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June 7, 2017

Island Defenders: Guam Guardsmen Protect Expeditionary Base, Coalition Mission

Security forces members deployed to Southwest Asia from Guam Air National Guard's 254th Security Forces Squadron are there to secure access points to the installation and patrol perimeter fence lines and facilities of the 407th Air Expeditionary Group.

June 2, 2017

Air Force Brings E-3 Sentry to NATO Exercise for First Time in 20 Years

This year’s Baltic Operations exercise will mark the first time in two decades that a U.S. E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft will participate in a NATO exercise.

June 2, 2017

Face of Defense: Structural Maintenance Airman Keeps Aircraft Safe

Air Force Airman 1st Class Lukas Johnson joined the Air Force to save lives. He now employs his skills in fabricating aluminum, titanium and carbon fiber to help keep aircraft safe and airworthy. Johnson said aircraft structural maintenance can be a mix of precision and "grunt work." All the effort ensures aircraft are ready to fly safely.

May 26, 2017

Face of Defense: Airman Fights Leukemia Into Remission

In January 2012, Air Force Staff Sgt. Nicholas Worley, a 23rd Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems craftsman, was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia, an uncommon form of blood cancer that starts in the blood-forming cells of the bone marrow, but it's not slowing him down.

May 24, 2017

Dunford Urges New Air Force Officers to Lead in Academy Graduation Address

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, thanked the 979 graduates of the Air Force Academy's Class of 2017 for answering the call to duty in a very challenging time.

May 22, 2017

Face of Defense: Overcoming Adversity, Airman Finds Home in Air Guard

Air Force Staff Sgt. Colton Elliott has faced much adversity throughout his life and now he’s found a home with the Air National Guard. Elliott is a photojournalist with the Missouri Air National Guard’s 131st Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. He has served for almost seven years and said he definitely plans to stay for a full career.

May 19, 2017

Reconnaissance Aircraft Makes Historic Appearance at Northern Edge

This year, the distinctly black U-2S Dragon Lady reconnaissance aircraft from Beale Air Force Base, California, flew for the first time at Northern Edge at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, and showcased the unique capabilities it can bring to the joint fight.

May 19, 2017

Face of Defense: Airman Takes Up 'Sweet' Hobby

During his studies as an environmental science major, Air Force Tech. Sgt. Garrett Wright became interested in beekeeping. Since obtaining his first honeybees last year, Wright's bee collection has grown to five hives, one of which he procured by removing it from base housing, and plans to move them to a rural area.

May 18, 2017

Service Personnel Chiefs Testify on Military Posture on Capitol Hill

As the fiscal year 2018 budget season approaches, the military services' personnel chiefs testified on their postures and policies for recruitment and retention before a House Armed Services Committee panel.

May 17, 2017

Buddy Wings Train Together in South Korea

Exercise Buddy Wing 17-4 at Jungwon Air Base, South Korea, focuses on enhancing flying operations between the U.S. and South Korean air forces.

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