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  • Air Force rewrites basic doctrine, focuses on mission command, airpower evolution

    Core themes to the revised Air Force Doctrine Publication-1: The Air Force are the foundation and evolution of airpower and the concept of mission command.
  • Air Force provides C2 advisors to operational-level commanders

    With global competition heating up, the need to maximize the agility of U.S. Air Force operational command and control has never been more pressing. Fortunately, the USAF’s Operational Command Training Program is a foundational piece of its current C2 training architecture.
  • Air Force unveils new mission statement

    The Air Force released its new mission statement: To fly, fight, and win … airpower anytime, anywhere.
  • AFSOUTH leadership recognizes critical support from Beale Intelligence Airmen

    The 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Commander and Command Chief recently visited Recce Town to engage with intelligence Airmen and discuss the critical support provided to the Southern Hemisphere from the Distributed Ground Station-2 (DGS-2) located here.Maj. Gen. Barry Cornish, Commander, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern), and his Command
  • F-35A combat power exercise conducted at Hill AFB

    The active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing conducted a combat power exercise Nov. 19, launching dozens of F-35A Lightning IIs within a condensed period of time.
  • Eclipse of the heart: Holloman Airmen reach for the stars

    Hundreds of thousands of individuals, whether peering out their bedroom windows or traveling in caravans of motor vehicles to various destinations across America, watched in excited anticipation as the sun and moon traversed paths to create a total solar eclipse Aug. 21, 2017.
  • Holloman AFB Airman named Fighter Instructor Pilot of the Year

    One of Holloman’s Airmen, Maj. John R. Widmer, 314th Fighter Squadron flight commander and an F-16 instructor pilot, was named the Air Force’s Fighter Instructor Pilot of the Year. The award is designed to recognize fighter pilots and weapon systems officers’ commitment, performance, leadership and aviation skills that were instrumental to mission success of their units, the U.S. Air Force and the Defense Department.
  • Block 5 MQ-9 debuts in combat

    The latest version of the MQ-9 Reaper, the Block 5 variant, flew its first successful combat mission June 23, 2017, in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
  • First operational F-35A squadron receives final aircraft

    The 34th Fighter Squadron and 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit at Hill Air Force Base accepted its final two combat-coded F-35A Lightning lls June 21, 2017.
  • Frankenphone 2.0: MQ-9 communication innovation

    In 2015, a former member of the 42nd Attack Squadron saw a need to improve communications from MQ-9 Reaper aircrew to ground forces, thus, Frankenphone was created. He pieced-together the invention with scrap phone parts and headsets which aimed to improve communications clarity until a long term solution was procured. While the device underwent many iterations of upgrades, it still needed additional work.
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