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U.S. Air Force F-16 Flying Falcons with the 13th Fighter Squadron from Misawa Air Base, Japan taxi to the runway during Northern Edge 2017 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 6, 2017. NE17 provides the opportunity to hone current and test future applications of combat operations and weapons capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Araceli Alarcon) Misawa bolsters Northern Edge air defense mission
Approximately 6,000 U.S. military personnel and more than 200 aircraft gathered at different locations around Alaska for Northern Edge 2017.
0 5/11
2017
Air Force releases finalized Diversity & Inclusion implementation plans. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons) Across the Air Force, diversity necessary for mission success
On December 3, 2015, former Secretary of Defense, Ashton Carter, announced that beginning in January 2016, all military occupations, including combat-specific roles, would be open to women.
0 5/08
2017
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Terry White, 51st Maintenance Group weapons crew team member, secures munitions on an A-10 Thunderbolt II during Exercise Beverly Herd 17-2 at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, May 4, 2017. The no-notice exercise challenged the tradition of planning exercises weeks or months in advance, allowing wing leadership a view of how personnel would respond in real-world situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III) Osan Airmen challenged during no-notice exercise
The 51st Fighter Wing launched its first-ever no-notice readiness exercise on May 4, putting the Mustangs’ ability to 'Fight Tonight' to the test.
0 5/05
2017
Mr. Andrew Bossard, a briefer during the Storyteller event, shares his story of resiliency at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, April 6, 2017. During the event, Bossard’s topic was shades of ambiguity in which he spoke about overcoming prejudice as a child and his ability to bounce back through adversity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III) Resilient Airmen share their stories
Throughout the Air Force, no matter the job or rank, every Airman has a story.
0 4/27
2017
Default Air Force Logo Doolittle, USS Hornet at 75: Shrinking Oceans, Rising Tides
April 18th marked the 75th anniversary of the famous Doolittle Raid, a daring mission that relied on land-based bombers to fly from sea. Sixteen Army Air Corps long-range, B-25 Mitchell Bomber aircraft launched for a one-way mission off the deck of the Navy aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV 8).
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U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 35th Logistics Readiness Squadron pose for a photo at Misawa Air Base, Japan, April 25, 2017. The 35th LRS personnel pictured from left to right, Senior Airman John Proctor, Staff Sgts Scot Boone, Brent Bowes and Kyle Cherry,all vehicle operator dispatchers, and Tech. Sgt. Canaan Hatcher, not pictured, a quality assurance evaluator, rescued a Thai man Febuary 19, 2017 who was stuck upside down in snow at Niseko Mountain, Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brittany A. Chase) U.S. Airmen rescue Thai man from near death experience
People from around the globe travel to Northern Japan for what some consider the best backcountry snowboarding and skiing in the world. Many, unfortunately, underestimate the skill level needed to shred unmarked and off course areas—often getting stuck in tree wells and falling victim to snow immersion suffocation.
0 4/27
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Airmen with the 13th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron pose for a photo on top of an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Misawa Air Base, Japan, April 20, 2017. The 13th AMXS worked tirelessly to ensure all the 13th Fighter Squadron's jets are 100 percent mission capable. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brittany A. Chase) Misawa maintainers ensure F-16s combat ready
Readiness is a quintessential part of the Air Force, allowing for assets and personnel to be mission ready at a moment’s notice.
0 4/26
2017
U.S. Air Force Capt. Jack Johnston, an 18th Aggressor Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft pilot, speaks with Congressional staff delegates 18 April, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. One stop during the base tour involved a static display of the F-16, which recently received the new “Splinter” pattern. Congressional staff delegates visit Eielson
Congressional staff delegates visited Eielson, April 18, to gain improved understanding of the 354th Fighter Wing’s mission in order to pass on pertinent information to members of congress.
0 4/21
2017
Four B-25 bombers fly the "Missing Man" formation over the Memorial Service honoring the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Japan Raid on April 18, 1942. The memorial service, held at the National Museum of the United States Air Force April 18, 2017, included two B-25 fly-overs. The first was a typical bomber staggered formation, and included 11 aircraft. The second was the Missing Man formation and honored the 79 members of the original Raiders who have passed. The last living Raider, Lt. Col. Richard Cole, was a participant in the memorial ceremony.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Wesley Farnsworth) B-25s pay tribute to Doolittle Raid 75th Anniversary
Friends, family and fans from around the country came together to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid April 17-18 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
0 4/18
2017
Becky Thatcher, daughter of the late Doolittle Raider Staff Sgt. David Thatcher, and U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. William Hatten from 28th Maintenance Squadron from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Ruptured Duck dedicated crew chief, unveil the newest rendition of the Ruptured Duck artwork during a ceremony for the new Ruptured Duck artwork, Apr. 17, 2017 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The original artwork featured a cross-eyed duck, wearing a leather helmet, staring out over crossed crutches. (U.S. Air Force photo by Wesley Farnsworth) B-1 ‘Ruptured Duck’ rechristening honors Doolittle Tokyo Raiders’ 75th anniversary
The 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders was commemorated April 17 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base as a B-1 bomber from Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, was rechristened the “Ruptured Duck” and its new nose art unveiled in tribute to a B-25 Mitchell bomber that was flown during the Doolittle Raid in 1942.
0 4/18
2017
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