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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
Jim Garamone, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
June 8, 2017
WASHINGTON — While the new officers of the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Class of 2017 must never stop learning, it’s time to lead, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at graduation ceremonies in Colorado Springs, Colorado.Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford thanked the 979 graduates for answering the call to duty in a very challenging time.“The world changed when you were about 5 years old, and... Read more
PAUL HOLCOMB, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
June 1, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Fourteen specialists here have the privileged responsibility of ensuring that approximately 20,000 civilian employees stay focused on the base’s many vital missions.While the job descriptions of these employee wellness specialists—better known as Wingman Advocates—state that they focus on civilians, they will assist anyone to include military personnel, contractors and... Read more
Todd Cromar, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
June 1, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Airmen from the 75th Security Forces Squadron organized and held several events during National Police Week, May 14-20. The Defender’s Challenge Softball Tournament took place May 16-17 at the softball park here. The two-day tournament was meant to boost morale and foster camaraderie among the teams, which were made up of Airmen from across the base. An... Read more
June 1, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — An employee here received recognition during an event May 18 in Salt Lake City for improving the lives of families, women, and children in the community.Brenda Jaramillo, a production management specialist with the 414th Supply Chain Management Squadron, received acknowledgement on behalf of Hill AFB from People Helping People, a Utah employment program, during their... Read more
June 1, 2017
OverviewThe Air Force is transitioning to the Windows 10 Operating System (OS) in accordance with USCYBERCOM Task Order 16-0043 and Department of Defense direction. New security features in Windows 10 allow the Air Force to install software patches faster as well as deter emerging cyber-intrusions. More specifically, the new OS increases accountability and transparency across DOD networks... Read more
June 1, 2017
WASHINGTON — Lt. Gen. Gina Grosso, the Air Force manpower, personnel and services deputy chief of staff, testified on Air Force personnel posture before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel in Washington, D.C., May 17.In 2017, the Air Force Human Capital Enterprise faces three distinct challenges for the future: the need for increased manpower to support current mission... Read more
June 1, 2017
The “In Focus” series is a monthly feature that puts the spotlight on some of the 419th Fighter Wing’s best and brightest Citizen Airmen. Find it first on Instagram @419fwIN FOCUS: Staff Sgt. Philip PinillosUNIT: 419th Communications FlightTITLE: Client systems technicianFUN FACTS: Originally from San Jose, California, Philip inherited a love of country from his father, who emigrated from Peru to... Read more
June 1, 2017
KIRTLAND AFB, N.M. — The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center received the Air Force Organizational Excellence Award for the fourth time since the center stood up in 2006. The four awards span seven consecutive years, from 2009 through 2015.Ensuring U.S. nuclear weapons are “never doubted and always feared,” AFNWC synchronizes all aspects of nuclear materiel management on behalf of Air Force Materiel... Read more