ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. — The commander of the 28th Bomb Wing has removed Chief Master Sgt. Justin Deisch from his position as the 28th BW command chief for behavior that demonstrated a lack of respect, judgment and professionalism expected of a senior non-commissioned officer.

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VANCE AIR FORCE BASE — Twelve future and three current non-commissioned officers graduated Airmen Leadership School Class 22-A last month at Vance Air Force Base.

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE — When severe weather is on the horizon, Team Vance jumps into action to develop a contingency plan for evacuating all aircraft to safer locations.

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Enid pastor, writer and historian Wade Burleson said he believes that while people in Enid are very aware of Vance Air Force Base, and that the base was named after Leon Robert Vance, they may not know the whole story.

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EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFNS) — The national security environment is affected by the rapid development of new technologies involving “big data” analytics, and the protection and proper utilization of our data is vital to advancing test capabilities at the Air Force Test Center. In order to merge data, tools and relevant problems, an innovative team of Airmen across AFTC joined forces in the first AFTC Data Hackathon Nov. 1-5.

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TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — U.S. Airmen, sailors and Department of Defense contractors and civilians participated in Checkered Flag 22-1 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Nov. 8-19, 2021.

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ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE — Task Force Agile Jester from the 54th Air Refueling Squadron teamed up with airmen from the 944th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., and the Arizona Air National Guard to complete an air refueling training exercise, Nov. 15-19.

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NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. (AFNS) — F-15E Strike Eagles from Air Combat Command participated in the Dual Capable Aircraft Nuclear Weapons System Evaluation Program at Nellis Air Force Base, earlier this fall.


OINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — Almost every evening over the last year, Staff Sgt. Sarah Bento, a military training instructor assigned to the 433rd Training Squadron, would come home to share her experiences as an instructor with her husband, Devon. Her words undoubtedly had an impact on Devon because in September, he began experiencing BMT first-hand.

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (AFNS) — The 747th Cyberspace Squadron, the Air Force’s first cyberspace squadron, now is performing operations with the 535th Airlift Squadron with its Mission Defense Team aboard the C-17 Globemaster III.

LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. (AFNS) — Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Joanne S. Bass visited Little Rock Air Force Base, Nov. 8-10, witnessing firsthand how Airmen there are fostering an environment of connectivity and continuously sharpening its integration across the Total Force.

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Active duty Air Force officers and enlisted personnel interested in becoming rated officers have until Dec. 2 to apply for the Spring 2022 Air Force Rated Preparatory Program (RPP), scheduled for March 20-25, 2022, and March 27-April 1, 2022 in Denton.

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — A pilot climbs into the cockpit of an aircraft, which looked much different than it did on the day a catastrophic gun malfunction stopped the landing gear from deploying and ripped off the canopy mid-flight.


MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. (AFNS) — Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown Jr., spoke with Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps leadership and detachment commanders Nov. 3 during the annual AFROTC symposium at Maxwell Air Force Base.


LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Every year, hundreds of U.S. Air Force pilots earn their wings and embark on a journey to stake their claim in the pages of history. For 80 years, each and every pilots’ story has started from within the Air Education Training Command.

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Operation Yellow Ribbon will continue at 6:30 p.m. today with a ribbon ceremony at the The One tree site on Park in downtown Enid south of the Stride Bank Center. Those attending can tie yellow ribbons around the fence of the tall Christmas tree and take yellow ribbons to display at their homes or businesses.


JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) — Anyone wondering what the process of joining the Air Force is like, leading up to and through the completion of Basic Military Training, should check out a new docuseries that follows five individuals as they transition from civilians to airmen.

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) — Each year, Air Mobility Command recognizes airmen who have made outstanding contributions to the Air Force’s global mobility mission.

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) — Tuesday, Nov. 2, is the deadline for active-component airmen and Guardians to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, followed by Dec. 2 for Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve personnel.

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (AFNS) — Offering equal doses of praise and objective — but disquieting — reality, Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall told a major gathering of military and defense logistics experts recently that the United States’ ability to move people and goods anywhere, at any time, has been unrivaled. But he warned that the nation’s logistics enterprise must adapt to be relevant for the challenges of today’s world.

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Maj. Kiersten “Clicks” Thompson, an instructor combat systems officer assigned to the 479th Flying Training Group, represented Air Force Recruiting Service Detachment 1 twice in the last month, connecting with youth from all over the country.

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AFNS) — In a classified briefing in mid-July, the 23rd Wing commander waited until the intel Airman finished her briefing before telling the room, “The hair on the back of your necks should be standing up; this is not the Afghanistan we all knew.”

Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. — Two F-35A Lightning II aircraft recently released B61-12 Joint Test Assemblies (JTAs) during the F-35A’s first Full Weapon System Demonstration, completing the final flight test exercise of the nuclear design certification process.

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. — When the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, take to the skies in 2022, three of the officers leading the team will be from the Air Force’s top air dominance squadron in 2020, the 79th Fighter Squadron.

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) — Col. Leah Botona Boling took the seat Sept. 12 as the first female and person of color to serve as director of the Air National Guard Chaplain Corps at the Air National Guard Readiness Center at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. Though her military chaplain service began more than 19 years ago, Boling’s dedication to guiding others through chaplaincy has been a life-long passion.

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. (AFNS) — When I was a bright-eyed, young airman eight or nine years ago, one of the first stories I was tasked with writing was about the base mental health clinic. One of the technicians I interviewed kind of hesitantly asked me why I was bothering writing a story about them, but I didn’t understand him.

STRATTON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.Y. (AFNS) — The New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing has wrapped up its annual support to the National Science Foundation in Greenland as Airmen and LC-130 “Skibirds” returned to Stratton Air National Guard Base on Sept. 22.

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DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — On July 14, 2019, Tech. Sgt. Justin SoileauGobert’s, 337th Test and Evaluation Squadron aircraft crew chief, concerns about his daughter’s continuing lack of energy and bruising on her body set off an alarm that sent his wife, Kaleena, and daughter, Jayda, to the Hendrik Medical Center emergency room in Abilene, Texas.

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. (AFNS) — Air Force Global Strike Command concluded its divestiture of 17 B-1B Lancers on Sept. 23, as the last bomber departed Edwards Air Force Base, California, to fly to the boneyard at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona.

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