By BRYAN MAGAÑA, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
July 21, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — July 9 - 10 marks the first time reservists in the 419th Fighter Wing conducted F-35 operations independent of their active duty counterparts.Reserve Airmen have been integral to the F-35 mission at Hill AFB, working side by side with the active duty 388th Fighter Wing since the first aircraft arrived in September 2015. But this weekend put the reservists’ training to... Read more
TECH. SGT. STEVE STANLEY, Headquarters Air Combat Command Public Affairs
July 21, 2016
WASHINGTON — Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the Air Combat Command commander, discussed the importance of air superiority and the need to assure it by modernizing the combat air force during a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee in Washington, D.C., July 13.This is the second of two hearings where ACC leaders have testified on air superiority’s importance... Read more
AIRMAN 1ST CLASS GWENDALYN SMITH, 375th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs
July 21, 2016
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — The Family Medicine Residency Program brings together military and civilian medical personnel while building a partnership of collaboration and a well-rounded learning environment for program participants, which strengthens their abilities to take care of their patients.“There are six platforms in the Air Force for this residency training,” said Lt. Col. Matthew... Read more
Jenny Gordon, Robins Public Affairs
July 21, 2016
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Defense Logistics Agency Aviation at Warner Robins has developed a process tool with one goal - to help increase the Issue Effectiveness rate at Shop Service Center locations across the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex. The tool, the Shop Service Center Issue Effectiveness Root Cause Analysis Tool, or SSC IE RCA tool, deployed here this spring, as well as... Read more
Karen Parrish, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
July 21, 2016
WASHINGTON — Modernization and sustainment across the nuclear triad are essential to maintaining national and allied security, three Defense Department experts told Congress on July 14.DOD witnesses Robert Scher, the assistant secretary of defense for strategy, plans, and capabilities; Navy Adm. Cecil D. Haney, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command; and Air Force Gen. Robin Rand, the commander... Read more
MASTER SGT. ERIK BURKS, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Public Affairs
July 21, 2016
FARNBOROUGH, England — The commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa highlighted his command’s efforts in support of NATO partners during a Farnborough International Airshow opening day ceremony July 11.“We hope to provide insight to the industry partners who provide the equipment and technologies (that drive) our tactics, techniques and procedures to achieve not only the... Read more
GINA MARIE GIARDINA, 711th Human Performance Wing
July 21, 2016
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Many scientists and engineers go directly from school to laboratories and do not get the opportunity to work side by side with customers who use the products they create.For a behavioral scientist in the 711th Human Performance Wing here, that’s not the case.First Lt. Anthony Eastin, a member of the the Battlefield Air Targeting Man-Aided Knowledge (BATMAN... Read more
Jennifer Schneider, Air Force Civil Engineer Center Public Affairs
July 21, 2016
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — Two demonstration projects may hold the key to accelerating environmental cleanup efforts at multiple Air Force sites across the country.Funded through the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s 2015 broad agency announcement, the projects substantiate technological methods for mapping underground contaminant pathways at some of the Air Force’s most challenging... Read more
July 21, 2016
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio  — The KC-46A Pegasus connected in flight with an F-16 Fighting Falcon and a C-17 Globemaster III July 8 and July 12, respectively, as part of a testing milestone.These tests with the F-16 and C-17 were in support of the Milestone C requirements to rendezvous, contact and transfer fuel to several receiver aircraft types.An initial attempt with the F-16... Read more
ALEX R. LLOYD, Ogden Air Logistics Complex
July 14, 2016
The Ogden Air Logistics Complex recently completed modifications on the 12th F-35A Lightning II for the Air Force’s active-duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing.The June 30 delivery gives the two wings the minimum number of aircraft required to reach “initial operational capability,” or combat-readiness.The goal is to declare IOC between August and December 2016 when the 34th... Read more

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