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  • 1st FW welcomes new commander

    Airmen and civilians from the 1st Fighter Wing welcomed their new commander during a change of command ceremony June 23.
  • New missile pushes F-22 ahead of fight

    In today’s war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, being accurate and effective are both key components in keeping Americans and their allies safe. To accommodate this, the F-22 recently switched from AIM-9M to AIM-9X munitions, as the AIM-9M is an older missile, dating back to the Vietnam War, and has many countermeasures.
  • AF defender elites open ‘SWAT’ eval course

    Ruck sacks, M4 carbines and Beretta-M9s were placed on a table in front of six Airmen who geared up for a day of trial and error, through physical and mental strain April 28.
  • Air Force’s oldest fighter squadron celebrates centennial

    The Air Force’s oldest fighter squadron celebrated its 100th year anniversary May 8. The 27th Fighter Squadron dates back to World War I and was originally organized at Kelly Field, Texas. It was later assigned to the 1st Pursuit Group in early 1918 and is now known as the 1st Operations Group.
  • Fuel facilities supplies missions on, off flightline

    At Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, the Airmen assigned to the 733rd Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels facility perform one of their many responsibilities, ensuring pilots have oxygen at high altitudes.
  • ALSA Center helps support multi-service warfighters

    The Air, Land and Sea Application Center is a multi-service organization that develops multi-service tactics, techniques and procedures across each service of the military to meet the immediate needs of the warfighter. The mission of the ALSA is to strategically establish tactical-level solutions for multi-service interoperability issues consistent with joint and service doctrine, which is governed by a Joint Actions Steering Committee comprised of senior leaders from the service doctrine centers.
  • Razor Talon provides joint training for air, ground components

    The opposing force scurried around the arid airfield to prepare for an oncoming attack. Without warning, a pair of A-10C Thunderbolt IIs screamed toward the airfield and simulated multiple strafing runs decimating a radar jammer. A Tactical Air Control Party specialist embedded with the 82nd Airborne Division out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, confirmed the target was destroyed from a hideout in the woods nearby.
  • 633rd CES cartographers map mission success

    Standing in a field under the warm, afternoon sun, a U.S. Air Force Airman breaks his gaze as he squints one eye before looking into a device which resembles an oversized Polaroid camera. U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ryan Mundt, 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron engineering technician, was beginning to perform an optical site survey, one of the many duties of the 633rd CES mapping section. The camera he looked through is actually a Total Station, a surveying device used by engineer Airmen during the cartography, or map making process.
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