Kadena, Marine units integrate for large-force exercise

July 2nd, 2015 Comments off
Flying squadrons from Kadena Air Base were a part of a joint service exercise at Kadena Air Base, Japan, with units from the Marine Corps to practice air-to-air superiority while protecting ground troops June 30.

SecAF visits key operating locations in European theater

July 2nd, 2015 Comments off
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James completed a multination visit throughout Europe June 13-24. The secretary met with Airmen, civilians, host nation community leaders, and allied and partner nation military leaders in countries including Germany, Belgium and Poland during her second visit to the continent since her appointment as the service's 23rd secretary in December 2013.

Western Hemisphere air chiefs work together at annual conference

July 2nd, 2015 Comments off
United-Allied -- this is the motto of the System of Cooperation Among the American Air Forces, an organization comprised of more than 20 air force leaders from across the Western Hemisphere, who met June 22-26 in Mexico City for a summit known as the Conference of American Air Chiefs.

AF Week in Photos

July 2nd, 2015 Comments off
This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.

Live stream: Academy Concert Band performs at Mount Rushmore July 3

July 2nd, 2015 Comments off
The U.S. Air Force Academy Concert Band will perform at the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota, at 7:30 p.m. MDT on July 3, as part of an Independence Day-themed event.

5,000 days of war

July 1st, 2015 Comments off
It’s been 5,000 days of struggle, rugged landscapes, blood and sweat. It’s been 5,000 days of exhaustion, injuries, and long separations from family, friends and home. On June 27, the 17th Special Tactics Squadron marked 5,000 days of unremitting war.

Fuels Airmen, Marines support Northern Edge

July 1st, 2015 Comments off
During exercise Northern Edge 2015, approximately 450,000 gallons of fuel per day kept nearly 60 aircraft at Eielson Air Force Base, fueled up and flying the skies over Alaska to accomplish critical joint training.

First Marine graduates Air Force’s F-35 intelligence course

July 1st, 2015 Comments off
The first Marine Corps officer graduated the Air Force’s F-35 Lightning II Intelligence Formal Training Unit course at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, June 24.

Decorations processing now initiated through virtual Personnel Center

July 1st, 2015 Comments off
Supervisors of active-duty Airmen can now use the virtual Personnel Center via myPers to initiate and track decorations throughout the review and approval process.

Upgraded AWACS platform tested at Northern Edge

July 1st, 2015 Comments off
Calmly soaring at 30,000 feet in the midst of nearly 100 fighters, bombers and refueling tankers executing a battle scenario, an E-3G Sentry (AWACS) surveys every aircraft in a 300-mile radius, calling out commands, verifying target hits and sending aircraft back home safely.