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AF 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.


Illinois Airmen unveil combat simulator for tactical air controllers

Airmen with the Illinois Air National Guard unveiled a combat simulator they helped create for tactical air controllers during a ceremony with lawmakers Oct. 5 at the 182nd Airlift Wing.


AF missile officers get their ‘sea legs’

Through the Striker Trident nuclear officer exchange program, four hand-selected intercontinental ballistic missile officers assigned to various Air Force Global Strike Command units are broadening their horizons by serving multi-year tours with U.S. Navy Submarine Forces ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) units.


AF announces Operation Colony Glacier casualty recovery

The Air Force announced on Oct. 8, the names of two service members who have been recovered from a C-124 Globemaster that was lost on Nov. 22, 1952.


WWII flying ace encounters new generation of aircraft

Seventy five years ago, a 20-year-old Tom "Ginger" Neil flew a Hawker Hurricane for the Royal Air Force, shielding his homeland against thousands of German bombers in the Battle of Britain -- the first ever battle decisively fought in the air. This month marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the battle.


Airman 1st Class Stone in stable condition

At approximately 1 a.m. PST, Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, the Air Force service member who helped thwart a gunman’s attack on a French train in August, was involved in a stabbing incident in Sacramento, California. He was transported to a local hospital, and is currently in stable condition.


Air Force testers cleared for Pegasus

Now that Boeing has two aircraft -- one a 767-2C freighter and one a militarized KC-46A Pegasus tanker -- in the air, the program expects flight testing will really get off the ground.


435th AGOW deploys team, expands OIR mission

Full certainty is never guaranteed in the military, which is why Airmen are trained to deploy at a moment's notice and hit the grounding running when they’re called upon. For Airmen assigned to the 435th Contingency Response Group, that need came Aug. 12 when the unit deployed to Diyarbakir Air Base, Turkey.


Tech Report: F-35A

The F-35A Lightning II is the Air Force's latest fifth generation fighter. It's lethal, survivable and adaptive.


AF leaders testify before Congress on bomber structure

Military experts in Air Force long-range strike capabilities testified Sept. 29 before a House Armed Services subcommittee on the Air Force bomber force structure.

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