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  • Jordan hosts multilateral Senior Enlisted Leaders symposium

    The Jordan Armed Forces (JAF) invited noncommissioned officers from 14 partner nations to its Fourth Annual Sergeants Major Symposium April 7-10 at the King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center.
  • The 618th ACOMS Spartans Take a Quantum Leap into Cyber Security

    The 618th Air Communications Squadron (ACOMS) facilitated an experimental exercise in support of the 26th Cyberspace Operations Group and 24th Air Force (AF) from December 2018-March 2019. This proof of concept, known as Exercise Quantum evaluated 24th AF’s ability to establish a scalable task force that integrates local and enterprise cyber forces to address cyber threats.
  • JTF-B burns cultural barriers during CENTAM SMOKE

    Firefighters from five Central American countries and Joint Task Force - Bravo participated in Central America Sharing Mutual Operational Knowledge and Experiences (CENTAM SMOKE) exercise, from April 8 - 12, here. CENTAM SMOKE, a biannual event hosted by the 612th Air Base Squadron, brought together fire fighters from Honduras, Costa Rica, Belize, Guatemala and El Salvador to train with U.S. Air Force members as well as develop bonds and understandings of one another’s culture with team building training.
  • U.S. Air Force’s F-35A Lightning II arrives for first Middle East deployment

    The U.S. Air Force’s fifth generation multi-role aircraft arrived for its first deployment to the Middle East on April 15, 2019. The F-35A Lightning IIs are from active duty 388th and reserve 419th Fighter Wings at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. As the first deployment to the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility, crews are prepared and trained for the AFCENT mission.
  • Offutt’s pavement team serve as unsung heroes

    Offutt’s pavement team has been working since November to keep snow off the roads, patch potholes and complete a myriad of other duties to ensure the mission continues. And with a winter that included more than 50 inches of snow, they were not lacking for opportunities to excel.
  • Offutt’s flood brings out the best

    At 11 a.m. on Friday, March 15, 2019, the 55th Wing leadership team met to discuss what needed to be accomplished to protect assets and facilities from possible flood waters that were creeping towards the installation. Using lessons learned from a flood here in 2011, they knew that if the levy was breached significant flooding would occur to the southeastern side of the base. From the moment the water level started to rise, volunteers worked to relocate supplies, memorabilia and mission essential equipment. The effort was directed in a strategic manner to relocate as much as possible while keeping everyone helping safe.
  • AFCYBER Airmen reach ‘firsts’ in global exercises

    Air Forces Cyber Airmen, acting in their role as Joint Forces Headquarters-Cyber (Air Force), concluded a series of global exercises March 26, 2019.
  • AUAB power projection: 1st ECEG “Loggies” enable construction across CENTCOM

    The 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group manages and executes construction missions across U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility, and thanks to the group’s logisticians, or “loggies,” equipment and engineers are able to move downrange. “Loggies” assigned to the group’s 557th Expeditionary RED HORSE Squadron, are vital in ensuring mission success at more than ten deployed locations throughout the region.
  • Viper Out: Vermont Ends 33 Years of F-16 Operations

    A crowd of nearly 2,000 members, family, retirees and freinds attended the Viper Out event at the 158th Fighter Wing, as the F-16 mission have left the VTANG after 33-years of service. The Wing anticipates the arrival of the F-35 Lightning II in the Fall, 2019.
  • Health Care Transition Looks to Improve Processes for Wartime Missions, Beneficiaries

    At the direction of Congress, the military health care system is going through a substantial set of changes in its structure and how it will operate, said the Defense Department’s director of cost assessment and program evaluation.
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