Air Force

Year in Review: October 2018

Posted January 4, 2019 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Giovanni Sims A U.S. Airman prepares a salad at the Desert Inn Dining Facility at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 1, 2018. The dining facility provides food service excellence in support of Air Force readiness and peacetime missions. Inside the mission: food sevice’s unique purpose Air Force photograph…

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Around the Air Force: May 24

Posted May 24, 2017 by

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.

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Joe “Rifle” Shetterly

Posted March 15, 2019 by

There are few pilots on this planet who like to cheat gravity more than Joe Shetterly. He loves to fly. As a young boy, Joe built and flew gas-powered control-line models. Soon he was winning radio-controlled aircraft competitions, performing many of the maneuvers you can see him perform at air shows today. Not surprisingly, Joe…

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AF celebrates Earth Day by focusing on mission today, tomorrow

Posted April 24, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force leaders reminded Airmen to keep the mission in mind as the Air Force observed the 45th annual Earth Day April 22. The service has encouraged Airmen around the globe to focus on recycling efforts this year, in line with its 2015 theme, “Conserve Today – Secure Tomorrow.” “Air Force bases…

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AF names candidate bases, criteria for choosing next F-35A sites: D-M tops the list

Posted April 14, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force officials announced April 12 that Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona; Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida; Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas; and Whiteman AFB, Missouri, are candidate bases for the first Reserve-led F-35A Lightning II location. The preferred and reasonable alternatives are expected to be selected in…

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Around the Air Force: Feb. 7

Posted February 8, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force theU-2 surpasses the 30,000 flight-hour barrier, this month’s edition of Airman magazine covers the Joint Communications Support Element, and the USO is looking for service member of the year nominees.

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Airman rescues double amputee from flood receives medal

Posted April 6, 2018 by Story and photo by SAMUEL KING Jr.

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — In total darkness, with temperatures in the high 30s and in the midst of a monstrous rainstorm, Tech. Sgt. Phillip Dyer waded into rapidly moving, chest-deep-and-rising waters to save a trapped flood victim on the verge of hypothermia and drowning. That is how the explosive ordnance disposal instructor spent…

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No limits: Airman pushes past near death experience

Posted June 14, 2016 by Sean Kimmons

BETHESDA, Md. (AFNS) — Staff Sgt. Sebastiana Lopez Arellano was riding a motorcycle when an animal scurried onto the road, causing her to swerve and hit a curb. As she high-sided over her bike, the momentum catapulted her body into a tree. The impact severed her right leg. “I thought I was going to die,” the…

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Year in Review: March 2018

Posted January 4, 2019 by

Airman 1st Class Michael Beyer Airman to attend medical degree prep U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Shane Berger, 755th Operational Support Squadron airborne linguist, poses for a photo April 19, 2018, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Berger was accepted into a program to complete the preparatory coursework for admission to medical school while maintaining active-duty…

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ANG-AFRC Test Center demonstrates upgraded C-130 engines

Posted October 28, 2016 by Staff Sgt. John Hillier

The Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Command Test Center conducted a demonstration flight showcasing engine upgrades to the C-130H aircraft in Tucson, Ariz., Oct. 20.

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