Air Force

April 27, 2012

Air Force News April 27, 2012

Alaska

Loud barks could be heard yards away as military and Transportation Security Administration dog handlers at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson prepared their assigned K-9 for the weekly joint working dog training.

Afghanistan

During 2011, mobility Airmen airdropped more than 80 million pounds of cargo for troops deployed throughout austere locations in Afghanistan. The Air Force expects airdrops to continue as troops move out of Afghanistan.

Malaysia

After completing more than 140 sorties and several hundred flying hours, the U.S. Air Force and Royal Malaysian air force concluded exercise Cope Taufan 2012 at Tudm Butterworth.

Bangladesh

One U.S. Air Force Airman shared his knowledge of heavy equipment airdrop procedures with an audience of more than 20 Bangladesh air force airmen Sunday at Kurmitola Air Base.

USAF Honor Guard Drill Team recognized as best

The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team outperformed the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Merchant Marines and Coast Guard teams in the fourth annual Joint Service Drill Team Competition April 14.

In a symphony of discipline and precision, the U.S. armed forces’ most elite drill teams gathered at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial to compete for the title of the “best of the best.”

For the Air Force team, however, something went dangerously wrong during the competition.

“I had a broken weapon,” said Senior Airman Christopher Martinez-Hernandez, a U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team member. “Three or four people were exchanging with it, and at first it was just cracked. But, after it was butted on the ground so many times, when I got it, it was just done.”

Despite the unforeseen challenge, the Air Force team pushed on as if nothing had
happened.

“Military bearing, discipline,” Martinez-Hernandez said. “You just got to keep going. That’s our job.”

Their dedication to unbreakable bearing paid off, as the Air Force team took first place in the competition.

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