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JOE THOMAS, Air Force Global Strike Command
December 15, 2016
BARKSDALE AFB, La. — Air Force Global Strike Command specializes in delivering flexible and responsive capabilities and applying persistent combat power to targets around the world. It is a capability that is measured in minutes and hours, rather than days, and relies on the command’s ability to maintain the nation’s fleet of strategic bombers and long-range missiles.Air Force Global Strike... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN ALEXA ANN HENDERSON, 36th Wing Public Affairs
December 15, 2016
ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam — Military members from the U.S. Air Force, Coast Guard and Navy, with international support from the Japan Air Self-Defense Force and Royal Australian Air Force are joining forces to airdrop and deliver donated toys, clothes, food items and other necessities to remote islands across the Pacific Ocean as part of Operation Christmas Drop 2016.The annual training... Read more
Micah Garbarino, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
December 8, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Developers at Hill Air Force Base are breaking ground on another new construction project this week - creating more space for new jobs at the base.Air Force and state officials, including Gov. Gary Herbert, gathered Dec. 2 to mark the progress at Falcon Hill National Aerospace Research Park.“A project like Falcon Hill is no small feat. It takes commitment and... Read more
75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
December 8, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The first big snowstorm of the season rolled through Northern Utah Nov. 27-28 bringing 7 inches of heavy, wet snow and the 75th Civil Engineer Squadron snow removal teams here were ready for it.During the winter season from Nov. 1 through April 1, the snow removal team has 70 employees who work 24/7, operating 65 pieces of snow-removal equipment to remove 65-70 inches... Read more
75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
December 8, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Team Hill military and civilian Airmen gathered in the base theater Dec. 2 to see and hear firsthand the negative consequences of DUI and distracted driving.The Davis County Sheriff’s Office hosted several sessions focused on how alcohol affects an individual’s motor functions, and the negative impact of texting or using cell phones while driving.The itinerary included... Read more
AIRMAN 1ST CLASS RIDGE SHAN, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
December 8, 2016
LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.— In October, pilots of the 56th Fighter Wing began flying integrated direct support practice sorties in the F-35A Lightning II and the F-16 Fighting Falcon for the first time as a regular component of the training curriculum at Luke Air Force Base.The integrated training comes as part of the next step in the development of F-35 training and tactics, and helps pilots... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN DUNCAN MCELROY, 81st Training Wing Public Affairs
December 8, 2016
KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. — The 81st Training Support Squadron’s Military Training Leader Course recently graduated its first class of MTLs, using the schoolhouse’s new course curriculum.The four-week course, upped from two weeks, boasts a level of hands-on, practical application.“One of the unique opportunities of having this schoolhouse on Keesler (Air Force Base) is the opportunity to... Read more
MAJ. ELIZABETH MAGNUSSON, 944th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
December 8, 2016
LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The F-35 program hit another milestone Nov. 28 with the arrival of the first foreign military sales F-35 here.The arrival marked the next step for the international F-35 training program as Japan took ownership of the first FMS aircraft to arrive at Luke Air Force Base.“Today is a great day for the U.S. Air Force Reserve Command, Luke AFB, the 944th Fighter Wing, and... Read more
Jim Garamone, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
December 1, 2016
WASHINGTON — New technologies, new tactics, new threats, limited budgets — all these have combined to change the face of warfare in the 21st century, and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein is among the leaders sorting out just what that will mean.Goldfein spoke with Defense One’s Marcus Weisgerber here Nov. 17 and gave the reasoning behind the changes being contemplated for the... Read more
419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
December 1, 2016
The 570th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron was activated in June 2015 to perform depot-level maintenance and modifications on F-35 aircraft across the Air Force.The Ogden Air Logistics Complex, which employs more than 8,100 personnel, hosted a tour Nov. 18 to give pilots a behind-the-scenes look at the F-35 when it’s on their turf. Mostly recently, the ALC repaired several F-35 aircraft that had... Read more

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