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  • Expanding the Mission

    Nearly 50 years ago, astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, and Michael Collins made the journey back from the moon onboard Apollo 11. The men passed into Earth’s atmosphere and made a splash landing in the Pacific Ocean. This was the end of the astronauts’ journey, but it was only the beginning for rescue and recovery teams. Detachment 3, of the 45th Operations Group, is responsible for coordinating astronaut rescue and recovery support for our nation’s human space flight programs. This unique mission requires careful planning and coordination between NASA, the Department of Defense and other supporting agencies.
  • AETC, AMC team up on VR solutions for modern C-130 training

    Headquarters Air Force, Air Mobility Command, and Air Education and Training Command have been working on a virtual-reality platform for maintenance training through Mass Virtual, a contractor that scans real-world objects to create virtual environments.
  • VR: Modern solutions for modern training

    With technology constantly changing, the Air Force is actively seeking innovative methods to train today’s Airmen with tomorrow’s technology. The Air Force is committed to world-class training for Airmen by preventing stagnation in education through constant innovation to meet the needs of a new generation through a continuum of learning.
  • Air Force announces Spark Tank 2020 selectees

    Spark Tank also offers Airmen the opportunity to get their ideas in front of key enabling agencies that can share expertise and resources such as funding or personnel for the projects being presented and demonstrate pathways for intrapreneurs to make their initiatives successful.
  • Sikkink leads Flying Jennies

    Taking command of a squadron comes with challenges, but to come into a Reserve squadron as an active-duty service member has its own unique opportunity.Lt. Col. Matthew Sikkink, who assumed command of the 815th Airlift Squadron, Flying Jennies, on June 6, 2019, said that he was pleasantly surprised at what he walked into when he arrived at the
  • Jones takes command of 436th AW

    Col. Matthew Jones took command of the 436th Airlift Wing from Col. Joel Safranek during a change of command ceremony at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Jan. 7, 2020.
  • Air Force sets foundation for energy optimization, lethality

    As 2020 approaches and the Air Force prepares to take on the challenges of the next decade, we must also review our successes and lessons learned from the last year. For Air Force Operational Energy, 2019 was a year for laying the foundation to build a more optimized and lethal force in the years to come.
  • The Lion: Joint Base MDL Airman among first to wear Air Force approved Turban

    An Airman assigned to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, is among the first in the U.S. Air Force approved to wear a turban as a regulated uniform item. After nearly two years, Airman 1st Class Jaspreet Singh, 87th Logistics Readiness Squadron fire truck and refueling maintenance apprentice, finally puts on an Operational Camouflage
  • Fairchild AFB aircrew refuel Oregon ANG partners, complete oceanic training

    Fairchild Air Force Base conducted the training with the Oregon ANG to meet air refueling training requirements for both units en route to completing oceanic training over Hawaii.
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