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2011 Year in Photos

 By Airman 1st Class Krystal Tomlin
Air Force Public Affairs Agency

The U.S. Air Force has seen a lot in 2011: the last shuttle launch, the last troops in Iraq, and devastating natural disasters around the world. Through it all, our Airmen have continued to exemplify the Air Force core values of integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do.

Airmen continue to train so they are ready to meet challenges anytime, anywhere. In addition to readiness, our Airmen have the compassion and eagerness to travel the globe to lend a helping hand in Japan for Operation Tomodachi despite the time spent away from families.

We are ready to meet 2012 head on. As we look forward to the future, take a few moments to look at the 2011 Year in Photos to see our Airmen in action.

Photo: U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Steven Nizbet looks for trapped survivors March 16, 2011, at the Sendai Airport in Japan. Nizbet is a pararescueman from the 320th Special Tactics Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Morse)

Holiday greetings from the Air Force Chief of Staff

 U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz and his wife Suzie sent out a special holiday message Dec. 7, 2011, to Airmen and their families serving around the world.

During the 29-second video, the Schwartzes spoke about their appreciation and understanding of the sacrifices service members make during the holidays.

“This holiday season, Suzie and I are truly grateful for every service member and their families, and their role in preserving our collective liberty,” the general said.

Have you received a holiday greeting from your servicemember? Tell us about it.