Combat Command vice Commander discusses value of Air Superiority to House of Representatives

    U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. J.D. Harris, vice commander of Air Combat Command, discussed the F-35 during a field hearing of the House Armed Services Committee Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force here, June 18. The purpose of the hearing was to receive testimony on air dominance and the critical role of Fifth Generation fighter aircraft.
  • 99th LRS Cargo Movement wins Air Force-level award

    Andrew Carnegie once stated, “Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.”
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