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Around the Air Force: Moon Landing Writing Competition / T-38 crashOpen in a New Window

On this look Around the Air Force, the National Museum of the Air Force offers scholarships for teens submitting entries based on the Apollo 11 lunar landing, a Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Airman who died in a T-38 Talon crash is identified and coalition partners graduate from the first-ever senior noncommissioned officer leadership course in a deployed environment. Hosted by Airman 1st Class Angelo Rosario.

 

388th FW drops GBU-49 in combat trainingOpen in a New Window

The 388th Fighter Wing’s 34th Fighter Squadron recently returned from a weapons evaluation exercise at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, where they employed the GBU-49 for the first time in F-35A Lightning II combat training.
A pilot assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing's 34th Fighter Squadron drops a GBU-49 bomb from an F-35A Lightning II Nov. 7. 2018. The 34th FS is the first unit to employ the GBU-49 in combat training. The squadron recently completed a Combat Hammer weapons evaluation exercise at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Pilots say the GBU-49 is effective and accurate and will make the F-35A even more lethal. (Courtesy Photo by 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron)

 

US, Aussie partnership thriving at Luke AFBOpen in a New Window

Since the arrival of Australia’s first F-35A at Luke Air Force Base in December 2014, Australian pilots and maintainers have trained side by side with members from the U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin in preparation for the day when Australian F-35s would travel home to Australia.
US, Aussie partnership thriving at Luke

 

QF-16 delivered to hurricane-ravaged Tyndall AFBOpen in a New Window

The recent delivery of a QF-16 from Boeing to the 82nd Aerial Target Squadron marks an important milestone on the road to recovery for Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida.
Boeing delivered a QF-16 to Tyndall AFB Oct. 24. The QF-16 enables live fire weapons testing during COMBAT ARCHER.  COMBAT ARCHER evaluations are conducted to prepare and evaluate operational fighter squadrons' readiness for combat operations. The program evaluates all phases of combat operations from weapons loading to aircraft performance, aircrew performance and weapons performance: an end-to-end kill-chain evaluation of man, weapon and machine combat in a realistic environment. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Capt. David McLellan)

 

U.S. presents Bells of Balangiga to the PhilippinesOpen in a New Window

Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis and Philippine Ambassador to the U.S. Jose Romualdez visited F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Nov. 14, during which the Bells of Balangiga were officially presented to the Philippine government.
Jose Romualdez, Philippine Ambassador to the United States, Maj. Gen. Fred Stoss, 20th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Good, 20th Air Force command chief, greets Defense Secetary James N. Mattis plade side Nov. 14, 2018, at Cheyenne Regional Airport, Wyo. Suring the Defense Secretary's visit to F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., the Bells of Balangiga were officially presented to the Philippine government. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbigayle Wagner)

 

Pilots identified in Laughlin T-38 crashOpen in a New Window

The members involved in the T-38 Talon incident at Laughlin Air Force Base, Nov. 13, 2018, have been identified.

 

Around the Air Force: Advanced assignments / CSAF Meets With Ukraine AF chiefOpen in a New Window

On this look Around the Air Force the Air Force, Airmen selected forextended deployments can apply for an advanced assignment and the Air Force Chiefof Staff meets with the Ukrainian Air Force Chief. Hosted by Airman 1st Class Angelo Rosario.

 

One killed, one injured in T-38 crashOpen in a New Window

One pilot is dead and one was transferred to Val Verde Regional Medical Center when a T-38C Talon assigned to Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, crashed on base at approximately 7:40 p.m. Nov. 13.

 

Deployed security forces Airmen ensure safety of DoD assets at BagramOpen in a New Window

In a deployed environment, security forces Airmen perform a unique mission that differs from their traditional roles at home station. From patrolling the flightline in armored tactical vehicles to providing security for all personnel and Department of Defense assets going to austere locations in Afghanistan, the 455th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron maintains a vigilant presence at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.
Airmen assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron provide fly away securty during a flight to Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan Nov. 10, 2018.

 

AFMC unleashes $4.6M in FY18 Squadron Innovation FundsOpen in a New Window

When Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein asked leaders to “unleash the brilliance in our Airmen,” Air Force Materiel Command answered the call, executing more than $4.6 million in Squadron Innovation Funds in fiscal year 2018.
ATAK by SFS

 

Rebuilding Tyndall AFB: Keesler AFB team helps restore communicationsOpen in a New Window

Total devastation. No power. No running water. The scene on the ground at Tyndall Air Force Base was a grim, 'post-apocalyptic' one when a five man team from Keesler AFB's 85th Engineering Installation Squadron arrived in mid-October, just days after Hurricane Michael hit the Florida Gulf Coast.
From left: Staff Sgt. Charlie Hegwer, Tech. Sgt. Skyler Shull and Airman Hunter Benson, 85th Engineering Installation Squadron, fill sandbags to place around tents in preparation of inclement weather at Tyndall Air Force Base, FL. The Airmen are part of a five-team team helping restore communication capabilities to the base after Hurricane Michael made landfall along the Florida Gulf Coast in mid-October. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo)

 

F-35 maintainers at Hill AFB shaping future with BOLTOpen in a New Window

After several months, an innovative program in the 388th Fighter Wing is proving it has the potential to deliver combat power more efficiently and may shape how the Air Force determines future requirements to sustain F-35A Lightning II operations.
BOLT Program at Hill AFB

 

Army commends JTACs for exceptional mission support in AfghanistanOpen in a New Window

Two joint terminal attack controllers assigned to the 817th Expeditionary Air Support Operations Squadron were commended by the Army for their achievements in support of joint military operations in Afghanistan.
Staff Sgt. Stephen Mynatt, a joint terminal attack controller deployed with the 817th Expeditionary Air Support Operations Squadron, supports joint operations at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

 

LCBP provides enterprise opportunities to lead, learnOpen in a New Window

It’s a little known program that packs a lot of punch as the premier career broadening program for logistics officers working to keep Air Force platforms ready and lethal for the enterprise fight.
Capt. Ryan M. VanArtsdalen reviews depot processes

 

SUPT evolves, molds next generation of military aviatorsOpen in a New Window

Pilot training is ever evolving around new aircraft, new equipment, new procedures and faster production. With this, the syllabus in Phase II of training has recently changed, helping build a new type of military aviator.
Second Lt. Austin Anderson, 41st Flying Training Squadron student pilot, and Capt. Joseph Sornsin, 41st FTS instructor pilot, prepare for a flight Nov. 6, 2018, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. The new syllabus in the 41st and 37th Flying Training Squadron’s on Columbus AFB is focused on building pilots who understand aviation and can adapt to their next airframe efficiently. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb)

 

C-130 crew chief course gets rolling with new GITAOpen in a New Window

The Air Force and Air Education and Training Command seeks to improve the quality, speed and relevance of the training enterprise by introducing virtual and augmented reality technology with new ground instructional training aircraft, or GITA.
362nd TRS crew chief course has new GITA

 

Around the Air Force: BMT Curriculum / Cyber SecurityOpen in a New Window

On this look Around the Air Force, Basic Military Training has an updated curriculum, and the Air Force is working with hackers to improve cyber security. Hosted by Airman 1st Class Angelo Rosario.

 

Keen Sword 19: Historic first JGSDF jump from USAF C-130Js in JapanOpen in a New Window

A 36th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules became the first U.S. aircraft to drop Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers on Hiju-dai drop zone, Oita prefecture, Japan, Nov. 4, during exercise Keen Sword 2019.
USAF C-130J Super Hercules

 

Air Combat Command proud of Tyndall progressOpen in a New Window

The commander of Air Combat Command and command chief visited Tyndall Air Force Base Nov. 7 for the second time since Hurricane Michael caused catastrophic damage four weeks ago.
Air Combat Commander

 

552nd ACW from Tinker AFB supports NATO Exercise Trident Juncture 18 in NorwayOpen in a New Window

An E-3 Sentry aircraft from the 552nd Air Control Wing located Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, took part in missions supporting NATO Exercise Trident Juncture 18, Oct. 31, 2018.
A U.S. Air Force E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft assigned to 552nd Air Control Wing, from Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma parked at Orland Air Station, Norway, Oct. 31, 2018. The 552nd ACW is participating in Exercise Trident Juncture 2018, a NATO exercise, which aims to demonstrate and develop the extensive military capabilities that keep allied nations safe in a changing security environment. The E-3 Sentry can transmit situational intelligence quickly and in a universal format to local commanders, whether they’re troops on the ground, pilots in the sky or ships at sea.

 

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