TAPS families honored at Pentagon event

May 27th, 2015 Comments off
Defense Secretary Ash Carter hosted a family night for Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors families at the Pentagon, May 22, as part of the Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp for Young Survivors.

Luxembourg, US honor freedom’s sacrifice during Memorial Day

May 27th, 2015 Comments off
More than 300 Luxembourgers and Americans paused to reflect on the sacrifices of fallen U.S. service members as part of a Memorial Day ceremony at the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial here, May 23.

Tech Report: GPS

May 27th, 2015 Comments off
The Global Positioning System is a constellation of orbiting satellites that provides navigation data to military and civilian users all over the world. The system is operated and controlled by the 50th Space Wing, located at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado.

Kazakhstan native selected for officer training

May 27th, 2015 Comments off
Senior Airman Aigerim Akhmetova, a C-17 Globemaster III supply clerk from the 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron at Al Udied Air Base, Qatar, said she remembers waking up early to stand in line with her mother for loaves of bread while growing up in Kazakhstan when it was a Soviet republic.

Aviano F-16s take on Arctic Challenge 2015

May 27th, 2015 Comments off
At the invitation of the government of Sweden, More than 150 Airmen and 12 F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano Air Base, Italy, arrived at Norbotten Wing here in support of Arctic Challenge Exercise 2015.

Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center Certifies SpaceX for National Security Space Missions

May 26th, 2015 Comments off
Lieutenant General Samuel Greaves, Commander of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) and Air Force Program Executive Officer for Space, has announced the certification of Space Exploration Technologies Corporation’s (SpaceX) Falcon 9 Launch System for national security space missions.

CSAF pays tribute during National Memorial Day Parade

May 26th, 2015 Comments off
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III represented the Air Force during the 10th annual National Memorial Day Parade in downtown Washington, D.C., May 25.

AF recognizes a lifetime of service

May 26th, 2015 Comments off
Air Force Assistant Vice Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Stephen L. Hoog presented the Air Force Exceptional Service Award to retired Col. Arnald D. Gabriel during an Air Force Symphony performance at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, May 24.

CMSAF Cody honors fallen at Memorial Day wreath laying

May 25th, 2015 Comments off
Paying respect to those who made the ultimate sacrifice, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody gave the keynote speech during a Memorial Day wreath-laying ceremony at the Air Force Memorial May 25.

Frankenphone: Creech Airman improves RPA communications

May 23rd, 2015 Comments off
n a crowded room of remotely piloted aircraft sensor operators, it would be easy to overlook him, yet his accomplishments scream for attention. His peers have labeled him a 'jack-of-all-trades' and after getting past his quiet first impression, it's easy to see why.