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Air Force Featured Stories

  • Total Force C-17 aircrew awarded Distinguished Flying Cross

    Three Reserve Airmen assigned to the 349th Air Mobility Wing at Travis AFB, and an active-duty Airman assigned to the 3rd Wing, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, were recognized for helping evacuate Americans and allies out of Afghanistan during Operation Allies Refuge in August 2021.

  • 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.

  • An inside look at F-35 pilot helmet fittings

    Reservists in the 419th Operations Support Squadron play a crucial role to ensure the safety of pilots assigned to the 419th Fighter Wing, the Air Force Reserve’s only combat-capable F-35 Lightning II unit.

  • Negative for Covid-19

    The Negatively Pressured CONEX and NPC-Light. A solution of transforming existing 40-foot CONEX containers into air-mobile biocontainment isolation wards.

  • Revolutionizing Aircrew training through virtual reality

    The Virtual Reality Procedures Trainer, released during a milestone demonstration of its capabilities on July 7 at StrikeWerx in Bossier City, Louisiana, may even change the entire Air Force bomber community’s approach to training.

  • AFLCMC Gunsmith Shop creates rifle for aircrew

    Known as the Aircrew Self Defense Weapon (GAU-5A), the 7-pound, 5.56 mm caliber rifle is based on the M4 carbine and was designed by the Gunsmith Shop in close coordination with the small-arms engineer to provide downed aircrew with additional firepower while they wait for rescue.

  • Air advisor receives 2019 Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award

    Lt. Col. Carl Miller, now the deputy chief of the special missions division at Headquarters, Air Education and Training Command, won the award for his achievements while deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan, leading the execution of a $1.5 billion security assistance program as commander of the 538th Air

  • Air Force releases findings of civil airport, aircrew lodging policy review

    The review, led by AMC’s deputy commander, focused on existing guidance and policies and how they are applied. Specifically, the review looked at aircrew lodging, the associated processes and procedures and the application of those policies to the use of civil airports and the advisability and

  • SERE: Teaching how to survive

    The responsibility of ensuring these pilots are safe and have the knowledge and skills to make it home safe in any situation they might endure lies heavily on the shoulders of survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialists.