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  • Famed ‘Candy Bomber’ Gail Halvorsen Dies at 101

    Col. Gail S. Halvorsen, who came to fame as the “Candy Bomber” of the Berlin Airlift, earning international goodwill for the United States and the Air Force, and who worked on Air Force space projects such as the Titan III, X-20 Dyna-Soar, and Manned Orbiting Laboratory, died Feb. 16 at the age of

  • 82nd ERQS PJs jump to be ready

    A U.S. Air Force pararescueman assigned to the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, listens during a pre-jump brief at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Feb. 15, 2021. The 82nd ERQS maintains jump proficiency to provide secure, reliable, flexible combat search, rescue, and recovery capabilities in support of

  • 56th RQS helicopter returns from deployment

    A U.S. Air Force Airman assigned to the 724th Air Mobility Squadron prepares to unload an HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to the 56th Rescue Squadron from a C-17 Globemaster at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Feb. 9, 2022. The HH-60G returned from a deployment with the 56th RQS and 56th Helicopter Maintenance

  • Adapt and overcome! Airmen in Africa modify guard towers

    Four 490th ESFS Airmen developed an innovative plan to make improvements to the guard towers at Nigerien Air Base 201, Agadez, Niger.Tech. Sgt. Tyler Carlson, Tech. Sgt. Reid Ericson, Staff Sgt. Luke Gorst and Master Sgt. Nicholas Pellegra modified guard towers to create a better firing platform,

  • Have dreams, will to graduate; Chabelley Airman Masters Africa

    “I’d love to say getting this degree was a walk in the park,” said U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Audrey Hunter, 776th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron commanders executive. “In the beginning I was rolling through it. Then two permanent changes of stations happened, and COVID

  • U.S., Nigerien service members fix village waterline

    Recently, U. S. Army Soldiers from the 404th Civil Affairs Battalion Airborne team, U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 724th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron civil engineering flight and the Nigerien Armed Forces (French language: Forces Armées Nigeriennes) action civil military (ACM) team repair a

  • 409th AEG Airmen train Nigerien Armed Forces

    The 409th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron air advisors and 724th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron firefighters are hosting an eight-week course for our Nigerien Armed Forces (French language: Forces Armées Nigeriennes) partners on combat lifesaving skills, weapon maneuvers, vehicle searches