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An F-15E Strike Eagle, assigned to the 366th Fighter Wing, taxis at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, October 5th, 2016. The multi-role 4 genertation aircraft has been active in the region for more than 20 years.(Courtesy Photo) Gunfighters: Innovating Since the Beginning
The 391st and 389th fighter squadrons are playing pivotal roles in Operation Inherent Resolve, the Air Force’s current mission in the Southwest Asia region. More than 800 Airmen from the two squadrons spent the better part of 2016 downrange supporting the world’s leading airpower in the war on terror. Inherent Resolve isn’t their first rodeo however, these two squadrons were among the first fighters to deploy in Operation Enduring Freedom after the terror attacks on 9/11.
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The 366th Logistics Readiness Squadron headquarters sits covered with snow after a recent flurry Dec. 6, 2016 at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. The 366th LRS's mission statement is to efficiently execute logistics activities across the full spectrum of operations around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Connor J. Marth/Released) The Logistics of Readiness
“You will not find it difficult to prove that battles, campaigns and even wars have been won or lost primarily because of logistics.” -- Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower. When you ask someone what logistics means, most people can give you a basic answer, usually mentioning supplies, and they’re not wrong. “Moving things from point A to point B”, “bullets bandages and beans”, “supply and demand”. A lot of people have a general idea of what logistics is, but few seem to realize the extent of the support that logistics airmen bring to the fight, and how involved they really are in making the mission happen.
0 12/22
2016
An airman paints a child's face at the Kids Understanding Deployment Operations day Oct. 21, 1016, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. During the day, kids got a chance to have their faces painted and taste Meals Ready to Eat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jeremy D. Wolff/Released) Key Spouses- the bridge between family and leadership
Establishing relationships across the base is a focus that many in leadership find incredibly important. It allows them to support airmen completing the mission not only at home station, but deployed as well. This often includes supporting the families of those airmen. When an airman deploys, they leave behind their family and the many responsibilities, which leaves their families picking up extra duties in their day-to-day life.
0 12/06
2016
The Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute declared the theme for the 2016 National American Indian Heritage Month, celebrated in November, as "Serving Our Nations." (courtesy graphic) American Indian Heritage Month: more than giving thanks once a year
As we sit around dinner tables enjoying good food and friends, we don't always think about those who made that first feast possible. November happens to be National American Indian Heritage Month. As the first people to live on the land we all cherish, American Indians and Alaska Natives have played a key role in shaping our country’s character and our cultural heritage, not just encouraging post-turkey food comas.
0 11/23
2016
In 2015, 275 military members took their own lives. A helping hand from a friend can make a huge difference in someones life. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Connor J. Marth/Released) The Most Important Step
Suicide is a prevalent problem in the military. In 2015, 275 military members took their own lives.
0 11/23
2016
Brochures for the Military and Family Life Counselor Program rest on a tree at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 1, 2016. The MFLC program offers short-term, non-medical counseling at no cost to active-duty service members, National Guard and reserve service members (regardless of activation status) and their families, as well as Department of Defense civilian expeditionary workforce members and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes) MFLC: counselors here to help with life’s challenges
Life, family and work can easily throw a person out of balance or feel stretched too thin. The military is dedicated to providing resources for military members and their families to teach them how to work through tough times. The Military Family Life Counselor program is one such program.
0 10/07
2016
Anne Rissman served as a nurse at the 2nd Evacuation Hospital during World War II. The photo on the left is of Anne taken Aug. 15, 2016 in Boise, Idaho. The photo on the right is when she was serving in the U.S. Army in the early 1940s. (Left, U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jeremy L. Mosier/Released) A tale from the “Greatest Generation”
Many people remember what they were doing or at least remember where they were when they heard the news of historic events: the attacks of 9/11, finding Osama Bin Laden, the Oklahoma City Bombing and the Boston Bombing. However, another memory is slowly fading along with the generation that reacted to it, a memory that galvanized a country to make the ultimate stand against an ultimate evil. A 366th Fighter Wing Public Affairs heritage feature on Anne Rissman, a WW2 veteran who was a nurse in the European campaign and was attached to the 2nd Evacuation Hospital.
0 9/18
2016
Retired U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Bill Gornik served in three wars and inspired thousands of students and airmen with his words. His philosophy can be summed up in two words: "don't quit." (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jeremy L. Mosier) Doing your best no matter what
Difficult times can bring out the very best in people — war, a loss of a friend and even more. The U.S. Air Force has a tradition of honor, and a legacy of valor stretching back long before it was even called the Air Force. For retired Chief Master Sgt. Bill Gornik, this meant answering his nation’s call as an airman of the Army Air Corps in World War II. A 366th Fighter Wing Public Affairs heritage feature on AF Chief Master Sgt. (ret.) Bill Gornik, who started his career as an airman and engineer gunner of the Army Air Cops in World War II. In this feature, Gornik tells his story about his Air Force career as well as imparts some wisdom to today's generation of airmen.
0 9/17
2016
Military working dogs have been an integral part of military strategy from the Roman Army to the trenches of World Wars I and II. Today, 366th Security Forces Squadron handlers place their lives in the paws of their canine counterparts overseas and at home, relying on them to search-out contraband and take down terrorists. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Tech. Sgt. Samuel Morse) More than a ‘tool’
Military working dog: a type of dog that learns and performs various tasks such as scouting, guarding and contraband detection. These dogs have been used for thousands of years and have proven invaluable in current operations in Southwest Asia.Logisticians and planners may see them as numbers on a deployment document. For others, who have been on
0 8/12
2016
Lt. Col. Chris Pitts, 419th Operations Group Detachment 1 commander, prepares for takeoff at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, June 8, 2016. Seven F-35A Lightning IIs from Hill AFB deployed here June 3-17 to test if the F-35 was ready to operate in a deployed location. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Malissa Lott/RELEASED) F-35s test combat readiness
Seven F-35A Lightning IIs and 160 personnel from Hill AFB deployed here, June 3-17. The airmen stressed the limits of both aircraft and personnel to ensure they could operate effectively in a deployed environment. The F-35A is the Air Force’s latest multi-role fighter designed to work alongside current aircraft such as the F-22 Raptor and the A-10 Thunderbolt II.
0 6/23
2016
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