Air Force Featured Stories

  • Acting SecAF visits Robins AFB

    Acting Secretary of the Air Force John P. Roth visited Robins Air Force Base May 10-11 to receive briefs on the base’s depot maintenance operations and Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System, along with meeting with Robins AFB Airmen and Middle Georgia community leaders.

  • Chaplain reflects on journey of perseverance, gratitude

    Chaplain (Maj.) Bitrus Cobongs' journey began more than 6,000 miles away in Nigeria, where his early aspirations consisted of being a youth minister, but through closed and opened doors, he ended up serving in the U.S. military.

  • Scobee testifies before House Appropriations Committee

    Reserve component and congressional members discussed specific Reserve missions, modernization, mental health, diversity and the fiscal year 2022 budget. In addition, Scobee touted the many accomplishments of Reserve Airmen in a year marked by challenges.

  • Reserve Airman makes history with innovative Project FoX/F-35 development

    The event was a milestone for the Fighter Optimization eXperiment, or FoX, a project that seeks to rapidly integrate advanced software and hardware technologies to maximize the F-35’s lethality and survivability, while creating an agile development test tool and fielded combat multiplier for all

  • Female aviators key element to the CAA mission

    Female aviators play an important role in the 711th Special Operations Squadron’s combat aviation advisor mission at home and around the globe. Combat aviation advisors advise, assist and instruct service members from partner nations on how to best perform this specialized mission.

  • 919 SOW’s first female Airman reflects on career

    Avant joined the 919th TAG in 1972 when the Air Force looked very different for women. Less than 3% of the Air Force was female and the Women in the Air Force program separated women from men in their training, uniforms and career opportunities.

  • 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

  • CSAF visits Robins AFB, talks readiness with Reserve senior leaders

    During his visit to Robins AFB, Brown met with Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, AFRC commander and chief of the Air Force Reserve; Brig. Gen. Matthew Burger, AFRC deputy commander; Chief Master Sgt. Timothy White, AFRC command chief and Scobee’s senior enlisted advisor, and several other senior leaders.

  • 403rd Wing weathers record storm season

    A historical hurricane season means a packed schedule for the Air Force Reserve’s 403rd Wing and their 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron “Hurricane Hunters.” Throw in a pandemic and four evacuations and this season was one of the busiest for the Reserve Airmen.

  • 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.

  • Maxwell AFB selected as location for MH-139 FTU

    The MH-139 FTU’s mission is to train pilots in providing security and support for the nation’s intercontinental ballistic missile fields spanning Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, Colorado and Nebraska.

  • 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