Oct. 20, 2017
U.S., Philippine Airmen Join Forces for Pacific Responder 17
ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam —
Airmen with the 36th Contingency Response Group and the Philippine air force members participated in the first Pacific Responder exercise held at Anderson Air Force Base, Guam.
Face of Defense: Former Instructor Returns to Classroom to Ease Shortage
JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. —
An Air Force master sergeant at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., volunteered to return to the classroom to teach leadership to younger airmen, stepping away from his regular duties with the 628th Medical Group. Air Force Master Sgt. Darryl Lane helps prepare senior airmen to be professional leaders who can supervise Air Force teams.
Oct. 17, 2017
Air Force Squadron in Louisiana Serves as 'Sentinels of the Gulf'
BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. —
The 26th Operational Weather Squadron at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana operates day and night to track the weather and watch for possible weather threats in the Southeast, a region that includes 13 states and 151 military installations.
Face of Defense: Airman Earns Senior-Rated Parachutist Badge
MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. —
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Joe Ostrum, 820th Combat Operations Squadron personal parachute program manager, completed the final requirement to obtain a senior rating by fulfilling jumpmaster duties during a static-line jump. Ostrum earned the coveted senior-rated parachutist badge, joining the ranks of the Air Force's most experienced jumpmasters.
Oct. 13, 2017
DoD Announces Policies Affecting Foreign Nationals Entering Military
The Defense Department is releasing two policies that will affect foreign nationals entering the military or who are already in the military, the DoD’s chief of accessions said.
Face of Defense: Airman Shows Resilience in Cancer Battle
TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. —
Air Force Staff Sgt. Teresa Monteon persevered during grueling treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma with her friends and Air Force family supporting her through the treatment. Now she's in remission and says even though there is going to be adversity in life, what matters is thinking positively and getting yourself back up.
Oct. 12, 2017
Airman's Hometown Visit Leads to Helping Hurricane Victims
TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. —
A civil engineer air advisor for the 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron at Travis Air Force Base, California, had been looking forward to visiting his hometown in Texas for a relaxing Labor Day weekend with family and friends, but instead his plans quickly changed when Hurricane Harvey made landfall in East Texas.
Oct. 11, 2017
Chaplain Launches Dialogue, Exchange Supporting Afghan Air Force
KABUL, Afghanistan —
Assigned to Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air, Air Force Chaplain (Maj.) Chris Conklin is the first air advisor charged with assisting the Afghan military’s religious and cultural affairs program with the mission of effective religious care and spiritual readiness for those who defend their nation.
Oct. 10, 2017
U.S., South Korean Weather Forecasters Partner to Provide Better Products
OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea —
Accurate weather forecasting is integral in assisting the flying units with weather information specific to each mission. American and South Korean air force weather observers work together at Osan Air Base, South Korea, to provide better forecasts to the base.
Face of Defense: Army Helicopter Pilot Teaches New Generation of Aviators
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. —
From a young age, Army Reserve Chief Warrant Officer 5 Bill Basabilbaso knew he wanted to be a helicopter pilot. Today, after 32 years of military service, he relies on experiences and lessons from those who inspired him to teach the new generation of CH-47 Chinook helicopter pilots at Joint Base Langley-Eustis.