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Default Air Force Logo Air Force announces significant changes to Aviation Bonus Program
As part of its retention efforts, the Air Force released details on the fiscal year 2017 Aviation Bonus Program (AvB) June 5, 2017. This year’s program implements an increase in maximum bonus amounts authorized in the fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act in addition to more flexibility in contract lengths.
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2017
A Pararescueman from the 920th Rescue Wing out of Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., enters the water from an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter during the National Salute to America’s Heroes Air and Sea Show, May 27, 2017, at Miami Beach, Fla. Top tier U.S. military assets assembled in Miami to showcase air superiority while honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice during the Memorial Day weekend. The 920th Rescue Wing, the Air Force Reserve’s only rescue wing, headlined the airshow, demonstrating combat-search-and-rescue capabilities, by teaming up with a HC-130P/N Combat King and four A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brandon Kalloo Sanes) Rescue heroes headline Miami Beach air show
Citizen Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, joined top tier U.S. military assets from around the world in Miami Beach to demonstrate a cumulative show of air power at the National Salute to America’s Heroes Air and Sea Show, May 27-28.Military personnel from active, guard and reserve units performed numerous
0 5/28
2017
Two Air Force F-35A Lightning IIs from the 388th Fighter Squadron and three F-15C Eagles from the 493rd Fighter Squadron fly in formation during a training sortie over the United Kingdom, April 27, 2017. The F-35As first arrived at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 15, from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, marking the aircraft’s first flying training deployment to Europe. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Roidan Carlson 5th-generation fighters arrive in Bulgaria
Two U.S. F-35 Lightning II aircraft and about 20 supporting Airmen arrived in Bulgaria as part of a deployment that enhances the region’s ability to host the aircraft for future deployments and operations. The F-35A’s were joined by an Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker, which departed from Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England. The air refueler is an Air Force Reserve aircraft forward-deployed from the 459th Air Reserve Wing at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, and showcases the command’s ability to employ active and reserve airmen across the globe, Eucom officials said.
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Dominique Knowles, project manager with the 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron Water and Fuels Section, poses for a photo at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, March 15, 2017. Knowles is the project manager for the replacement portion of the 379th ECES cadillac trailer plan, one part of the continued improvement of facilities at Al Udeid AB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cynthia A. Innocenti) Reservist spearheads Al Udeid ‘caddy land’ improvements
Airmen with the 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron play a major role in the upkeep of living and operating conditions at Al Udeid. Since 2015, one initiative that has kept Airmen with the squadron working hard is the replacement of 50 old “cadillacs,” outdoor restroom and shower facilities that span the installation. Tech. Sgt. Dominique
0 3/18
2017
Hellion Raptor drivers receive a 1,000-hour patch for achieving that milestone in the F-22 Raptor. Citizen Airmen provide fifth-gen capability on a budget
Citizen Airmen provide the nation with combat power at a reduced price with increased experience and greater longevity; and they’ve been doing it since the beginning of total force integration.
0 3/03
2017
Collaboration Pathfinder Air Force begins migrating email to cloud-based system in 2017
The dreaded “your mailbox is full” message is soon to be a thing of the past under a recent directive by the Air Force Space Command to realign resources to more critical priorities and outsourcing services like email.
0 2/13
2017
Staff Sgt. Gordon Grooms, a reservist from the 920th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, greets his son at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., upon return from a four-month deployment Feb. 8, 2017. Approximately 50 wing reservists were welcomed home by friends, family members and fellow Airmen on the Patrick AFB flight line. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Anna-Marie Wyant) Rescue Airmen return from Afghanistan deployment
Approximately 50 reservists from the 920th Rescue Wing returned to Patrick from Afghanistan Feb. 8 after providing personnel recovery support to ongoing operations for the last four months.
0 2/09
2017
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.
0 2/06
2017
Master Sgt. Darlena Martens 446th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron medical technician observes a patient’s vital signs during an aeromedical evacuation exercise Feb. 2, 2017 at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. This training opportunity provided Airmen a chance to work with members from other bases and strengthen partnerships. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech Sgt. Peter Dean) Multi-wing exercise prepares Airmen for deployed environment
Citizen Airmen assigned to three aeromedical evacuation squadrons, participated in a multi-day exercise with operations here and at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia, Feb. 2-5. The training event which incorporated C-17 and C-130 aircraft, brought together personnel from the 45th AES here, the 94 AES Dobbins ARB and the 446th AES, Joint Base
0 2/05
2017
To ensure the flying safety of Air Force choppers used to save lives in combat, maintenance crews from the 920th Rescue Wing swap out an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter for reconditioning January 25, 2017. A team of 10 maintainers is necessary to skillfully muscle the metal warrior into the cargo bay however, more often join the unique event for hands-on training and to secure the warrior on a smooth journey over an ocean and a continent to trade places with the combat-weary aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Cathleen Snow)
Maintenance crews swap out rescue choppers for combat ops
Combat is hard on the body; it’s especially hard on the body of military choppers flown over Afghanistan’s jagged mountains and through its never-ending dust. To ensure the flying safety of Air Force choppers used to save lives in combat, maintenance crews from the 920th Rescue Wing swap out an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter for reconditioning.
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2017
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