April 27, 2017
(Editor’s notes: Lt. Col. Kevin Hall is a test pilot assigned to the 514th Flight Test Squadron. On April 21, he completed his final flight in the F-16. Before the flight, he offered some insights into that aircraft and talked about his transition to the F-35.) 75th ABW PA: You’ve completed your final flight in the F-16. As you reflect on that aircraft, what thoughts come to mind? Lt.... Read more
BRYAN RIPPLE, 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
April 27, 2017
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Robotic technology developed through the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research program will soon make the process of restoring specialized coatings on F-22 Raptor engine inlets more efficient for aircraft maintenance personnel during depot maintenance at the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, located at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.The initiative has been a... Read more
STEVE WARNS, AFCEC Public Affairs
April 27, 2017
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — Starting May 1, 2017, novice, accomplished and youth photographers can enter the 2017 Air Force Photo Contest sponsored by the Air Force Services Activity.With a theme of “Travel Destinations,” the contest runs through May 31.“A destination is a special place that remains in your memory long after you’ve visited,” said Darlene Johnson, the AFSVA community... Read more
John Parker, 72nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs
April 27, 2017
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — Lt. Gen. Lee K. Levy II addressed Korean War veterans at a Norman Veterans Center honor ceremony March 30, calling them heroes for their service in the three-year conflict.The ceremony began with young uniformed service members escorting each of the 106 veterans and assembling them into rows in a large community room. The majority of the veterans were aided by... Read more
KAT BAILEY, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
April 27, 2017
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force has expanded the Voluntary Limited Period of Active Duty program, adding 51 additional Air Force specialty codes for select air reserve component officers.Reserve and Air National Guard Airmen from select Air Force officer and enlisted specialties may now serve on active duty in vacant positions for three years and one day. Rated... Read more
April 27, 2017
DALLAS — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is giving away $16,750 worth of motocross gear this spring during the Monster Kawasaki Motorcycle Sweepstakes.From April 15 through May 31, authorized shoppers worldwide can enter for a chance to win one of two Kawasaki KX™250F motorcycles, each valued at $7,500, or one of five Monster Motorcycle helmets, each valued at $350.“The rev of an engine... Read more
RICHARD SALOMON, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
April 27, 2017
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Shelli Dunn said she fondly remembers her recent experiences at Squadron Officer School, especially one particular exercise called Project X. “The exercise’s various scenarios are designed to challenge our communication abilities, organizational skills and physical coordination,” said Dunn, a human resource specialist at the Air Force Personnel Center... Read more
April 27, 2017
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. — Over the past 60 years, winter flying missions have provided a significant contribution to how the National Science Foundation conducts scientific research in Antarctica.The C-17 Globemaster III 2016-2017 season recently wrapped up, and the night vision goggle (NVG) capability paired with mid-Austral winter flying continued to be a game changing airlift support... Read more
STAFF SGT. ALYSSA C. GIBSON, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
April 27, 2017
WASHINGTON — When NASA began soliciting talent from the military in 1959 it had specific requirements – a jet pilot with a minimum of 1,500 flying hours, in excellent physical stature but shorter than 5 feet 11 inches, and a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in engineering. Since 1959, 84 Airmen fit that bill.On April 20, 2017, Col. Jack D. Fischer became the most recent American Airman to... Read more
STAFF SGT. ALEXX PONS, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
April 27, 2017
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force officials are seeking nominations for the 2017 Gen. Mark A. Welsh III One Air Force Award.This Air Force-level award, which recognizes mission success achieved by a team of two or more total force components, will be presented to the top team that demonstrates improved effectiveness, operational readiness or mission accomplishment through... Read more