Aug. 11, 2017
Face of Defense: Identical Twins Serve Together in Air National Guard
MANSFIELD, Ohio —
For Raven and Lakota Hull, identical twins who currently serve together in the same unit of the Air National Guard, basic training was easy. The real challenge came when they were separated for the first time in their lives as they went to two different schools for technical training.
Aug. 10, 2017
'Brain-Like' Supercomputers Could Enable Better Defense Decision-Making
A new Defense Department-funded IBM computer chip could be a huge boost for artificial intelligence-based defense systems and the human data analysts who use them.
Aug. 9, 2017
South Dakota Airmen Team Up With South Korean, Japanese Counterparts
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii —
Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers under the command of Pacific Air Forces joined their counterparts from the South Korean and Japanese air forces in sequenced bilateral missions over Japanese airspace and the Korean Peninsula.
Aug. 8, 2017
Face of Defense: Airman Learns Life Lessons From Restoring Classic Cars
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. —
Air Force Master Sgt. Bobby McCrary said he learned about patience and attention to detail when he and his grandfather worked together restoring classic cars. His grandfather also taught him the rewards of precision and striving for excellence -- ideals that have served him well during his time in the military.
Aug. 4, 2017
Northern Strike Exercise Features Joint STARS Participation
GRAYLING, Mich. —
Northern Strike, a National Guard Bureau-sponsored exercise uniting about 5,000 service members from 13 states and five coalition countries, is taking place at Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center in northern Michigan.
Aug. 2, 2017
LC-130 Skibird Aircrews Train for Polar Operations
KANGERLUSSUAQ, Greenland —
The New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing is providing the airlift needed to get to remote locations in Antarctica and Greenland in support of the National Science Foundation with a ski-equipped LC-130 Hercules aircraft, commonly referred to as a Skibird.
Aug. 1, 2017
In Harm’s Way: Providing Spiritual Support
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan —
The chaplains and assistants of the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing travel to six different locations in Afghanistan, providing spiritual support to service members and civilians of all backgrounds.
U.S., International Partners Kick Off Mobility Guardian Exercise
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. —
Air Mobility Command's Mobility Guardian exercise aims to enhance the U.S. military's global response force by integrating in complex, realistic mobility training with nearly 30 partner nations.
July 31, 2017
Airman Chutes for Olympic Bobsled Team
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND —
The four pillars of Comprehensive Airman Fitness -- mental, physical, social and spiritual -- are keeping this service member going in his pursuit for gold.
July 28, 2017
Face of Defense: A-10 Pilot Spits Fire in Fight Against ISIS
INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey —
Air Force Lt. Col. Ben Rudolphi is an experience A-10 fighter jet pilot, but says his mind still races a hundred miles an hour before every combat mission. “All I know is that I need to make a direct hit to help our troops on the ground,” he said. Rudolphi also serves as a commander, welcoming the opportunity to lead others.