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  • Airman makes a splash while giving back to community

    Military members find many ways to be involved in their communities--some volunteer to clean schools, build homes or visit elderly veterans, while others might use life experiences to mentor youth.In 2011, Lance Thornton, then a Buffalo (N.Y.) State College student-athlete, hung up his goggles and swimwear to join the Air Force and eventually
  • Health care professionals recommend flu shots

    Autumn is just a few weeks away, the time of year when oppressive summer heat gives way to cooler weather.It's also the time of year when flu activity begins, reaching its peak in January or February, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.However, people need not suffer any of the symptoms associated with the flu, including
  • Shadow program allows Airman to see Air Force through chiefs' eyes

    An Airman from the 902nd Contracting Squadron saw a "bigger picture of the Air Force" last week when he spent a day with one of the highest-ranking senior NCOs at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph.Airman 1st Class William Underhill, 902nd CONS contracting specialist, experienced a day in the life of Chief Master Sgt. Gerardo Tapia, Air Education and
  • Public Affairs Center of Excellence enables Airmen to share the Air Force story

    Educating Airmen on telling their story, and the broader Air Force story, is part of the mission of the United States Air Force Public Affairs Center of Excellence.Established in 1998, PACE instructors provide public affairs-related education and training through the continuum of both officer and enlisted professional military education.Through the
  • AETC Vice Commander to retire after 33 years of service

    A desire to fly fueled a military career for Lt. Gen. Douglas H. Owens. Now the vice commander of Air Education and Training Command is set to hang up his uniform after more than 33 years of service.Owens has proudly continued a family legacy that began during World War II by his father, Billy H Owens, an Army noncommissioned officer, who also
  • Luke Airman inspired to run marathon

    She was never a runner, and when she did run, it was during mandatory physical training sessions. One day someone challenged and inspired her to run more than she ever imagined.The moment Airman 1st Class Kristina Sanford, 607th Air Control Squadron radio frequency transmissions systems technician, crossed the finish line at the OC Marathon, in
  • Air Force reservist goes officer, beauty queen

    It's not often that the two very different worlds of beauty pageants and military service intersect, but for newly commissioned 2nd Lt. Cara Lustig, they are a perfect fit. Graduating from commissioned officer training today, Lustig, who also serves as Miss Rhode Island 2013, will immediately head to Washington, D.C., to compete in the Miss United
  • AETC military members must complete form for high-risk activity

    When choosing to participate in off-duty high-risk activities, Air Force members are highly encouraged, and Air Education and Training Command members are required, to fill out paperwork notifying their supervisors.Air Force Instruction 91-202, U.S. Air Force Mishap Prevention Program, adopted changes in August 2011 encouraging supervisors Air
  • 81st Medical Group deploys to Belize

    Thirty-three Keesler medical and dental professionals joined 41 other U.S. Air Force and Canadian military counterparts to participate in a portion of the "New Horizons Belize 2013" medical and dental training exercises conducted in the Central American nation. The annual training exercise for U.S. military civil engineers, medical and dental
  • Workin’ like a dog

    The 47th Security Forces Squadron military working dog building stands by itself, sheltering both dog handler and their partner. As the door opens, the dogs erupt into barking anticipating their partners return."Each handler knows which bark belongs to their dog," said Staff Sgt. Curtis Lewis, 47th SFS MWD handler. "That's how well we handlers know
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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.