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AG 18-1 Alaska fighter wing enhances 'fight tonight' readiness
Prepare, deploy, and enable Airmen; that is the mission of the 354th Fighter Wing. To ensure preparedness for any contingency operations that may arise, Eielson routinely conducts various exercises to prepare its Airmen.
0 10/24
2017
The 617th Bombardment Squadron was one of four Tuskegee Airmen bomber squadrons during WWII that made up the 477th Bombardment Group. In 2007, the 477th Bombardment Group became the 477th Fighter Group, bringing with it the legacy of Tuskegee airmen to Alaska. Tuskegee Airman visits Alaska, recalls history-making service
Army Air Corps Staff Sgt. Leslie Edwards braced himself against the roaring might of an F-22 Raptor as nearly 70,000 pounds of thrust threatened to rip his signature red-and-black Tuskegee Airmen cap from atop his head – a dramatic change from the propeller aircraft of his day.
0 10/24
2017
Airmen receive familiarization flights in an F-16 Fighting Falcon during aviation training relocation. Airmen upholding Wild Weasel mission gain perspective
A critical piece in the preparation to fly in an F-16 Fighting Falcon is to ensure the pilots are equipped for any situation.
0 10/24
2017
Osan Airmen pull woman from crashed vehicle during Seoul ADEX 2017. Osan Airmen pull woman from crashed vehicle during Seoul ADEX 2017
While working late into the night at Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition 2017, two U.S. Airmen spotted a crashed car on a dark, deserted Seoul street.
0 10/20
2017
170915-F-UL677-094 DPAA Accounts for 183 Missing Service Members in Fiscal Year 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) accounted for 183 formerly missing persons from past conflicts. Also, the agency individually identified the remains of 18 additional personnel, who were previously accounted for as part of group burials, reaching another milestone of 201 total identifications for the fiscal year.
0 10/19
2017
Army Air Corps Staff Sgt. Leslie Edwards, the last known living Tuskegee Airman of the the 477th Bombardment Group, meets U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jeremiah Frye, 477th Fighter Group quality assurance inspector, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Oct. 14, 2017. In 2007, the 477th Bombardment Group became the 477th Fighter Group, bringing with it the legacy of Tuskegee Airmen to Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Curt Beach) Alaska, Tuskegee Airmen make history, complete 5,000th inspection together
Lightning diverter strips sitting flush - check. Hydro lines show no evidence of leaks or chafing. All of the 179 other items on the basic post-flight inspection – check. It’s a 40-minute inspection, done every time an aircraft returns from a sortie, and on Oct. 14, it was the 5,000th time Tech. Sgt. Jeremiah Frye had evaluated a similar maintenance action.
0 10/19
2017
Members with the 374th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron salute the last C-130H Hercules departing from Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 16, 2017. Yokota says farewell to the C-130H
After 43 years Team Yokota observed a historical milestone as the base sent off the last two active-duty C-130H Hercules in the Air Force.
0 10/18
2017
AFGSC/CC Attends Fiends Centennial AFGSC commander attends centennial celebration
General Robin Rand, Air Force Global Strike Command commander and former 36th Fighter Squadron commander, the squadron’s 93rd “Fiend One”, visited the base for three days to attend events in honor of the 36th FS, Flying Fiend’s, centennial celebration.
0 10/10
2017
PACAF Commanders discusses partnerships, mission and North Korea Airman Magazine: Q&A with COMPACAF
Airman Magazine interviews Gen. Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy, Pacific Air Forces commander and Air Component Commander for U.S. Pacific Command, Sept.15, one day after North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan.
0 10/06
2017
U.S. Air Force Gen. Robin Rand, Air Force Global Strike Command commander, sits in the cockpit of an F-16 Fighting Falcon with Capt. William Baker, 80th Fighter Squadron F-16 instructor pilot, before take off at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 28, 2017. Rand is an F-16 pilot with more than 470 combat hours and a former member of the Wolf Pack as Wolf 42. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria H. Taylor) AFGSC commander returns to the Wolf Pack
During a three-day visit to Kunsan, Air Force Global Strike Command Commander Gen. Robin Rand and 8th Air Force Commander Maj. Gen. Thomas Bussiere saw first-hand the current mission capabilities of the Wolf Pack and its Airmen.
0 10/01
2017
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