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  • 628th Contracting Squadron modernizes units

    Joint Base Charleston relies on various military units as well as numerous civilian contractors and subcontractors to execute the base’s airlift, sea and rail missions. While the blending of military and civilian work can be complicated and involves a great deal of regulation, the 628th Contracting Squadron makes this process seamless.
  • Keesler Mammography Clinic raises the bar for patient care

    With the high rate of breast cancer, the mammography clinic at Keesler Medical Center at Keesler Air Force Base, set out to earn the Breast Center of Excellence certification, the first and only in the Air Force.
  • Air Force Academy cadet says summer research project is ‘dream come true’

    Cadet 1st Class Nicholas Juhasz knew from a young age two things: he wanted to be an engineer and he was fascinated by missiles and rockets.
  • Family business: Sisters’ journey to the top of the Air Force ranks

    Two sisters, Chin Cox and Chi Swanson, have made military life their “family business.” The two have committed to careers in the Air Force, which has seen them rise through the ranks to both becoming chief master sergeants.
  • Heroes return home, Repatriation of WWII remains

    Many service members lost their lives fighting for America. Some were brought home to their families and laid to rest, others were buried on the foreign soil where they died and many went missing in action. However, these heroes are never forgotten.
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Commentaries

  • Preventing suicide - starting with myself

    There is rarely a day that passes when I do not think of ending my own life. Some days, my depression is an overwhelming weight to bear and it takes nearly everything I have just to push the thoughts away and get on with my routine.
  • Lessons from failure

     Thirty-two. Thirty-three. Thirty-four. Thirty-five -- time’s up. Somewhere in Texas a senior airman
  • Lupus Awareness Month: Being visible for an invisible disease

    But, I am sick. I have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, an autoimmune disease, which mistakenly attacks healthy tissues. It can affect the skin, joints, brain, and other organs. In my case, it is attacking my kidneys.
  • High-touch leadership

    To reduce the potential of technological isolationism, leaders must focus on using high-touch tactics, including learning about subordinates, providing continuous performance feedback and taking ownership of the organization’s actions.
  • Marvel’s Black Panther sets the tone for leaders everywhere

    For years, Air Force Professional Military Education has had leaders watch the movie “Twelve O’Clock High” as a portrayal of leadership examples, as part of the curriculum. “Twelve O’Clock High,” a World War II depiction of leadership challenges, is now dated, and in my opinion, boring and not relevant to our up and coming leaders. I feel, we now have a new, much more exciting movie that should be on the PME listing for leadership movies, Marvel’s “Black Panther.”
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What's your favorite jet on display here at the museum? Feel free to share your photos here! #avgeek
Can you guess which cockpit is photographed here? The answer will be posted on Friday. #avgeek #airhistory #aviation
In commemoration of the Centennial of World War I, here is an entry from Capt Edward V. Rickenbacker's diary from on this day in 1918. Click here for more on this diary--> http://bit.ly/2HUDGTz and here for other #WWI featured artifacts--> http://bit.ly/2yGUbl3 We moved in great shape. The entire group was out in 3 hours but the plane we are now at…Gee it’s terrible. Had my first trip over the lines today in the SPAD and not quite as well pleased with same as I expected to be.
Check out info on the Boeing Bird of Prey and feel free to share photos from your visit. http://bit.ly/2MK4ffN The Boeing Company
In commemoration of the Centennial of World War I, here is an entry from Capt Edward V. Rickenbacker's diary from on this day in 1918. Click here for more on this diary--> http://bit.ly/2HUDGTz and here for other #WWI featured artifacts--> http://bit.ly/2yGUbl3 Was out on patrol this morning. Met 6 enemy planes. Had a combat without results. Have the SPAD in shape now and expect to go out tomorrow with a patrol. Just received news that we are moving tomorrow. Certainly we are leaving the finest home we have yet had.
Are you visiting the museum today and what is your favorite gallery? Feel free to share your photos here! #avgeek #aviation #airhistory
In commemoration of the Centennial of World War I, here is an entry from Capt Edward V. Rickenbacker's diary from on this day in 1918. Click here for more on this diary--> http://bit.ly/2HUDGTz and here for other #WWI featured artifacts--> http://bit.ly/2yGUbl3 Lt. Meissner and Lt. Coolidge brought down an enemy plane today. Lt. [William W.] Chalmers has failed to return. Up to a late hour.
Are you visiting the museum today? Feel free to share your photos here! #avgeek #aviation #airhistory
This is the cockpit of the Fairchild C-119J Flying Boxcar on display in the fourth building. Congrats to all who guessed correctly! --> http://bit.ly/2LAQuzH
In commemoration of the Centennial of World War I, here is an entry from Capt Edward V. Rickenbacker's diary from on this day in 1918. Click here for more on this diary--> http://bit.ly/2HUDGTz and here for other #WWI featured artifacts--> http://bit.ly/2yGUbl3 Arrived here OK with new plane. Heard the 95th Squadron lost 2 men today, certainly hard luck.
Are you visiting the museum today? Feel free to share your photos here! #avgeek #airhistory #F22
In commemoration of the Centennial of World War I, here is an entry from Capt Edward V. Rickenbacker's diary from on this day in 1918. Click here for more on this diary--> http://bit.ly/2HUDGTz and here for other #WWI featured artifacts--> http://bit.ly/2yGUbl3 Arranged for a 230 [horsepower] SPAD which I will fly out tomorrow. Had a trial trip today. It certainly is a most wonderful Buss.
Happy Independence Day and thank you to all of our service members, past and present! If you are at the museum today, be sure to share your photos here. #IndependenceDay
In commemoration of the Centennial of World War I, here is an entry from Capt Edward V. Rickenbacker's diary from on this day in 1918. Click here for more on this diary--> http://bit.ly/2HUDGTz and here for other #WWI featured artifacts--> http://bit.ly/2yGUbl3 Big day. We left for Paris. Most of the boys had a big time. I spent a peaceful afternoon and returning then went to bed.
Interview with Vincent J. "Bill" Purple-WWII B-17 Pilot from his visit to see the Memphis Belle. For the full interview visit our YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/t4TOv_QsjPQ
Check out this 360 view near the Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor. View more 360 views at the link: http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Visit/Virtual-Tour/
Check out this 360 view near the Republic F-84E Thunderjet in the Korean War Gallery. Restoration Specialist Chad Vanhook painted the Four Queens artwork and most recently he painted the right side of the Memphis Belle nose art. Check out more 360 views here: http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Visit/Virtual-Tour/
In commemoration of the Centennial of World War I, here is an entry from Capt Edward V. Rickenbacker's diary from on this day in 1918. Click here for more on this diary--> http://bit.ly/2HUDGTz and here for other #WWI featured artifacts--> http://bit.ly/2yGUbl3 The 27th Squadron lost 2 more today. One of my hometown – [Lt. Walter B.] Wanamaker was his name. I must call on his family when returning home.
Independence Day is fast approaching, and we would love to hear how the museum has influenced you or your family members over the years. Please share comments about how the museum motivated you to join the Air Force, pursue an engineering career, support the military or any other ways your visits have inspired you.
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Airforce HQ in Negros soon: The Philippine Air Force will soon set up its regional tactical operation group ... https://t.co/22QoezyzNz
Airforce flying Tassie pollies to Canberra: The air force is flying Tasmanian federal politicians to Canberra ... https://t.co/t0O7VB27PO
Air Force announces two key promotions at Wright-Patterson: WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — Maj. Gen. Willia... https://t.co/Orft7CXpYQ
RT @DeptofDefense: President #Obama: "Tomorrow, the entire federal government will be open for business" #shutdown #noshutdown
All #MilBlog peeps: Note that @usairforce is the new official handle of USAF. We're moving away from @AFPAA and @US_Air_Force. Plz RT
RT @YouServed Can't be at #MilBlog? Watch online at www.youserved.com/livestream
"Doonesbury" creator Garry Trudeau is at #MilBlog Conference! Awesome. If you don't know, he's a huge mil supporter http://ow.ly/1wOZa
Looking forward to talking to the MilBlog folks at the Pentagon Open House today. Come say hi! I'll be at the conference tmrw too.
We've posted our first High Def video-America's Airmen In Today's Fight-on AF BlueTube. Thanks to 2nd Combat Camera! http://ow.ly/1waXZ
Congrats to SMSgt Temple, whose blog http://afghanistanmylasttour.com/ won a MilBloggie award in the USAF category! His blog is great!
Are you a songwriter or musician? Enter the Air Force original song competition at MyAirForceLife.com http://ow.ly/1v83O
Air Force News: Social media sites soon will be open on the Air Force Network http://ow.ly/1t5yE
Solid work from our CG Friends! RT @uscoastguard: Check out Coast Guard Soc Med hub for latest from CGHQ http://uscg.mil/socialmedia #uscg
Interested in Air Force History? Visit the new Website http://www.airforcehistory.af.mil/ and read more here http://ow.ly/1sMxj
Thx for sharing! RT @web2x: Case study on eliminating fear of social media at @usairforce http://bit.ly/aRKLHi @GregJarboe #SESNY #fb
New on Air Force Live Blog: "Airmen set bar for cyber journalism during trek through Afghanistan" http://ow.ly/1shDC
If you missed last week's DoD Live, BrigGen Boera discusses NATO and Afghan Air Corps being key to security http://ow.ly/1sfwt
RT @usafpressdesk: Listen Monday to the DoDLive Bloggers Roundtable on AFs 1st bio mass fuel demo flight http://tobtr.com/s/977811

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