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  • Cyber Airmen “fuel” innovation

    Cyber Airmen assigned to the 557th Weather Wing recently teamed together with the Defense Innovation Unit program making changes to how airborne tankers are scheduled. The changes are the direct result of a March 8, 2018, memo from Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, where he stated, “bringing the future faster requires both expanding our culture of innovation and balancing prudent risk acceptance with agile reaction.” That is the goal of the Defense Innovation Unit where members of the military partner with companies that specialize in fields such as artificial intelligence and information technology, to find new solutions to complex problems.
  • Air advisors begin new partnership with Paraguayan air force

    Asunción, Paraguay -- The 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron (MSAS) completed a mobile training mission (MTT) with the Paraguayan air force (FAP) in Asuncion, Paraguay from Sept. 17-28, 2018. During the MTT, air advisors focused on rotary wing aircraft water survival and twin tension rope rescue techniques. “This mission was the first time we
  • Air advisors partner with Colombian air force during BPC mission

    The 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron (MSAS) recently conducted a Building Partnerships Capacity (BPC) mission in Bogota, Colombia. The 17-member mobile training team (MTT), including members of the Wyoming Air National Guard and the Colorado Air Force Reserves, executed a four-week joint training mission with the Colombian air force, designed to promote regional stability by fostering key relationships and enhancing partner nation capabilities. During the four-week mission, more than 204 hours of instruction took place at four geographically separated locations across Colombia, graduating 87 Colombian military personnel from several career specialties. Through the effective work put in by MSAS air advisors, the United States is strengthening relations and cooperation that will meet the challenges of crisis and contingency situations by providing the ability to respond together.
  • US Air Force C-17, C-130 aircrews, pararescuemen, CCATT, AE train for emergency response with South American partners

    RIONEGRO, Colombia-- Ninty-five U.S. Air Force Airmen trained with 11 partner nation air forces tallying more than 400 participants in the Colombian-led multinational search and rescue exercise “Angel de los Andes” Sept. 3-14. The U.S. and multinational participants trained together by responding to realistic scenarios of natural disaster and
  • US Air Force participates in Angel de los Andes Colombian led search and rescue exercise

    Two U.S. Air Force aircraft and more than 90 U.S. Airmen are participating in “Angel de los Andes,” a Colombian led international search and rescue training exercise Sept. 3-14. One C-17 Globemaster III from the 14th Airlift Squadron at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina and one C-130 Hercules from the 133rd Airlift Squadron with the Minnesota Air National Guard are among the eight U.S. Air Force Active, Guard and Reserve components participating. The first week of the exercise is focused on responding to with natural disaster scenarios that include earthquake response, a forest fire and open water rescue, as well as, responding to an aircraft crash. The second week will focus closely on close air support and combat search and rescue techniques.
  • Honing skills: 366th EMS executes armament training

    The 366th Equipment Maintenance Squadron conducted in-depth F-15E Strike Eagle armament training Aug. 27-30 that will enhance the 366th Fighter Wing’s readiness down-range.
  • Air advisors deliver tailored leadership training with Peruvian Air Force

    TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron (MSAS) completed training with the Peruvian Air Force at Las Palmas and Callao Air Bases in Peru, from July 31 through Aug 22, 2018.The mobile training team (MTT) consisted of nine MSAS air advisors and a maintenance officer from MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. The
  • 388th FW dialing-in cannon loading, firing in training

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah, -- The 388th Fighter Wing’s 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit and 4th Fighter Squadron were the first operational units to load and fire the F-35A’s cannon during training Aug. 13, and what they learned will influence how they train and fight.Loading and firing the cannon was one of the few capabilities Airmen in the 388th
  • USSTRATCOM, Brazil sign agreement to share space services, data

    U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) signed an agreement with the Brazilian Ministry of Defense to share Space Situational Awareness (SSA) services and information.Rear Adm. Richard A. Correll, director of plans and policy for USSTRATCOM, signed the agreement as part of a larger effort to build a closer defense partnership with Brazil that will
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Colombian Kfirs fighters train with the A-10, F-16
Always Ready to Defend! 24/7/365 🇺🇸
A true honor to work with our Partner Nation! #partnership
Check out the view from inside a Colombian Air Force refueling tanker as it performs an in-air refueling mission in the skies above Tucson, Arizona! Members of the Fuerza Aérea Colombiana are training this week at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base as they prepare for Red Flag 18-3. This week has been another great example of how the U.S. and partner nation air forces train together to accomplish shared goals. U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona
Wow! What a sight to see! Fuerza Aérea Colombiana #Kfir aircraft preparing for #RedFlag 18-3! U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) Nellis Air Force Base Air Combat Command
Members of the Fuerza Aérea Colombiana are training this week at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base as they prepare for Red Flag 18-3! Check out our video from a Colombian 767 as the aircrew performs an in-air refueling of 3 Colombian Air Force Kfir fighters! U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona
Volunteers from JTF-Bravo recently donated food and supplies for more than 150 Honduran families near Cane, La Paz. Service members hiked to the village carrying bags of donations to provide for the community and spent time playing soccer with the children as part of Chapel Hike 76. Our forces remain resilient and connected to our neighbors by giving back to the community. Voluntarios de nuestra organización recientemente donaron alimentos y suministros para más de 150 familias hondureñas cerca de #CaneLaPaz quienes subieron a la aldea con bolsas de donaciones para ayudar a la comunidad y compartieron su tiempo jugando fútbol con los niños, como parte de #ChapelHike76. Nuestras fuerzas siguen siendo fuertes y conectadas con nuestros vecinos al ayudar a la comunidad.
Today we said farewell to Colonel Eric Cólen Guedes, 12th Air Force (AFSOUTH) Brazilian Air Force Liaison Officer. Colonel Cólen received a Meritorious Service Medal in recognition of his work as a crucial link between 12th Air Force and the Brazilian Air Force. Our Liaison Officers play a critical role in strengthening ties between 12th Air Force and our partner nation air forces. We thank Colonel Cólen for his hard work and wish him luck as he moves on to his next assignment! U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) Força Aérea Brasileira
Check out this live shot of the Colombians training and flying here at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base
Lt. Gen. Mark Kelly, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) commander met with Colombian Air Force Brig. Gen. Pablo Enrique Garcia Valencia! 🇺🇸🇨🇴🤝
The Colombian Air Force Fuerza Aérea Colombiana has sent their finest Kfir team to participate in Red Flag 18-3! 🇺🇸🇨🇴🚩🎉 U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) Nellis Air Force Base
Here's your chance to meet some of our Partner Nation Colombian Airmen! #RedFlag2018 🚩 🇺🇸🇨🇴
We’d like to give a 🔥warm 🤗 welcome to the members of the Colombian Air Force Fuerza Aérea Colombiana who arrived today at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona! They will train with the 162nd Wing Arizona Air National Guard as they prepare for Red Flag 18-3!🚩️🇺🇸🇨🇴️ U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) Air Combat Command Nellis Air Force Base
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Creech Air Force Base Airmen show-off the MQ-9 Reaper!
A Colombian Air Force pilot shows his enthusiasm about participating in the upcoming Red Flag 18-3! We are just as excited as him! 😁🎉🌎✈️
Wow! The F-15E Strike Eagle's train with JTACS!
The Colombian Air Force are bringing their #Kfir's to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada for Red Flag 18-3!
Check out our video from the Conference of American Air Chiefs in Panama City, Panama! This conference brought together Air Force leaders from 19 nations in the Western Hemisphere June 18-22. The System of Cooperation Among the American Air Forces (SICOFAA), the conference’s sponsoring organization, was established in 1961 and promotes the exchange of experiences, knowledge and training among member nations to strengthen cooperative capabilities in North and South America. Senan Panamá Embajada de Estados Unidos en Panamá U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs Heidi Grant Fuerza Aerea Guatemalteca United States Air Force
Today we bid farewell to Colonel Kim Campbell, Commander of our 612th Theater Operations Group and 474th Air Expeditionary Group. Colonel Campbell relinquished command to Colonel Travis Ingber during a change of command ceremony at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona. We thank Colonel Campbell for her leadership and wish her the best of luck in her next assignment!
@USAF_ACC's Crisis Action Team is working around the clock ⏰as they execute recovery efforts to support the people… https://t.co/Ka8BWHP1RC
These #Airmen are taking the @ACC_Commander's words to ❤️. They are bringing the future! https://t.co/YXTXuai3hZ
RT @DeptofDefense: The @USNavy’s state-of-the-art hospital ship @USNSComfort is scheduled to deploy to #CentralAmerica and #SouthAmerica fo…
RT @FuerzaAereaCol: “La milicia no es más que una religión de hombres honrados” #FelizViernes te desea la tripulación del UH-60 #BlackHawk
Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force completed a 3-day foreign humanitarian assistance subject matter exper… https://t.co/jrCeJbt83r
Best wishes in your future endeavors!!👏 https://t.co/A3XUoSm7jc
A great article about how the @southcomwatch humanitarian assistance program is focused on working with partner nat… https://t.co/lbRWQCfAt3
95 @usairforce Airmen trained with partner nations in the @FuerzaAereaCol search and rescue exercise Angel de l… https://t.co/UGQjAgmBMo
RT @FuerzaAereaRD: The Air Force of the Dominican Republic congratulates the United States Air Force @usairforce on the commemoration of th…
RT @USEmbassyBogota: RT @southcomwatch: ¡Feliz cumpleaños a la #FuerzaAérea más grande del mundo! @USAirForce #AFBDay #AIRPOWER @AFSOUTH ht…
Today, the U.S. Air Force celebrates its 71st birthday! Here at 12AF, we celebrated with a cake cutting by our comm… https://t.co/HrPqSbM9ua
Thanks to the Colombian Air Force for celebrating our Air Force's 71st birthday with us. https://t.co/lyORNhx6Gz
🇨🇱Today is Chile's Independence Day! Well wishes to all our Chilean friends as they celebrate! 🎉 12AF (AFSOUTH) lea… https://t.co/mrCYXm9BdK
RT @jtfbravo: Congratulations to all CENTAM SMOKE graduates! / Felicitamos a todos los bomberos por su particpación en #CENTAMSMOKE ! / @b
Great work graduates of CENTAM SMOKE. https://t.co/0Yy3FQ1Ihg
Some great photos of partner nations working together in Colombia during #AngeldelosAndes2018 https://t.co/2B0zhZ193x
@usairforce Pararescuemen train in the @FuerzaAereaCol led multinational search and rescue exercise👼… https://t.co/ubeJcam40g
RT @FuerzaAereaCol: Continuando con las misiones de búsqueda, salvamento y rescate, en el Ejercicio #ÁngelDeLosAndes2018, se realizó una op…
Today in the 🇨🇴 @FuerzaAereaCol multinational Air Force exercise 👼 Angel de los Andes⛰️ participants from Colombia,… https://t.co/b1DfXBgphP