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  • D-models return to flight after longeron repair

    Air Force officials removed 82 two-seat F-16D Fighting Falcons from flight earlier this summer after discovering cracks along the canopy sill longeron between the front and rear pilot seats. The longeron is a major structural component that carries significant loads during dynamic flight operations of the F-16. Of these 82 aircraft, 32 belong to
  • Pillars of resiliency: spiritual resilience

    The holiday season is a time for joy and celebration, for most, but some Airmen may consider it the most challenging time of the year.Although resiliency training is an important part of our Air Force, Airmen may have difficulty implementing the skills they learn into their lifestyles. During the holidays, practicing the pillars of resiliency is
  • Top cop visits Luke

    The Air Force's top security forces Airman visited Luke Air Force Base Dec. 9 to get a glimpse of the mission, as well as to meet and greet with 56th Security Forces Squadron Airmen.Brig. Gen. Allen Jamerson, Air Force Security Forces director and deputy logistics chief of staff, installations and mission support, and Chief Master Sgt. Stephen
  • Living legend receives ROTC Distinguished Alumni award

    "Houston, we've had a problem."Those were the famous words spoken by Astronaut Jack Swigert on April 13, 1970, to the mission control center in Houston, Texas, that ignited a series of events during the historic Apollo 13 mission in which the lives of the crewmembers were at stake.Leading the group at that moment in mission control  was Gene Kranz,
  • Australian F-35 lands at Luke

    The first Royal Australian Air Force F-35A Lightning II jet arrived at Luke Air Force Base Dec. 18. The jet's arrival marks the first international partner F-35 to arrive for training at Luke."Today, we take another tremendous step forward in our transition to the F-35 here at Luke," said Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander.
  • Secretary James arrives at Columbus AFB

    The Honorable Deborah Lee James, Secretary of the Air Force, arrived Dec. 17 for a two-day visit at Columbus Air Force Base.During her visit she will tour several squadrons and organizations to meet with Airmen and learn their unique capabilities, key initiatives, attributes and missions.James is the 23rd Secretary of the Air Force and is
  • Altus instructor selected for KC-46 test and evaluation team

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing plans to send one of their own to be a part of the U.S Air Force KC-46 Pegasus initial operational test and evaluation aircrew. U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Bartek Bachleda, 97th Operations Support Squadron NCO of current operations, will be one of 41 selected officers and enlisted members in the U.S. Air Force to be part of
  • New 19th Air Force commander visits Vance

    The 19th Air Force commander visited Vance Dec. 8. to share his mission of creating fifth-generation Airmen.During a commander's call here, Maj. Gen. Michael A. Keltz presented his plan for training today's Airmen or what he calls "Fifth Generation Airman," as well as his vision for the new 19th Air Force.Keltz said fifth-generation Airmen are the
  • Sheppard Airmen disarm potential threat, earn medal for courage

    Most Airmen attend parties to unwind from a long week and have a good time, but it doesn't always work out that way.Airman 1st Class Joe Serna and Airman Pauanthony Stamps, 82nd Security Forces Squadron entry controllers, were presented Air Force Commendation Medals on Nov. 31, 2014, for acts of courage when they took a loaded pistol away from a
  • Lackland Sergeant completes formal course from all military branches

    An Airman from the 502nd Civil Engineering Squadron at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland achieved distinguished graduate from the Marine Corps Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy Advanced Course in October this year and has completed a formal course from every military branch.Master Sgt. Ryan McClary, explosive ordinance disposal flight chief,
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  • Laughlin chaplains join forces with U.S. Border Patrol

    Four U.S. Border Protection chaplains spent half a day on Jan. 27, 2020 with Laughlin’s chapel staff, sharing how each serves their communities at Laughlin Air Force, Base, Texas.
  • Mobility aviators from Altus AFB inspire youth at Aviation Day

    According to the Federal Aviation Administration, there are about 600,000 active pilots throughout the United States, but that number has been gradually declining throughout the past decade. To work towards an interest in aviation careers, commercial, private and military aviation professionals teamed up to host the third annual Aerospace and Aviation Day, Jan. 25, 2020, at Orlando Sanford International Airport, Fla.
  • Video: "We Are Laughlin"

    This is the mission video for Laughlin Air Force Base in Del Rio, Texas.
  • Sheppard Airman ACEs technical training with 100 percent scores

    The first ACE award for his instructor and another great example for Sheppard to show the world that excellence does run in the blood of our Airmen. Our Airmen are excellent, but not every excellent Airman receives an ACE award, to go above and beyond excellent and ACE the technical training course well, there isn't even really a right word for it! Superb? Magnificent? Perfect? Let's just call it another day in the life of this Airman.
  • ACC commander to pilot graduates ‘Your country needs you, the Air Force needs you’

    Gen. Mike Holmes, the commander of Air Combat Command, was the guest speaker at the Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 20-06/07’s graduation ceremony at Columbus AFB, Mississippi. He spoke of the skills and code of ethics involved with being a military pilot.
  • Area school superintendents, administrators tour JBSA-Lackland

    Area school superintendents and administrators got to see a military working dog demonstration and watch a basic military training graduation during a tour of Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Jan. 23.
  • Vance Comm Flight director named AETC outstanding civilian

    Jeffrey J. Simon, the Communications Flight director for the 71st Installation Support Squadron, was named an Air Education & Training Command 2020 Air Force Association Lisa S. Disbrow Outstanding Civilian of the Year.
  • BMT adaptive learning platform beta-test focus on latest "The Air Force Starts Here"

    Air Education and Training Command’s emphasis on the use of technology to aggressively and cost-effectively modernize education and training is the focus of the latest episode of "The Air Force Starts Here," released Jan. 28, 2020. The team sat down with Capt. Tyler Hoff, an Air Force basic military training flight commander, about the issuance of tablet computers to BMT trainees as part of a six-month Cooperative Research and Development Agreement beta test designed to test adaptive and personalized learning in the BMT setting.
  • Keesler student scores perfect throughout course

    Airman Blanford Boston, 338th Training Squadron student, graduated with perfect scores throughout his technical training course.
  • 97 AMW Wellness Expo 2020 empowers Airmen to make healthier choices

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing held a Wellness Expo, a multi-organization health event, on Jan. 22, 2020, at the Freedom community center. The Wellness Expo 2020 provided the community with information on health services available, both on and off the base. This event was open to all ages and was held to assist individuals with personal health and wellness goals
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