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  • 314th AW trains Air Force’s first Block 8.1 students

    The C-130J Super Hercules community achieved another milestone toward its fleet-wide transition to the Block 8.1 upgrade, as two students from the 314th Airlift Wing’s C-130 formal training unit recently became the first to pilot a Block 8.1 aircraft within the training pipeline.
  • MacDill EOD Airmen conduct training

    U.S. Air Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Airmen from the 6th Civil Engineer Squadron rehearse techniques and tactics used to handle improvised explosive devices in a simulated training environment at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, Aug. 13, 2021. EOD technicians at MacDill AFB support a large number of U.S. Secret Service missions protecting the President, Vice President and other U.S. and foreign dignitaries in addition to providing emergency support on base and within the local community. Training exercises involving live explosives provide realistic experiences for EOD Airmen and prepare them for challenges that they may be confronted with.
  • 62nd AW supports Garuda Shield 21, strengthens Joint interoperability

    The roaring of a C-17 Globemaster III engine fills the cargo aircraft as the troop doors are lifted open.The wind rips across the faces of the jumpmasters checking the perimeter of the doors, while the clicks of static lines being hooked to the anchor cables ricochets throughout the cabin.The drop zone, engulfed in a jungle terrain, breaks open
  • SERE: Preparing aircrew like their life depends on it

    With the largest C-130J Super Hercules fleet in the Air Force, Little Rock Air Force Base is home to a multitude of aircrew and personnel who, in the event of a downed aircraft, run the risk of isolation in austere or hostile environments. To facilitate readiness for such a scenario, Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) specialists serve to train Airmen and equip them with the skills necessary to survive whatever situation they may find themselves in and return with honor.
  • Called to serve: An Airman’s path to citizenship

    Airman 1st Class Manuel Moreno immigrated to the United States in 2007 and in March of 2020, he joined the United States Air Force. Moreno, now an electrical systems technician with the 19th Civil Engineer Squadron, recently completed his journey to becoming a citizen of the United States.
  • 50th ARS 'Red Devils' named best in Air Force

    The 50th Air Refueling Squadron ‘Red Devils’ have been recognized as the 2020 Senior Master Sgt. Albert Evans Outstanding Air Refueling Section Award winner. The Evans award was established in memory of Senior Master Sergeant Albert L. Evans, a pioneer in the history of Strategic Air Command's air refueling operations. The purpose of the trophy is to annually recognize, on a rotational basis, the outstanding boom operator section within the Air Force, based on the collective accomplishments and professional qualities of the assigned boom operators.
  • 437th Airlift Wing Airmen return from deployment

    Airmen from the 437th Airlift Wing returned in mass from undisclosed locations to their friends and families waiting to welcome them home.
  • AMC moves forward with second KC-46 ICR milestone

    Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost, commander of Air Mobility Command, approved a second Interim Capability Release mission set for the KC-46A Pegasus on August 5, 2021.
  • US, Nigeria strengthen partnership at Dover AFB

    Airmen from the 436th Aerial Port Squadron load pallets onto a C-17 Globemaster III as part of a foreign military sales mission at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, July 29, 2021. The U.S. and Nigeria have a long-standing partnership. The bilateral relationship is built on several pillars including security cooperation. Nigeria is a key partner in
  • The first Landing Zone Operations Course launches at 435th Training Squadron

    The 435th Training Squadron on Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, in partnership with Headquarters Air Force Airfield Operations Force Development Branch, launched the first Headquarters Air Force sponsored Landing Zone Operations Course specifically designed for the Airfield Operations community.