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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.

Feb. 23, 2018

Air Force Trials for Wounded Warriors Begins in Nevada

More than 125 wounded, ill and injured servicemen and women have trained and practiced for months in their chosen sports in preparation for the Air Force Trials held at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.

Feb. 21, 2018

Face of Defense: Airman's Innovation Benefits Relief Efforts

In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, when the Air Force’s 621st Contingency Response Wing deployed more than 150 airmen throughout Puerto Rico and the surrounding islands, Air Force 1st Lt. David Webb, an intelligence officer, identified and collected open-source data that helped to expedite the hurricane relief efforts to more than 3.5 million civilians.

Feb. 20, 2018

Airmen Build Partnerships at Patriot South 18

About 1,000 participants from federal, state and local entities came together in Mississippi for exercise Patriot South, where in this particular earthquake training scenario, the Hawaii Air National Guard’s 154th Security Forces Squadron flew 4,200 miles to join Mississippi law enforcement.

Feb. 16, 2018

Air Force Firefighters Stand Ready to Respond to Emergencies

At Royal Air Force Base Lakenheath, England, Air Force firefighters and power production airmen routinely partner during the operation of barrier arresting kits, which act as an external emergency brake for landing aircraft in distress.

Feb. 15, 2018

Increased Funding Will Improve Military Readiness, Senior Officers Say

The services' No. 2 officers testified on readiness during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee's subcommittee on readiness and management support.

Feb. 14, 2018

Aviators Take Joint Training to New Heights

The Indiana Air National Guard’s 122nd Fighter Wing recently completed Operation Guardian Blitz during a two-week joint training exercise at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, which included air-to-air refueling, training alongside Navy rotary assets and joint terminal attack controllers.

Feb. 13, 2018

As Emphasis Shifts to Sustaining Military Gains, Progress To Defeat ISIS Continues

Significant progress in the fight to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has resulted in a shift in focus to sustaining military gains in Iraq, the commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command said.

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