Micah Garbarino, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
May 4, 2017
RAF LAKENHEATH, United Kingdom — Zachary Kasperek grew up in Angola, New York, on the shores of Lake Erie, playing with G.I. Joes and fighting with friends over who shot who in their imaginary games of war.He always wanted to join the military.After the Sept. 11 terror attacks, military recruiters started calling his older brother. Zachary would answer the phone and try to convince them that at... Read more
May 4, 2017
FORT LEE, Va. — When it comes to Earth Day, military commissaries don’t just check a box for an annual observance. The Defense Commissary Agency’s environmental management system (EMS) works year-round to help protect the environment by using sustainable work practices, recycling and diverting waste from landfills.“Protecting the environment is very important to DeCA,” said Robin Armhold, the... Read more
Ed Gulick, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
May 4, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO — The Air Force is inviting vetted computer security specialists from across the U.S. and select partner nations to do their best to hack some of its key public websites.The initiative is part of the Cyber Secure campaign sponsored by the Air Force’s Chief Information Officer as a measure to further operationalize the domain and leverage talent from both within and outside the... Read more
May 4, 2017
WASHINGTON — Headquarters Air Force released finalized implementation plans following the second notification to Airmen relaying new diversity and inclusion initiatives on April 9, 2017. Diversity and inclusion efforts have been a fundamental priority for the Air Force in addressing today’s ever evolving national security challenges, the memo explained. According to Air Force leadership... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN RYAN CONROY, 24th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs
May 4, 2017
HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — A 7-foot bronze statue stood prominently over a sea of multicolored berets, flanked by the 21st chief of staff of the Air Force and the Air Force’s newest Air Force Cross recipients.Two Airmen, whose heroics were separated by 11 years and 100 miles in the same war zone, solidified a special tactics legacy that has seen a great deal of action since 9/11. “You represent... Read more
CHRISTOPHER BALL, 412th Test Wing Public Affairs
May 4, 2017
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — The F-35 Integrated Test Force recently performed another first-of-its-kind test when the aircraft released a laser-guided bomb against a moving target.An F-35C being tested here released specially built GBU-12 Paveway II guided bomb over a controlled range at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in the California desert, successfully engaging a small pickup truck... Read more
LT. COL. SEANA JONES, 84th Radar Evaluation Squadron
April 27, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — There are many organizations with high profile missions conducted here. However, few people are aware of a small, selectively manned unit known as the 84th Radar Evaluation Squadron. The 84th RADES conducts a mission that nobody else in the U.S. is capable of performing. “This highly specialized unit consists of 81 active duty, civilian and contract personnel... Read more
MASTER SGT. JOSEPH PESANTES, 84th Radar Evaluation Squadron
April 27, 2017
Mentorship was, and is, absolutely critical in my development from junior Airman to SNCO. I have had different mentors throughout the different phases of my career and they all played an important role. When the word mentorship is mentioned, a lot of people instantly think of sitting down with their supervisor and getting formal face-to-face mentoring. To me, mentorship is much deeper than that;... Read more
April 27, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — A local shelter will better serve its clients due to the efforts of Airmen stationed here.YCC (Your Community Connection) Family Crisis Center is a domestic violence shelter in Ogden. The shelter aids victims of abuse and their children with food, counseling and support. Many of these victims have experienced horrible tragedies, to include domestic violence and rape.... Read more
R. Nial Bradshaw, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
April 27, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Proactive planning coupled with on-base manufacturing capabilities are making a difference to A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft mission-capable rates by providing non-procurable parts to depot and the field.A-10 attack aircraft are brought to Hill AFB for Programmed Depot Maintenance at pre-planned intervals. During maintenance and inspections, it is common to discover... Read more

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