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Airman 1st Class Michael, 94th Intelligence Squadron, runs during his fitness assessment test October 7, 2016 at Fort George G. Meade, Md. In the recent identification of installation 1.5 mile-run and 2.0-kilometer course-length issues, recertification actions have begun across the Air Force. To ensure Airmen receive accurate fitness assessments in the future, bases have been tasked to report all findings by Oct. 31, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes) 70 ISRW Airmen on track with course-length recertification
In the recent identification of installation 1.5 mile-run and 2.0-kilometer course-length issues, recertification actions have begun across the Air Force. To ensure Airmen receive accurate fitness assessments in the future, bases have been tasked to report all findings by Oct. 31, 2016.
0 10/07
2016
Approximately 20 people per minute are physically abused by a partner in the U.S., adding up to more than 10 million women and men over the course of a single year, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Domestic violence does not only consist of physical abuse but can also include emotional and sexual abuse as well as stalking. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Destinee Sweeney) Shining light on domestic violence
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the theme for this year’s observance is “Shining a Light on Domestic Violence.”
0 10/05
2016
The eighth chief master sergeant of the Air Force, Sam Parish talks to Airman Leadership School class 2016-G about mentoring young Airmen Oct. 3, 2016 at Fort George G. Meade, Md. Serving for nearly 20 years at the rank of CMSgt, Parish gave his outlook on the history of enlisted history and how Airmen are able to make a change to improve the Air Force during his visit. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes) Eighth CMSAF Parish invests knowledge of heritage with graduating ALS students
Airman Leadership School class 2016-G received a visit from the eighth chief master sergeant of the Air Force, Sam Parish in their final week before graduation. Perish created an open dialogue with students on the history of the enlisted Air Force heritage, where it is now, and what the future may hold for enlisted Airmen.
0 10/04
2016
Ralph Casey (left), a World War II veteran from Brevard County, Fla., is escorted by Jim Whidden, director of staff for the Air Force Technical Applications Center, Patrick AFB, Fla., during a recent Space Coast Honor Flight.  Whidden served as Casey’s guardian to visit the memorials in Washington, D.C.  (Courtesy photo) 'The honor was all mine'
They have been called the greatest generation, and while their numbers are dwindling at an astronomical pace, their supporters outnumber them by the thousands.World War II veterans from Central Florida were given an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., to visit war memorials at the National Mall as part of the Space Coast Honor Flight
0 10/04
2016
Air Combat Command recently announced the 55th Wing as a recipient of the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for the time period of June 1, 2015 - May 31, 2016. The OUA is awarded to units for exceptionally meritorious service, accomplishes specific acts of outstanding achievement, excels in combat operations against an armed enemy of the United States, or conducts with distinct military operations involving conflict with, or exposure to, a hostile action by any opposing foreign force. Wing earns outstanding unit award
Air Combat Command recently announced the 55th Wing as a recipient of the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for the time period of June 1, 2015 - May 31, 2016. The OUA is awarded to units for exceptionally meritorious service, accomplishes specific acts of outstanding achievement, excels in combat operations against an armed enemy of the United
0 9/30
2016
Senior Airman Dana Cable and Senior Airman Shana Wojcik, 9IS quality assurance specialists, analyze and record film density tests Sept. 14, 2016,  at Beale Air Force Base, California. QA manages all Optical Bar Camera film products by ensuring machines are functioning without error and the chemistry is developing the film properly. (Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor A. Workman) A TIMELESS TASK
In the dark confines of a deployable van, the lingering smell of noxious gases offends the senses and stains ABUs. Those same unpleasant odors radiate freedom from their metal confines because they belong to the only deployable Department of Defense unit providing the production, exploitation and dissemination of U-2 Dragon Lady aerial film.That’s
0 9/27
2016
(Courtesy Photo) U-2 Dragon Lady Returns to Beale Skies
Team Beale resumed normal flying operations today after launching two U-2 Dragon Lady's following an incident that took place near the Sutter Buttes earlier this week. The two aircraft, which launched at 9:01 a.m., were flown by the 1st Reconnaissance and 99th Reconnaissance squadrons. The purpose of launching the aircraft at that time was to signify the unity of the 9th Reconnaissance Wing and the 1st RS, which was the unit Lt. Col. Steve "Shooter" Eadie was assigned to.
0 9/23
2016
Photo taken during
25th Air Force Remembrance Ceremony
25th Air Force Remembrance Ceremony
The Silent Warriors of the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance community, U.S. Air Force Security Service and its successor organizations, celebrated 68 years of tradition this week with a host of activities, to include remembering ISR’s fallen heroes. Friends, family and others gathered Sept. 23, 2016, at the 25th Air Force EC-47 static
0 9/23
2016
A U- 2 Dragon Lady approaches an altitude near 70,000 ft. above California, Mar. 23, 2016. The pilot must wear a full-pressure suit similar to NASA astronaut suits. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Robert M. Trujillo) Global U-2 Flying Operations Not Impacted by recent crash
Beale Air Force Base, Calif.- Flying operations worldwide for the U-2 Dragon Lady have not been impacted as a result of a recent crash here on September 20, 2016. The demand signal for the U-2 to continue supporting combatant commanders and meet national security objectives has not diminished. The aircraft continues to be flown by highly trained pilots globally
0 9/22
2016
Dr. Danielle Cummings, Computer Systems Researcher, Capt. Charles Howell, and Capt. Ryan Frank, Special Missions Flight, 707th Communications Squadron, hold working prototypes of the Assisted Messaging Processing Tool (AMPT) E-Codebook on Sept, 9, 2016, at Ft. George G. Meade, Md. The AMPT E-codebook will streamline the encoding and decoding of messages delivered from the President of the United States to warfighter. (U.S. Air Force illustration/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes) Warfighters advance mission with E-Codebook
Around the world and at any time, American warfighters might receive a code which must be authenticated to complete a mission. Beginning in 1971, codebooks assisted warfighters with this task and allowed the National Command Authority to transmit their intent for nuclear launch control orders through this secure medium.
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