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  • Officials urge retirees to transition club membership to virtual portal

    For many Air Force retirees, a club membership is one way to stay connected to the service they love. Air Force Services Activity officials are encouraging retirees to activate their new Air Force Club Member Portal accounts before losing that connection.
  • The fighter

    It’s 7 p.m. on Friday, September 23, 2016. I have the weekend off. Tonight is my club’s motorcycle event. So I head over to the hotel and start setting up. My buddy calls and asks if I can have some water bottles ready for him. I put my helmet on, tighten the straps, hold the ignition and crank the handle on my bright red bike. As I approach the intersection, the smallest voice tells me to turn left and just go to the convenience shop. Instead, I turn right and head for the gas station. Before I know it, I’m forced to make the fastest, and possibly most important decision of my life. I slam on my back brake as a car illegally turns in front of me. Do I dodge left and hit the semi, or cut right into oncoming traffic?
  • Rise of the machines

    After thousands of hours and long nights of planning, designing and building two robots, a dream became a reality. It was unlikely for a small high school robotics team in the middle of Missouri to make it all the way to the World Championships, but this team possessed a tremendous amount of desire and commitment that made it happen.
  • Historic first for Air Force strategic bombers

    A B-1B Lancer, B-2 Spirit and B-52 Stratofortress are parked on the ramp at Royal Air Force Fairford, U.K., June 12, 2017. This marks the first time in history that all three of Air Force Global Strike Command’s strategic bomber aircraft are simultaneously in the European Theatre, demonstrating the flexible global strike capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl Jenson)
  • Grandson of Enola Gay pilot flies refurbished B-29 Doc

    Wichita’s beloved B-29 Superfortress, Doc, took to the skies yet again June 9, from McConnell Air Force Base, this time with an added aspect of historical significance and Air Force heritage.Sitting in the co-pilot seat was Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets IV, 509th Bomb Wing commander. Taking control of the aircraft means he has now flown the only two
  • Flightline fitness: One-stop shop for gains

    Maintainers and flightline personnel put in long hours working to keep the B-2 Spirit ready to roll at a moment’s notice. They work lengthy and strenuous shifts. On top of that, add the time it takes to get in and out of the entry control points and onto one of the most secure flightlines in the Air Force. This makes squeezing in a workout during your shift nearly impossible, which could result in failed physical training (PT) tests and a decrease in unit morale.
  • Air Force B-2 "Spirit" Stealth Bombers arrive in UK

    Two B-2 Spirit stealth bombers joined B-1B Lancers and B-52H Stratofortresses June 9 to participate in theater bomber assurance and deterrence operations.
  • Stronger for it: Offutt Airman shares her journey with support of command team

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ashleigh Buch, the 338th Combat Training Squadron assistant flight chief, and Chief Master Sgt. Stephen Mallette, the 55th Intelligence Support Squadron chief enlisted manager, both assigned to Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., speak during a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month forum at Whiteman Air Force Base,
  • “Trinity Tavern”: Renamed with Reason

    Oftentimes, on installations with deep historical roots, one may hear of a building being renamed to honor a person’s memory or their contributions. The Mission’s End club at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, is following suit – with a twist: The new name will commemorate more than one person, by memorializing several moments in the history of the U.S. military.
  • AAPI heritage month concludes with capstone event

    AAPI heritage month concludes with capstone event