Feature Search

FILTER:
Air Force
Clear

Feature Comments Updated
1 2 3
A new C-17 Engine Maintenance Platform surrounds the engines on a C-17A Globemaster III on Aug. 1, 2016, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. The 736th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron began using the new platforms in July, 2016, to foster a safer and more streamline inspection process. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Aaron J. Jenne) New engine maintenance platforms boosts safety, efficiency
Innovation: the act or process of introducing new ideas, devices or methods. Some people liken change to a destructive force, others embrace it. The 736th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron recently acquired C-17 Engine Maintenance Platforms hoping they would increase safety and streamline the engine inspection process.
0 8/22
2016
(From left to right) 92nd Logistics Readiness Squadron refueling equipment operators: Senior Airman Devin Carpenter, Airman 1st Class Robert Santana, Airman 1st Class Alexander Munson and Airman Victor Ortiz walk out to the fuel equipment staging area July 25, 2016, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. At the start of every shift, fuels equipment operators go through an extensive checklist to ensure operational safety. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Ryan Lackey) LRS Airmen fuel mission
Adorned with training computer terminals and dark leather couches, the staging area for the fuels distribution team has the tense air of any waiting room. Refueling equipment operators can be seen pouring over the latest training materials, going over safety checklists and reviewing daily schedules, waiting with anticipation for an order to come through a tiny window in the wall that leads to the fuels dispatcher. A phone rings.
0 8/17
2016
Airman 1st D’Andre Davis, 92nd Maintenance Squadron aerospace repair apprentice, assists in break down of a tire with Airman 1st Class Cody Mathews, 92nd MXS aerospace repair journeyman, at Fairchild Air Force Base July 22, 2016. The aerospace repair shop is tasked with wheel and tire assembly for all KC-135 Stratotanker operations within Pacific Air Force as well as KC-135 operations at Fairchild. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Mackenzie Richardson) Crew chiefs keep KC-135s flying
Fairchild Air Force Base is home to nearly 35 KC-135 Stratotankers, most of which are approaching their 60th birthdays. With little rest for the lynch pin of global reach air refueling in sight, these KC-135s rely on a highly-trained, responsible group of maintainers to keep them in the air.The 92nd Maintenance Squadron aerospace repair shop is
0 7/27
2016
Senior Airman Tara Harvard, 92nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron flight and operational medical technician, poses for a photo in a patient ward at the 92nd Medical Group clinic at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., June 28, 2016. Harvard completed flight medic school at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio in May. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Sam Fogleman) Flight medic enables mobility mission
Those wearing flight suits might seem a little out of place at the 92nd Medical Group clinic here. However, when the story is discovered, the attire becomes another palpable symbol of Total Force Integration and One Team One Fight.Senior Airman Tara Harvard, 92nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron flight and operational medical technician, joined the Air
0 7/26
2016
Four Washington National Guard F-86 Sabres in formation. In 1950, the 116th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron was the first guard unit west of the Mississippi River equipped with jets. (Courtesy Photo) F-86 wreckage rediscovered 60 years later
In September 2015, a small team with the United States Forest Service gathered more than 60 miles from Fairchild Air Force Base to begin surveying land near Timber Mountain, Washington, in the 1.1 million acre Colville National Forest.After hours of surveying, they came across aircraft wreckage with no indication of the aircraft’s origin, mission
0 7/25
2016
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Colton Lien, 19th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordinance Disposal technician, and his friends saved a woman from drowning June 25, 2016, at the Ouachita River Whitewater Park in Malvern, Ark. He grabbed a woman from a whirlpool in the river, and with the help of others, paddled her to safety and performed CPR until she regained consciousness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Regina Edwards) Little Rock Airman saves woman from drowning
“HELP!” “That scream was even more chilling than the water I and my friend were in,” he said. It was June 25, a normal Saturday of kayaking at the Ouachita River Whitewater Park for U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Colton Lien, 19th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordinance Disposal technician, and his friends when they witnessed a woman fall out
0 7/06
2016
The Wehunt family poses for a photograph. Three generations of Wehunts have served in the Air Force, stretching back to 1961. (Courtesy photo/Senior Airman Laura Wehunt) Three generations of serving the Air Force
Going back to 1961, when television stations still broadcast in black and white, telephones were rotary dial and humans had not yet visited the moon, the Wehunt family has had someone in the United States Air Force. Today, at a time with hundreds of color cable networks, smartphones and the moon visited multiple times, three Wehunts wear a uniform.
0 6/29
2016
Staff Sgt. Austin Phillips, 22nd Maintenance Squadron wheel and tire section chief, right, poses with his grandfather, retired Staff Sgt. Raymond Hopper, in front of a KC-135 Stratotanker, June 25, 2016, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Phillips is assigned to the KC-135, one of the same airframes his grandfather once worked on nearly 60 years before. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christopher Thornbury) A family tradition: grandfather, grandson maintain KC-135s
Families often carry a profession through their generations. For Staff Sgt. Austin Phillips and his family, they have been maintaining the aerial refueling mission for the last 60 years.Phillips, 22nd Maintenance Squadron wheel and tire section chief, is assigned to the KC-135 Stratotanker, one of the same airframes his grandfather once worked on
0 6/28
2016
Default Air Force Logo Video: Preparing for Tomorrow's Rapid Global Mobility

0 6/22
2016
A C-17 Globemaster from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker from Fairchild Air Force Base during an air-refueling exercise over Washington State April 5, 2016. The flight was part of a training exercise with multiple receivers in which they practiced formation procedures, tactical maneuvers and numerous approach and landing techniques. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Sean Campbell) Two brothers connect at 22,000 feet
It was a beautiful spring day in April 2016, when two KC-135 Stratotankers took flight from Fairchild Air Force Base to participate in an ordinary air-refueling training exercise. The sun was warm, the sky was blue and there was nothing in the way of the flight the Marchesseault brothers were about to experience; for them, the day was anything but
0 6/20
2016
1 2 3
RSS