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  • Fifteenth Air Force activates, consolidates ACC’s conventional forces

    Fifteenth Air Force activated Aug. 20, integrating wings and direct reporting units from 12th Air Force and Ninth Air Force to form a new numbered air force responsible for generating and presenting Air Combat Command’s conventional forces.
  • Air Force International Health Specialists bring experience to pandemic response

    The Ninth Air Force-led Task Force-Southeast provided defense support of civil authorities within Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, regions III and IV. The task force’s largest mission was delivering support to a COVID-19 alternate care site set up at Temple University in Philadelphia that served as an overflow medical facility.
  • Commander of Air Combat Command visits TF-Southeast

    Gen. Mike Holmes, the commander of Air Combat Command visited the service members of Task Force-Southeast at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, April 20, 2020. Holmes toured several facilities to learn how the task force operates and about its mission to aid in the country’s fight to combat COVID-19.
  • MQ-9 Reaper Airmen arrive at Shaw

    MQ-9 Reaper support Airmen recently began arriving at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, in line with Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson’s Jan. 10 announcement that the base will be home to a new MQ-9 group.
  • Warfighters return to loved ones

    During the seven-month deployment the 74th Fighter Squadron flew more than 1,700 sorties, employed weapons over 4,400 times, destroyed 2,300 targets and killed 2,800 insurgents.
  • Unified by diversity: BSC celebrates 53 years

    The Chief of Staff of the Air Force signed a special order Jan. 28, 1965, to recognize officers in 17 different medical specializations as the Biomedical Science Corps (BSC). Team Moody’s BSC is celebrating their strength through diversity for the 53rd year, during BSC appreciation week Jan. 22 through 26.
  • POL enables faster turnarounds, longer missions

    “With hot-pit refuels we’re prepositioned and they taxi to us and with the engines still running,” said Tech. Sgt. Zachary Beggin, 23d LRS NCO in charge of fuels distribution. “They hookup, refuel and their back up in the air and it decreases ground time by 66 percent.” Less ground time means more time in the air and in the mission. This tactic equips aircrews with the ability to push the operations tempo and also minimize the demand for maintenance support.
  • Airmen jump through winter skies

    Airmen from the 820th Base Defense Group conduct static-line parachute jumps to maintain currency and ensure their ability to rapidly deploy anywhere in the world at a moment’s notice.
  • Bio Flight trains to fight biohazards

    The Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight tested their response capabilities in a simulated contamination scenario Jan. 12.
  • Pilot exemplifies Total Force Integration

    As part of a Total Force Integration initiative, an Air Force Reserve Citizen Airman attended the Weapons Instructor Course to deploy with his former active-duty squadron. Captivated by the close-air support and combat-search and rescue missions of the A-10C Thunderbolt II, U.S. Air Force Reserve Maj. Matt Paetzhold, 76th Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II instructor pilot, joined the ranks of those responsible for effectively integrating multiple weapons systems across the land, air, space and cyber domains.
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