CARLA PAMPE, Air Force Global Strike Command Public Affairs
July 7, 2016
BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. — The commander of Air Force Global Strike Command directed a review of the nuclear and missile operations career field earlier this year, with the goal of creating a self-sustaining career field.The review was recently completed, and in June, Maj. Gen. Anthony Cotton, 20th Air Force commander, briefed members of the 13N career field at Malmstrom Air Force Base,... Read more
CHRISTOPHER BALL, 412th Test Wing Public Affairs
July 7, 2016
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — Refueling developmental testing with the KC-46A Pegasus is taking place over 1,000 miles away in the Pacific Northwest, with Edwards Air Force Base supporting with chase aircraft.Base personnel have been working to provide testing support on the ground and in the air. One aspect is the engineering and development of modifications to aircraft to support tanker... Read more
July 7, 2016
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. J.D. Harris, vice commander of Air Combat Command, discussed the F-35 during a field hearing of the House Armed Services Committee Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on June 18.The purpose of the hearing was to receive testimony on air dominance and the critical role of Fifth... Read more
KAT BAILEY, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
July 7, 2016
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas  — The Air Force Personnel Center is accepting applications through Nov. 18 for the next undergraduate flying training selection board.The UFT selection board will convene Jan. 23-26 to review applications for 2017-2018 pilot, remotely piloted aircraft pilot, combat systems officer and air battle manager training opportunities.All applicants must be... Read more
AIRMAN 1ST CLASS CHRISTOPHER THORNBURY, 22nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
July 7, 2016
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. — Families often carry a profession through their generations. For Staff Sgt. Austin Phillips and his grandfather, they’ve helped maintain the aerial refueling mission.Phillips, the 22nd Maintenance Squadron wheel and tire section chief, is assigned to the KC-135 Stratotanker, the same aircraft his grandfather once worked on nearly 60 years before.Raymond Hopper, a... Read more
RICK BRINK, DeCA public affairs specialist
July 7, 2016
FORT LEE, Va. — Army National Guard gray area retiree JoAnn Czerwinski lives in Fargo, North Dakota, about 75 miles away from a commissary, too far to shop there regularly. But thanks to twice-a-year Guard/Reserve On-Site Sales in Fargo, she stretches her food dollars by stocking up on items, especially meat, at low commissary prices to feed her family of four. “I’ve been to lots of these... Read more
J.D. LEVITE, Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs
July 7, 2016
FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Innovation is a buzzword often associated with new technology platforms or successful sports teams, but in reality innovation can apply anywhere someone comes up with a new idea or way of doing something.When it comes to health innovation and research in the Air Force Medical Service, it’s all about finding new solutions to improve health care throughout the Air Force.“There’s... Read more
July 7, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Air Force introduced the first of 21 fully built HH-60G Pave Hawk Operational Loss Replacement (OLR) helicopters June 28 at a ceremony in Huntsville, Alabama.The HH-60G is used to conduct combat search and rescue operations. The OLR program will restore the service’s HH-60G fleet to its authorized size, replacing aircraft lost in nearly 15 years of deployed combat... Read more
June 30, 2016
Col. Jennifer Hammerstedt assumed command of the 75th Air Base Wing and became installation commander of Hill AFB during a change of command ceremony Tuesday morning.Hammerstedt comes to Hill from Robins AFB, Georgia, where she served as commander of the 402nd Aircraft Maintenance Group from July 2014 until her departure to become commander of the 75th ABW. “There really is no greater honor... Read more
GEN. ELLEN M. PAWLIKOWSKI, Air Force Materiel Command Commander
June 30, 2016
The Fourth of July is a day of celebration. Whether with parades, fireworks, backyard barbecues or enjoying a baseball game, we Americans will soon celebrate our nation’s birthday.Our founding fathers’ vision of a free nation was commemorated in 1776 in the Declaration of Independence. They believed all people have certain undeniable rights - the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of... Read more

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