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  • Ninja Nation

    In today’s world, the need for quick reliable communication is not only necessary but can be vital in an emergency or crisis. A world-class, innovative Cyber Squadron of technically proficient, operationally focused and strategically minded U.S. Air Force Airmen is the foundation and backbone of Joint Base Langley-Eustis’ communications.
  • With the stroke of a pen, U.S. Space Force becomes a reality

    President Trump signed into law Dec. 20 the sprawling, $738 billion defense bill, making history by creating the Space Force as a stand-alone sixth branch of the U.S. military.
  • 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.
  • It ain’t musical chairs—It’s hot seats

    U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor pilots from the 43rd Fighter Squadron out of Tyndall Air Force Base swapped the ‘hot seat’ to increase sorties at Eglin AFB, Florida, July 2, 2019. ‘Hot seats’, where a pilot gives control of the jet to another pilot, and ‘hot pits’, Pantograph Fueling Stations, gave the pilots more training time in the air. 
  • Fitness: it doesn't have to be boring

    Although all the branches have a set fitness test that includes basic workouts, training for fitness tests doesn’t have to be a boring or redundant task.
  • Gen. LeMay's lead operational bombing planner dies at 101, family makes unique donation

    When the family of a man who lived to see 101 and served his country for 30 years in the Army, Army Air Corps and Air Force through World War II, asks to donate something, the answer is easy. Col. John Watters Sr., from Selma, Alabama, graduated from Auburn University in 1940 and immediately commissioned into the Army horse-drawn artillery. A few years later, he found himself in the Army Air Corps as a B-17 bombardier and navigator, completing more than 25 combat bombing missions when life expectancy was ten missions. It wasn’t long until the Air Force was established and he made another switch. His final assignment was as Gen. Curtis LeMay's, commander of Strategic Air Command, lead operational bombing planner.
  • RC-135: Team Mildenhall Airmen enable mission

    The U.S. Air Force long ago recognized future wars would not solely be fought on air, ground, or sea, and to prepare for that reality, the use of electronic warfare was crucial.Electronic warfare is comprised of jamming communication systems, and electronic support protection tactics, such as infrared homing to distract missiles. The mission of the
  • Once lost, now found: DPRK returns remains of 55 MIA service members

    On July 27, 1953, the Korean Armistice Agreement, signed by the United Nations Command, the Korean People's Army and the Chinese People's Volunteer Army, implemented a complete cessation of hostilities of the Korean War. For 65 years, the UNC has remained committed to enforcing the 1953 Armistice Agreement, which includes the return of fallen service members a reality that came true on July 27, 2018, when the UNC repatriated 55 cases of remains from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
  • WEPTAC 2018: Developing Multiple-Domain Tactics to Support Air Ops

    The Air Combat Command’s Directorate of Operations in conjunction with the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center hosted the 2018 Combat Air Force Weapons and Tactics Conference (CAF WEPTAC) from Jan. 2 to 12 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.WEPTAC provides a unique opportunity for combat air force tactical experts to brief and discuss current issues, look
  • AF selects 472 in chief, 17E9 promotion cycle; list to post Dec. 7

    The Air Force Chief Evaluation Board has selected 472 senior master sergeants for promotion to chief master sergeant out of 2,142 eligible for a selection rate of 22.04 percent. The chief master sergeant promotion list will be available on the Air Force Portal and myPers Dec. 7 at 8 a.m. CST. Airmen will also be able to access their score notices
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