WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- The KC-46 Pegasus program achieved an important milestone July 6, 2018, at Boeing Field, Seattle, with completion of the final flight tests required for first aircraft delivery planned in late October.The integrated Air Force and Boeing test team completed all required test points for the Remote Vision System and for receiver certifications of the F-16 Fighting Falcon and C-17 Globemaster III.
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) – On this look Around the Air Force, Airmen arrive in Georgia for the Innovative Readiness Training event and Junior ROTC cadets participate in the Chief Staff of the Air Force Flight Academy Scholarship Program. Hosted by Senior Airman Jasmine Vanderheyden. For previous episodes, click here for the Air Force TV page.
Eight F-22 Raptors from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, sit on the flightline, July 9, 2018, at Yokota Air Base, Japan, after being evacuated from Kadena AB, Japan, due to Typhoon Maria. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas -- Air Force officials have selected 8,416 staff sergeants for promotion to technical sergeant out of 27,555 eligible for a selection rate of 30.54 percent.
Junior ROTC cadets off, flying in Chief of Staff of the Air Force Flight Academy Scholarship program
Cadets AbdulMalik Ariyo, Lovejoy High School, Hampton, Georgia, and Ruth Robey, Hixson High School, Hixson, Tennesse, stand in front of a trainer aircraft at Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia. Ariyo and Robey are two of the 120 cadets selected by Air Force Junior ROTC for the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Flight Academy scholarship program this summer.
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. (AFNS) -- The Air Force took top honors for the third year in a row at the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Leadership and Academic Bowl in Washington, D.C., June 23-25. The Air Force Junior ROTC team from Scripps Ranch High School, San Diego, battled it out to take home the trophy for the third time.
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Texas (AFNS) -- Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson visited AFWERX-Austin, Pilot Training Next and Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, June 27-29, 2018, to see firsthand the focus Airmen in the area are placing on improving readiness, cost-effective modernization and developing exceptional leaders.
Air Force Master Sgt. Cecil Dickerson, 249th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, left, and an Army jumpmaster with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, recover paratrooper static lines on a C-17 Globemaster III during the Arctic Thunder Open House Special Needs and Department of Defense Family Day at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 29, 2018. During the biennial open house, the base opens its gates to the public and hosts multiple performers including the U.S.
WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Nine senior civilians were recognized during the annual Presidential Rank Awards Ceremony at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, July 6, 2018.“Each of you has developed deep competence in your area of expertise,” said Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, who presided over the ceremony. “You’re recognized and respected for that by your peers, your subordinates and by other leaders in the Air Force and the Department of Defense.”
Airmen from the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, conduct Ability to Survive and Operate training course, June 5, 2018, held at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Alpena, Mich. The Airmen don mission oriented protective posture protective gear used by U.S. military personnel in a toxic environment during a chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear strike.