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  • Hurricane Hunters wrap up Hurricane Sam missions

    The Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron Hurricane Hunters, from Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, began flying the storm after moving to their forward operating location in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, to collect weather data and provide the National Hurricane Center more accurate, up-to-date forecasts and models of the storms.
  • Web-based enrollment streamlines visitor pass process

    Each year, security forces Airmen across the Department of the Air Force issue more than 1.7 million paper passes at visitor control centers, entry control points and commercial vehicle inspection areas. Recognizing that issuing passes the traditional way is no longer efficient, the Air Force Security Forces staff developed the Defense Biometric Identification System Visitor Enrollment System, or DVES.
  • 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.
  • OSI HQ welcomes first AF JCS senior enlisted advisor

    SEAC Ramon Colon-Lopez, who is the most senior enlisted service member, by position, in the U.S. military, visited to learn about OSI capabilities and to take part in National Hispanic Heritage Month conversations there.
  • Around the Air Force: Meaningful Military Capability, First Europe-Based F-35s, A New AF.Mil

    This week’s look Around the Air Force features Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall talking about getting meaningful military capabilities into the hands of Airmen and Guardians, RAF Lakenheath activates the first Europe-based F-35A Squadron, and the official website of the United States Air Force gets a redesign that offers new user experiences. (Hosted by Tech Sgt. Eric Mann)
  • CMSAF visits with 445th AW, 655th ISRW

    During her visit to the 445th Airlift Wing and 655th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass coined one 655th ISR Wing Airman and three 445th AW Airmen who were chosen as outstanding performers for the wing.
  • AMC welcomes new commander during ceremony

    Gen. Michael A. Minihan took command from Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. officiated the ceremony.
  • AFOQT: Breaking the Language Barrier

    The Department of the Air Force recently made changes to its qualifying test for officers. By reducing the mandatory delay between tests from 180 to 90 days and allowing for ‘super-scoring’ of test subcategories, much like college SAT and ACT scoring, DAF is making headway in modernizing its approach to accessions and human capital management.
  • USecAF gets firsthand look at AETC’s values-based approach to foundational readiness

    Under Secretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones visited Joint Base San Antonio, Oct. 1-4, seeing firsthand how Air Education and Training Command ingrains dignity and respect throughout the force, and how the command implements a values-based approach to training and readiness.
  • F-35A complete 5th generation fighter test milestone with refurbished B61-12 nuclear gravity bombs

    Two F-35A Lightning II aircraft recently released B61-12 Joint Test Assemblies, or JTAs, during the F-35A’s first Full Weapon System Demonstration, completing the final flight test exercise of the nuclear design certification process.
  • AFIMSC presses till final hours to execute $7 billion in FY21

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center closed out an extremely tight year in the last hours of fiscal year 2021, executing more than $7 billion to attain close to 99.9% obligation of the operations and maintenance portfolio across the enterprise.
  • Religious accommodation requests: What to expect

    For Airmen seeking a religious accommodation request, chaplains play a critical role in ensuring each request is fully considered in accordance with DAFI 52-201, Religious Freedom in the Department of the Air Force.
  • Department of the Air Force recognizes Energy Awareness Month

    Energy Awareness Month gives the Department of the Air Force the opportunity every October to look at the critical role energy plays in its combat capabilities and readiness.
  • Space Force, Air Force Total Force recruiting makes goal for fiscal 2021

    For the first time in five years, each of the Total Force recruiting partners have reached or exceeded their recruiting goal and each has achieved its end-strength for Fiscal 2021.
  • Air Force to launch official website redesign, temporarily pause new content for updates

    To enable required updates, officials said the service will not release new content on AF.mil Oct. 1 – Oct. 6, while the Air Force migrates to a redesigned, mobile-ready website.
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