Articles

April 20, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Tech. Sgt. Aaron Ramirez and Senior Airman Michael McDaniel, 419th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, load a bomb into a weapons bay of an F-35A Lightning II during a competition here April 7.Reservists in the 419th Fighter Wing participate quarterly in weapons load competitions against other squadrons, including Airmen in the active duty 388th FW.Aside from cultivating... Read more
Air Force Staff Report, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
April 20, 2017
WASHINGTON — Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein addressed rebuilding the Air Force’s readiness during a discussion at the Heritage Foundation April 12, 2017, in Washington, D.C.Goldfein said his number one priority is readiness; including reaching a manning end-strength over the next several years to help fill in gaps in the mission, such as the pilot shortage. The best option is to... Read more
U.S. Forces Afghanistan News
April 20, 2017
KABUL, Afghanistan — At 7:32 p.m. local time April 13, 2017, U.S. Forces Afghanistan conducted a strike on an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-Khorasan tunnel complex in Achin district, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, as part of ongoing efforts to defeat ISIS-K in Afghanistan, according to a U.S. Forces Afghanistan news releaseISIS-K, also known as the Korasan group, is based in the Afghanistan-... Read more
Air Force Services Activity
April 20, 2017
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — The Air Force is looking for track and field athletes to attend a training camp June 19-20, 2017, with the potential to compete at the Air Command Track and Field Championships June 21-23 at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.“The AIRCOM Inter-Nation Sports Program continues a proud tradition of spirited competition that was established by the Second Allied... Read more
April 20, 2017
KIRTLAND AFB, N.M. — A team of Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center experts supported the recent launch of an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile to verify its accuracy and reliability, providing valuable data to ensure a continued safe, secure and effective nuclear deterrent.An unarmed LGM-30G Minuteman III missile equipped with three test reentry vehicles was launched during an operational... Read more
Jim Garamone, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
April 20, 2017
ARLINGTON, Va.,  — Speaking at an Air Force Association breakfast here today, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff expressed his desire for Congress to approve the proposed Defense Department budget and to not require the department to be funded through a continuing resolution.Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva told breakfast attendees this is the ninth year that the department has... Read more
AIR FORCE SENIOR AIRMAN RYAN CONROY, 24th Special Operations Wing
April 20, 2017
POPE ARMY AIRFIELD, N.C. — A 96-hour battle that saw four ambushes, 17 airstrike missions and the eventual safety of a 150-person team led to a special tactics combat control airman receiving the Silver Star medal during an April 7 ceremony here.Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brian C. Claughsey, assigned to the 21st Special Tactics Squadron, was awarded the nation’s third-highest valor medal for his role... Read more
R. Nial Bradshaw, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
April 13, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The base chapel hosted a Faith Leaders Summit here with local clergy to foster resource networking and strengthen ministry partnerships, April 6. During the summit, attendees were introduced to the demands, operational tempo and mission of military and civilian Airmen working on base. They also received briefings from base representatives and toured facilities.“... Read more
75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
April 13, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office here held a breakfast April 4 at the Hill Aerospace Museum for base personnel and community members. The breakfast was one of several Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month activities planned for April. The Department of Defense’s theme for this year is “Protecting Our People Protects Our Mission.” The theme... Read more
Bryan Magana, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
April 13, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Col. David Smith, 419th Fighter Wing commander, and Col. David Lyons, 388th FW commander, took part in a panel discussion on F-35A capability and performance during a national security conference March 31 in Salt Lake City.Hill’s fighter wing commanders participated in “America’s Role in the World,” an annual conference hosted by Rep. Chris Stewart that gathers... Read more