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Cyber Airmen fuel innovationOpen in a New Window

Cyber Airmen assigned to the 557th Weather Wing recently teamed with the Defense Innovation Unit program to improve how airborne tankers’ scheduling.

 

‘Bricks in the Loop’ provides cyber Airmen an innovative, low-cost training optionOpen in a New Window

As the cyber realm evolves, effects from cyberattacks are moving from the digital world to the physical one.
The “Bricks in the Loop” cyber-physical training platform at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, helps 90th Cyberspace Operations Squadron members ready the Air Force’s Cyber Protection Teams. The CPTs defend priority Department of Defense networks and systems against malicious cyber-physical acts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. R.J. Biermann)

 

Airmen parajump into Chièvres Air Base for the first time in 51 yearsOpen in a New Window

Airmen from the 424th Air Base Squadron at Chièvres Air Base, Belgium welcomed Airmen from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 4, in way not seen in over a half century.
Parajumpers assigned to the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing descend upon a field at Chievres Air Base, Belgium, Oct. 4, 2018. Leaders at the 424th Air Base Squadron have been pushing to expand Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe Airfield’s capacity to support airlift missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua)

 

116th ACW deploys Airmen to distribute food, water for Hurricane Michael reliefOpen in a New Window

Airmen from the 116th Air Control Wing, Georgia Air National Guard, deployed from Robins Air Force Base Oct. 15, to help distribute food and water to citizens affected by Hurricane Michael in Seminole County, Georgia.
116th Air Control Wing deploys Airmen to distribute food and water for Hurricane Michael relief

 

U.S. and NATO firefighters forge through the flamesOpen in a New Window

U.S. Air Forces in Europe Fire Academy members, assigned to the 435th Construction and Training Squadron, hosted a burn training during a USAFE NATO Firefighter Partnership course, Oct. 5, on Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
U.S. Air Forces in Europe Fire Academy members assigned to the 435th Construction and Training Squadron hosted a burn training simulation during a USAFE NATO Firefighter partnership course with Latvian and Lithuanian air force firefighters Oct. 10, 2018.

 

CRG provides hope to Tyndall AFB after Hurricane Michael wreaks havocOpen in a New Window

On the afternoon of Oct. 10, Hurricane Michael, a Category 4 hurricane, ripped through Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, and the surrounding area leaving severe damage through its path. Airmen from the 821st Contingency Response Group, Travis Air Force Base, California, received the alert call the next day and within 12 hours, a small initial assessment team headed out the door via a C-17 Globemaster III to assess damage to the airfield.
Senior Airman Clinton Andrews, 821st Contingency Response Support Squadron aerial porter, offloads cargo from a Travis Air Force Base C-17 Globemaster III at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Oct. 12, 2018. The contingency response team deployed to assess damage and establish conditions for the re-initiation of airflow, bringing much needed equipment, supplies and personnel for the rebuilding of the base in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. AMC equipment and personnel stand by across the nation to provide even more support upon request (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Liliana Moreno)

 

Travis AFB poised to deliver after Hurricane MichaelOpen in a New Window

Within hours of Hurricane Michael’s landfall on the Florida Panhandle, a Travis Air Force Base, California, C-17 Globemaster III, with a crew from the 21st Airlift Squadron and the 860th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, took off to support civil authorities in humanitarian relief operations.
Hurricane Michael

 

Around the Air Force: Hurricane Michael, SECAF Testimony, BRSOpen in a New Window

On this look Around the Air Force, Hurricane Michael hits the Tyndall Air Force Base and the Florida panhandle, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee Subcommittee and the window to opt into the Blended Retirement System will close soon.

 

Georgia Air National Guard to provide route clearance in wake of Hurricane MichaelOpen in a New Window

Airmen from the Georgia Air National Guard, 116th Air Control Wing, departed today to provide support to local authorities in Seminole County, Georgia after Hurricane Michael roared through the panhandle of Florida and Georgia.
116th Air Control Wing to provide route clearance in wake of Hurricane Michael

 

AFMC civilian hiring pilot program targets efficiency, timelinessOpen in a New Window

A two-year pilot program to test strategies to improve the Air Force civilian hiring process will begin Oct. 28.
newcomers

 

AMC provides support in aftermath of Hurricane MichaelOpen in a New Window

Air Mobility Command is prepared to support victims affected by Hurricane Michael, which hit landfall in parts of Florida, Georgia and Alabama on Oct. 10.
The aircraft and crew departed to pick up search and rescue equipment as well as supplies to support civil authorities in Hurricane Michael relief efforts. The cargo will be delivered from Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona to Meridian Regional Airport, Mississippi.

 

Special Tactics Airmen open Tyndall AFB airfield for operationsOpen in a New Window

Air Force Special Tactics Airmen with the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron assessed, opened and controlled air traffic at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Oct. 11.
U.S. Air Force Special Tactics Airmen with the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron load water onto a CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft assigned to the 8th Special Operations Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Oct. 11, 2018.

 

563rd RQG realigns to the 355th FWOpen in a New Window

The 563rd Rescue Group, a geographically-separated unit out of Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, was realigned from the 23rd Wing to Davis-Monthan AFB’s 355th Fighter Wing Oct. 1, 2018.

 

Special Warfare Training Wing activates to better train global combat AirmenOpen in a New Window

To meet the demand for special operations warfighters and improve retention rates for these critical career fields, Air Force officials activated the Special Warfare Training Wing Oct. 10.
Members of the  Special Warfare Training Wing honor the fallen with memorial push-ups after the SWTW activation ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Medina Base, Texas Oct. 10, 2018. The mission of the new wing is to select, train, equip, and mentor Airmen to conduct global combat operations in contested, denied, operationally limited, and permissive environments under any environmental conditions.(U.S. Air Force photo by Andrew C. Patterson)

 

Around the Air Force: Air Force Navy Game, Red Flag 19-1Open in a New Window

On this look Around the Air Force the Air Force Academy brings home the Commander in Chief’s trophy, and the Finnish air force participates in Red Flag. Hosted by Senior Airman Jasmine Vanderheyden.

 

SLATE demo highlights live, virtual, constructive environment for pilot trainingOpen in a New Window

The Secure Live Virtual Constructive, Advanced Training Environment, program in the Air Force Research Laboratory's 711th Human Performance Wing, concluded a 40-month effort with a Phase III capstone demonstration in September at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
The Secure Live Virtual Constructive Advanced Training Environment (SLATE) LVC pod is attached to an F-16 with the 64th Aggressor Squadron during an Electromagnetic Interference/Compatibility test at Nellis AFB, Nevada, during Phase I of the demonstration in June. (U.S. Air Force photo/William Graver)

 

418th FLTS completes 10-year support of NASA Orion parachute testsOpen in a New Window

For a decade the 418th Flight Test Squadron has supported NASA by supplying C-17 Globemaster IIIs and personnel to assist with the testing and qualifying of the Orion spacecraft’s parachute system. That support ended Sept. 12 with the success of the final parachute system test over the Army’s Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona.
The NASA Orion test capsule sits on a K-loader about to be lifted into the C-17 Globemaster III on loan from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Sept. 10, 2018. The mock capsule was later pulled out the back of the cargo plane Sept. 12 for its final parachute system test over the U.S. Army’s Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kyle Larson)

 

First Hawaii deployment proves B-2 strategic flexibility to ensure free, open Indo-PacificOpen in a New Window

Three B-2 Spirits and approximately 200 Airmen completed their first deployment to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, in support of the U.S. Strategic Command’s Bomber Task Force deployment, Aug. 15 through Sept. 27, 2018.
A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, in support of the U.S. Strategic Command’s Bomber Task Force deployment is parked on the flightline Sept. 26, 2018. The B-2 is a multi-role bomber with a wingspan of 172 feet capable of delivering both conventional and nuclear munitions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Danielle Quilla)

 

Air advisors begin new partnership with Paraguayan air forceOpen in a New Window

The 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron completed a mobile training team mission with the Paraguayan air force, or FAP, in Asuncion, Paraguay from Sept. 17 to 28.
Asunción, Paraguay

 

US, Montenegro conduct groundbreaking cyber defense cooperationOpen in a New Window

U.S. service members worked alongside cyber defenders within the Government of Montenegro over the past few weeks to build cyber defense capabilities.
Defense Cooperation

 

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10/18/2018
Missouri National Guard Association Board of Directors Meeting

11/15/2018
Missouri National Guard Association Board of Directors Meeting

12/8/2018
10th Annual National Guard Birthday Ball

12/13/2018
Missouri National Guard Association Board of Directors Meeting

1/17/2019
Missouri National Guard Association Board of Directors Meeting

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