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Air Force Featured Stories

  • Texas ANG delivers water, aid after winter storm

    From Feb. 14-20, Winter Storm Uri ー the worst polar vortex to hit Texas since 1989 ー spread cataclysmic damage and sent temperatures plummeting into the teens and single digits for more than four million Texans.

  • 2020 Vice Chief’s Challenge winners announced

    The challenge, which launched in February 2020, focused on identifying time-consuming tasks that provide the least direct value to generating combat effects; proposing innovative solutions to streamline current processes through the novel application of technology; and partnering directly with

  • NY ANG intel officer describes AF Ventures experience

    The six-week fellowship places U.S. Air Force and Department of Defense leaders into technology and business ecosystems across Silicon Valley. This program is designed to increase the quality of technology proficient Airmen while maintaining long-lasting relationships between the Air Force and the

  • Around the Air Force: ABMS scale-up, C-130J base selections, and E-Sports

    This week’s look around the Air Force highlights the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office as they work to speed development of the Advanced Battle Management System, the Air Force selects four new C-130J locations, and the Air Force Services Center launches an E-Sports program aimed at inclusiveness,

  • Air Force selects next C-130J locations

    The Air Force has selected Louisville Air National Guard Base, Kentucky; McLaughlin ANGB, West Virginia; Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base, Texas; and Savannah ANGB, Georgia as the preferred locations to receive C-130J Super Hercules aircraft to replace their aging C-130Hs, pending the outcome of

  • Palmetto Challenge trains for Total Force readiness

    More than 100 Airmen from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, participated in the Palmetto Challenge, a global mobilization exercise, at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, and Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina, Nov. 16-20.

  • MAFFS tackle largest wildfires in California history

    The rumble becomes a deafening roar as the California National Guard C-130 Hercules, only 150 feet above the ground, appears just above the treetops and drops 3,000 gallons of retardant in less than five seconds; thick red liquid coating the pine needles and forest floor below, creating a

  • Historic agreement opens defense data to academia

    One of the largest owners of data, the Department of Defense, known for its steadfast protective oversight of this digital gold, embarked on a historical first this year: a first with the ability to improve the effectiveness, agility, affordability and speed of operations for a myriad of

  • West Virginia ANG hosts inaugural air-to-air staff talks with Peru

    The workshop brought together key personnel from 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern), Military Assistance & Advisory Group (MAAG) – U.S. Embassy Lima, the Air Forces Southern liaison officer from Peru, Assistant Air Attaché to the Embassy of Peru in Washington, D.C., Peruvian Air Force Maj. Gen.

  • Kingsley Field firefighters save local homes from catastrophic fire

    In the late evening of Sept. 7, the Kingsley Field Fire Department, part of the 173rd Fighter Wing of the Oregon Air National Guard, received a dispatch call for assistance for a wildland fire burning near Chiloquin, a neighboring community north of the small town in the southwest corner of Oregon.