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Col. Matthew Atkins, 361st Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group Commander, Hurlburt Field, Florida, and Lt. Col. Stephen McFadden, 306th Intelligence Squadron commander, participate in an assumption of command ceremony hosted by the 137th Special Operations Wing, March 6, 2017, at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma City. Lt. Col. Stephen McFadden took command of the 306th Intelligence Squadron, formerly located at Beale Air Force Base, California, upon its activation at WRANGB. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Kasey Phipps) Relocation brings ISR cryptologic operator training, aircraft together again
The 306th Intelligence Squadron made a big move Mar. 6 from sunny California to the Sooner State. The move, to Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma City, aligns with Air Force Special Operations’ effort to collocate the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance active-duty training mission with Air National Guard operational aircraft, said Col. Michael Stevenson, commander 363rd ISR Wing. “This is yet another example of the strong partnership AFSOC [Air Force Special Operations Command] has with ACC [Air Combat Command] and the 361 ISRG [Group],” said Col. Alexander Merz, director, AFSOC ISR.
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The 480th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing, headquartered at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, is the Air Force leader in globally-networked ISR operations. 480th ISRW hosts Innovation Summit
The 480th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing hosted the AF Distributed Common Ground System Innovation Summit Feb. 8-9 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA.
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The Blended Retirement System combines servicemember’s traditional legacy retirement pension with distributions from the Thrift Savings Plan, creating a portable retirement option. The BRS will grandfather in servicemembers serving as of December 2017 under the legacy retirement system. No one currently serving will be automatically switched to the BRS, according the DoD’s Military Compensation website. (U.S. Air Force illustration/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes) Linguist Opts-In for Blended Retirement System, creates calculator
Beginning in Jan. 1, 2018, the Department of Defense will offer servicemembers options for a Blended Retirement System, and Airmen at the 70th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing are considering their options. One particular non-commissioned officer–in-charge has already completed the BRS leadership course and created an innovative way to help Airmen decide which path to take to retirement.
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Admiral Michael S. Rogers, commander, U.S. Cyber Command; director, National Security Agency; and chief, Central Security Service, met with Airmen Feb. 17 at Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Lori A. Bultman) NSA, Cyber Command leader visits Joint Base San Antonio
Admiral Michael S. Rogers, commander, U.S. Cyber Command; director, National Security Agency; and chief, Central Security Service, held a town hall Feb. 17 at Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland to discuss the future of 24th and 25th Air Force and his push for integration.
0 2/23
2017
Airmen recently installed Network Centric Collaborative Targeting hardware and software at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, to support Red Flag and other exercises. (U.S. Air Force Graphic Illustration by Vincent Childress and Staff Sgt. Siuta Ika) Many ISR firsts accomplished at Red Flag
This year’s first Red Flag at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, saw many firsts for the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance warriors of 25th Air Force. This was the first time weapon systems and platforms identified Network Centric Collaborative Targeting as a desired learning outcome, said Lt. Col. Justin Tindal, chief, futures branch, Air Combat Command.
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Staff Sgt. Rasheed, 7th Intelligence Squadron, selects a letter corresponding to a word spoken from a touch screen interactive program which tests his cognitive reaction time during occupational therapy Jan. 17. Rasheed suffered a cerebral aneurysm in 2015 and part of his recovery is working on occupational exercises. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes) Stronger through adversity: Airman rebounding after Aneurysm
Early on Dec. 9, 2015, Staff Sgt. Rasheed, a 7th Intelligence Squadron signals intelligence analyst, experienced a cerebral aneurysm. From what he can recall, and what he has been told, a neighbor found him unresponsive in his Maryland apartment while his dog ran loose outside, door wide open.
0 2/16
2017
Chaplain (Maj.) W. James ‘Jim’ Bridgham speaks to an Airman at the 363rd Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Technical Sgt. Darnell Cannady) Analyst turned Chaplain committed to providing spiritual resiliency
When the search for a new chaplain began at the 363rd Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing, who could have imagined an ISR analyst would be selected to fill those empty shoes. Chaplain (Maj.) W. James ‘Jim’ Bridgham said he can see that his ISR career prepared him for this assignment.
0 2/15
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Airmen participate in the live, virtual, constructive portion of Red Flag 15-2 at the Combined Operations Center-Nellis on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 5, 2015. Red Flag 15-2 will be the first Red Flag exercise that will include hundreds of virtual and constructive participants in simulators at their home stations or the Distributed Mission Operations Center at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler) Red Flag evolves as ISR, cyber presence increases
The silent warfighters of the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance and Cyber communities are honing their operational skills and testing new capabilities during Red Flag 17-1 at the Nevada Test and Training Range north of Las Vegas, yesterday through Feb. 10. Red Flag is a realistic combat training exercise involving the air, space and cyber forces of the United States and its allies.
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2017
A catfish is a person who pretends to be someone they're not, using social media to create a false identity with the intent of scamming someone, or worse. Catfishing: Don’t get lured in
Dating in today’s technologically savvy world seems to have become less personal. In many cases, finding someone to spend time with might be based on information obtained through dating websites, phone calls, texts, chats and instant messages. The big question amidst the barrage of electronic information - Is the person on the other end, someone you have never met, worthy of your time? Is the potential date being sincere and honest, or is disaster just one click away?
0 1/19
2017
NASA astronauts underwent full-pressure suit training at the 9th Physiological Support Squadron, Beale Air Force Base, July 7. The astronauts conducted training in a hypobaric chamber at simulated altitudes of more than 70,000 ft. Throughout the SFRT training, astronauts pilot T-38 Talon’s. But, pilots are also required to operate NASA’s WB-57, an aircraft designed to fly at altitudes greater than 60,000 ft. 25th Air Force: A Year in Review
Twenty-sixteen was a year of planning for the future at 25th Air Force. As we move into 2017, we take a look at the ups and downs of the year, assess where we have been and look forward to continuing the fight in 2017, ‘faster, nastier and better,’ under the command of Maj. Gen. B.J. Shwedo.
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