July 4, 2017
Archers Match Arrow for Arrow, Forcing Shootout at Warrior Games
Archers matched arrow for arrow, forcing a shootout in two medal rounds during the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Chicago.
July 2, 2017
DoD Warrior Games Open With 265 Participants, Celebrities
About 265 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans representing teams from U.S., U.K. and Australian forces are competing in Chicago in sports ranging from shooting and archery to wheelchair basketball.
June 30, 2017
Face of Defense: Airman's Commitment to Service Runs in the Family
EASTOVER, S.C. —
“Service to others is what makes this country great,” said Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Edward Snyder, the public affairs superintendent for the South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing in Eastover. His 31 years of service is a testament to his commitment to serve his country.
June 27, 2017
Therapy Dog Brightens Lives
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. —
When a Whiteman Air Force Base therapy dog at the Sexual Assault Prevention Response Office was medically retired, the search for a new dog began.
June 23, 2017
Aero Clubs Offer Adventure, Fun in the Friendly Skies
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas —
For almost 70 years, Air Force aero clubs, under the direction of the Air Force Services Activity, have operated at 16 installations worldwide.
June 16, 2017
Air Force Canines Deploy to Support Operation Inherent Resolve
SOUTHWEST ASIA —
Air Force Senior Airmen Carlton Isaacson and Omar Araujo are dog handlers assigned to the 407th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron. Both service members and their canine partners, Egon and Syrius, respectively, are deployed at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
Face of Defense: Airman Wins Big in Chili Competition
PEORIA, Ill. —
Slow cooking and finding the right flavor are key factors in making the best chili, Air Force Staff Sgt. Nicholas Freeman said. His recipe won three awards at the 182nd Airlift Wing’s ninth annual chili cook-off in Peoria, Ill. Judges made up of unit members evaluated 14 chilies for presentation, consistency and taste.
June 9, 2017
Motto: First to Fight, Pantons Celebrate 100th Anniversary
GUNSAN, South Korea —
Throughout its 100-year existence, the 35th Fighter Squadron has played an active role in many major international conflicts.
B-1B Lancers Arrive in Europe for NATO Exercises
ROYAL AIR FORCE FAIRFORD, England —
B1-B Lancer bombers arrived in England from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., to support exercises Saber Strike and BALTOPS, familiarizing aircrew with air bases and operations in different geographic combatant commands.
June 8, 2017
NASA Selects Air Force Pilot as Astronaut Candidate
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. —
Air Force Lt. Col. Raja Chari, who has been selected for promotion to colonel, was selected by NASA to join the 2017 astronaut candidate class. Chari oversaw developmental testing of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter for the past couple of years while simultaneously serving as director of the F-35 Integrated Test Force.