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  • Air Force unveils new mission statement

    The Air Force released its new mission statement: To fly, fight, and win … airpower anytime, anywhere.
  • Mayo Clinic doctor dons uniform, helps 332nd AEW fight Coronavirus during deployment

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Russell Tontz, the oldest of 10 siblings, finds his way to the wing through a circuitous route. After graduating from the University of Idaho he joined the Air Force as a family doctor, essentially a military primary care provider with plans to serve for four years and then transition to private practice in rural Idaho.
  • PSAB bolsters runway safety

    A 77th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron pilot tests an arrest cable March 31, 2021, at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Members of the 378th Expeditionary Operation Support Squadron, Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron and Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron performed the test to certify the use of the arrest cable, a mechanical
  • 380th ECES’ Road to Renovation

    The 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron worked day-in and day-out to complete a newly renovated pavilion. After being handed a 60-day timeline for completion, the members of the 380th ECES went right to work.
  • A Long Legacy of Service

    Sometimes the gift of legacy is passed on through families in the form of money or material items, but other times it manifests as knowledge, wisdom or even through military service. The latter is the case for one Airman currently deployed here at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.
  • A seat at the decision table: leadership lessons from three colonels

    There’s a subtle change taking place in the U.S. Air Force, one that could be missed if not consciously noted in the day-to-day battle rhythm of generating airpower.
  • AFCENT band connects with Qatari music students, highlights year of culture

    Few things on Earth are able to transcend regional or cultural norms. Mathematics, chemistry and music have that capability, each with their own rules and lexicon. However, music is known for evoking an emotional connection that can leave a lasting impact far beyond a singular event. The U.S. Air Forces Central Band, assigned to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, was fortunate enough to create some of those lasting emotional connections through a live, in-person musical performance and workshop with the Qatar Music Academy in Doha, March 24, 2021.
  • Night owl maintainers launch Global Hawks

    Maintainers assigned to the 99th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron prepare to taxi a U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, March 25, 2021. The RQ-4 Global Hawk is a high-altitude, long-endurance, remotely piloted aircraft with an integrated sensor suite that provides global all-weather, day or night intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability.
  • Deployed Airman holds rare pedigree

    One Airman deployed to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia has an unusual pedigree shared by few if any other service members. Dr. Colin Tobin is a master sergeant deployed from the South Dakota Air National Guard’s 114th Fighter Wing. He holds an unusual doctorate degree in range science with a focus on animal husbandry, something he says stems from growing up “on a cattle ranch in central South Dakota.”
  • ISR platforms combine capabilities in integration exercise

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Caleb Palompo, 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, marshals out an EC-130H Compass Call at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, March 23, 2021. The Compass Call participated in an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance integration exercise which ensures U.S. and partner forces carry
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