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  • WWII pilot MIA for 72 years laid to rest at Normandy American Cemetery

    U.S. Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. William J. McGowan went missing in action on June 6, 1946 just inland of the coast of Normandy. On July 9, 2022, McGowan was laid to rest with full military honors at the Normandy American Cemetery in the presence of family. McGowan was a pilot assigned to the 391st

  • Combat Operations Leader Training Course

    The 354th Fighter Squadron (Bulldogs) hosted the Combat Operations Leader Training course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. This course is designed to develop company grade officers and senior non-commissioned officers from across Air Combat Command Lead Wings into proficient Agile Combat

  • Air – Sea METOC convergence

    Air Force and Navy Meteorological and Oceanographic (METOC) leaders from around the world recently converged on Offutt AFB for a series of meetings to chart a course forward on cooperation. Commanders and senior enlisted leaders representing three Navy METOC centers, two AF operations groups and six

  • 53rd Wing completes first live-fire test event for AIM-120D3 F3R program

    The 28th Test and Evaluation Squadron and 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron executed the first-ever guided launch of the AIM-120D3 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile Form, Fit, Function, Refresh (F3R) from an F-15E Strike Eagle, successfully engaging a QF-16 full-scale aerial target, June 30,

  • 71st RGS launches prized Black Letter Flight

    The 71st Rescue Generation Squadron launched a rare 'Black Letter' flight July 12, 2022, on Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. A flight is considered Black Letter when an aircraft has no discrepancies, defects, or write-ups and could be something the average maintainer only sees once or twice in their

  • ACC Airmen earn Gen. Vaught Leadership Award

    Two Air Combat Command Airmen earned the U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Wilma Vaught Visionary Leadership Award at the annual Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium hosted by the Sea Services Leadership Association in Norfolk, Va., July 11, 2022.