STAFF SGT. RACHEL INGRAM, 445th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
April 20, 2017
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — While traveling with a religious organization in East Africa during the summer of 2005, Master Sgt. Frank Williams, longtime member of the 445th Airlift Wing and current 445th Aerospace Medicine Squadron member, placed a phone call that would ultimately change the course of his life.He was in Uganda, one of poorest nations in the world, where families live... Read more
Air Force Staff Report, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
April 20, 2017
WASHINGTON — Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein addressed rebuilding the Air Force’s readiness during a discussion at the Heritage Foundation April 12, 2017, in Washington, D.C.Goldfein said his number one priority is readiness; including reaching a manning end-strength over the next several years to help fill in gaps in the mission, such as the pilot shortage. The best option is to... Read more
Terri Moon Cronk, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
April 20, 2017
WASHINGTON — Healing arts therapy for wounded warriors can have a profound impact on those who have post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, and it also educates the medical community on treating such signatures of war, the director of the Defense Health Agency said today at the opening of the 2017 Wounded Warrior Healing Arts exhibit at the Pentagon.Navy Vice Adm. (Dr.) Raquel... Read more
U.S. Forces Afghanistan News
April 20, 2017
KABUL, Afghanistan — At 7:32 p.m. local time April 13, 2017, U.S. Forces Afghanistan conducted a strike on an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-Khorasan tunnel complex in Achin district, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, as part of ongoing efforts to defeat ISIS-K in Afghanistan, according to a U.S. Forces Afghanistan news releaseISIS-K, also known as the Korasan group, is based in the Afghanistan-... Read more
Air Force Services Activity
April 20, 2017
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — The Air Force is looking for track and field athletes to attend a training camp June 19-20, 2017, with the potential to compete at the Air Command Track and Field Championships June 21-23 at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.“The AIRCOM Inter-Nation Sports Program continues a proud tradition of spirited competition that was established by the Second Allied... Read more
April 20, 2017
KIRTLAND AFB, N.M. — A team of Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center experts supported the recent launch of an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile to verify its accuracy and reliability, providing valuable data to ensure a continued safe, secure and effective nuclear deterrent.An unarmed LGM-30G Minuteman III missile equipped with three test reentry vehicles was launched during an operational... Read more
Jim Garamone, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
April 20, 2017
ARLINGTON, Va.,  — Speaking at an Air Force Association breakfast here today, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff expressed his desire for Congress to approve the proposed Defense Department budget and to not require the department to be funded through a continuing resolution.Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva told breakfast attendees this is the ninth year that the department has... Read more
AIR FORCE SENIOR AIRMAN RYAN CONROY, 24th Special Operations Wing
April 20, 2017
POPE ARMY AIRFIELD, N.C. — A 96-hour battle that saw four ambushes, 17 airstrike missions and the eventual safety of a 150-person team led to a special tactics combat control airman receiving the Silver Star medal during an April 7 ceremony here.Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brian C. Claughsey, assigned to the 21st Special Tactics Squadron, was awarded the nation’s third-highest valor medal for his role... Read more
R. Nial Bradshaw, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
April 13, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The base chapel hosted a Faith Leaders Summit here with local clergy to foster resource networking and strengthen ministry partnerships, April 6. During the summit, attendees were introduced to the demands, operational tempo and mission of military and civilian Airmen working on base. They also received briefings from base representatives and toured facilities.“... Read more
PATRIC E. MILLER, Air Force Sustainment Center, Ogden Air Logistics Complex
April 13, 2017
(Editor’s notes: This is the second of a two-part commentary. Part 1 appeared in the April 6 Hilltop Times.) After serving 20 years as an Airman, I continue to serve as a civil servant stationed in Utah. After 16 years of wearing civilian clothes, I still felt a calling to support the warfighter and serve with the men and women of our uniformed services. Not knowing what opportunities... Read more

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