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Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James gives her "State of the Force" address during the Air Force Association's Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 19, 2016. A highlight of James’ presentation was announcing the official name of the Air Force's newest bomber, the B-21 Raider. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)
State of the AF: Active-duty force on the rise, space will be more prominent
Nearly three years into her tenure as the Air Force’s top leader, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James reaffirmed that people continue to be her top priority during her State of the Air Force address at the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference Sept. 19, in National Harbor, Maryland.
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Default Air Force Logo New commander to take reins of 12th AF, AFSOUTH
The President of the United States nominated Air Force Maj. Gen. Mark D. Kelly for promotion to lieutenant general, and command of Twelfth Air Force and Air Forces Southern.He replaces Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland who has been selected to become the next Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations at the Pentagon.Kelly most recently served as
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Master Sgt. Laura Alavarez, Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and 1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) A-2 Information Security Manager, runs in the POW/MIA Vigil Run at Tyndall AFB.  The 24-hour event was hosted by the 81st Range Control Squadron and included participants from many Tyndall AFB units.  (U.S. Air Force photo by TSgt. Ed Staton) 1AF Personnel Participate in POW/MIA Vigil Run
Master Sgt. Laura Alavarez, Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and 1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) A-2 Information Security Manager, runs in the POW/MIA Vigil Run at Tyndall AFB. The 24-hour event was hosted by the 81st Range Control Squadron and included participants from many Tyndall AFB units. (U.S. Air Force
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The American's softball team poses for a photo after winning the Western Air Defense Sector U.S. vs Canada Softball Challenge Cup Sept. 1 with a final score of 22 to 7.  Pictured from left to right are: (back row) Keven Blackwell, Nicholas Rhodes, Ian Crocker, Ryc Cyr, Kevin Weaver, David Bauld, Peter Hickam, Ryan McCray, and Michael Delaney.  (Front row) Carlos Gonzales, Allan Lawson, Joseph Landis, Daniel Rebstock, David Quelland, Robert Staszek, Michael Doing, and Jason Weczorek. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Capt. Kimberly D. Burke) WADS U.S. vs Canada Softball Challenge Cup
Twice a year the Washington Air National Guard’s Western Air Defense Sector holds a sports day where American and Canadian service members assigned to the unit can engage in a friendly battle for superiority on the hockey ice and on the softball fields.
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Emergency locator transmitter personnel (from left) Lt. Col. Carl Kretzer and Maj. Gary Stalnaker, mission pilots, and Capts. Richard Ross, mission observer, and Mark Thibodeau, safety officer, review a successful find. (Photo by CAP Lt. Col. Rodger Helton) Florida CAP Wing provides Hurricane Hermine aerial imagery support to FEMA
Civil Air Patrol’s Florida Wing provided aerial photos of ground damage for the Federal Emergency Management Agency after Hurricane Hermine made landfall Thursday.
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2016
U.S. Air Force Gen. Lori Robinson, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command commander gives command of Alaskan NORAD Region and Alaskan Command to U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Kenneth Wilsbach during a change of command ceremony Aug. 16 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.  Wilsbach also assumed command of 11th Air Force from Gen. Terrence O'Shaughnessy, Pacific Air Forces commander. Outgoing commander Lt. Gen. Russell Handy retired after more than 30 years of service and relinquished command to Wilsbach. Alaskan Command welcomes new commander
Lt. Gen. Kenneth S. Wilsbach became commander of Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region, Alaskan Command and Eleventh Air Force during a change of command ceremony at JBER today.
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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Peter Griffin, Air Force Rescue Coordination Center superintendent, answers  the phone on the AFRCC Operations Floor at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 18, 2016. Griffin worked the AFRCC mission marking the 200th save for the unit in 2016 on Aug. 17, 2016. The AFRCC operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and serves as the single agency responsible for coordinating on-land federal search and rescue activities in the 48 contiguous United States, Mexico, and Canada. (Photo by Maj. Andrew Scott) AFRCC records 200th save in 2016
Air Forces Northern’s Air Force Rescue Coordination Center recorded its 200th “save” of the year Aug. 17 when a controller at the center facilitated a search and rescue mission for a couple hiking near the Yellowstone River in Wyoming.
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A California Air National Guard Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130 Hercules aircraft drops fire retardant over Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to fight California wildfires, July 19, 2013. California Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Nick Carzis 146th Airlift Wing Joins California Guard Wildfire Fight
The California Air National Guard’s 146th Airlift Wing has activated two C-130J Hercules aircraft, joining state and local authorities supporting firefighting efforts across the state at the request of Cal Fire.
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Maj. Ashley Rolfe is the first female fighter pilot for the Air National Guard’s 104th Fighter Wing. Rolfe is an Air Force Academy graduate and combat veteran who has served in the Air Force for eleven years. Rolfe became an Air Force pilot after growing up as an Air Force “Brat” dependent, following her dad and granddad’s footsteps carrying on the family legacy. Rolfe’s swearing in ceremony took place at Barnes Air National Guard Base, July 26, 2016. Female Fighter Pilot continues family legacy
BARNES AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Mass., — Air Force Maj. Ashley Rolfe, a member of the Massachusetts Air National Guard, is making history at the 104th Fighter Wing here as the first female fighter pilot in the wing’s 70-year history.Having grown up near Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida as an Air Force “brat,” Rolfe wanted to follow in her father’s
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Major-General Christian Drouin (right), Commander of 1 Canadian Air Division, welcomes General Lori Robinson (left), Commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, to 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada, August 15, 2016. NORAD Commander Visits Canadian Armed Forces
General Lori Robinson, Commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, visited 4 Wing and Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake, Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada, August 15, 2016.
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