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Sept. 28, 2018

Air Force, Navy Officials Describe Need for C-130 Aircraft

The Air Force would like to “do more and go faster” in modernizing its C-130 Hercules aircraft fleet, the service’s deputy chief of staff for strategic plans and requirements told a House Armed Services Committee panel.

Sept. 28, 2018

Face of Defense: Airman Describes Her Journey From Pro Basketball to Service

Air Force 1st Lt. Brittnie Davis has drive and works hard, attributes that have served her well as a former professional basketball player in Australia, and now as a commissioned officer.

Sept. 21, 2018

Air Force Assists Army During Saber Junction 18

During Exercise Saber Junction 18, part of an annual U.S. Army Europe-directed exercise series, the U.S. Air Force provided aircraft during training that promotes interoperability between U.S. troops and participating allies and partner nations.

Sept. 21, 2018

Face of Defense: Goalie-Turned-Air Force Officer Earns NCAA Accolades

Air Force 2nd Lt. Sidney Peters, the four-time Western Collegiate Hockey Association Scholar-Athlete, WCHA All-Academic, Academic All-Big Ten honoree and 2018 Hockey Humanitarian Award recipient, has been named as one of the NCAA’s Top 30 Woman of the Year honorees for her excellence in academics, athletics, community service and leadership.

Sept. 20, 2018

Airman Practices Humanitarianism on the Home Front

With sounds of power drills, hammers and coordinated shouts flying through the air, a 27-year-old Air Force senior airman is helping to build homes for Habitat for Humanity in Washington.

Sept. 7, 2018

Face of Defense: Namesake Davy Crockett Descendant Serves in Iowa Air Guard

Air Force Master Sgt. David "Davy" Crockett, a member of the Iowa Air National Guard, is a direct descendant and namesake of "Davy" Crockett, the famous Tennessee frontiersman.

Sept. 5, 2018

First Invisible Wounds Center Opens at Eglin Air Force Base

The 96th Medical Group held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the Air Force’s first Invisible Wounds Center at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

Sept. 5, 2018

Face of Defense: Rwanda-Born Airman Finds Success in Service

When he was a youth in Rwanda, Karl Mutangana dreamed of achieving a better life. Today, Mutangana successfully serves as a senior airman and supply liaison for F-35 Lightning II aircraft parts with the 96th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

Aug. 29, 2018

Airmen Make it Rain Soldiers

Airmen from the 62nd Airlift Wing and soldiers from the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division participated in a joint exercise to airdrop equipment and personnel at two drop zones during Exercise Predictable Iron at Fort Bragg, N.C.’s Pope Field.

Aug. 28, 2018

U.S., Romanian Troops Work Together in Survival Training

Survival, evasion, rescue and escape specialists conducted training with American and Romanian air force pilots during Carpathian Summer 2018, a bilateral training exercise designed to enhance interoperability and readiness of forces.

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