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  • Big Blue steals the show

    The bomb sat in a small warehouse, surrounded by parts of airplanes and repair equipment. Every footstep resonated off of the tin walls, and its thick green shell had already accumulated a thin layer of dust in the few days its arrival.The armament easily dwarfed everything else in the room, and took center stage even among the other
  • New uniform timeline on schedule

    Trainees entering into Basic Military Training at the 37th Training Wing the first week of October were the first group to be issued the new Operational Camouflage Pattern uniforms. When Air Force officials announced last year they were adopting the Army OCP as the official utility uniform, they developed a three-year rollout timeline across the
  • Making fitness fun

    Mr. Jared Kist, strength and conditioning specialist for the Preservation of the Force and Family Program at Duke Field, leads Citizen Air Commandos in exercises intended to cool down after an intense workout July 31, 2019. Fitness specialists are offerring a Strength Training Clinic to all Duke Field employees Oct. 4, 2019 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the fitness pad. The clinic will provide an introduction to strength training as well as instruction on proper movements for lifts and more. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. James R. Wilson)
  • Maintenance looking Posch these days

    Lt. Col. Dan Posch (right) assumes command of the 919th Special Operations Maintenance Group from Col. Kevin Merrill, 919 Special Operations Wing commander, at Duke Field, Florida, on September 8, 2019. The maintenance group is responsible for providing a full range of aircraft maintenance activities to support Duke Field's global mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. James R. Wilson)
  • Reserve readiness for today and the future

    With more than 70,000 Reserve Citizen Airmen operationally integrated with the active component, “Our Airmen must not only be ready for today’s missions, they need to be prepared for the future operating environment and for the high-end fight,” said Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, chief of the Air Force Reserve and commander of Air Force Reserve Command,
  • Wing announces September promotions

    The following 919th Special Operations Wing enlisted Citizen Air Commandos were promoted in September:Chief Master Sergeant:Jessica MatticeSenior Master Sergeant:Joshua RingerMaster Sergeant:Nijita BryantJesse HuntLorren LevineDanny RuizTechnical Sergeant:James DistanoMichael Sielke MeadeStaff Sergeant:Christopher BrummetSenior Airman:Jay
  • Air Force announces influenza season

    It’s that time of the year again! Peak flu season is upon us and Air Force personnel are required to get their annual flu shot before Dec. 31.Individual Reservists must receive their flu vaccination, from either their servicing Military Treatment Facilities or a civilian provider. Vaccinations from Military Treatment Facilities:Members must be in
  • DoD to begin next phase of hospital consolidation

    The Department of Defense is preparing for the next major step in consolidating military hospitals and clinics under a single agency, one of the largest organizational changes within the military in decades.On Oct. 1, the Army, Navy and Air Force will begin the final two years of a multiyear transition to shift administration and management of
  • Wing announces August promotions

    The following 919th Special Operations Wing enlisted Citizen Air Commandos were promoted in August: Master Sergeant:Scott AtchleyJames DeBerryJonathan EdneyEthan FinkBrad HannaAmanda King Technical Sergeant:Gina SanchezStaff Sergeant:Eric AltrecheBrian GaitherMatthew HallMarissa TrullJoel ZamoraSenior Airman:Patricia AlmarazZackery
  • CSAF shares insight, expectations

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein visited the main Air University campus Aug. 7, at Maxwell Air Force Base.The purpose of his visit was to address the students of Air War College and Air Command Staff College as they begin their academic year, as well as speaking with the university’s faculty on development and hear their questions
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