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  • DOD teams with other agencies to prepare U.S. for flu outbreak

    The Defense Department is teaming with other federal agencies to prepare the nation to deal with a potential pandemic outbreak of influenza, a senior official said here May 8. "Right now, we're as ready as we can be at this point," said Richard Chavez, director of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear preparedness and response at the
  • Retirees can help current Airmen develop careers

    The knowledge and experience that Air Force retirees share with current Airmen can help develop careers. Retired Col. James Gilliland holds his audience in rapt attention while he tells stories of his progression as an RF-4C pilot and shares his experiences flying during the Vietnam War. With 30 years of active-duty service and 100 reconnaissance
  • DFAS returns to its World Wide Web home

    The Defense Finance and Accounting Service is returning to its original World Wide Web location on May 1. The DFAS Web site will shift to www.dfas.mil from its current location within the Department of Defense domain at www.dod.mil/dfas. DFAS officials believe the change will make the Web site easier to find for its customers and partners. The
  • 2007 Bob Hope Memorial Golf Tournament set for May

    The 4th Annual Bob Hope Memorial Charity Golf Tournament takes place May 19 at the Fort Walton Beach Golf Course. All proceeds will benefit the Air Force Enlisted Village, a nonprofit charity that provides a home for the surviving spouses of enlisted servicemembers. The tournament begins at 11 a.m. with registration and a shotgun start at noon.
  • Enlisted Thunderbirds visit Air Force widows

    Enlisted Airmen who maintain the F-16 Fighting Falcon jets flown by Thunderbird pilots often work behind the scenes while crowds enjoy the air demonstration team's shows. Recently, the enlisted Thunderbirds and a very special group of admirers made a personal connection - not at an air show but because of an air show cancellation. The Sunshine
  • Groups announce 2007 reunions

    Four groups have announced reunion plans for this year. Former members of the 7th Air Force Flight Operations (Scatback) will meet May 3 to 6 in Dayton, Ohio, in conjunction with the Tan Son Nhut Association reunion. Contact Jim Reed via e-mail at JRFlies@aol.com; write 1705 Monte Carlo Ct., Santa Rosa, CA 95409-3918; or call (707) 539-2184 for
  • Congress honors Tuskegee Airmen with award

    Before a U.S. aircraft broke the sound barrier, the Tuskegee Airmen overcame a daunting social hurdle: breaking the Air Force's color barrier. In the Capitol Rotunda here March 29, President Bush and Congress awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to the Tuskegee Airmen, more than 60 years after the 332nd Fighter Group's World War II achievements
  • Defense Department honors women's achievements

    The Defense Department observed Women's History Month and honored the women filling its ranks in a ceremony March 21 at Arlington National Cemetery. In an observance at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial, women who have risen through the ranks to become leaders in federal service encouraged others to do same. The event also
  • Retirement home resident care 'first, foremost' concern

    Resident care is the paramount concern at the Armed Forces Retirement Home here, and allegations of poor conditions "are without merit," said Tim Cox, the facility's chief operating officer, in a statement released March 21. The Government Accountability Office requested that the Defense Department investigate allegations against the historic home
  • Former CMSAF Murray is joining retiree council

    A new face will share the head of the Air Force Retiree Council table at its annual meeting May 14 to 18. Retired CMSAF Gerald R. Murray, who left active duty in October, succeeds CMSAF Frederick J. Finch as council co-chair with Lt. Gen. Donald L. Peterson. The co-chairs serve as personal advisers to the chief of staff and the secretary of the Air
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179th Airlift Wing Airmen know the hardest part isn't the jump, it's the preparation for the heavy drop beforehand.
This is what we do. This is #RedFlagAlaska. Whether you were in the cockpit of an A-10 or on the flightline turning wrenches, each of you played an important role in making Red Flag a success. Here's a behind the scenes, in-depth look at the partcipants that made it all happen. **We'd like to extend a special thank you to the Japan Air Self Defense Force and the Republic of Singapore Air Force for providing extensive footage from their flights.** (U.S. Air Force video by the 354th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Team)
The Lance P. Sijan USAF Leadership Award, first given in 1981, is named in honor of the first U.S. Air Force Academy graduate to receive the Medal of Honor. The annual award recognizes Airmen who have demonstrated outstanding leadership abilities. Join us in congratulating the award recipients! https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1819187/pentagon-hosts-sijan-award-presentation-first-ever-resiliency-event/
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ICYMI! Total Force Airmen assigned to Hill Air Force Base deploy with the F-35 Lightining II on its first mission to U.S. Air Forces Central Command. “We train together and fight together, and as the first deployment for the F-35A to the Middle East, I’m one hundred percent confident we’ll deliver," said Col. Gina Sabric, 419th FW commander. Learn more about their arrival and the interoperability this advanced aircraft can provide to the Coalition joint forces: https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1815146/hill-afb-airmen-deploy-f-35a-to-support-coalition-forces/
The Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson unveiled a new and ambitious Science and Technology Strategy designed to better identify, develop and deploy breakthrough technologies. https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1816965/new-air-force-science-technology-strategy-puts-focus-on-speed/
The first to take-off of the U.S.S. Hornet on April 18, 1942, is the last to land. One of World War II’s first truly joint operations consisted of 80 U.S. Army Air Forces aviators who were trained by U.S. Navy pilots to master taking off in a fully-loaded B-25 Mitchell bomber from the deck of an aircraft carrier. Led by Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle, their efforts resulted in the first aerial attack of the Japanese home islands by U.S. bombers in WWII. Recount with late U.S. Air Force legend Lt. Col. Richard "Dick" Cole, on his first combat mission.
An Army National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crew prepares to hoist Air Force pararescuemen from the 64th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron during joint training at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 5, 2019. The rescue Airmen and Soldiers work and train together regularly to be prepared to save lives across the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Anna-Marie Wyant) Check out the rest of our Air Force Week in Photos: https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1812613/af-week-in-photos/
Capt. Andrew Olson, F-35 Demonstration Team pilot and commander, performs a dedication pass during the Melbourne Air and Space Show in Melbourne, Fla., March 30, 2019. During the two-day event, more than 50,000 guests attended the Melbourne Air and Space Show. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexander Cook) View more of our week in photos: https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1807243/af-week-in-photos/
Capt. Andrew “Dojo Olson, F-35 Demonstration Team pilot and commander performs a high-speed pass in an F-35A Lightning II during the Heart of Texas Airshow April 7, 2019. The F-35 Demo Team performed their second show of the season bringing their new demonstration to central Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexander Cook)
As we continue to remember the life of retired Lt. Col. Richard "Dick" Cole, we share his touching interview with Airman Magazine. At the time, he was the last surviving Doolittle Raider and 101 years young.
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