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Living with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; a veteran's story (Part 1)Open in a New Window

Post-traumatic stress disorder carries him into the depths of fear and pain; reliving images of death and destruction. Closing his eyes to night terrors at sundown and fighting through daily anxiety attacks eventually pushed him to the brink of suicide so he could put an end to the never-ending cycle.
Ryan Kaono, a support agreement manager with the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, shares a laugh with a videographer during an interview while his service dog Romeo keeps a steady eye on the photographer. Romeo helps Kaono quickly recover from bouts of anxiety and night terrors related to enemy attacks while he was deployed to Saudi Arabia and Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo by Armando Perez)

 

B-1B fleet resumes flight operationsOpen in a New Window

Air Force Global Strike Command will resume B-1B flight operations this week, following the directed safety stand-down June 7th.

 

Employee Assistance Program—One-Stop Resource for SupportOpen in a New Window

The Air Force’s new Employee Assistance Program provides civilian employees and their families with free, confidential resources and support to help manage normal everyday life challenges that may affect job performance and personal well-being.
Danna Plewe, center, meets with Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, the commander of Air Force Materiel Command, and from left, Jennifer Treat, Patricia Young, AFMC executive director, and David Taylor, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, April 16, 2018.  The group met with Pawlikowski to discuss the Air Force Employee Assistance Program, which is a civilian employee benefit designed to help members and their families manage daily responsibilities and life events.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)

 

Air Advisors conduct first-ever BPC mission in Costa RicaOpen in a New Window

The 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron recently conducted their first-ever mission to the Central American country of Costa Rica. The nine member team, executed a three-week building partnership capacity mission with the air vigilance service, of SVA, from May 16 through June 9, 2018.
Tech. Sgt. Andres Tovar, 824th Base Defense Squadron security forces, assesses and advises the Costa Rican air vigilance service on fundamentals of counter narcotic detection training, during a three-week building partnership capacity mission with the SVA, May 16 to June 9, 2018. The mobility training team's mission was to train and advise the SVA in aircraft interdiction, aircraft maintenance, base defense and dog handling as they continue to counter illicit drug trafficking throughout the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Elizondo)

 

AFCENT Airmen Kept Pressure on Taliban, ISIS in MayOpen in a New Window

U.S. Air Forces Central Command published its monthly Airpower Summary June 18th, highlighting U.S. and coalition airpower operations in May, 2018, in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.
Two U.S. Air Force  F-15 Eagles fly in formation after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron during a aerial refueling mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve over Iraq, May 5, 2018. The 340th EARS is assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Operations Group and supports various operations in countries such as Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan

 

Eagle Vision program highlights International and Total Force partnershipOpen in a New Window

Eagle Vision, a collection of deployable satellite downlink stations that process commercial satellite imagery in near-real time, has enabled Air Force Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief efforts for nearly three decades.

 

HPO program increases readiness and lethalityOpen in a New Window

Pararescuemen risk life and limb in order to save the lives of others. Over time, these great efforts cause strain to the body, and, if not treated proactively, can lead to potential permanent damage. Pararescuemen from the 48th Rescue Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base realized having medical personnel on and off deployments, as well as tackling injuries and discomforts early on, would keep them mobile, deployment-ready and help ensure a pain-free future.
A pararescueman from the 48th Rescue Squadron performs an overhead press at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 6, 2018. 48th RQS pararescuemen constantly exercise and monitor their mental and physical health in order to tackle injuries and physical discomforts proactively to maintain deployment readiness status through the Human Performance Optimization program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore)

 

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.
A U.S. Air Force Ceremonial Guardsman prepares to present the colors during the Heritage to Horizons concert at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Va., June 8, 2018. The theme was “You Are Not Forgotten,” paying tribute to those who fought, died and were captured or are still missing while defending American and America’s freedoms. (Photo by Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz)

 

Around the Air Force: June 15Open in a New Window

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) – On this look Around the Air Force, AWACS aircraft support an

 

Edwards AFB squadron completes Joint Strike Missile test programOpen in a New Window

A team of U.S. Air Force engineers, test pilots, and Norwegian government and industry personnel recently completed a large phase of testing for the Joint Strike Missile. The JSM is Norway’s advanced anti-surface warfare missile designed for the new F-35A Lighting II’s internal weapons bay. The missile can be employed against sea- and land-based targets. Norway is a partner nation in the development of the fifth-generation Joint Strike Fighter.
An Edwards KC-135 Stratotanker refuels a U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon while it carries a developmental test version of Norway’s Joint Strike Missile. When development is complete, the JSM is intended for use aboard the F-35A Lighting II. The 416th Flight Test Squadron recently wrapped up JSM testing. (U.S. Air Force photo)

 

Shaw AFB Airmen earn DFC for saving 88 livesOpen in a New Window

Col. Daniel Lasica, former 20th Fighter Wing commander, presented the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captains John Nygard and Salvador Cruz, both 79th Fighter Squadron instructor pilots, at Shaw Air Force Base, June 7, 2018.

 

Employee Assistance Program provides range of assistance for civilian employeesOpen in a New Window

The Air Force Materiel Command Employee Assistance Program at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is developed to provide civilian employees confidential resources to help manage normal, everyday life challenges that may affect job performance and personal well-being. EAP services are also available for dependent and other household family members to assist with any life challenges, no matter how large or small, that adversely affect their ability to function successfully in their day-to-day operations.
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

 

AFCEC warfighter shines at DoD warrior gamesOpen in a New Window

Master Sgt. Linn Dillard is a warfighter, a cancer survivor, and overcame a traumatic brain injury. She’s also an athlete that recently won gold, silver and bronze medals in this year’s Department of Defense Warrior Games.
Master Sgt. Linn Dillard competes in the cycling event held at the DoD Warrior Games, held June 1-9 at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Amongst the 11 sports within the competition, Dillard, whom is a cancer survivor and overcame a traumatic brain injury, competed in track, swimming, and cycling. (U.S. Air Force Courtesy Photo)

 

US Airmen teach aircraft recovery to Chilean Air Force partnersOpen in a New Window

Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern) sent a Mobile Training Team to Chile to conduct training with the Chilean Air Force on Crash Damaged Disabled Aircraft Recovery, May 13 to June 8, 2018.
Crash Damaged Disabled Aircraft Recovery Mobile Training Team

 

Around the Air Force: June 13Open in a New Window

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) – On this look Around the Air Force, there's a new parental leave

 

Ph.D. program for Air Force captains now accepting applicationsOpen in a New Window

The application window for the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Captains Prestigious Ph.D. Program is open for active-duty Air Force captains who seek unique learning experiences at top universities.

 

Emerging infectious disease training event bolsters medical readinessOpen in a New Window

A team of U.S. military doctors, public health specialists and members of various other career fields participated in a week-long Emerging Infectious Diseases Training Event June 4-8, 2018, in Panama during the New Horizons 2018 humanitarian training exercise. The event, aimed at enhancing attendee cultural competencies and professional knowledge, consisted of briefings, lectures and a day of field study.
Publio Gonzalez, a biologist with the Gorgas Institute, holds a bat in Meteti, Panama, June 6, 2018. Gonzalez and U.S. military doctors were participating in an Emerging Infectious Diseases Training Event, in which they received informational lectures from Panamanian infectious disease experts and field studies of possible virus-carrying wildlife and insects. The event took place during Exercise New Horizons 2018, which is a joint training exercise where U.S. military members conduct training in civil engineer, medical, and support services while benefiting the local community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dustin Mullen)

 

We Are Airmen: 2018 Recruiting Video ContestOpen in a New Window

Calling all storytellers! Air Force officials are offering Airmen the chance to create their own
Air Force officials are offering Airmen the chance to create their own recruiting video through the We Are Airmen 2018 Recruiting Video Contest. Now is your chance to showcase your creativity and pride to be an Airman in the United States Air Force! If you were a civilian thinking about joining the military, what kind of commercial would make you want to become an Airman? (U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Chip Pons)

 

Sun sets on Air Force Academy-hosted 2018 Warrior GamesOpen in a New Window

As the sun sets behind the Colorado Springs mountaintops, the flame lit ceremoniously a week earlier to signify the official start of the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games is extinguished, bringing to close the eighth annual iteration of the Games on June 9.
Team Air Force wheelchair basketball coach Mark Shepeherd gathers the team around before their game against Team Marine Corps during the Department of Defense Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., June 3, 2018. Wheelchair basketball was developed by World War II U.S. veterans in 1945, and the sport was introduced on the global stage at the Rome 1960 Paralympic Games. Wheelchair basketball retains most major rules and scoring of basketball, but some rules have been modified with consideration for the wheelchair. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr.)

 

Col. George Day advanced to the rank of brigadier generalOpen in a New Window

Medal of Honor recipient Col. George “Bud” Day was posthumously advanced to the rank of brigadier general during a Heritage to Horizons summer concert series at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, June 8, 2018.
Members of the Air Force Band perform during the 2018 Heritage to Horizons summer concert in Arlington, Va., June 8, 2018.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Wayne A. Clark)

 

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6/21/2018
Missouri National Guard Association Board of Directors Meeting

7/19/2018
Missouri National Guard Association Board of Directors Meeting

8/11/2018 » 8/16/2018
EANGUS 47th Annual National Conference

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Missouri National Guard Association Board of Directors Meeting

8/24/2018 » 8/27/2018
NGAUS 140th General Conference & Exhibition

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