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  • Cheese, wine, tankers and lots and lots of coffee

    'Twas 2:30 a.m., when all through the baseNot a plane was flying, not even a sim;But the students are up, studying awayA French pilot in particular: Capt. Aurélien Leray.The KC-135 Stratotanker training building is as dark as the sky outside, with the exception of room OFT-12, where Leray is studying. Alongside Leray sits his training partner, U.S.
  • AF civil servant dedicates 48 years to mission

    After a nearly half-century career spanning the globe, an Air Force civil servant believes dedication to the mission is most important for a successful career. James A. Patterson, chief of Technical Training Requirements Division, Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, retires from the Air Force Jan. 3 after 48
  • 801st MAES first to receive Distinguished Unit Award in 1950

    It's a little-known fact the first Air Force Distinguished Unit Award ever awarded was presented to men and women serving in a medical unit.The 801st Medical Air Evacuation Squadron received the citation for gallantry and heroism during events that unfolded in September and December 1950. To fully understand why their accomplishments rose to the
  • Air Force firefighter veteran visits DoD fire school

    The year is 1961. A young airman steps into the fire station at Lincoln Air Force Base, Nebraska. His eyes take in all of the fire equipment; trucks, hoses, gear and the smell of engine oil fills his nose, at once he knows, he is right where he belongs.Today Dr. Mike Manning, a 70 year old veteran, remembers those days as an Air Force firefighter
  • Fitness excellence sets Maxwell pharmacy apart

    On the hour, every hour, the 42nd Medical Group's pharmacy flight gathers in a back room and starts counting, not prescription refills, but repetitions of pushups, sit-ups or pull-ups. While maintaining the busiest pharmacy in Alabama, the pharmacy cannot afford to not have the energy to support the mission. Filling more than 1,500 prescriptions
  • Keesler flight chief leads by example, wins AETC award

    There's a laundry list of accomplishments that cover the nomination package for Master Sgt. Terrance Boyd, and though these words tell the specifics Boyd did to earn the Air Education Training Command Lance P. Sijan Award, to understand the man and the way he values leadership, you have to dig a little deeper.Boyd, 334th Training Squadron flight
  • '5k for AJ' to raise funds for Keesler member

    Riding bikes with his wife and children is one of the family activities Master Sgt. Albert "AJ" Jackson has enjoyed the most. All that has changed since a medical crisis paralyzed the 36-year-old member of the 335th Training Squadron.But the 335th TRS "Bulls" have rallied to raise the funds to buy a hand-peddled cycle by sponsoring a "5K for AJ" at
  • Maxwell supports AF 20/20 plan

    Last fiscal year, the 42nd Civil Engineer Squadron demolished 11 buildings on base as part of the base revitalization program supporting the Air Force Civil Engineer's "20/20 by 2020" program.The program seeks to offset a 20 percent funding reduction for installation support activities by reducing and consolidating square footage that needs funding
  • Academy's soaring program carries long-term benefits

    Ask most pilots how they feel about landing an aircraft with no engine, and you might get some dirty looks, but cadet instructor pilots in the Air Force Academy's soaring airmanship program take it in stride.Experienced cadets make decisions every day about ensuring student pilots' safety, meeting training requirements and generating sorties, which
  • DOD civilians, contractors design, develop variety of training devices

    More than 40 Department of Defense civilians and contractors who work in four facilities on the north side of Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph are engaged in a vital mission that impacts thousands of Air Force members throughout Air Education and Training Command and at other DOD organizations.They're assigned to the 902nd Mission Support Group

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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.