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March 12, 2018

Coalition Live-Fire Exercise Enhances Iraqi Combat Capabilities

Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, in conjunction with the Coalition Aviation Advisory and Training Team, coordinated the first coalition live-fire exercise for the Iraqi forward air controller course at Besmaya Range, Iraq.

March 9, 2018

Airmen, Soldiers Partner to Conduct Afghanistan Rescue Missions

Army Chinook helicopter teams are working closely with Air Force pararescuemen and combat rescue officers in Afghanistan, combining for a unique personnel recovery mission.

March 8, 2018

Face of Defense: Air Force Service Reunites Father and Son

Air Force Master Sgt. Robert Formantes and his son, Air Force Airman 1st Class Jacob Formantes, are currently serving together at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona. Jacob said his father had always played an important role in his life through his strong leadership and mentorship.

March 5, 2018

Airmen Prepare for Deployment During Sentry Aloha Exercise

Iowa Air National Guard airmen assigned to the 132nd Wing deployed to Hawaii for Exercise Sentry Aloha to develop their deployment readiness skills alongside their active duty and Hawaii Air National Guard counterparts.

March 5, 2018

Key Spouses Support the Mission Behind the Scenes

A recent luncheon at Kadena Air Base, Japan, honored members of the Air Force Key Spouse program, an official family readiness program put in place at the unit level to help airmen and their families be resilient through all of the challenges of being a member of the armed forces.

March 2, 2018

Airmen Keep F-16 Fighting Falcons Rolling

A small group of dedicated airmen work around-the-clock on the equipment that literally keeps the F-16CM Fighting Falcon rolling at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.

March 2, 2018

Connecting ‘Eyes in the Sky’ to Boots on the Ground

The ability to remote-pilot the RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle is made possible by a unique group of airmen in the 9th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.

March 2, 2018

Face of Defense: Immigrant Airman Forges Intercultural Friendships

An intelligence analyst by day and cultural envoy by night, Air Force Master Sgt. Cesar “Vinny” Ventura grew up as one of four bilingual siblings in a Hispanic immigrant family in Los Angeles, California. Ventura's parents didn't speak English, so they relied on him and his brothers to translate for them.

March 1, 2018

Air Force Weather Forecasters Assist Soldiers at Fort Irwin Exercise

Knowing missions need to be completed regardless of weather, Air Force weather forecasters are training with soldiers in the Mojave Desert to prepare for battle in changing weather conditions.

Feb. 28, 2018

Crews Provide Aeromedical Evacuation Capabilities in Cope North Exercise

Air Force C-130J Super Hercules and C-12J Huron aircrews assigned to Yokota Air Base, Japan, are participating in the Cope North exercise at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.

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