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  • Officers graduate Advanced Study of Air Mobility program

    Sixteen officers graduated from the Advanced Study of Air Mobility program, which is taught at the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center. These graduates will integrate and immediately apply their knowledge, expertise and leadership in mobility to their future assignments. Guest speaker for the ceremony was Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Education and Training Command.
  • Maxwell hosts first DoDEA pilot program, opens application for off-base children

    “This program expands public education options in the River Region,” said Lt. Gen. James Hecker, Air University commander and president. “We appreciate the great local community partners and DoDEA collaborations to increase public education options, and we’ll continue to work with them and the team at DoDEA on this important issue.”
  • Airman’s Foundational Competencies: An Air Force Initiative

    In this episode of The Air Force Starts Here podcast, we explore the Airman’s Foundational Competencies. The Air Force has identified 24 Airman’s foundational competencies for all Airmen, as part of a systematic competency-based approach to develop the force. In to episode 51 of "The Air Force Starts Here" podcast we speak with Col. Mark Coggins, competencies division chief, and Maj. Gen. William Spangenthal, AETC deputy commander, about the first category of developing self.
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  • AFIMSC expands development programs with supervisor rotation program

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center will offer more professional development opportunities for unit members when it launches the Supervisor Rotation Program Sept. 1.
  • Gorillas find success in Alaska

    58th Fighter Squadron student and instructor pilots completed required initial qualification training mission sets after a 14 day trip to Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Aug. 6-20, 2021. Student pilots flew 21 times, completing 4 offensive counter air capstone syllabus events each. The OCA missions were executed against challenging surface threats and flown against Eielson AFB F-16 aggressors, presenting challenging tactical problems that the students have yet to see in their initial qualification training.
  • Baker farm becomes Enid Army Air Field during World War II

    Thanks to the Baker family, Vance Air Force Base has been training the world’s best pilots for nearly 80 years. Ernest Baker sold his family farm on the south side of Enid, Oklahoma, to the War Department in 1941.
  • Herschel Walker visits Laughlin Air Force Base

    Team XL had the pleasure to host retired professional athlete Herschel Walker, best known for his football legacy. The renowned competitor visited Laughlin Air Force Base on Aug. 18th, 2021 to discuss mental health resilience and the importance of self-care. Mr. Walker uses his own mental health journey to eliminate the stigma attached to asking for help when necessary before it is too late. Mental health issues have plagued a number of those who served in the armed forces. According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, 6,435 veterans took their own lives in 2018.
  • 59th MDW: The WHASC’s clinical laboratory

    Senior Airman Kyra Brabham, 59th Medical Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron medical laboratory technician, trains microbiology students about identifying bacteria at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, August 12, 2021. The WHASC’s clinical laboratory tests specimens to assist with treatment for
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