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AFIMSC centralizes critical communication capability with standup of PMO
The PMO will provide centralized management of the core LMR network and subscriber procurements for all Airmen and Guardians. Traditionally, management of the program was handled at the major command level. Through this initiative, the office aims to improve service and save the Air and Space Forces money and resources.
Southern Beach boosts lethality, strengthens partnerships
Exercise Southern Beach primarily focused on offensive and defensive counter air operations, personnel rescue and airdrop missions. This was the first time since the inception of Southern Beach in which the majority of the mission sets and a Japan-U.S. training program were conducted during night time hours, when low-visibility becomes a factor.
Shutterbugs capture ‘wonderful world’ in photo contest
This year’s theme for the 2021 Air Force Photo Contest was “What a Wonderful World.” Participants could enter up to two images for one of the categories. A panel judged each photo on impact, creativity and technical excellence. Entries were accepted July 1 - Aug. 13.
Native Seed Program grows DAF readiness
The Department of the Air Force Native Seed Program, part of the National Seed Strategy, is a Bureau of Land Management initiative that brings together 12 federal agencies and more than 300 non-federal partners to champion ecological restoration nationwide.
Hurricane Hunters testing new SATCOM capabilities
The aerial reconnaissance weather officer sits adjacent, quality checking the figures from the dropsonde, as it plummets to the ocean’s surface, and from the stepped frequency microwave radiometer attached to the wing of the aircraft.
US Air Force awards F-15EX engine contract
The United States Air Force awarded a $1,579,662,187 contract to General Electric, GE Edison Works, Cincinnati, Oct. 29, for the purchase of 29 engines — installs and spares — in support of the production of 12 F-15EX Eagle II aircraft.
AF Week in Photos
This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
Around the Air Force: Fuel From Thin Air, USSF Support, Bomber Task Force, Innovative Logistics
This week’s look Around the Air Force highlights a new technology that converts carbon dioxide into jet fuel, Air Force Materiel Command is one step closer to becoming the servicing major command for Space Force-assigned Airmen, Bomber Task Force missions in support of the Indo-Pacific, and Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall’s call for technically and operationally innovative approaches to meet logistics challenges. (Hosted by Staff Sgt. Jevon Smith)
‘Basic’ docuseries goes behind the scenes at USAF BMT beginning Oct. 28
“Basic” presents the unique perspective of five enlistees from various parts of the country as they navigate the ups and downs of basic military training beginning in October 2019.
AFIMSC helps Afghan civilians start new lives
Numerous Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center teams have played a key role in Operation Allies Welcome, the evacuation and resettlement of thousands of Afghans and other civilians from Afghanistan.
Air Force supports historic Army Warfighter exercise
Warfighter Exercise 22-1 was Victory Corps' final certifying exercise in becoming the U.S. Army's fourth corps headquarters and America's forward-deployed corps in Europe.
84th RADES tests Air Force’s primary ground deployable radar
The three-week baseline evaluation and optimization at the Oregon ANG's 116th ACS consisted of strenuous testing, air-traffic analysis using RADES organic software, and optimization of radar parameters.
AETC’s Detachment 62 leading Agility Prime’s training effort
The Air Education and Training Command established Detachment 62 to create Agility Prime training and certification standards, and support multi-capable Airmen-operators.
Coalition forces strengthen close air support capabilities
A joint coalition force of U.S. Air Force Airmen, U.S. Army Soldiers and Italian air force members practiced close air support, in which aircraft provide firepower to friendly ground forces who are in close proximity to enemy forces.
AFIMSC Ventures accelerates change across installation, mission support enterprise
The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center's Ventures innovation office has helped Airmen and Guardians pursue ideas for delivering better, faster installation and mission support since its inception in 2018.