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  • MHAFB Enhances Joint Force Capabilities with Idaho Army National Guard

    Since 1953, the area known as the Orchard Combat Training Center has been a premier joint combined arms training site. At an area roughly 8 miles south of Boise, the Idaho National Guard, Army Reservists and now the 366th Fighter Wing are able to train on 53,000 acres of non-dudded (non-explosive) impact area and approximately 3,300 acres of dudded impact area.
  • No gym, no weights, no problem!

    As the battle against COVID-19 goes on, more and more military members have found themselves working from home in efforts to flatten the curve and maintain mission readiness. Between the unavailability of gyms and trying to maintain social distancing, it can be hard to stay fit, another vital component to mission readiness. One Airman has taken it upon himself to help his fellow Hunters stay in shape from home.
  • NJ Guard's 177th Fighter Wing still flying during pandemic

    The 177th Fighter Wing, New Jersey Air National Guard, continues defending the nation’s borders and preparing for combat deployment during the COVID-19 global pandemic.
  • Dormant, not deactivated: 42nd ATKS end of operations

    The 42nd Attack Squadron ended its combat operations and flew its final sortie down-range out of Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, Jan. 31, 2020.
  • Hill fighter wings receive final F-35A Lightning II

    The 388th Fighter Wing here received its final F-35A Lightning II Dec. 17. The delivery brings the total number of aircraft at Hill to 78. The first operational F-35As arrived at Hill in Sept. 2015. Since then, the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings have flown more than 17,500 sorties and more than 33,000 flying hours.
  • Keeping water, fuel ready at all times

    To have it readily available, the 355th Civil Engineer Squadron water and fuel systems maintenance shop at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, maintains, repairs and inspects structures ranging from water wells to sewer systems every single day of the year.
  • F-15E Strike Eagles arrive at ADAB to support ongoing operations

    F-15E Strike Eagles from the 494th Fighter Squadron arrive at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The 494th FS “Panthers” deployed from the 48th Fighter Wing, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England.
  • Going through an A-10 Phase

    Mechanics identify and repair mechanical problems on an assortment of vehicles and engines by removing and replacing worn-out parts, performing regularly scheduled maintenance and taking things apart and putting them back together. A-10 Thunderbolt IIs are not immune to wear and tear and Airmen assigned to the 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron A-10 Phase section are responsible for ensuring these aircraft uphold a war-ready status.
  • Weather Airmen train for JTF storm

    Staff Weather Officers (SWO) from the 3d Weather Squadron (WS) were put to the test during a Certification Field Exercise (CFX), July 28-Aug. 2, at Camp Bowie Training Center, Texas. The CFX was designed to evaluate the squadron’s overall tactical ability and readiness to provide the U.S. Army with full spectrum environmental support to the Joint Task Force (JTF) fight. The 3d Weather Squadron, 557th Weather Wing, is post-level weather unit in the Air Force. The support provided by the squadron can have a significant impact on the Army customers it supports. Army divisions, like the 1st Cavalry Division, rely on weather support from U.S. Air Force Combat Weather Airmen 3d WS.
  • Sharks 'ATTACK' surge exercise

    Pilots and maintainers were put to the test during a sortie surge exercise, July 22-26, here. The 75th Aircraft Maintenance Unit (AMU) and 75th Fighter Squadron (FS) conducted Shark Flag to test their Airmen’s abilities to perform effectively in a high operations simulated-deployed environment.
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