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It’s been 10 years since the F-117 Nighthawk retired, an aircraft so secret Nevada folklore labeled it a UFO.

Read more here: http://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1499939/remembering-the-f-117-nighthawk/

Two specially painted F-117 Nighthawks fly on one of their last missions. The F-117s were retired in a farewell ceremony at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, April 22, 2008. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Kim Frey)

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Team Minot Mission Minute: 791 MXS

Check out the 791st Maintenance Squadron and their 10 unique sections that support 91st Missile Wing operations on this week's #TeamMinotMissionMinute. #TM3 United States Air Force Air Force Global Strike Command Airman Magazine

Posted by Minot Air Force Base on Wednesday, April 11, 2018

If you enjoy your phone's GPS, then you can thank the United States Air Force!

Meet the Airmen who maintain and operate the satellites that make up the backbone of the Global Positioning System.

Full video: https://youtu.be/qadHYkbmlAs

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If you enjoy your phone's GPS, then you can thank the United States Air Force!Meet the Airmen who maintain and operate the satellites that make up the backbone of the Global Positioning System.Full video: https://youtu.be/qadHYkbmlAs

Posted by United States Air Force on Sunday, April 22, 2018

Strategic Bombers

Strategic bombers are a cornerstone of power in the U.S. arsenal. Just the threat of using one can be enough to change the enemy's mind. FULL EPISODE: https://youtu.be/t8hjRJzbqbo

Posted by Airman Magazine on Saturday, April 21, 2018

Jerry Owens understands service. After retiring from the United States Air Force as a staff sergeant and serving with the Dallas Police Department for 24 1/2 years, Owens continues to serve his community and his fellow veterans by training dogs for Patriot Paws Service Dogs, a company that trains and provides service dogs to disabled veterans, people with disabilities and those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder to help restore their physical and emotional independence.

Owens began his military career May 7, 1968. With his draft number approaching, he decided to enlist in the Air Force. His first duty station was Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, where he was selected to become a security police Airman. During his career, Owens provided flightline security for KC-135s and B-52s, patrolled, worked gates, and eventually became a military working dog handler. Owens was stationed in Korea, Japan, and the Philippines. He said working wth K-9s was the job he enjoyed most.

“One of my best memories was working [with] a bomb dog named Leon,” Owens said. “I had him during one of my courses to qualify as a working dog handler, and he could find anything no matter where they hid items.”

Our 2017 Veterans in Blue program showcases 38 stories of service by Air Force veterans. Many of the Veterans selected have continued their service by leading in businesses and in their communities. Through the Veterans In Blue project, these service members share their personal stories of how the Air Force has made a difference in their lives.
To read about all the 2017 Veterans in Blue go here: http://www.veterans-in-blue.af.mil/

Veterans in Blue 2017 - Jerry Owens

Jerry Owens understands service. After retiring from the United States Air Force as a staff sergeant and serving with the Dallas Police Department for 24 1/2 years, Owens continues to serve his community and his fellow veterans by training dogs for Patriot Paws Service Dogs, a company that trains and provides service dogs to disabled veterans, people with disabilities and those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder to help restore their physical and emotional independence. Owens began his military career May 7, 1968. With his draft number approaching, he decided to enlist in the Air Force. His first duty station was Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, where he was selected to become a security police Airman. During his career, Owens provided flightline security for KC-135s and B-52s, patrolled, worked gates, and eventually became a military working dog handler. Owens was stationed in Korea, Japan, and the Philippines. He said working wth K-9s was the job he enjoyed most. “One of my best memories was working [with] a bomb dog named Leon,” Owens said. “I had him during one of my courses to qualify as a working dog handler, and he could find anything no matter where they hid items.” Our 2017 Veterans in Blue program showcases 38 stories of service by Air Force veterans. Many of the Veterans selected have continued their service by leading in businesses and in their communities. Through the Veterans In Blue project, these service members share their personal stories of how the Air Force has made a difference in their lives.To read about all the 2017 Veterans in Blue go here: http://www.veterans-in-blue.af.mil/

Posted by United States Air Force on Saturday, April 21, 2018

The B-52 Stratofortress:

✔ Long range capability

✔ Operable at high altitudes

✔ Can carry nuclear or precision-guided conventional ordnance to any point on the globe

FULL STORY: https://go.usa.gov/xQjPB

B-52 Stratofortress

The B-52 Stratofortress:✔ Long range capability✔ Operable at high altitudes ✔ Can carry nuclear or precision-guided conventional ordnance to any point on the globeFULL STORY: https://go.usa.gov/xQjPB

Posted by United States Air Force on Friday, April 20, 2018

“Thunder roars but does not strike. Lightning strikes but does not roar. Choose to be lightning.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo

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“Thunder roars but does not strike. Lightning strikes but does not roar. Choose to be lightning.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo

Posted by United States Air Force on Thursday, April 19, 2018

Space Superiority--a joint fight

Commander Air Force Space Command Gen. Jay Raymond debuted the command’s new Space Superiority video at #34SS! “Space superiority is not just a space officer’s task, it’s a joint warfighter’s task" - Gen. Raymond - 34th Space Symposium #34SS #SpaceSymposium

Posted by Air Force Space Command on Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Air Force Research Laboratory - AFRL and the Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium want you to sweat the small stuff. The researchers are combining efforts to measure the sodium and potassium levels in sweat. With the wearable patches, they can monitor hydration levels while looking for ways to improve human performance. Learn how the technology tested here, http://www.wpafb.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1495074/afrl-led-patches-make-sense-of-sweat/

From the C-5 Galaxy to the KC-135 Stratotanker, heavyweight aircraft enable the Air Force to complete missions anywhere around the world. Student aviators must train repetitiously in order to fly them. Learn about the rigorous training potential pilots must complete at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi http://www.columbus.af.mil/News/article-display/article/1494122/the-48th-fts-makes-a-heavy-impact-on-student-pilots-every-day/

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The mission of the Mountain Home Air Force Base Gunfighters is to prepare mission-ready Gunfighters to fight and win today's war and the next. To do that they must be experts at aerial interception.

We'll let Will Smith and National Geographic fill you in on the details of how the Gunfighters of the 366th Fighter Wing not only tested that mission, but also proved they are an elite group by spending three minutes in last August's total solar eclipse.

One Strange Rock: Eclipse

The Mountain Home AFB, Idaho aimed to intercept the Eclipse and stay in the moon’s shadow for 3 minutes. #OneStrangeRock

Posted by Nutopia on Monday, April 16, 2018

#LIVE: NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Astronaut “Nick” Tyler N. Hague answers questions about his upcoming six month journey into space.

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International Space Station

#LIVE: NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Astronaut “Nick” Tyler N. Hague answers questions about his upcoming six month journey into space. Air Force Space CommandInternational Space Station

Posted by United States Air Force on Tuesday, April 17, 2018

"We must continue to work with our allies to strengthen our collective self-defense in space, just as we have on Earth. And we must continue to study how our enemies might exploit vulnerabilities and how we will defeat them, just as military planners did before World War II." -- Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson

WEEK IN PHOTOS!!!!

Which one is your favorite?

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A 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron B-1B Lancer deployed to the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing prepares to launch a strike mission from Al Udeid AIr Base, Qatar, April 13, in support of the multinational response to Syria's recent use of chemical weapons. Two B-1Bs, deployed to Al Udeid AB from Ellsworth AFB, S.D., employed 19 Joint Air to Surface Standoff Missile-Extended Range (JASSM-ER), marking the first combat employment of the weapon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Phil Speck)

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Pentagon Officials Brief Press on Operations in Syria

Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White and U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., director, The Joint Staff, brief the press on operations in Syria.

Posted by U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) on Saturday, April 14, 2018

When your child starts choking. It can make the world around you seem to disappear and your heart stop as you watch them struggle to breathe. What do you do?

That was Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Zachary Williams' situation.

Did you know the CPR and other life-saving training Airmen are provided includes techniques for children?

FULL STORY: http://www.167aw.ang.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1489221/life-saver-training-offered-at-wing-proves-invaluable-to-airman/

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It’s #FridayThe13th - the scariest day of the year. On this, the scariest day, we thought of some of the scariest things an Airman could hear.

Which one would you hate to hear the most?

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Returned Home

Last week, #SJAFB helped repatriate the remains of Col. Edgar Felton Davis. We send a warm thank you to everyone involved in his memorial service and to the Davis family for sharing their father's legacy.POW * MIA | United States Air Force | Patriot Guard Riders, Inc. | USO

Posted by Seymour Johnson AFB on Wednesday, April 11, 2018

DID YOU KNOW: In 1912, the people of Japan sent 3,020 cherry trees to the United States as a gift of friendship. First Lady Taft and the Viscountess Chinda, wife of the Japanese Ambassador, planted the first two cherry trees on the northern bank of the Tidal Basin in D.C. These two original trees are still standing

The bloom of the cherry blossoms near the Air Force memorial serves as a great reminder of the commitment to our allies and international partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank)

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Get lost in this footage of a U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon as the pilot navigates through the scenic terrain of Japan!

More F-16 videos, photos, and facts: https://go.usa.gov/xQ2yK

(Video courtesy of Senior Airman Jarrod Vickers, 35th Fighter Wing)

F-16 Flight Over Japan

Get lost in this footage of a U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon as the pilot navigates through the scenic terrain of Japan!More F-16 videos, photos, and facts: https://go.usa.gov/xQ2yK(Video courtesy of Senior Airman Jarrod Vickers, 35th Fighter Wing)

Posted by United States Air Force on Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Exercise Flintlock 2018

Training with our allies in Africa! 1,500 service members from 20 African and western partner nations will kick off exercise #Flintlock18 next week at multiple locations in Niger, Burkina Faso and Senegal. #KnowYourMil

Posted by U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) on Saturday, April 7, 2018
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