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DoD News, Defense Media Activity
February 2, 2017
President Donald J. Trump intends to nominate Heather Wilson as Secretary of the Air Force, according to a White House press release issued today.Wilson is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, a Rhodes Scholar and a former U.S. congresswoman who represented New Mexico from 1998 to 2009.If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Wilson will be the first Air Force academy graduate to become Secretary of... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN ALEXA CULBERT, 42nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs
February 2, 2017
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James spent her final day in office honoring an Airman here Jan. 19, 2017.Before a packed auditorium of base leadership, River Region community leaders and Air University students, James presented two Silver Star medals to Col. Christopher Barnett for his actions in Afghanistan in 2009 on two separate occasions.Barnett, now an Air War... Read more
Katie Lange, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
February 2, 2017
Retired Marine Corps Gen. Jim Mattis has officially been confirmed as the new Secretary of Defense.While many of you who served (and still serve) in the Marine Corps know his achievements well, many other service members and DoD civilians might not know that much about the veteran commander. So to help introduce him to the community he’ll be serving, here are a few key facts to know:Gen. Mattis... Read more
75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
January 26, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Two siblings from Hill AFB have danced their way to victory in a national talent competition, but need the community’s support to dance even farther. The teens, who choreographed their own dance routines, submitted a video for Operation Talent Search, a talent contest for Air Force family members, and won first place in their category’s age group and “Best of Show... Read more
R. Nial Bradshaw, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
January 26, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — From the moment you enter the gate at Hill AFB until the moment you depart at the end of your duty day, you are supported and cared for by men and women in the 75th Air Base Wing.The 75th ABW, comprised of nearly 2,800 professional Airmen, is Hill AFB’s host unit.The wing supports more than 27,000 military members, civilians and contract employees and their families.... Read more
388th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
January 26, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Pilots and maintainers from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings deployed the F-35A Lightning II to Nellis AFB, Nev., Jan. 20.This is the first deployment to Red Flag for the F-35A and the first large movement since the Air Force declared the jet combat ready in August 2016.Red Flag is the Air Force’s premier aerial combat training exercise. Participants include both... Read more
KENJI THULOWEIT, 412th Test Wing Public Affairs
January 26, 2017
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — Members of the F-35 Integrated Test Force developed a new funnel system that captures the foam or water deluge during required hangar fire-suppression system tests, saving $79,750 and several days of delay, which can be critically important for test programs.The new funnel system testing by members from the Edwards Air Force Base Fire Department and the 461st... Read more
Brian Brackens, 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
January 26, 2017
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Chief Master Sgt. Michelle R. Thorsteinson-Richards has been selected as the new Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s command chief.Thorsteinson-Richards, who is currently the command chief of the 99th Air Base Wing at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, will replace Chief Master Sgt. Doreen Losacco, who will be retiring after more than 27 years of service... Read more
LEAH BRYANT, Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center Public Affairs
January 26, 2017
KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M.,— Air Force B-52H Stratofortress aircrews recently tested three unarmed AGM-86B air-launched cruise missiles, demonstrating the bomber force’s ability to configure, load, fly and deliver the nation’s only nuclear cruise missile. The B-52H aircrews departed Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, for the Utah Test and Training Range, about 80 miles west of Salt Lake... Read more
552nd AIR CONTROL WING
January 26, 2017
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — The first E-3 Sentry aircraft with the glass flight deck modification known as DRAGON (Diminishing Manufacturing Sources Replacement of Avionics for Global Operations and Navigation) arrived at Tinker Air Force Base Jan. 9.“Today marks a significant chapter in this wing’s history, as we prepare our Airmen for tomorrow’s challenges. This is the first of 24 modified E... Read more

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