Posts Tagged ‘featured’

Air Force

Air Force sets weight restrictions for F-35 pilots

Posted October 19, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — — Air Force leaders recently made a decision to restrict pilots weighing less than 136 pounds from flying the F-35A Lightning II due to safety concerns about the ejection seat in a portion of the flight envelope. The manufacturer of the seat has been conducting tests to ensure the escape system works…

Full Story »

(U.S. Air Force photo/Scott Ash)

A1C Stone released from hospital after stabbing attack

Posted October 16, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone was released from the University of California Davis Medical Center on Oct. 15 after receiving treatment for multiple stab wounds following an altercation in Sacramento last week. Stone was recently honored for his heroic actions in thwarting a gunman’s attack on a French train in August. “It’s…

Full Story »


D-M’s deployers return home

Posted October 15, 2015 by

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. –  — The last 24 of 48 total rescue personnel deployed from the 79th Rescue Squadron at D-M returned home at 3:40 p.m., Oct. 14. Airmen were greeted by family, friends and base leadership.  Photos are attached and a video link is included below. A total of 1,200 Airmen from across D-M…

Full Story »

(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford)

41st EECS Scorpions defend the force with Compass Call

Posted October 15, 2015 by Maj. Tony Wickman

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, AFGHANISTAN  — On the combat frontier in Afghanistan, the ability to disrupt or exploit enemy command and control communication is vital to protecting the lives of U.S. and coalition tactical air, surface and special operations forces. A big part of that mission is entrusted to the Airmen of the 41st Expeditionary Electronic Combat Squadron…

Full Story »

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby

Load Crew of the Quarter contest

Posted October 14, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.,  — Select Airmen from the 354th Aircraft Maintenance Unit and 924th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron competed against each other in a load crew of the quarter contest on the flightline, Oct. 2. The six Airmen, formed into two load crews, were chosen to compete in the contest. The objective of the contest was…

Full Story »


The Movie Makers: Raytheon animators use Hollywood magic to bring technology to life

Posted October 14, 2015 by

The camera skims low over a dazzling blue nightscape. Pulses of light zip through the city below as fiery columns plummet from the sky, exploding on impact. “Cyber attacks spread fear, disrupt commerce and leave a trail of widespread damage…” says an unseen narrator. It looks like a landscape from the movie TRON, but overpopulated…

Full Story »

Photo by Tech Sgt. Brian E. Christiansen, NC Air National Guard.

Wildfire safety

Posted October 13, 2015 by Commentary by Airman 1st Class Alec Trusdell

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Poor visibility, difficulty breathing and extreme heat are only a few ways to describe the sensation of being near a wildfire. Wildfires are an unstoppable force that consumes anything in their path. They are a deadly hazard that can spark up at a moment’s notice from a negligent passerby’s cigarette or…

Full Story »

(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers)

Soaring Heights hosts National Night Out

Posted October 13, 2015 by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers 

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Soaring Heights Communities hosted its 9th annual National Night Out event Oct. 7, 2015. The event helped educate residents about local first emergency responders. The event was intended to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for local anti-crime efforts and strengthen neighborhood spirit and security organizations. “On base and…

Full Story »

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby)

Expeditionary kitchen training at D-M

Posted October 13, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.  — Thirty Airmen attended expeditionary kitchen training at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base’s Desert Lightning City, Sept. 29-30. The Air Combat Command funded training was hosted by Babington Technology to educate Airmen from D-M, Luke AFB, Arizona, and Nellis AFB, Nevada, on handling equipment in a single pallet expeditionary kitchen. The Airmen learned…

Full Story »


Living history at Planes of Fame Air Museum

Posted October 6, 2015 by

The monthly Living History Event at the Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino, Calif., is set for 10 a.m.-noon, Oct. 3. The museum opens at 9 a.m. This month’s theme is ‘Pioneering Experimental and Jet Aircraft” and will feature the Northrop N9MB flying wing. A speaker panel of distinguished aviation experts, historians and veterans…

Full Story »