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Around the Air Force: May 26Open in a New Window

On this look around the Air Force, AF leadership presented its fiscal year 2018 president’s budget, the Pentagon hosted the Defense Department Lab Day and the Air Force Research Laboratory is working towards a mobile weather challenge solution.

 

Vice chief addresses need to modernize nuclear triadOpen in a New Window

Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Stephen Wilson discussed the state of the nuclear triad during a Mitchell Institute breakfast at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, D.C., May 25, 2017.

 

JB Anacostia-Bolling nurse earns top Air Force civilian awardOpen in a New Window

Joy Anderson, a registered nurse at the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Outpatient Clinic in Washington, D.C., was recently named the Air Force Medical Service’s 2016 Civilian Nurse of the Year.

 

Arctic Challenge exercise aims to increase interoperabilityOpen in a New Window

Twelve F-15C Eagles and about 200 personnel from the 493rd Fighter Squadron at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, and two KC-135 Stratotankers and over 30 personnel from the 351st Air Refueling Squadron at RAF Mildenhall, England, deployed to bases in Finland and Sweden for exercise Arctic Challenge 2017.

 

Air Force bowling centers offering Kids Bowl Free programOpen in a New Window

This summer, children at Air Force installations have the opportunity to bowl for free, thanks to the Kids Bowl Free program.

 

Dunford urges new AF officers to lead in Academy graduation addressOpen in a New Window

While the new officers of the U.S. Air Force Academy's Class of 2017 must never stop learning, it's time to lead, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at graduation ceremonies in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford thanked the 979 graduates for answering the call to duty in a very challenging time.

 

AF Week in PhotosOpen in a New Window

This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.

 

Air defense exercise hones air-intercept skillsOpen in a New Window

Aircrews and associated support personnel from across the military air-defense enterprise are here for a three-day Aerospace Control Alert CrossTell live-fly training exercise from May 23-25, 2017.

 

BLUE: Recruit, train, executeOpen in a New Window

Recruit, Train and Educate. That's the motto of Air Education and Training Command. In this episode we show the Instructors training next generation of Airmen for today's battlefield.

 

All in a night’s work: MQ-9s maximize airpower downrangeOpen in a New Window

As many Americans sleep soundly in their beds, Airmen in attack squadrons across the 432nd Wing flying the MQ-1B Predator and MQ-9 Reaper from cockpits in the continental U.S. are having decisive effects in the fight against violent extremism. In combat operations last week, one MQ-9 squadron stood above the rest when aircrews employed 13 Hellfire missiles and 500-pound bombs during one eight-hour overnight shift.

 

Follow-on options available to Airmen who volunteer for extended deploymentOpen in a New Window

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- Airmen, both officers and enlisted, who volunteer for an extended 365-day deployment can apply for one of two assignment options: either an advanced assignment or a two-year deferment from a permanent change of station, if eligible.

 

AF rolls out fiscal 2018 space budgetOpen in a New Window

Air Force leaders met with media to discuss specifics of the service’s fiscal 2018 space investment budget at the Pentagon May 24, 2017. The request totals $7.75 billion, an approximately 20 percent increase from fiscal year 2017.

 

RPA culture continues innovationOpen in a New Window

The RQ-1 Predator, later designated as the MQ-1, was the right aircraft at the right time following the events of Sept. 11, 2001. While the nation was recovering from the largest attack in its history since the bombings of Pearl Harbor, members of the Pentagon prepared for a war they already knew would present new challenges the Defense Department had not faced before.

 

Airmen stop woman from jumping off bridgeOpen in a New Window

What started as an ordinary day for three Airmen from Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, soon turned into anything but ordinary.Their quick reaction and application of the Air Force’s wingman concept saved a life May 10, 2017.

 

AF proposes 1,600 personnel increase to command support staffsOpen in a New Window

The Air Force plans to increase commander support staff manning across the force by 1,600 by fiscal year 2022 increasing total authorizations to more than 6,300. Currently, the personnel increase calls for 170 officers, 469 enlisted and 961 civilians with all civilian hires authorized for fiscal 2018.

 

Annual Armed Forces Day parade honors militaryOpen in a New Window

The city of Torrance hosted its 58th Annual Armed Forces Day Celebration in honor of the military. The weekend-long event included a concert, parade and military displays.

 

Tech Ops Squadron is heartbeat of nuke treaty monitoring from air, sea, spaceOpen in a New Window

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS)-- When the Defense Department needs bombs on target or fighters in the air, they reach out to any number of flying wings within the Air Force to task their squadrons to accomplish that mission. Yet when they need near-real time data of potential nuclear detonations, to include ballistic missile detection, radioactive plume debris collection, seismic activity or gamma ray emissions, there is only one wing within DOD that can meet that need.

 

AF selects 1,303 officers for field grade promotionsOpen in a New Window

The Air Force has selected 1,303 active-duty officers for promotion to colonel, lieutenant colonel and major during the 2017A Colonel Medical Service Corps, Lieutenant Colonel Line of the Air Force and Medical Service Corps, and Major Medical Service Corps central selection boards.

 

AF selects 5,166 for promotion to master sergeantOpen in a New Window

The Air Force has selected 5,166 technical sergeants for promotion to master sergeant of the 20,169 eligible. The overall selection rate was 25.61 percent, with an average selectee overall score of 523.22. Selectees’ average time-in-grade was 3.86 years, time-in-service was 14.36 years and the average decorations score was 11.42. Additionally, the U.S. Air Force Supervisory Examination average score was 71.46 and the average board score was 374.48.

 

Around the Air Force: May 24Open in a New Window

On this look around the Air Force, Air Force senior leaders testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee Strategic Forces Subcommittee on space capabilities, and the Chief of Staff of the Air Force met with airline execs to discuss the pilot shortage. Hosted by Staff Sgt. Traci Keller.
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8/27/2017 » 8/30/2017
EANGUS 46th Annual Conference and Exposition

9/7/2017 » 9/10/2017
NGAUS 139th General Conference & Exhibition

4/26/2018
71st Missouri National Guard Association Annual Conference Golf Tournament

4/27/2018 » 4/28/2018
71st Annual Conference of the Missouri National Guard Association

"New" Friday Firearm Drawings - First Drawing on June 30, 2017; Concluding Drawing on June 22, 2018