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  • Airman makes debut as Winter Olympian, has sights set for 2026

    Imagine being the first black athlete to compete in a sport where you are hurling yourself headfirst down an icy track at speeds over 90 mph. That is exactly what Airman First Class Kelly Curtis did recently as she competed in the skeleton at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China.

  • DMOC brings Winter Fury to INDOPACOM

    The 705th Combat Training Squadron, also known as the Distributed Mission Operations Center, completed the second successful iteration of its “Fury” exercises in partnership with the 3rd Marine Air Wing. The DMOC developed the virtual scenarios for both Summer and Winter Fury exercises focused in

  • 1st SOS conducts Flight of the Flock

    Seven 1st Special Operations Squadron MC-130J Commando II aircraft conducted “Flight of the Flock” off the coast of Okinawa, Japan Jan. 6, 2022. “Flight of the Flock” is a rare training opportunity designed to challenge the pilots and aircrew on conducting operations as efficiently as possible.

  • ACC concludes Agile Combat Employment C3 ops rehearsal

    Airmen from Air Combat Command, United States Air Forces in Europe, Pacific Air Force and civilian counterparts came to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., to test technology and tactics during the Agile Combat Employment Command, Control and Communications Operations Rehearsal from Dec. 6-13, 2021. The

  • 70th Annual Operation Christmas Drop kicks off Dec. 6 in Guam

    U.S. and partner nation Airmen are set to participate in the Department of Defense’s longest running humanitarian assistance training mission out of Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, beginning Dec. 6, 2021. Operation Christmas Drop, or OCD, is an annual U.S. Air Force tradition of packaging and

  • 33rd RQS, Marines, JSDF participate in RIDEX

    The 33rd Rescue Squadron, Marines, and the Japan Self-Defense Force participated in Remote Island Disaster Exercise 2021. This is the first time JSDF invited U.S. forces to participate in RIDEX. This collaboration demonstrates the future of evolving capabilities as a bilateral team to support

  • CATM hosts heavy weapons training

    Members from the 18th Security Forces Squadron were trained on heavy weapon operations at Camp Hansen, Japan, Sept. 30, 2021. This training was to familiarize Airmen with heavy weapon platforms including the M249 light machine gun, M240B machine gun, and M203 grenade launcher to ensure safe and

  • Myths and facts about the vax — debunking common COVID-19 vaccine myths

    The COVID-19 vaccine has been mandated across the Department of Defense and despite its demonstrated effectiveness and safety, a host of myths have left some Airmen and Guardians hesitant to receive it. While social media posts and some news outlets may make it harder to keep up with what is fact or