Featured Headlines

Courtesy photo Local

Extraordinary effort regardless of outcome

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Imagine a 5-year-old boy chasing grasshoppers at a camp site. He wanders too far. Darkness falls, and he is lost. A storm is brewing in the sky above, and the camping party turns into a search party. When this scenario unfolded earlier this month, six U.S. Air Force Reserve…

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski Local

D-M conducts Meet and Greet at local high school

TUCSON, Ariz. — A community event was held at Rincon High School Wednesday. The Meet and Greet event allowed members of the Tucson community to interact with their neighboring Airmen and learn about the mission of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. “We learned a little bit about what you guys do behind the scenes that not necessarily everyone…

U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan Salutes & Awards

Tuskegee Airman takes final flight at Academy

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AFNS) — (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series. These stories focus on individual Airmen, highlighting their Air Force story.) Franklin Macon’s first flight took place as a child in Colorado Springs, Colorado, when he jumped off a chicken coop while holding on to fake wings. Despite…

Courtesy photo by Tim Brumbeloe DoD

‘I Will Wait’ Tells Stories of Generations of Military Spouses

WASHINGTON — America sends its sons and daughters to war, and a new play titled “I Will Wait” looks at the effect of these deployments across the generations. The brainchild of Amy Uptgraft, the play connects the experiences of spouses from World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Afghanistan and Iraq. Uptgraft wrote…

(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ciara Gosier) Air Force

Historic fighter squadron celebrates 98th birthday

One of America's oldest fighter squadrons celebrated its 98th birthday at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, Aug. 20.


All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

WEBKeySpouse_pict
0
comments
Air Force

Key Spouse Program

Posted  August 28, 2015

DAVIS-MONTHAN AFB, Ariz. — It is in the nature of military service that at some point you will be separated from the ones who love you. Often times a permanent change of station forces spouses and significant others to be geographically separated from their family members and friends. With limited contacts and a new home…

Full Story »

(Courtesy photo)
0
comments
Air Force

SecAF, CSAF, CMSAF present new “little blue book”

Posted  August 28, 2015

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody delivered the initial handout of the pamphlet, “America’s Air Force: A Profession of Arms,” Aug. 27 to the Air Force’s newest Airmen at Airmen’s Week.

Full Story »

U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford
0
comments
Air Force

Arming the RPAs

Posted  August 28, 2015

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (AFNS) — Airmen from the 62nd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron provide every munition that is loaded onto an MQ-1B Predator or MQ-9 Reaper at Kandahar Airfield; without them, the RPAs wouldn’t be able to provide combat airpower in Afghanistan. “Ammo at (Kandahar Airfield) helps support the flightline,” said Airman 1st Class Matthew Lopez,…

Full Story »

Photo: WoW_pict
0
comments
Salutes & Awards

Warfighter of the Week: Staff Sgt. Brad Johannes

Posted  August 28, 2015

Staff Sgt. Brad Johannes, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) manager of engineering operations, was recognized as the Warfighter of the Week, August 24.

Full Story »

Courtesy photo
0
comments
U.S.

Special tactics Airmen killed in hostile incident

Posted  August 28, 2015

HURBURT FIELD, Fla. (AFNS) — Two special tactics Airmen, who were deployed in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, were killed near Camp Antonik, Afghanistan, Aug. 26. Capt. Matthew D. Roland, 27, and Staff Sgt. Forrest B. Sibley, 31, were at a vehicle checkpoint when two individuals wearing Afghan National Defense and Security Forces uniforms opened…

Full Story »

FoodBank_pict
0
comments
U.S.

Commissary food bank donations top 4 million pounds

Posted  August 27, 2015

FORT LEE, Va. – In a classic case of a crisis creating an opportunity, the government shutdown of 2013 served as a catalyst to revive donations from military commissaries to local food banks, with the stores donating more than 4 million pounds of groceries to date, including an expected 2 million pounds this year alone….

Full Story »

Equality_pict
0
comments
DoD

Women’s Equality Day commemorates history, bridges future leaders

Posted  August 27, 2015

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Women’s Equality Day, Aug. 26, not only commemorates the ratification of the 95th anniversary of the 19th Amendment — which solidified women’s voting rights — but it also coincides with current milestones for women in service, a Pentagon official said in an Aug. 24 DoD News interview. Juliet Beyler, the officer and…

Full Story »

ArmyDepot
0
comments
DoD

Army Depot explosion in Japan remains under investigation

Posted  August 27, 2015

WASHINGTON — The cause of an explosion and the resulting large fire at a storage building early today at the Army’s Sagami General Depot in Sagamihara City, Japan, remains under investigation, Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said. Davis told reporters that no indications of injuries exist, and the building was not designated as a hazardous…

Full Story »

AAFES_pict
0
comments
U.S.

Shopping the Exchange pays $224 million in dividends

Posted  August 27, 2015

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service paid a dividend of $224 million in 2014 to morale, welfare and recreation efforts for the Army, Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy. In the past 10 years, the Exchange has provided more than $2.4 billion in dividends to military programs such as youth services, family counseling…

Full Story »

3D_pict
0
comments
U.S.

To print a missile: Raytheon research points to 3-D printing for tomorrow’s technology

Posted  August 27, 2015

The day is coming when missiles can be printed.  Researchers at Raytheon Missile Systems say they have already created nearly every component of a guided weapon using additive manufacturing, more commonly known as 3-D printing. The components include rocket engines, fins, parts for the guidance and control systems, and more. “You could potentially have these…

Full Story »