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1st Lt. Ariel Saltin communicates lessons provided by U.S. Marine Corps instructors on piracy deterrence tactics to Cameroonian marines. Saltin traveled to Cameroon with LEAP in order to provide joint training support. (Courtesy photo) 
Airman enhances partnerships, foreign language skills
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. -- As an Air Force Academy graduate early in her career, 1st Lt. Ariel Saltin looks for every opportunity to use her skills to enhance her surroundings. Saltin, assigned to the 628th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, actively seeks additional opportunities to use her French language
0 11/21
2016
Default Air Force Logo Transforming the way we learn
AMC’s Enterprise Learning Office is using the learning transformation concept to help Airmen become lifelong learners.
0 11/21
2016
A soldier from the South Dakota National Guard’s Company C, 1st Battalion, 189th Aviation Regiment, descends from an UH60 Blackhawk helicopter during Exercise Combat Raider 1701 near Belle Fourche, S.D., Nov. 16, 2016. The exercise simulated rescuing two injured pilots that ejected from their aircraft in hostile territory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class James L. Miller) Tankers participate in joint exercise Combat Raider
ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. -- A young pilot dangles dangerously far from the grassy South Dakota tundra, held on by nothing more than a strap, a cable and a medic from the South Dakota National Guard.  As the Soldier and Airmen are hoisted up toward the HH-60 Pave Hawk medical helicopter, fake blood runs down the captain’s face.  Personnel
0 11/18
2016
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Letyraial Cunningham, 19th Civil Engineer Squadron engineering journeyman, connects her professional role with her Navajo background by sharing her heritage with those she serves with. Cunningham is part of the 19.1 percent of women and 0.6 percent of Native Americans serving in the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Sommer Giron)
Navajo Airman shares heritage with community
LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. -- Today’s U.S. Air Force operates with a small, but highly skilled, work force. Less than one percent of the U.S. population volunteers to enlist or commission in the military. Statistics show 19.1 percent of those service members are women, and only 0.6 percent of all service members are Native American.Senior
0 11/17
2016
Default Air Force Logo Judge advocates enable leaders, warfighters
HQ AMC/JA provides wide-range of services to Air Mobility Command, 18th Air Force, the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center and all of AMC’s subordinate wings.
0 11/15
2016
Three generations, one call to duty Three generations, one call to duty
During the past 18 years, the two Airmen watched each other grow and mature. They both finished their education and started their careers. One has rank on his sleeve and the other on his collar, but both wear the same name tapes, LaMothe. The father and son active-duty duo are stationed together here.“I’m third generation Air Force. Both of my
0 11/09
2016
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Michael Mwelwa, 60th Comptroller Squadron, poses for a photo by his workstation at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., Oct. 25, 2016. Mwelwa was recently awarded U.S. citizenship after coming to the United States at the age five from The Republic of Zambia. (U.S. Air Force photo/Louis Briscese) A different path to citizenship
Being an American citizen may seem ordinary for most, but for some Airmen, the path to citizenship is anything but ordinary. Senior Airman Michael Mwelwa, 60th Comptroller Squadron military pay technician, was awarded U.S. citizenship in May at the age of 23. Mwelwa was born in The Republic of Zambia, a country in Southern Africa. He lived there until the age of five when his parents decided to leave in hopes of a better life.
0 11/08
2016
Staff Sgt. Matthew Walters, an aircrew flight equipment technician with the 6th Operations Support Squadron, fits an aircrew member for a helmet at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Nov. 2, 2016.  Helmets must be tested to ensure proper fitting. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mariette Adams) Aircrew Flight Equipment: gear ready, mission ready
Helmet fitted? Check. Chemical gear? Check. Goggles, rafts, vests, and all other essential gear inspected and properly loaded onto the aircraft? Check.
0 11/07
2016
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nicholas Guillory, 489th Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspection craftsman, inspects a C-130J Super Hercules tailpipe clamp at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 24, 2016. After treating the component with a penetrant solution, any cracks unseen by the naked eye glow under ultraviolet light. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rebecca Van Syoc) Nondestructive inspection journeyman: Dyess’ mechanical doctors
In the nondestructive inspection shop, an Airman holds a C-130J Super Hercules tailpipe clamp. It’s been sent there because there’s a possibility of damage, but it’s unquestionably too small to detect. The Airman goes through a slow process of dipping the piece in one chemical bath after another, and eventually takes the part into a section of the
0 11/01
2016
U.S. Army Specialist Shawn Warner, ASWBPL-East laboratory technician, retrieves a shipment of blood at the ASWBPL, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Oct. 21, 2016. The ASWBPL stores between 3500 and 4000 blood products in preparation for both man made and natural disasters. JBMDL servicemembers enable critical mission
JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. -- Eight pints is the average amount of blood coursing through a healthy adult's veins at any given time. However, at the Armed Services Whole Blood Processing Laboratory East, there's always a great deal more blood flowing. ASWBPL-East was established at then McGuire Air Force Base in 1955 and has since
0 10/28
2016
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