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  • Kentucky Air Guard home to DoD’s only search and rescue dog

    In response to scenarios like the Haitian earthquake, Parsons spearheaded a new approach, developing the squadron’s search and rescue K-9 program. The effort, launched in 2018, is designed to increase the capabilities of disaster response teams in locating and recovering personnel through the use of specially trained canines.
  • New memorial honors 79 fallen Dyess Airmen

    Dyess leadership, along with Gen. Maryanne Miller, Air Mobility Command commander; the Abilene community; and approximately 100 Gold Star family members of fallen Airmen, came together for a memorial dedication ceremony July 19.After 10 months of construction and over $600,000 raised by the Abilene community, the newly established Dyess Memorial
  • 349th ARS secures Air Force-level award

    The Senior Master Sgt. Albert Evans Outstanding Air Refueling Section Award is presented every year to the top boom operator section in the Air Force. This is the first time the 349th ARS has won the award.
  • 34th CTS: training the next generation

    The C-130J Super Hercules was built to perform tactical combat airlift while flying and landing in austere environments. Moving and dropping pallets doesn’t seem to be too daunting until loadmasters have to squeeze uniquely shaped cargo into the back of a C-130, at which point it can seem almost impossible without the correct training and techniques.
  • Air Force announces the 12 Outstanding Airmen of 2019

    An Air Force selection board at the Air Force’s Personnel Center considered 36 nominees who represented major commands, direct reporting units, field operating agencies and Headquarters Air Force. The board selected the 12 Airmen based on superior leadership, job performance and personal achievements.
  • W.Va. ANG medical personnel conduct joint training during exercise Sentry Storm 19

    Exercise Sentry Storm brings military assets from around the country to train in West Virginia in areas such as conducting joint aircrew and mobility operations, aeromedical evacuation, personnel recovery and support services readiness training for domestic operations.
  • 315th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron trains alongside Royal Air Force

    Reservists from the U.S. Air Force Reserve 315th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron and Royal Auxiliary Air Force No. 4626 Squadron focused on sharing key aeromedical evacuation skills and leadership and teamwork experiences. Because both units are made up primarily of reservists, the training provided a unique opportunity for members to also discuss how they could use the training in their civilian careers.
  • Airman bridges the gap with Career Skills Program

    The U.S. Air Force Career Skills Program assists in bridging the gap while transitioning from military to civilian employment. U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Lauren Phipps, 19th Wing Staff Agency unit deployment manager, will soon begin an internship at the William J. Clinton Presidential Library assisting in creating a library system for former president Bill Clinton’s personal library books.
  • 726th ACS builds leaders during readiness, rapid global mobility exercise

    The mission of the exercise was to train Airmen and build exceptional leaders in an unforgiving environment. This type of training develops skill sets necessary to enhance the readiness for the rapid global mobility of the 726th Air Control Squadron.
  • U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center commander met with 627th Air Base Group Airmen, presents Legion of Merit to outgoing commander

    The U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center command team visited the 627th Air Base Group at Joint Base Lewis-McChord on July 15. The visit served a chance for Maj. Gen. John Gordy, USAF EC commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Kristopher Berg, USAF EC command chief master sergeant, to meet with Airmen and recognize some of the group’s top performers. It also served an opportunity for Gordy to recognize the 627th ABG’s outgoing commander for his support to the installation and the USAF EC during an All Call and award ceremony.
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