Articles

SENIOR MASTER SGT. KATHERINE GRABHAM, Office of the Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force
May 4, 2017
WASHINGTON — More than 40 Air Force senior enlisted leaders and subject matter experts met at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, April 4-5 to perform an extensive review of all facets of enlisted professional military education during the 2017 EPME Triennial Review. “We reviewed every level of EPME provided to our enlisted Airmen, from policy to content to delivery,” said Chief Master Sgt.... Read more
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
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
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
April 27, 2017
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Eight Airmen represented the 388th Fighter Wing and 75th Air Base Wing in a fitness challenge against other first responder teams April 21 at the Salt Palace. Two teams from Hill Air Force Base competed. One team included Brandon Charleson, Jesse Emery, Elijah Carino and Russell Poulson. Joe Lucich, Juan Mendez, Andrew Cherry and Travis Callahan formed the other team.... 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