• Hurricane recovery support ongoing at Tyndall AFB

    Area disposition personnel are putting in extra work to help Florida's Tyndall Air Force Base make the speediest recovery possible from the devastation of Hurricane Michael.
  • Resilient leader takes command during uncertain times

    Leadership of the 44th Fighter Group changed hands in a ceremony here Jan. 12, 2019 with a landscape of F-22 Raptor aircraft and the Citizen Airmen who train daily to leverage its state of the art capabilities.Col. Mitchell Hanson, 301st Fighter Wing Commander, Naval Air Station Ft. Worth, Texas, presided over the ceremony in which Col. Matthew
  • Language Enabled Airman Program accepting cadet applications

    The Language Enabled Airman Program is accepting cadet applications until March 15. Those intending to submit applications must apply online by visiting http://www.airuniversity.af.edu/AFCLC.
  • 386th improves combat abilities with shipment of Reapers

    Recently a pair of MQ-9 Block 1 Reapers with the extended-range package were delivered to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. With a unique mission capability of being a Remotely Piloted Aircraft performing persistent attack and reconnaissance against high-value, fleeting, and time-sensitive targets, the added benefit of more flight time can only improve mission success.
  • Space Flag prepares Airmen for a real fight

    Air Force Space Command concluded its fourth iteration of the Department of Defense’s premier space exercise last month in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • How the Air Force got smarter about its aviation fuel use in 2018

    Did you know the Air Force is the largest consumer of fuel in the Department of Defense? This may not surprise you, if say, you’ve ever watched a sortie of F-35s complete an aerial refueling, or witnessed a C-5 lift (seemingly) effortlessly into the sky. In fact, the Air Force consumes approximately 2 billion gallons of aviation fuel annually – which is about 81 percent of the total Air Force energy budget (with about 17 percent used for facilities and 2 percent for ground vehicles). Operational energy, or aviation fuel, is critical to mission success – but getting fuel to the warfighter involves complex logistical and technical challenges, intricate planning, and more importantly, poses safety risks to the troops transporting it. As the battlefield becomes increasingly multifaceted, energy resilience is a top concern for the Air Force, and optimized operations are an essential component to maintaining it.
  • First GPS III satellite successfully launched

    The Air Force and its mission partners successfully launched the first Global Positioning Systems III satellite Dec. 23 from Space Launch Complex-40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The Lockheed Martin-built satellitewas carried to orbit aboard a Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, or SpaceX, Falcon 9 Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle.
  • Air Force’s Officer Training School restructures program to increase quality, quantity of officers

    The Air Force’s Officer Training School is changing the paradigm for building officers, pivoting away from separate programs for line and non-line officers and conducting merged classes beginning in January 2019.
  • Nevada Guard on duty during ‘America’s party’ in Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS – Nevada National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are making their final preparations to support the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on New Year's Eve in Sin City – the site of the nation's biggest New Year's Eve celebration west of the Mississippi. The mission of the Nevada Guard during the holiday is to support Metro Police and
  • AFRC shooting team shines on global stage

    The Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) is known for providing combat-ready individuals to support the Air Force in performing its national security mission. But AFRC is also becoming known for assembling some very successful shooting teams that have competed in global competitions over the past two years. Most recently, the team of Reserve Citizen