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  • 37th TRW commander's mission: Making a positive difference

    The new 37th Training Wing commander's number one goal is straightforward: to train and develop the best joint force leaders possible and sustain international partnerships.His vision for the wing, like his top priority, is just as direct."The vision is simple: To be the training standard of excellence for the Department of Defense," said Col.
  • A resilient rebel

    At nearly twice their ages and half their sizes, Lt. Col. Melanie Friedman stands out among those wearing the same uniform. The deputy director of intelligence at the Curtis E. Lemay Center for Doctrine Development and Education ties her laces together just like the rest of them, and then fiddles with the bunny ears on her helmet. With her bunny
  • Caught in a whirlwind

    Not many people understand what it is like to be caught in the middle of a tragic situation; however, Airman 1st Class Dillon M. Duermyer can relate.At the age of 13, Duermyer was faced with an unfortunate scenario. During Pahuk Pride National Youth Leadership Training at the Little Sioux Scout Ranch in Iowa, he and his fellow Boy Scouts found
  • AF brings parents and community together for special needs training

    The small fluorescent lit room was filled with chatter and the aroma of hot pizza. It was a lunch break at the Specialized Training of Military Parents program. The participating parents, grandparents, and guardians faces gleamed with pride as they shared stories and photos of their kids with one another. Everyone laughed and conversed like they
  • The Aerial Resupply of Khe Sanh

    Editor's Note: This is the second part of a historical summary on the Battle of Khe Sanh, and looks into how strategic air power contributed to the defense of the Khe Sanh base Jan. 21 - July 9, 1968. The author references multiple resources including Tactical Airlift by Ray L. Bowers, Air Power and the Fight for the Khe Sanh by Bernard C. Nalty,
  • Lackland security forces officer part of 'Inside Combat Rescue' documentary

    An Air Force Security Forces operations officer now assigned to Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland was part of a recently released National Geographic documentary that showcased the multi-faceted skill sets of Security Forces Airmen in a deployed environment.Capt. Ralph "R.J." Johnson, operations officer for the Security Forces apprentice course and a
  • Airmen make 'Angels'' day

    One of the girls began to cry. Her turn to walk on the stage was looming. The announcers called more names. Tears masked her cheeks. Her mother tried to calm her, but her expression didn't change, until Damarius Pettway walked up to her. Pettway, an Air Force ROTC cadet from Alabama State University, extended his arm and escorted her on stage. The
  • Creation of the Coin Challenge

    A challenge coin, also endearingly known as a round medal object, bears an organization's insignia and is presented by commanders to a member of the unit to recognize special achievement. The Air Force challenge coin tradition is long-standing and is known throughout all specialties, and to all ranks. "While some dispute when the services started
  • IT support automation efforts save Air Force money, time

    The Air Force Enterprise Service Desk is revolutionizing information technology service delivery. The recently launched self-service Information Assurance Officer Express tool has reduced a backlog of more than 130,000 trouble tickets to less than 200 and cut call wait times from more than an hour to less than two minutes during peak hours."With
  • AF to every Airman: Tell us your story

    Air Force leaders want Airmen to share their stories with the world and designed the 2014 American Airman Video Contest with that purpose in mind."Every Airman has a story -- and smart phone technology now allows those Airmen to share those stories to a wider audience than ever before," said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh, III.The
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Happy #EarthDay! We'd like to say congratulations to Eglin Air Force Base for winning the "Natural Resources Conservation, Large Installation" award for The 2019 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards! #TeamEglin's hard work to protect the earth pays off in more than just awards but also in keeping our community healthy. Thank you, U.S. Secretary of Defense!
Do you have plans THIS Friday? Come out to King Hangar on Eglin Air Force Base for the 2019 Team Eglin Load Competition. Watch the top 3 load crews from the 33rd Fighter Wing and the 96th Test Wing compete to find out who is the best. For more information, contact 33 MXG Weapons Standardization at (850) 882-1157 or (850) 883-5895. #LoadToad #Weapons
Fire in the hole! Our very own Col. Moga experienced the explosive side of the 96th Civil Engineer Squadron. Col. Moga toured the squadron alongside EOD members as part of an immersion program where he interacted with #Airmen and conducted exercises with various explosive devices. This is how we end our Fridays, how do you end yours?
A little rain never stopped our #Nomads! Children of the #DoolittleRaiders toured Eglin Air Force Base today and stopped by our own #33FW Saylor hangar. Saylor hangar was named after Ret. Lt. Col. Edward Saylor, a crew chief for the Doolittle Raiders whose quick thinking and determination made sure the 16th #aircraft was up and running in time! Our #Airmen were honored to show these families the dedication plaque, history in the unit building, and finally an up close look at the F-35A Lightning II inside the hangar.
Join the livestream and watch the Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” E. Cole memorial ceremony. #DoolittleRaider
Maj. Gen. Doherty, the 19th Air Force commander visited our Doghouse this week! Doherty met with leaders from Tyndall Air Force Base recently to get an up close look at the facilities affected by #HurricaneMichael. Such as, our very own 337th Air Control Squadron (aka the doghouse).
#DYK that April is #AlcoholAwarenessMonth? Here are a few important facts to keep in mind this month.
After 103 years of inspiring #Airmen we prepare to say a final goodbye to Lt. Col. Richard "Dick" E. Cole. Thank you for your service, sir. Watch live as we celebrate and honor this true American Hero, Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 3:00 pm CST
#ICYMI Here's a look at our #Nomads at the SUN 'n FUN air show. Thank you to the Lakeland, Florida community for supporting us and coming out to hear about the capabilities of the #F35.
Though we may not be blood related, Happy #NationalSiblingsDay to our brothers and sisters in arms! #OneTeamOneFight U.S. Army U.S. Coast Guard U.S. Marine Corps U.S. Navy
We join the nation in saying farewell to an #AirForce legend. Lt Col Richard “Dick” Cole passed away after an amazing 103 years of life. Thank you for your courage and paving the way. We will never forget. 🇺🇸 #DoolittleRaider
The storms have finally passed SUN 'n FUN this season but the lightning definitely left a mark! Some of our #Nomads spent the weekend spreading their knowledge about the #F35 A Lightning II and having a little fun. Even if you couldn't visit, now you can see the best moments from the event!
In honor of #NationalFormerPrisonerofWarRecognitionDay, we remember and honor our POWs for their service and dedication to our country. Here is one of many POW stories, where we can see bravery at its fullest.
We had a special guest visit us at SUN 'n FUN to talk with our own Maj. Matt “Fitty” Tucker! Check out Maj. Tucker’s conversation with Steph Stricklen!
It’s our last day at SUN 'n FUN! Be sure to stop by and say hello to our #Nomads before we head out! (Courtesy Photo)
Hello SUN 'n FUN! Don’t worry if you didn’t catch us landing because we’ll be here all weekend! #SNF19
Our #Nomads sure know how to end a week with a big BANG! #Airmen from the 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron battled it out at the 1st Quarter Weapons Load Crew Competition. Check out some highlights from today!
A very special #ThunderbirdThursday indeed. We’ll never forget you Cajun and the amazing things you did for our Nomads.