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  • Citizen Airmen assist in global communication

    Fifteen years ago, a permanent change of station for Airmen meant having an in-depth travel plan. Paper road maps, phone calls to hotels and communicating with leadership before their travels were just a few of the necessary steps. There was no GPS, or ways to send email while on the road.

  • Red Flag: Integrating air, space, cyber domains

    1,737. This was the total number of aircraft lost during the Vietnam War from 1962 to 1973. It was a number too high that prompted the Air Force to conduct a study, where it found the first 10 combat sorties were the most dangerous events for aircrew personnel. To prevent more losses, Gen. Robert

  • Professional bad guys: Space aggressors prepare Airmen for the enemy

    Walking out to an F-16 Fighting Falcon, Staff Sgt. Erick Vega is told upon landing that the pilot experienced loss of GPS. An hour passes before Vega, an avionics specialist from Aviano Air Base, Italy, determines that adversaries have degraded the system through an attack on space assets.