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  • Sometimes You Need A Spotter

    Eight years ago, an airman was injured while trying to rescue his coworker from a workplace accident. That injury set a cycle into motion of addiction and mental health issues. Tragically, that airman passed. His brother, Master Sgt. Johnathon Lind, Co-Chair of the Mental Health Military Action Working Group with Sword Athena 2021, now advocates for the importance of mental health as he continues to work through his grief and heals.
  • Air Force announces mandatory COVID-19 vaccine implementation guidelines for Airmen, Guardians

    Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall has released a service implementation plan that requires Airmen and Guardians to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the following dates, unless seeking an exemption.
  • The 46th Expeditionary Attack Squadron takes flight with the MQ-9 Reaper

    The 46th Expeditionary Attack Squadron serves a multi-faceted operation that is responsible for reconnaissance, intelligence and surveillance throughout the area of responsibility. Here they have a launch and recovery element utilizing the MQ-9 Reaper to complete their mission to meet daily air tasking orders. The MQ-9s provide a persistent attack and reconnaissance capability to the theater.
  • Sentry pilot crosses 8,000 flight hour mark concluding year-long deployment

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Brian “20” Hardeman spent the last year at ADAB, helping lead the operations group through the challenges of the pandemic and the drawdown and non-combatant evacuation operations in Afghanistan, while concurrently meeting the daily requirements in support of U.S. Central Command air operations. On his final flight wrapping up a year-long deployment to Al Dhafra Air Base, the 380th Expeditionary Operations Group vice commander passed the 8,000 flight hour mark as he landed an E-3 Sentry aircraft at dusk on Sept. 3, 2021.
  • Command chief reflects on Red Tails connection

    When Chief Master Sgt. Charles Jackson Jr., 332nd Expeditionary Operations Group superintendent, in-processed with the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing on August 6, 2021, he officially became a part of the Red Tails family. However, his ties to the legendary 332nd preceded his arrival by decades with the connection
  • Red Flag-Rescue returns to advance premier training

    Red Flag-Rescue is the Department of Defense’s premier combat search and rescue exercise. The exercise provides advanced, realistic and relevant air-to-surface integration warfighter training in a robust contested, degraded and operationally limited environment. Red Flag-Rescue 21-2 was hosted across Arizona and New Mexico, Aug. 9 – 20, 2021.
  • ACC Commander completes F-15EX Eagle II qualification

    U.S. Air Force Gen. Mark Kelly, commander of Air Combat Command, flew the F-15EX Eagle II for the first time on September 1, 2021.
  • AFWERX drives innovation through flightline ops challenge

    Innovators and thought leaders from industry, academia and the federal government gathered at the AFWERX Innovation Hub in Las Vegas, Nevada, late last month to review technologies that will be a part of the Revolutionizing Flightline Operations AFWERX Challenge. This effort is a sequel to last year’s Base of the Future Challenge championed by the Natural Disaster Recovery Program Management Office at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida.
  • Airmen reunite Afghanistan evacuees with family

    Al Udeid became the main hub for evacuees coming from Afghanistan and was quickly inundated with thousands of people leaving Afghanistan. For some service members, it can be hard to see how each individual impacts the mission, especially from their home station. However, a crisis situation can have ways of revealing the bigger picture.
  • MRX tests 93 AGOW, 23 WG integration

    The 820th Base Defense Group conducted a mission readiness exercise at Grand Bay Bombing and Gunnery Range near Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, and Avon Park Air Force Range, Florida, Aug. 23-27.
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