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  • Air Force's National Museum to commemorate 75th Anniversary of D-Day with events in May and June

    On June 6, 1944, D-Day - the largest amphibious assault in history - took place as more than 150,000 American, British, and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of heavily fortified French coast. This risky invasion of France’s Normandy region caused over 4,000 Allied casualties on the first day alone. Code-named Operation Overlord, the Normandy campaign led to the liberation of France and the beginning of the end of World War II in Europe. According to National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Curator Jeff Duford, the contribution of the U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF) to the D-Day invasion was essential to its success and unprecedented in its concentration and size.
  • CAS Close Airman Support

    Davis-Monthan’s Airmen are known to be strong, resilient and hard-charging. Time and time again the base has proven to be one of the best and has never backed down from the high end fight. The base and the Airmen have gone through many changes that have resulted in a higher operation tempo with very little room to fail. However, all of the hard work and dedication our Airmen provide can come at a cost.
  • Creech first sergeants host annual DUI, drug awareness event

    The Creech First Sergeant’s Council hosted an annual anti-drug town hall and DUI awareness course at Creech March 7, 2019. The event included briefings by Creech first sergeants, the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment office, and the Nellis Air Force Base Office of Special Investigations, to name a few.
  • Cleaning up Shaw’s water

    The 20th Civil Engineer Squadron has teamed up with many partners to initiate the use of an Enhanced Environmental Cleanup Technology, BOS 100® Treatment Barrier to solve a contaminant issue dating back to an incident on base in the 1960s.
  • Evolution of women in U.S. military

    The month of March was mandated Women’s History Month, stemming from a celebration of women’s contribution to culture, history and society organized by a California school district in Sonoma California, 1978.
  • RPA Airmen strengthen relationships at Australia airshow

    Airmen with the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing travelled to the Australian International Airshow in Geelong, Victoria, Australia, to display the MQ-9 Reaper for the Australian and international crowds, Feb. 26 - Mar. 3, 2019. Reaper crews have made their way across the United States to attend airshows such as this one, but this is their first time in the Pacific Air Forces Command area of responsibility and Australia.
  • Greeting a defender matters

    When Tech. Sgt. Raymond Santiago, 55th Security Forces Squadron flight chief and prior military training instructor, asked me to shadow defenders at the gate, I couldn’t say no – not because I was excited about it, but because I didn’t want him to think I wasn’t up for it. His goal was for me to see processes first-hand, so l could accurately produce security forces stories and videos on hot button topics. What I got was much more.
  • 548th ISRG Looks ‘Outside the Box’ to Develop Air Force Leaders

    Air Force leaders at every level pursue answers to one burning question: How do we build tomorrow’s exceptional leaders? As Airmen progress through their careers, traditional professional military education (PME) programs provide a tiered approach to professional development and leadership growth. However, these opportunities have specific time and rank requirements, leaving gaps during which leaders search for alternative avenues to develop themselves and their Airmen.
  • Airman’s quick response saves life

    It was a typical Friday afternoon in February for Staff Sgt. Brandon Nickell, an intelligence analyst assigned to the 8th Intelligence Squadron, who had plans to leave work, head to the gym for a quick workout and eventually start his weekend of relaxation – there was however, a slight change of plans.
  • Civilian leadership program accepting nominations through May 1

    The Air Force’s senior civilian career broadening program, CSLP is for General Schedule 13 to 15 (and equivalent) employees and is designed to enhance competencies and characteristics required to grow executive leadership that drives results, serves customers, and builds successful teams and coalitions. Eligible Air Force civilians may apply for fiscal 2020 Civilian Strategic Leader Program experiential assignment opportunities through May 1 using MyVector.