Air Force Featured Stories

  • Jolly Green II, Apache complete joint test mission

    The two aircraft landed at Eglin AFB completing their first flight and combined test mission together. The Apache, from Redstone Army Test Center, Alabama, flew in for system testing with the HH-60W.

  • DAF ACT contracting executes N95 mask production for DoD

    The Department of the Air Force’s Acquisition COVID-19 Task Force (DAF-ACT) executed a $126 million contract on May 1 for expanded production of N95 masks—26 million per month—starting in October. The contract, awarded to 3M, will increase the supply chain of N95 masks and resupply the Strategic

  • AFCAP V increases field assistance

    If needed, the Air Force Contract Augmentation Program is standing by to support COVID-19 response for the Air Force or any federal government entity supporting National Command Authority objectives.

  • 50th Contracting Squadron uses creativity to obtain supplies

    Members of 50th CONS work with the squadrons to ensure they have the items necessary to remain operational and, on April 2, they distributed some of those materials to the 50th Space Wing at the 50th Logistics Readiness Flight’s warehouse.

  • Jolly Green II taken to extremes

    The Air Force’s newest combat search and rescue helicopter and crews experienced temperature extremes from 120 to minus 60 degrees Fahrenheit as well as torrential rain during the month of testing.

  • Air Force releases guidance on use of cloth face covers

    To the extent practical, without significantly impacting mission, all individuals on Department of the Air Force property, installations and facilities are required to wear cloth face coverings when they cannot maintain six feet of physical distance in public areas or work centers.

  • AFLCMC delivers C-37B early

    The program, managed by the Presidential and Executive Airlift Division, delivered the aircraft one week ahead of schedule.

  • Travis AFB support to HHS, Grand Princess repatriation

    Upon docking, passengers will be medically screened by HHS/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at the port of entry, and only asymptomatic passengers will be transferred to federal military installations for continued COVID-19 screening and a 14-day quarantine.

  • Cramped spaces and fuel vapors: MacDill AFB “Tank Divers”

    This hangar is the home of the 6th Maintenance Squadron’s fuels systems section. “Tank Divers,” as the technicians of this shop are called, work day and night to ensure MacDill Air Force Base’s aircraft are always ready to fuel the fight.

  • MacDill AFB fuels the fight

    Through precise training, the Airmen of the 927th and 6th Air Refueling Wings stationed at MacDill Air Force Base remain ready to deter near-peer adversaries.