STEVEN SMALL, 75th Medical Group Patient Safety Program Coordinator
June 8, 2017
As with the aviation industry, redundancy in medicine is essential. To ensure the safest care is provided to the patient, critical steps in medicine often contain secondary and tertiary checks. One such critical step, and perhaps the most basic, is ensuring we have the correct patient prior to administering care.Wrong-patient errors continue to occur in virtually all stages of diagnosis and... Read more
Bryan Magana, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
June 8, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Pilots from the 419th and 388th Fighter Wings honored fallen World War II veterans with an F-16 flyover above Loa, Utah, Memorial Day. Loa, located in Wayne County, lies outside the site of a crash in July 1943, when an AT-18 bomber came apart midair over the remote Utah desert during a flight from California to Colorado, killing all six crewmembers.Lt. Col. Chris... Read more
TECH. SGT. DARNELL T. CANNADY, 480th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing Public Affairs
June 8, 2017
JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Three generations of Lundins gathered at the National World War II Memorial May 24, 2017, to celebrate the military service of family members, past and present.It all began when 1st Lt. Nicholas Lundin, the 480th Intelligence, Reconnaissance and Surveillance Wing chief of current operations, was planning his promotion ceremony. He learned early in the process that... Read more
75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
June 8, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The Air Force recently began its 2017 season of large detonation operations at the Utah Test and Training Range.The detonations, which involve destroying the rocket motors and solid propellant of Air Force and Navy ballistic missiles, will occur two or three times a week through October.“Detonation is the best environmental method for disposing of the rocket motors and... Read more
STAFF SGT. JANNELLE MCRAE, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
June 8, 2017
WASHINGTON — Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein hosted a National Pilot Sourcing Meeting with airline executives to discuss the national pilot shortage in Alexandria, Virginia, May 18, 2017.Air Force and sister-service aviation leaders, airline executives, associations and educators identified and discussed opportunities to improve collaboration between airlines and the military to... Read more
75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
June 8, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The Air Force will accept public comments May 25-June 26 on a draft Environmental Assessment completed on a proposal to build and operate a 3 megawatt combined heat and power system, or CHP System, on Hill Air Force Base.If constructed, the CHP System would consist of a natural gas turbine generator, a heat recovery steam generator, a water treatment system, a duct... Read more
TECH. SGT. ROBERT BARNETT, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
June 8, 2017
WASHINGTON — Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Stephen Wilson discussed the state of the nuclear triad during a Mitchell Institute breakfast at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, D.C., May 25, 2017.The Air Force maintains two legs of the nuclear triad, including aircraft capable of carrying nuclear weapons, more than 400 intercontinental ballistic missiles, 75 percent of the nuclear... Read more
KENJI THULOWEIT, 412th Test Wing Public Affairs
June 8, 2017
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — A KC-46A Pegasus has entered the Benefield Anechoic Facility for the first time.The new aerial refueling tanker is undergoing tests to demonstrate that it meets Federal Aviation Administration certification requirements and Defense Department electromagnetic environmental effects requirements for systems. These tests include shielding effectiveness, emission... Read more
KENJI THULOWEIT, 412th Test Wing Public Affairs
June 8, 2017
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — From time to time, the F-22 Raptor Combined Test Force at the 411th Flight Test Squadron gets a visit from an old friend.A highly modified and instrumented Boeing 757 called the F-22 Flying Test Bed is an F-22 avionics laboratory. The experimental FTB is the very first Boeing 757 ever produced, and has been retrofitted in order to perform flight test of F-22... Read more
AIRMAN 1ST CLASS ABBY L. FINKEL, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
June 8, 2017
ROVANIEMI AIR BASE, Finland — Twelve F-15C Eagles and about 200 personnel from the 493rd Fighter Squadron at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, and two KC-135 Stratotankers and over 30 personnel from the 351st Air Refueling Squadron at RAF Mildenhall, England, deployed to bases in Finland and Sweden for exercise Arctic Challenge 2017. Multinational exerciseArctic Challenge, a multinational... Read more