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  • One squadron’s loss is another squadron’s gain

    The 303d Fighter Squadron became the sister squadron to the city of Leeton, Missouri, on April 14, 2018, just one day after Leeton’s previous sister squadron, the 394th Combat Training Squadron, merged with the 13th Bomb Squadron.
  • Air Force Reserve celebrates 70 years

    Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller, chief of Air Force Reserve and Air Force Reserve Command commander, hosted the Air Force Reserve 70th Birthday celebration with a cake-cutting ceremony in Airman’s Hall at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, April 12. The event also featured Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein as a guest speaker.
  • 70 Years of Reserve Citizen Airpower

    14 April 1948, the date that the Air Force Reserve was born. But did you know, the Reserve program actually began with the Preparedness Movement and the National Defense Act of 1916 that established the Organized Reserve Corps. Maj. Gen. George Squier proclaimed it to be the most important section of that NDA. His goal was to obtain technically
  • Reserve Citizen Airmen support resupply mission

    Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing supported the Space-X Falcon 9 rocket launch during its resupply mission to the International Space Station, April 2.Working closely with NASA’s launch control, the 301st Rescue Squadron’s Airmen, attached to the 920th RQW, patrolled the path of the rocket in an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter. The
  • Thunderbirds aircraft mishap

    A U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds pilot was killed when his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed over the Nevada Test and Training Range April 4, 2018, at approximately 10:30 a.m. during a routine aerial demonstration training flight. The identity of the pilot is being withheld for 24-hours pending next of kin notification. An investigation is being conducted into the cause of the mishap.
  • Security Increases at Whiteman AFB

    WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. --- Changes to gate hours and security measures are scheduled to begin Monday, April 2, 2018, at 6:00 a.m at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri. Base patrons and visitors are encouraged to plan their commutes accordingly and pay attention when entering the gates. Arnold Gate (North/Knob Noster) hours will be
  • “Boar” Airmen reopen A-10 operations in Afghanistan

    A dozen A-10 Thunderbolt IIs from the 303rd Fighter Squadron deployed to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, for the first time in six years.The squadron, originally intended to support Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq and Syria, was notified of the change a month before aircraft touched down on the runway at KAF. The aircraft’s new mission would
  • 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.
  • Additional Kandahar assets ready to deliver decisive airpower

    The additional air assets recently realigned to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan are bringing increased capability that attack Taliban networks and also support U.S. personnel embedded with Afghan National Defense and Security Forces.Beginning in mid-January 2018, A-10C Thunderbolt IIs, HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters and added MQ-9 Reapers arrived at
  • AF Week in Photos

    This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.