Articles

R. Nial Bradshaw, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
April 20, 2017
CLEARFIELD, Utah — Team Hill’s Airman and Family Readiness Center hosted a Kids Deployment Day for over 500 students at Hill Field Elementary School, April 14, 2017. The event offered children a glimpse into the deployment process.“This is something we do annually,” said Master Sgt. Shantelle Carpenter, A&FRC NCO in charge and event coordinator, “and we try to pick a school that has a large... Read more
ALEX R. LLOYD, Ogden Air Logistics Complex
April 20, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The 576th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron – the newest unit in the Ogden Air Logistics Complex 309th Aircraft Maintenance Group – celebrated its first birthday in March.Known as the Production Support Squadron, the unit’s 280 civil service Airmen are charged with providing on-site depot-level maintenance support for A-10 Thunderbolt II, C-130 Hercules, F-16 Fighting... Read more
April 20, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Tech. Sgt. Aaron Ramirez and Senior Airman Michael McDaniel, 419th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, load a bomb into a weapons bay of an F-35A Lightning II during a competition here April 7.Reservists in the 419th Fighter Wing participate quarterly in weapons load competitions against other squadrons, including Airmen in the active duty 388th FW.Aside from cultivating... 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
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