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May 16, 2017

Mattis Welcomes New Air Force Secretary Home

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis ceremonially swore in Heather Wilson as the 24th secretary of the Air Force at the Pentagon, noting that "on behalf of the entire Air Force community, on the behalf of the Department of Defense -- welcome home."

May 16, 2017

Air Force Stargazers Keep Skyward Watch

Airmen assigned to Detachment 1 of the 21st Space Wing, operate the just under 4-foot tall telescopes, which are kept busy detecting, tracking and cataloging tens of thousands of objects in orbit within their area of coverage.

May 13, 2017

Vice Chairman Delivers Commencement Remarks at Webster University

Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, saluted new Webster University graduates as "the future of this country, and many of you are the future of the world," during his commencement address in St. Louis.

May 12, 2017

Face of Defense: Air Force Loadmaster Shares Knowledge in Greece

Air Force Senior Airman Matthew Gee, 37th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, along with approximately 110 other U.S. airmen, participated in Exercise Stolen Cerberus IV held at Elefsis Air Base, Greece, from April 18-28. He and other loadmasters worked with U.S. soldiers and Hellenic air force members to perform personnel and cargo airdrops out of C-130 aircraft.

May 11, 2017

National Native American Veterans Memorial to be Erected in Washington

The anticipated dedication of the National Native American Veterans Memorial is Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2020, according to Rebecca Trautmann, project manager of the memorial.

May 11, 2017

Military Children Step in Their Parents’ Boots

Jr. Raptor is a program that has been going on for over a decade, benefiting military children by providing educational and hands-on activities with what some of their parents do to support the Tyndall mission.

May 10, 2017

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Community Honors Fallen Comrades

Airmen, Marines, sailors and soldiers came together at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., to honor and remember their fallen explosive ordnance disposal brethren during the annual memorial ceremony at the Kauffman Explosive Ordnance Disposal Training Complex.

May 5, 2017

Face of Defense: Firefighting Missions Contribute to Pilot’s Passion for Flying

Air Force Lt. Col. Ryan Scofield piloted his first aircraft, a Cessna 152, at age 17. It was then that Scofield, a Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System instructor pilot for the Wyoming Air National Guard’s 187th Airlift Squadron, based in Cheyenne, Wyoming, knew he was hooked on flying.

April 28, 2017

Red Cell Challenges Cyber Warriors in Multiforce Exercise

Air Force Capt. Joshua Montgomery isn’t a criminal, but he plays one as part of his duties. He’s a member of an Air National Guard team that tests cyber defenses.

April 28, 2017

Face of Defense: Navy Officer’s Career Follows Unusual Path

Navy Lt. Adam Patterson’s military career hasn’t followed what most people might call the “usual” path. He’s experienced an evolution of sorts, emerging from the sea and taking to the air, starting as a submariner and transitioning to become an aviator. Today Patterson flies a search-and-rescue MH-60 Seahawk helicopter.

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