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  • FSS operations officer awarded Bronze Star at MHAFB

    “Deploying into a combat zone for a year is intense,” said Capt. Kristen Miranda, 366th Force Support Squadron operations officer. Miranda served as the director of operations for the 405th Expeditionary Support Squadron at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, from April 2019 to April 2020. She was awarded the Bronze Star, August 20, 2020, here for her heroic actions during an 11-hour complex ground attack on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan on December 11, 2019.
  • Legion Pod achieves major milestones

    The Legion Pod, known for its advanced IRST (infrared search and track) capabilities, hit two major milestones at Eglin AFB with the first missile shot of an AIM-9X using the Legion Pod on an F-15C Eagle and the first-ever flight of an operational F-16 Fighting Falcon with the Legion Pod on July 8 and 13, 2020, respectively.
  • 378th EMXS conducts phase inspection

    U.S. Air Force aircraft maintenance Airmen from the 378th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron execute aircraft maintenance inspection on an F-15C Eagle aircraft at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, June 30, 2020. Each F-15 goes through a phase inspection every 400 flight hour. This scheduled maintenance allows 378th EMXS maintainers
  • Stronger Together: French Air Force combines with CAOC to enhance airpower

    To conduct the synchronization of air assets across more than 4 million miles of U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility, a dynamic force comprised of men and women scattered throughout multiple divisions and cells is needed. It is within the Combined Air Operations Center walls where an 18 nation coalition team transforms into a harmonic and well-oiled machine that sees the output of kinetic and non-kinetic air warfare come together every day, every hour. Part of this coalition team is a detachment of the French Air Force that assist in the coordination and deliverance of coalition airpower in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve.
  • Women at Robins

    Col. Katrina Stephens, 78th Air Base Wing vice commander at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, never really saw herself as separate from other Airmen by being a woman. She always believed that as long as people believed in her she could accomplish anything. Stephens is one of the Team Robins women highlighted in the March 2019 “Women at Robins” photo feature.
  • Beneath the Skies: Aircraft Maintainers

    One of the largest support structures here at the 332d Air Expeditionary Wing can be broadly defined as aircraft maintainers. This not only includes those individuals who perform pre-flight, thru-flight (where an aircraft returns from a mission then embarks on another mission within a couple hours) and post-flight safety and function checks, but also several “back shops” which specialize in a certain aspect of the aircraft’s function such as weapons, guidance or propulsion systems.
  • F-35s begin Auto GCAS test flights

    The 461st Flight Test Squadron recently began test flight missions with the F-35 aircraft and the Auto GCAS at Edwards Air Force Base, California.
  • Tom and Jerry’s Father’s Day special: Part II

    In the early afternoon hours, Tom prepared, it was a day he had been longing for decades; the day he would finally have Jerry’s number. He carefully reviewed his plan, plotted his course, and prepared for the ultimate game of cat-and-mouse – a battle between father and son.
  • Tom and Jerry’s Father’s Day special: Part I

    In the early afternoon hours, a game of cat and mouse is played, Jerry once again on the verge of getting the best of Tom. This time the tides have turned, Tom came out victorious. These characters however, are not the cartoon stars some may be thinking about, they are a father-son duo in the U.S. Air Force. Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jerry,
  • F-35A, F-15 train together during Lakenheath deployment

    The F-35A continues to prove itself a game-changer as Airmen train together during the aircraft’s first overseas deployment.
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