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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.
  • 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.
  • Team Shaw honors WWII POW

    Airmen and Soldiers gathered with the family of the late Col. Charles C. Heckel, World War II prisoner of war, to honor his sacrifices during a ceremony at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, Jan. 19.
  • 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.
  • 347th Rescue Group initiates new medical, survival training

    As part of a collaborative effort between Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) specialists and Independent Duty Medical Technicians (IDMT), 23rd Wing aircrew participated in a new course Oct. 23 through 25.
  • ACC commander witnesses integrated readiness

    The commander of Air Combat Command visited Airmen belonging to the 18th Air Support Operations Group during Warfighters Exercise (WFX) 18-1 Oct. 9.
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