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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.


First all-female honor flight gets hero's welcome in Washington

Female veterans, trailblazers who served in the military decades ago, received a hero's welcome Sept. 22 after arriving in the nation's capital on the first all-female honor flight.


Yesterday’s Air Force: Flak-Bait

During World War II, Martine B-26 Marauders dropped thousands of bombs and one of those aircraft survived more missions and dropped more bombs than any other — the Flak-Bait.


Department of Defense honors heroes with highest recognition

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter honored Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, Army Spc. Alek Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler for their heroism during an award ceremony at the Pentagon Sep. 17. The three men made headlines when they subdued a heavily armed gunman on a Paris-bound train Aug. 21.


Top 3 releases AF birthday message

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody released a tri-signature letter in anticipation of the Air Force’s 68th birthday Sept. 18.


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.


Enlisted Airmen: A legacy of professionals

Professionalism was the common thread when the Air Force’s senior enlisted leader talked about the Airmen of yesterday, today and tomorrow during the Air Force Association’s Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition Sept. 16 in Washington D.C.


More than a hero: An American Airman

The Airman’s Creed is recited from the very beginning of an Airman’s career. For one Airman, that creed became more than words – it became a part of who he is.


Air Force’s top Airman honored by enlisted force

In a historical event, the Air Force’s top enlisted leader honored the service’s top general with an invitation to an Order of the Sword ceremony during the Air Force Association’s Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition Sept. 16. Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody, who is the trusted keeper of the Air Force Master Sword, thanked Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III for his exceptional service as a leader and for his significant care of the enlisted corps.


Carter: DOD must embrace future to remain best force

Two days before the Air Force’s 68th birthday, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Sept. 16, at the Air Force Association’s Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition 2015, that the military must embrace the future to remain the best force. The defense secretary said the gathering’s theme, “Reinventing the Aerospace Nation,” could not be more appropriate in the year marking the 100th anniversary of the first successful use of combat aircraft.

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