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Staff Sgt. Esther Blake: First woman in the Air Force. (Graphic by Sylvia Saab) Those before me
As Women’s History Month comes to an end, I can’t help but wonder where I would be if it wasn’t for the women before me. In specific, the women who served before me and paved the way for generations to come. If it wasn’t for Esther Blake – the first woman to enlist in the United States Air Force in 1948 – would I have so confidently walked into my local recruiting office? Would I have even considered serving my country as a realistic dream?
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2017
Capt. (Dr.) Thanh Thao Le, 66th Medical Squadron physician, poses with her father, Minh Le, following her commissioning ceremony at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, in July 2011. Le, who will pin on major in July, treats a wide-spectrum of patients at the Hanscom clinic. (Courtesy photo) Physician serves to honor past, present
Capt. (Dr.) Thanh Thao Le, a 66th Medical Squadron physician, learned from her father the importance of honoring those who serve in the military. Her father, Minh Le, was a 1st lieutenant in South Vietnam’s Political Warfare Branch in the 1970s during the Vietnam War.
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2017
A project to restore the Cadet Chapel is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2018 at the U.S. Air Force Academy. The project is expected to last four years. (U.S. Air Force photo). 4-year restoration project on Cadet Chapel starts in 2018
Major restorations on the Cadet Chapel should begin in the summer of 2018.The project includes fixing the leaks that have plagued the structure since it opened in 1963.“Renovations are necessary because the structure is nearly 53 years old and has leaked consistently since it was constructed,” said Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson.
0 3/23
2017
U.S. Air Force General Robin Rand, commander of Air Force Global Strike Command pins the Silver Star on retired Master Sgt. Kristopher Parker, an explosive ordnance disposal technician March 17, 2017, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas for Parker’s courageous actions while deployed to Afghanistan in May of 2014. Parker distinguished himself by bravery and devotion to duty in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States as an EOD team leader. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Emily Copeland) From EOD Airman to Silver Star recipient
Retired Master Sgt. Kristopher Parker, an explosive ordnance disposal technician, received the Silver Star medal March 17, 2017, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas for his courageous actions while deployed to Afghanistan in May 2014.
0 3/20
2017
DAYTON, Ohio - Museum volunteer Beverly Smith walks visitors through the Behind the Scenes Tour of the restoration area. The Memphis Belle is one of the restoration projects that visitors can view. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock) 
Register now for Summer Behind the Scenes Tours at National Museum USAF
Have you ever wondered what goes into getting an aircraft ready for display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force?  Get a firsthand look at the aircraft restoration process during the Behind the Scenes Tours.  Registration for tours through Sept. 1, will open March 31. These free tours take place  Fridays, 12:15 to 3 p.m. Space is limited,
0 3/08
2017
The Department of Defense recently reinstated a 180-day hiring restriction for military retirees entering government service. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons) 180-day civilian hiring restriction reinstated for military retirees
Military retirees seeking to enter civil service in the Department of Defense now require a waiver if they are within 180 days following their official date of retirement.The new DoD requirement took effect Dec. 23, 2016, as part of the National Defense Authorization Act of fiscal 2017; however, personnel who fall under a special salary rate table,
0 3/07
2017
Acting Secretary of the Air Force Lisa S. Disbrow gives her "State of the Air Force" keynote at the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium March 3, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. She spoke about the need to invest in Airmen, technology, space and acquisition, and enlist the help of industry to reach this goal. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) Disbrow delivers State of the AF
Acting Secretary of the Air Force Lisa S. Disbrow addressed current and future issues, and talked about some of the occasions the Air Force has to look forward to in 2017 during the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Florida, March 3.
0 3/03
2017
Davontre Wigfall (pictured right), a college student from Mount Pleasant, S.C., was sworn into the U.S. Air Force Reserve by an original Tuskegee Airman, (Ret.) Lt. Col. Enoch Woodhouse during the Tuskegee Airmen Career Day Feb. 23, 2017, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. Upon graduation from basic training and tech. school, Wigfall will return to the 315th Airlift Wing as a member of the 38th Aerial Port Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tom Brading) Original Tuskegee Airman enlists SC resident into Air Force Reserve
Everyone who enlists in the U.S. military has one thing in common; they started their journey by raising their right hand and repeating the Oath of Enlistment. It’s a time-honored tradition that has been carried on for hundreds of years, and is something every service member must promise to adhere to throughout their military career.As memorable
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2017
An F-16 from the Alabama Air National Guard flies a mission with the 134th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron in support of Operation Inherent Resolve at the 407th Air Expeditionary Group Dec. 13, 2016. The red tail flash of the jet brings the Tuskegee Airmen’s legacy back the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing, to which the 134th EFS is currently assigned.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Benjamin Wilson)(Released) Red Tail legacy comes full circle
Airmen assigned to the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing take great pride in the heritage created for them by the Tuskegee Airmen. Today a key piece of the wing’s history has once again returned to its flightline.
0 2/18
2017
Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright 18th CMSAF: The Airman behind the stripes
Growing up with five other siblings, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright said he had a very loving home. However, living in poor neighborhoods and moving from place to place presented trials. In his own words, they were, ‘humble beginnings.’
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2017
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