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  • Academy cadets enhance skills at BMT

    After spending the last six weeks working with basic military training instructors, U.S. Air Force Academy cadets left here enthused and anxious to share their learning experience with fellow classmates.Twenty-six cadets second class took part in the annual Air Education and Training Command Summer Leadership Program to develop their leadership
  • Sergeant to publish story of tragedy, perseverance

    He could have faced another life, one that included becoming a child soldier and subsequently a Lost Boy from the Liberian Civil War. Instead, luck, hard work and true grit led Joseph Boyou to the U.S. Air Force where he now holds the rank of staff sergeant. Boyou, 2nd Air Force special projects and programs manager, was born in Monrovia, Liberia,
  • Why I Joined: Tech. Sgt. pushes past negative influences to join AF

    (This feature is part of the "Why I joined?" series on Keesler.af.mil. These stories focus on a single servicemember's story of why they joined the military.)There are countless reasons to join the military.For a young Alberto Trujillo, his reasoning was a mixture of two things: a good reflection on where he was in life and a somewhat random
  • Sikh professor educates AWC students

    He likes to take walks around the base to help him think and clear his mind. His colorful shirts with matching turbans and an ever-present smile peeking out from beneath his flowing beard make him stand out amongst the military uniforms and civilian suits on Maxwell. Dr. Naunihal Singh is a Sikh, a religious group that requires its male adherents
  • The Perfect Edge: Training teaches Airmen how to survive, evade, resist and escape

    It was June 1995, and then-Capt. Scott O'Grady was tired, hungry and alone. A few days earlier, his F-16 Fighting Falcon was shot down over Bosnia, and he'd spent the last 48 hours or so on the move, evading Serbian paramilitary forces that were looking for him.He knew he was lucky to be alive - a Serbian ground-to-air missile battery had locked on
  • 2014 Eagle recalls D-Day, reflects on lost comrades

    With more than 7,500 flight hours logged in more than 130 types of aircraft, retired Air Force Col. Clarence E. "Bud" Anderson, a 2014 Eagle who visited Maxwell for the Gathering of Eagles June 2-6, has cemented his position as a pioneer in American military during times of war.During World War II, Anderson served two combat tours escorting heavy
  • Lackland training instructor trains to make it to WWE

    For some aspiring wrestlers on the independent wrestling scene, their goal is to get experience wrestling in front of various small crowds around the country in hopes of one day performing on the World Wrestling Entertainment stage.Individuals need more than wrestling skills to make it to the WWE. Size, charisma and other traits are evaluated to
  • Friendship knows no borders

    Four-year-old Sarah reached out to grasp her friend Fatou's hand as she has every day since Fatou first arrived at the Maxwell Air Force Base child development center in August 2013. On this day, Sarah led Fatou to the dance floor, placing her in a specific position like a delicate wall fixture. With Fatou in place, Sarah grabbed the plastic
  • AETC office supports AF medical training mission

    Medical education in the Air Force experienced a transformation six years ago with the establishment of Air Force Medical Modeling and Simulation Training.Based at Air Education and Training Command, the AFMMAST Central Program Office is the hub of that initiative."The central program office is responsible for the assessment, development and
  • PhD commando improves US/Afghan cultural communication

    He walks into the library holding a large box. It is a huge library, the Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center on Maxwell, but his size makes it look small. His left arm is covered in a full-sleeve tattoo, and on his right is a family crest. He flashes a big smile and extends his hand in a warm greeting. Cradled by his crested arm, the box

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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.