A Uniform: The Cloth of Our Nation

Back in 1981, our unit did our two-week annual training at DavisMonthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Ariz. I was 21. It was a community relations mission, indoor concert, at a retirement home. I remember this so clearly. A resident came up to me a woman, an elderly woman and
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EC-130H, 15 years and nearly 42,000 combat hours in support of the Coalition mission

Story by SrA Rito Smith on 03/09/2019 On a rainy, 40-degree evening at Bagram Airfield, EC-130H Compass Call maintainers and aircrew walk out to the flightline to work on their aircraft. The rain falls harder as the teams begin sealing the aircraft, ensuring it is ready to fly the next
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F-16 VDT completes heritage training

Story by SrA Kathryn Reaves on 03/08/2019 Members of the Air Combat Command F-16 Viper Demonstration Team attended the 2019 Heritage Flight Training Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 26 to March 4. Air Force and civilian demonstration pilots used the course to prepare for the 2019 air
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Reserve Citizen Airmen, Marines complete Tropic Koa ACE

Story by SrA Melissa Sterling on 03/08/2019 WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. --More than 270 Reserve Citizen Airmen and active-duty members return from the 442d Fighter Wing led exercise Tropic Koa ACE, a three-week joint readiness training held Feb. 11 - March 2 at Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay,
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AFREP saves Nellis $3.6M

Story by A1C Bailee Darbasie on 03/01/2019 Searching through a pile of unserviceable components waiting their inevitable fate, expert Airmen rescue multiple high-value items to repair at no cost to the Air Force. The 57th Maintenance Group Air Force Repair Enhancement (AFREP), consisting of only five Airmen, is directly responsible
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D-M Airmen balance flexibility, survivability and lethality in readiness exercise

Story by A1C Giovanni Sims on 02/19/2019 DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. Landing in an austere location, a small number of Airmen move at a rapid pace to accomplish a very specific mission. With only the necessary supplies needed to survive for a week, they begin to unload food, shelter
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