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  • Air Force’s inaugural ECHO Flight Airmen share their experiences

    Ten AIrmen were part of the Defense Language Institute English Language Center’s first-ever ECHO Flight beta test, a replica of the U.S. Army ECHO Company program which has been carried out by DLIELC since 1975. ECHO flight’s mission was to provide English-language training and cultural immersion to enable anyone who would like to serve in the Air Force to do so effectively.
  • SECDEF witnesses transformation, protection of citizens becoming Airmen at BMT during COVID-19

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper visited U.S. Air Force basic military training cadre and recruits, as well as members of the Air Force Recruiting Service, for a first-hand look at how the service transforms citizens into American Airmen here June 16, 2020. Esper, accompanied on the visit by the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Ramón Colón-López, observed how the 37th Training Wing, with the support of a tri-wing partnership with the 502nd Air Base Wing and 59th Medical Wing, has protected Airmen during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • First Airmen graduate BMT at Keesler since 1968

    For the first time since 1968, a flight of nearly 60 Airmen from the 37th Training Wing Detachment 5 graduated U.S. Air Force basic military training here May 15. ​ Due to safety concerns stemming from COVID-19, the Air Force sent new recruits to Keesler to demonstrate a proof of concept to generate the force at multiple locations during contingencies.
  • AIRMEN these days: Volume 5 - Airman 1st Class A1C Regino Marchese

    I’ve heard the comment, “Airmen these days” quite a bit over the years. It’s usually from a negative standpoint; how today’s Airmen are not as disciplined, dedicated, or mature as those from “back in my day…” To help others see the greatness in our Airmen, this series of posts will demonstrate the quality of Airmen who join and stay on our team (no matter what age).
  • First Sergeants adapt to COVID-19 pandemic

    The job of a First Sergeant is critical to the care and well-being of military members across the Air Force. The job, as with many others, has seen a few changes since the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • AFRS's virtual recruiting and agile shipping on "The Air Force Starts Here" podcast

    The Air Force Recruiting Service's response to COVID-19 includes virtual recruiting efforts and agile shipping, which is the focus of Air Education and Training Command's latest “The Air Force Starts Here” podcast, released Apr. 16, 2020.
  • Turn quarantine time into quality time

    During the global pandemic that we find ourselves in today, it is important to remember to stay connected to our Air Force mission. Mission readiness means keeping a sound body and mind during trying times like these. In order to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Center for Disease Control has encouraged that all social gatherings and personal interactions be kept to a minimum. How can you stay away from COVID-19 and keep yourself from going stir-crazy at the same time?
  • The Strength of ONE

    The Strength of ONE!🗽Today, 789 new American Airmen head out to begin technical training. Each ONE will play a vital part in fueling operations across our Air and Space Force.They’ve been given a foundation of integrity, service, and excellence - to not only equip them for the military...but for life as well.They were FORGED by some of the most
  • 335th TRS "Bulls" place first overall in Keesler drill down

    Airmen from 335th Training Squadron freestyle drill team won the 81st Training Group drill down at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Feb. 21, 2020. The quarterly competition consists of an open ranks inspection, regulation drill routine and freestyle drill routine.
  • Around the Air Force: Air Force Flu Fighters, MTIs Return to Academy, Pilot Qualification

    Today’s look Around the Air Force features how the Air Force is aiding the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with fighting the flu, the Air Force Academy’s move to bring back Military Training Instructors, and the Air Force’s efforts to identify the best potential pilots for training. (Hosted by Senior Airman Marqus Williams)
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