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  • Air Force says CBD products not ok to use, may cause positive drug test

    Cannabidiol oil, also known as CBD oil, is growing in popularity as an ingredient in health and pet products, but is it okay for service members and federal employees to use? The simple answer is no.
  • DM assets train over Southern Arizona

    The 355th Wing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, has a primary mission of deploying, employing and sustaining combat search and rescue and attack air power in support of combatant commanders anywhere in the world. The combined capabilities of the A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, HC-130J Combat King II aircraft and HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters, all stationed at Davis-Monthan, allow the Airmen of the 355th WG to train in a variety of scenarios ensuring all members are ready to provide CSAR and attack power anywhere, anytime.
  • Airman’s innovation sparks excitement for Raptors

    As the Air Force faces continued fiscal constraints the need for Airmen to be innovative in identifying and solving mission shortfalls keeps growing.
  • Fit to fight: one fighter wing at a time

    As aviators know proper maintenance of aircraft is key to providing combat capabilities. Just as aircraft need to be maintained and ready to fly, optimizing the human weapon system is also critical. Pilots themselves must be healthy and ready to fight tonight. To ensure pilots are ready at a moment’s notice, the 1st Fighter Wing has embedded U.S. Air Force Capt. Michelle Jilek, a physical therapist with the 633rd Medical Operations Squadron to help increase mission effectiveness.
  • Defense, industry partner to plan for future multi-domain conflicts

    Experts from across the Air Force and the DOD’s joint community, as well as industry partners, came to CyberWorx to analyze a single, yet complicated problem-set: how do we operate in contested environments ensuring a steady-state of tactical C2 support?
  • Behind the scenes in the hospital

    When people think of hospitals many may think of doctors, nurses and beeping machines that take blood pressure and monitor vitals. However, what goes on behind the scenes is just as important. Behind the scenes there are many individuals in the Langley Hospital who ensure that all personnel are able to receive the medical care necessary to be ready to deploy, while also taking care of the Airmen’s families and retirees.
  • South American Air Chiefs, Senior Enlisted Leader Conference builds partnerships as the strategy toward progress

    Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern) hosted the South American Air Chiefs and Senior Enlisted Leaders Conference. Air Chiefs, or a designated representative, from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay and Peru attended the conference. This year’s conference included South American Senior Enlisted Leaders for the first time. This was part of an U.S. Southern Command initiative to aid in developing the enlisted force of our partner nations.
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 9th CES partner to protect Beale’s natural resources

    Beale is made up of more than 25,000 acres of grassland and riparian area, which allows for hunting, fishing, and other outdoor recreation. The base is tasked with conserving and protecting by the Sikes Act which mandates military installations develop and implement Integrated Natural Resources Management Plans. Part of this plan includes conservation law enforcement, so the base has recently partnered with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to bring Jesse Travis, a FWS Federal Wildlife Officer, on the installation to enforce said laws.
  • 552nd Air Control Networks Squadron creates first qualification training for Mission Defense Teams

    The 552nd Air Control Networks Squadron graduated nine students from the Air Force’s first Mission Qualification Training course for Mission Defense Teams, qualifying these students to be operators on the Cyberspace Vulnerability Assessment/Hunter Weapon System. The creation of this course formalized the training pipeline for MDT cyber operators defending the AWACS and Control and Reporting Centers systems.
  • "First to the Fight": F-22 Raptor and T-38 Talon train over Atlantic

    U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors and U.S. Air Force T-38 Talons from the 1st Fighter Wing fly in formation of the Atlantic Ocean during training off the coast of Virginia, Oct. 30, 2019. The 1st Fighter Wing is home to the 94th Fighter Squadron, 27th Fighter Squadron and the 71st Fighter Training Squadron at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.
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