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Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Sardon and Staff Sgt. Jacob Liebel, communication and navigation systems technicians with the 911th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, perform a functional check on the Real Time In Cockpit modification at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Feb. 8, 2017. RTIC was installed in five of the eight C-130 Hercules aircraft assigned to the 911th Airlift Wing to improve situational awareness of pilots. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Marjorie A. Bowlden) Pittsburgh C-130H aircraft receive tactical upgrade
Five of the eight C-130 Hercules aircraft stationed here received Real Time In Cockpit modification in February to boost operational flexibility and situational awareness.   RTIC is a system that shows the current positions of threats and other aircraft, and facilitates communication between different pilots. It replaced an older system called
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(Ret.) Lt. Col. Enoch “Woody” Woodhouse, an original Tuskegee Airman, awaits the guest speaker Feb. 23, 2017, the morning of the Tuskegee Airmen Career Day at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. More than 150 students from middle and high school boys from 17 Lowcountry school visited Joint Base Charleston Feb. 23, 2017, to learn about jobs in aviation as part of the second annual Tuskegee Airmen Career Day, hosted by the 315th Airlift Wing. The boys were able to learn about military and civilian careers in aviation by more than 15 different career fields. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tom Brading) 315th AW hosts second annual Tuskegee Airmen Career Day
More than 150 middle and high school boys from 17 Lowcountry schools attended the second annual Tuskegee Airmen Career Day here Feb. 23.
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Senior Airman Stefiana Barnes, 349th Security Forces Squadron, drives a Humvee during convoy training for Patriot Wyvern at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., on Feb. 11, 2017. Security Forces Citizen Airmen encountered simulated improvised explosive devices and malfunctions as they traveled to Conex Village training site. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sam Salopek) Patriot Wyvern hones 349th AMW readiness skills
Citizen Airmen from the 349th Air Mobility Wing took part in a Patriot Wyvern exercise here Feb. 10 – 12.  Patriot Wyvern, held twice a year, brings together organizations across the unit for the common purpose of ensuring mission-ready Citizen Airmen for worldwide contingency operations. Over the course of the unit training assembly weekend,
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(Front to rear) Senior Airman Richard Sorensen and Maj. Aaron Milledge, GPS denial operators, set up high-power GPS electromagnetic interference training equipment. The hardware suite consists of a spectrum analyzer that verifies that the antenna and power are operating within safe parameters, a modem that builds a signal, and a high-powered amplifier. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Jessica D'Ambrosio) Space Aggressors jam Air Force, Allied systems
The 26th Space Aggressor Squadron here is always gearing up for the next exercise in replicating enemy action against space-based and space-enabled systems.Teams of adversary subject matter experts regularly employ jamming techniques to train Air Force, joint and coalition personnel how to recognize, mitigate, counter and defeat threats.“Our
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Retired Lt. Col. James H. Harvey III (center), member of the historic Tuskegee Airmen, talks to Col. David Smith, 419th Fighter Wing commander, and Tech. Sgt. David Batman, 419th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, about the F-16 Fighting Falcon during a tour at Hill Air Force Base Feb. 11. (U.S. Air Force photo/Bryan Magaña) Hill hosts famed Tuskegee Airman
The 419th Fighter Wing hosted retired Lt. Col. James H. Harvey III, a member of the historic Tuskegee Airmen, during a tour here Feb. 11.
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Mongolian Armed Forces Brig. Gen. D.Ganzorig, left, U.S. Air Force Col. Carl Magnusson, center, exercise co-director for Khaan Quest 16 and U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Robert Shuford, answer questions about the exercise at a media engagement at the Ministry of Defense, in Ulaanbatar, Mongolia, May 20, 2016. Khaan Quest is an annual, multinational peacekeeping operations exercise conducted in Mongolia and is the capstone exercise for this year's United Nations Global Peace Operations Initiative program. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Hilda M. Becerra / Released) Reservist wraps up two-year mobilization, supports OIR in Turkey
Over the past two years, Individual Mobilization Augmentee Col. Carl Magnusson has travelled the globe in support of a variety of U.S. operations.The U.S. Pacific Command Air Force Reservist has seen Japan, the Philippines, and Mongolia as a joint exercise control group director, and most recently, Kuwait and Turkey, where he supported Operation
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Palletized humanitarian aid cargo is offloaded from a Joint Base Charleston C-17 aircraft in Managua, Nicaragua, during a 315th Airlift Wing training mission, February 5, 2017.  The cargo, which was donated by groups within the U.S., was delivered as part of the Denton program, which allows for empty space on military cargo planes to be used for humanitarian relief.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Wayne Capps) Charleston C-17s deliver aid to Nicaragua, Haiti
More than 130,000 pounds of humanitarian aid was airlifted to relief organizations in Central American and Caribbean nations by the 315th Airlift Wing, Feb. 5, during a training mission that carried cargo as part of the Denton humanitarian program. The cargo, which mainly consisted of food, was donated by outreach groups and humanitarian organizations within the United States. It will provide an estimated 5.4 million meals to nearly 285,000 people - primarily children – in Nicaragua and Haiti.
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Tech Sgt. Trevor Gray and Master Sgt. Jared Richmond, 434th Maintenance Group repair and reclamation technicians, reinstall a stabilizer trim actuator on Jan. 8, 2017 at Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind. The actuator is located in a small compartment in the tail of the aircraft often referred to as the “hellhole.” (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Dakota Bergl) TCTO sends Airmen into KC-135R “hellhole”
No maintainer enjoys being required to climb into the small compartment, often called the “hellhole,” in the tail of a KC-135R Stratotanker, even if it just for a short time.
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Col. Elizabeth Chamberlain, the Individual Mobilization Augmentee to the director of intelligence at 7th Air Force, brings a broad perspective on Air Force life and a specific knowledge of planned targeting to her intelligence community. In addition to her duties as an intelligence officer, this mother of two is a military spouse who actively volunteers with a number of women's leadership organizations, serves as an Air Force Academy Liaison Officer, and is actively involved in her community and kid's school. (U.S. Air Force Photo) Individual Reserve offers unique opportunities to serve
The Individual Reserve program offers service members a flexible way to continue serving.
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Col. Thomas K. Smith, Jr., 433rd Airlift Wing commander, responds to an interview question by Mark Frye on the Military USA Radio show Jan. 28, 2016 at Salem Communications San Antonio, Texas. The show runs every Saturday from 8 to 9 a.m. and seeks to inform and educate listeners about the importance of the more than 200 military missions in the Alamo city.   (U.S. Air Force photo by Benjamin Faske) Alamo Wing hits the airwaves
Col. Thomas K. Smith, Jr., 433rd Airlift Wing commander, arrived at the KLUP radio station early Saturday morning Jan. 28 for a unique opportunity to speak to residents of the Alamo city.
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