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  • AF Cyber College leverages civilian, reservist expertise to help redefine cyber Airmen

    The Air Force’s Cyber College hosted a Functional Mission Analysis Cyber course last month, bringing in top cyber professionals from around the globe to share their expertise with cyber airmen.
  • Passing of torch: Ex-commando inspires youth for special operations

    While most people spend their off time catching up on their favorite shows, playing video games, or browsing social media, one Reserve Citizen Airman and clinical nurse with the 920th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, spends his evenings training the future men and women of special operations.Lt. Col. (Dr.) Arnold T. Stocker, a Certified Registered
  • Secretary of the Air Force urges innovation in software acquisition model

    The process used by the Air Force to acquire software is archaic and needs to modernize now if the service is to win in a peer-to-peer conflict, said Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson. The secretary made those observations and gave a glimpse into the future of software acquisition during her keynote presentation Aug. 27 at the Air Force Information Technology and Cyberpower Conference in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • Antarctic airlift overcomes polar hurdles

    For the first time in the 63-year history of Operation Deep Freeze (ODF), members of the 304th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron flew six daily missions in a row, making up for a troublesome weather situation.“We were challenged with quite a few delays caused by winter storms, which put us behind to start the season,” said Lt. Col. Trace Dotson, the
  • Reserve rescue helicopter wins best in show at world's largest air tattoo

    The 2018 Royal International Air Tattoo, the world’s largest air show, according to its web site, selected the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter from the 943rd Rescue Group, Tucson, Ariz., as the winner of best static display out of hundreds of aircraft.
  • Airmen, family members witness mission in action

    Team Shaw spouses and Airmen assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing received incentive flights in a 72nd Air Refueling Squadron KC-135R Stratotanker, June 19-21.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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