Posts Tagged ‘featured’

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Courtney Richardson

AF, Apple building maintenance efficiency

Posted November 17, 2017 by Tech. Sgt. Courtney Richardson

Most people hear the words Apple and think either a fruit or an electronic device, but for the 924th Fighter Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., it means efficiency.

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Wilson, Goldfein emphasize need for fiscal 2018 budget

Posted November 13, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Alyssa C. Gibson

The Air Force must have a higher and more stable budget to provide security for the nation, said Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein during the State of the Air Force address Nov. 9, 2017, at the Pentagon.

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Military aviation leaders discuss readiness, urge budget certainty

Posted November 13, 2017 by Lisa Ferdinando

Top aviation military officials from the four services addressed Congress today on aviation readiness, all underscoring the urgent need for predictable budgets.

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The 355th Fighter Wing: 75 years of history

Posted November 10, 2017 by Doug Herndon

The legacy and heritage of the 355th Fighter Wing began Nov. 12, 1942, when it was activated as the 355th Fighter Group in Orlando Army Air Base, Fla.

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Angel Thunder: Augmenting CSAR Readiness via Evolution

Posted November 8, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore

Exercise Angel Thunder, a personnel recovery exercise focusing on Combat Search and Rescue, began operations out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Nov. 4, 2017.

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ALS names schoolhouse after devoted chief

Posted November 6, 2017 by Senior Airman Ashley N. Steffen

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base's Airman Leadership School held a naming ceremony as a tribute to Chief Master Sgt. Carl E. Beck, here Nov. 3.

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Airman ropes off stress, uses music

Posted November 3, 2017 by Story and photo by Airman 1st Class TRISTAN BIESE

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Sitting on the edge of her stool, staring out at a sea of faces staring back, she tunes her guitar. Once the guitar is just right she takes a sip of her drink, grabs her pick, takes a deep breath and begins playing. Senior Airman Hannah Walker, 633rd Force Support…

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From combat controller to paralympian

Posted November 3, 2017 by by Staff Sgt. MARESHAH HAYNES

Editor’s note: This article was first published March 31, 2010. SNOWMASS VILLAGE, Colo.  ­—  In the blink of an eye your life can change forever. That’s exactly what happened to Sean Halsted when he fell 40 feet to the ground while fast roping from a helicopter during a training mission at Hurlburt Field, Florida. He…

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POW recalls mission that led to capture 50 years ago

Posted November 3, 2017 by Story and photos by Airman 1st Class BEAUX HEBERT

WEST POINT, Miss. — On Oct. 25, 1967, now retired Lt. Col. Richard Smith and his wingmen had orders to bomb the Paul Doumer Bridge in North Vietnam; the bridge was a mile long and one of the most heavily defended positions in Southeast Asia. Smith said that leading up to the mission, he and…

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Soldier, wife, mom says leaving hardest part of job

Posted November 3, 2017 by by STEFANIE BRADLEY

It was a typical cold, bleak winter morning in Germany. Dark clouds hovered just overhead, hugging the landscape. Soft, fluffy snowflakes drifted gently to the ground. Off in the distance, thin wisps of smoke floated to the sky and a faint smell of fireplaces burning permeated the air. I sharply inhaled the crisp air and…

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