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Air Force Week in Photos

This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.

Eielson AFB selected as preferred alternative for first overseas-based F-35As

Air Force officials announced today that Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, was selected as the preferred alternative to host the first F-35A Lightning II squadrons in the Pacific area of responsibility.

Air Force to activate Provisional Installation and Mission Support Center, names commander

Air Force officials announced Aug. 7 the activation of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center (Provisional) at Joint Base Andrews, Md., and named Maj. Gen. Theresa Carter as its provisional commander. The provisional center will activate Aug. 8. AFIMSC will align as a center under Air Force Materiel Command.

Air Force improves nuclear force manpower levels

The Air Force will increase nuclear force manning at Air Force Global Strike Command missile and bomber wings beginning this fall.

AF implements intel officer retention program

Eligible intelligence officers have until Sept. 22 to apply for a critical skills retention bonus implemented by the Air Force this month, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today.

Nellis AFB Airmen save elderly couple during flash flood

Three Airmen from the 820th RED HORSE, assisted by three members of the 799th Air Base Squadron, saved an elderly couple during a flash flood Aug. 4 while they were on their way home from their work sites at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada.

Hurricane Hunters fly into Hurricane Iselle for life-saving data

Airmen with the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, also known as the Hurricane Hunters, deployed to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, from Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Aug. 5 to collect weather data in Hurricane Iselle as it approaches the Hawaiian Islands.

Pease ANGB selected to receive KC-46A Pegasus

Air Force officials announced Aug. 6, Pease Air National Guard Base, New Hampshire as the Air Force's first Air National Guard-led KC-46A Pegasus main operating base.

SAPR orientation provides cohesion across Air Force

The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response coordinators from each Air Force major command attended the first-ever three-day orientation and training here, July 29 -31, to discuss issues and innovations with Air Force SAPR top leaders and subject matter experts.

45th Space Wing supports SpaceX launch of AsiaSat 8 satellite

The 45th Space Wing supported Space Exploration Technologies' (SpaceX) successful launch of their Falcon 9 rocket carrying the AsiaSat 8 satellite from Space Launch Complex 40 at 4 a.m. Aug. 5