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A C-130J Super Hercules and its aircrew assigned to the 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron from Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, loads cargo destined for an undisclosed location in Afghansitan, May 5, 2018.  The 774th EAS is an active duty unit based out of the 41st Airlift Squadron, Little Rock, Ark, that worked together with the 746th EAS, a reserve unit based out of the 403rd Wing at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The mission represents the first dual-formation airdrop consisting of aircraft from two separate units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Xavier Navarro) A U.S. Air Force First: Two Sister Units From Two Different Countries Supply Afghan Advisors
In the mountainous terrain of Afghanistan two U.S. C-130J Hercules aircraft airdropped over 30 Container Delivery System (CDS) bundles to a Resolute Support Expeditionary Advisory Package (EAP), May 4. Unlike previous combat airdrop missions, this dual-formation airdrop was executed by two geographically separated units, the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron (EAS) an active-duty squadron, located at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, and the 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, a reserve squadron located at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.
0 5/09
2018
MAFFS training underway in California Air Guard, Reserve wings kick off annual MAFFS training
As temperatures heated up in northern California, aerial firefighters from four C-130 airlift wings operating the U.S.D.A. Forest Service’s Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System, or MAFFS, started a weeklong training April 23 in anticipation of summer blazes.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo First-ever blood test for detecting brain injury cleared by FDA
Brain injuries can happen from a fall, while in combat or during training exercises. Thanks in part to research funded by the Defense Department and the Army, Banyan Biomarkers has created the first-ever brain trauma blood test. On Feb. 14, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration cleared marketing of the Banyan Biomarkers’ Brain Trauma Indicator.
0 3/16
2018
Air Force to institute new method to protect PII Air Force to institute new method to protect PII
Air Force officials announced emails containing personally identifiable information, and similar numeric constructs, will be blocked from transmission unless the email is encrypted. For members unable to send or receive encrypted emails, members will be directed to utilize the AMRDEC SAFE application.
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2018
The Predator started as an RQ-1 in the late 1990s, providing only reconnaissance capabilities until the early 2000s, when it was equipped with two AGM-114 Hellfire missiles and designated as a multirole asset. Sunsetting the MQ-1 Predator: A history of innovation
The MQ-1 Predator is a remotely piloted aircraft flown by aircrew assigned to the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing at Creech Air Force Base and units around the world. It has contributed to the U.S. warfighting efforts in unprecedented ways and is scheduled to sunset on March 9, 2018, as the Air Force transitions to an all MQ-9 Reaper force.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo AF Reserve team among 6 Spark Tank finalists
An Air Force Reserve Command team is among the six finalists who will showcase their innovative ideas to Air Force senior leaders in the Spark Tank competition Feb. 23, in Orlando, Florida, at the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Air Force saves Airmen time, no longer requires first year evaluations
Air Force officials announced Jan. 4, 2018, Enlisted Performance Reports are no longer required for regular Air Force Airmen in the grade of airman first class and below with less than 36 months’ Time-In-Service or Air Reserve Component Airmen below the grade of senior airman.
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2018
More than 15 aircrew flight equipment technicians from across Air Mobility Command will process simulated contaminated aircrew through a Lightweight Inflatable Decontamination System in an Aircrew Contamination Control Area during exercise Toxic Arch at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., July 19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stephenie Wade) AMC hosts aircrew chemical decontamination exercise
More than 15 aircrew flight equipment technicians from across Air Mobility Command gathered here July 17 to 21, to train on Aircrew Contamination Control Area processes and procedures during exercise Toxic Arch.
0 7/25
2017
Junior Airmen share ideas on how to revitalize squadrons with a field visit team July 8, 2017, at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base. More than 200 reserve, guard, active-duty airmen, spouses and civilians participated in the groups created to discuss the Air Force Chief of Staff's first focus area. Fort Worth Airmen, spouses help revitalize squadrons
More than 200 reserve, guard and active-duty Airmen, spouses and civilians here participated in focus groups July 8-9, 2017, to help revitalize Air Force squadrons.A 30-person team appointed by Gen. David Goldfein, the Air Force Chief of Staff, traveled to the 301st Fighter Wing to discuss the CSAF’s Focus Area – Revitalizing the Squadron.Broken
0 7/10
2017
The first stage of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket returns for a successful landing June 3, 2017, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. 

Photo courtesy of SpaceX Citizen Airmen support milestone rocket launch
Citizen Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing cleared the range June 3 for a SpaceX mission which marked the 100th launch from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida.Flying HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters, reservists from the wing routinely clear the coastline of marine vessels as a safety precaution before launches.According to
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2017
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