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Air Force Featured Stories

  • In reflection: A look back at Operation Allies Refuge

    August marks the one-year anniversary of Operation Allies Refuge, the largest non-combatant evacuation operation in U.S. history to date. A photo retrospective of the event and the service members who moved heaven and Earth to finish the mission.

  • 557th Weather Wing flexes its global capabilities

    Resolute Support Mission was established to help the Afghan security forces and allied nations develop the capacity to defend Afghanistan and protect its citizens. At its peak, the 557th Weather Wing was supporting approximately 10,000 personnel from 36 NATO allies and partner countries.

  • AF Year in Photos

    This year's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This annual feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.

  • AFIMSC helps Afghan civilians start new lives

    Numerous Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center teams have played a key role in Operation Allies Welcome, the evacuation and resettlement of thousands of Afghans and other civilians from Afghanistan.

  • Kessel Run's C2IMERA used during Afghan evacuation

    C2IMERA, which stands for Command and Control Incident Management Emergency Response Application, is an application focused on reporting, planning, force generation, emergency management, and command and control monitoring and execution.

  • 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.

  • DAF Joint Statement on Afghanistan Airport attack

    On behalf of the entire Department of the Air Force, our heartfelt sympathies go to the loved ones of the brave American service members killed and wounded in today’s terrorist attacks in Afghanistan. Our hearts are heavy for their sacrifice as they endeavored to bring hope to thousands seeking a

  • Operation Allies Refuge: Ramstein AB transforms into major evac hub

    Following the rapid deterioration of security in Afghanistan, the first of many aircraft carrying U.S. citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other vulnerable Afghans landed at the installation Aug. 20 as part of Operation Allies Refuge. Since then, Ramstein AB has received more than 11,000

  • 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.

  • 19th AW C-130J crew awarded for heroism on deployment

    On May 10, a C-130J Super Hercules aircrew assigned to Little Rock Air Force Base’s 61st Airlift Squadron was awarded one Distinguished Flying Cross and three Air Medals for their decisive actions and outstanding airmanship displayed under hazardous conditions while deployed to Afghanistan Sept. 19,

  • Special tactics training complex dedicated to fallen STO

    To honor a fallen special tactics officer’s actions and courageous leadership, the 24th Special Operations Wing along with friends and family hosted a dedication ceremony in Capt. Matthew Roland’s honor, May 6 at Hurlburt Field, Florida.

  • A harrowing night in Afghanistan

    While deployed in Afghanistan in the winter of 2019, Staff Sgt. Michael Rogers, 57th Rescue Squadron pararescueman, was tasked to recover personnel when required.