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Mobility aircraft deploy to deliver U.S. Navy’s undersea rescue capabilities to Argentina
Two C-17 Globemaster IIIs and a C-5M Super Galaxy are en-route to Argentina to deliver the U.S. Navy’s undersea rescue capabilities to aid in the search for the A.R.A. San Juan, an Argentine navy submarine, which went missing in the Southern Atlantic Nov. 15.Mobility Airmen launched the C-17s, assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing at Joint Base
AFSOUTH hosts Latin American Cadet Initiative
Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern) hosted 24 cadets from 12 Latin American countries for their a visit on behalf of the Latin American Cadet Initiative, Nov. 7. The Latin American Cadet Initiative is an Office of the Secretary of the Air Force for International Affairs program that began in 2006. The program invites the top two senior cadets from up to 15 Latin American Air Force academies to the U.S. for a three and a half week visit.
South American Air Chiefs conference 2017
Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern) hosted the South American Air Chiefs conference with participants from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay, Oct. 31 to Nov. 2. The seven South American countries participated in the three day event that focused on humanitarian assistance and disaster response. “We’ve found that this is an area where our air forces can really cooperate,” said U.S. Air Force Col. James Breck, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) director of plans. We’re able to work together, share ideas, share best practices, and synchronize our efforts during this conference.”
Dyess C-130Js resupply U.S. SOUTHCOM Honduras mission
A 317th Airlift Wing C-130J crew here completed a routine global channel mission to provide sustainment and supplies to Airmen supporting U.S. Southern Command Joint Task Force-Bravo in Honduras Oct. 18.
Hill maintainers support F-35A first Asia appearance during Seoul ADEX 17
Twenty-seven Hill maintainers and accompanying support equipment loaded into a C-17 Globemaster III Oct. 13, bound for Northeast Asia’s largest air show to support the F-35A’s first time on Asian soil. Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition, also known as Seoul ADEX 17, offers a venue to deepen U.S. relationships with the Republic of Korea and enhance regional security while also giving 388th and 419th Fighter Wing maintainers a sense of interoperability and cultural awareness by working in another country. “With this temporary duty, we gain an increased understanding of how other platforms and countries conduct maintenance and daily operations,” said Lt. Col. Jennifer Phillips, 388th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander. “Boots on ground in a location other than home gives us breadth and increased understanding we’re able to pass onto peers, subordinates and leaders alike for application in future movements.”
New Operations Center in RPA enterprise
Since 1996, the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper enterprise has been engaged in continuous combat operations in multiple theaters around the world. As the demand for remotely piloted aircraft support grew, so did the U.S. Air Force’s reconnaissance and attack capabilities.This rapid expansion left the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing with a need for tighter operational control. Thus the Persistent Attack and Reconnaissance Operations Center, a newly established single point of contact for combat operations was born and officially opened Oct. 16, 2017 at Creech Air Force Base.
Sentinels of the Gulf
The 26th Operational Weather Squadron (26 OWS) operates day and night to track the weather and watch for possible weather threats in their Area of Responsibility (AOR) at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. They provide support for the Southeast region of the U.S., which includes 13 states and 151 military installations.
Key US and Argentinian Air Force leaders exchange medical knowledge, experience
U.S. and Argentinian Air Force medical personnel held a senior leader engagement as part of the Department of Defense State Partnership Program Sep. 20, at the National Institute of Aeronautical and Space Medicine, Argentina. Key leaders from the Secretary of the Air Force Office of International Affairs, the Georgia Air National Guard, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern), and the Argentinian Air Force came together to share knowledge and experience and to further develop the relationship between the U.S. Air Force and the Argentinian Air Force.
317th Airlift Wing vital to Hurricane Irma relief efforts
Airmen from the 317th Airlift Wing have been supporting Hurricane Irma relief efforts since it began its destructive path through the Caribbean. The storm made direct hits on Barbuda, St. Barthélemy, St. Martin, Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands, and raked the United States Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico with hurricane-force winds and torrential rain.
A-10 Demonstration Team to Perform in 2018 Airshow Season
The United States Air Force A-10 demonstration team will once again display the capabilities of the Thunderbolt II at approximately 14 shows throughout the 2018 airshow season. The A-10 demonstration team last flew in 2011. The A-10 flew exclusively with the Air Force Heritage Flight program in 2012 and 2017. Specifically designed for close air
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