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  • Airman perseveres through injuries determined to run Air Force Marathon

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Fully dedicated to training for the Air Force Marathon, Staff Sgt. Kyle Hipol hit a road block along the way after suffering an injury, but there was no stopping his determination that he would go over, under and around that road block in order to cross that finish line come Sept. 21.  Training since April,
  • Esper emphasizes need for military to ‘adapt’ to confront new threats, resurgent ‘great power competition’

    The blueprint for success, he said, is the National Defense Strategy, a comprehensive document assembled by former Defense Secretary James Mattis that reshapes the military to address new threats from near-peer competitors while also continuing to prosecute the war on terror and ensuring national security.
  • Air Force marks 72 years since official creation

      On Sept. 18, the United States Air Force will become 72 years old. Yet while this anniversary represents more than seven decades of the Air Force operating as a single organized entity, its history as one of the premier air powers in the world began at the turn of the twentieth century.President Harry Truman signed the National Security Act of
  • Multiple 445th AW squadrons participate in training event

    Maj. Alexander Bingcang, 445th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, diagnosis “patients” during a combined training event Aug. 3, 2019. Reserve Citizen Airmen from the ASTS, 445th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron and 89th Airlift Squadron participated in a combined training effort during their August UTA weekend. The members provided medical care for
  • 445 CES participates in training event

    Senior Airman Christopher Hudson, 445th Civil Engineer Squadron HVAC and refrigeration Journeyman, prepares a Humvee for tactical convoy training Aug. 3, 2019. The exercise consisted of 20 members, five Humvees and one light medium tactical vehicle. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Angela Shay)
  • 718th IS supports sister squadron

    A key component to total force integration relationships is providing critical support to host units. This past year Master Sgt. David Meyers, 718th Intelligence Squadron, stepped up to assist the 718th IS’ sister unit, the 45th Intelligence Squadron, as forensic intelligence program manager, responsible for a team of 23 analysts who conducted 24/7 Gorgon Stare 2 (GS2) Post-Ingest Exploitation (PIE) imagery analysis.
  • Fowl or foul, filthy food effects thousands

    September is National Food Safety Education Month, established to bring awareness to how each year one in six Americans get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die from eating contaminated food, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Facts about DD Form 214's for Guard, Reserve

    The Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or DD Form 214, is a document Airmen may receive at certain points in their careers such as separating from an active duty unit, completing job training, or returning home from a deployment.Air Force Reservists and Air National Guard members may expect to receive a DD 214 when retiring from
  • Share Your Adventure: help the Reserve team grow through testimony

    The peer referral program is the lead source generator for AFRC RS with one of four people referred by current Reservists joining the Air Force Reserve and is replacing the command’s Get1Now campaign. As manning levels continue to increase for AFRC and other branches of service and the nation’s economy continues to be strong, Share Your Adventure is a vital program to help recruiters gather quality leads and assure AFRC has the manning it needs to excel in its mission to fly, fight and win.
  • Aircrew flight equipment shop keeps wing’s aircrew mission ready

    Some equipment is virtually invisible until an emergency occurs, but for the men and women of the 445th Operations Support Squadron’s aircrew flight equipment shop, their duty revolves around it.