Tag Archives: Air Force

July 9 RECRUITING TWEET CHAT

The Air Force Recruiting Service and the Air Force Public Affairs Agency teamed up and held another Tweet Chat session! We helped answer countless Air Force related questions such as, “Should I join the Air National Guard? Or go active duty?” and “Do I have to cut my hair if I join?” If you didn’t catch our recent session, click “Continue reading” to see what you missed out on!

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20 Years of GPS

By Staff Sgt Antonio Gonzalez
Air Force Public Affairs Agency

The Global Positioning System is celebrating its 20th anniversary today! On July 17, 1995, the Air Force officially declared the GPS fully operational. The system is a constellation of orbiting satellites that provides navigation data to military and civilian users all over the world. The system is operated and controlled by just seven Airmen, averaging 23 years in age, at the 50th Space Wing at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado.

Find out how GPS operates from one of those Airmen:

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Brothers in arms: A story of three Airmen

Airman 1st Class Collin Schmidt
341st Missile Wing Public Affairs

The bond between brothers is a very special thing. As the oldest of three, this bond holds a very special place in my heart.

In the military, it is also common to hear people refer to the men and women who perform this duty of service, brothers and sisters in arms.

From left to right, Logan, Kendrick and Collin Schmidt pose for a photograph after a graduation ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, June 26. Logan was the most recent graduate of Air Force basic training and the final Schmidt brother to join the Air Force. (Courtesy photo)
From left to right, Logan, Kendrick and Collin Schmidt pose for a photograph after a graduation ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, June 26. Logan was the most recent graduate of Air Force basic training and the final Schmidt brother to join the Air Force. (Courtesy photo)

To live, work and die next to someone who maybe a couple weeks ago was a complete stranger, but has become a brother or sister because of the oath they took and the sacrifices they make, holds a distinctive place in the hearts of all our armed forces members. Continue reading Brothers in arms: A story of three Airmen

Infographic: Global Strike

By Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever
Air Force Social Media

The Air Force leverages its global strike capabilities to project military power with a lighter footprint than other military option. Our aircraft and combat Airmen possess unique abilities that are critical to achieving tactical, operational and strategic effects during combat operations. The infographic below highlights how different Air Force assets are used to accomplish our mission of providing global strike capabilities to combatant commanders on “Any target, any time!”

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Video: How aerial refueling works

By Staff Sgt. Antonio Gonzalez
Air Force Social Media

Ever wonder how aerial refueling works? This in-depth video explains the ins and outs of aerial refueling and introduces you to the Airmen who operate and sustain this critical mission. This unique asset enhances the Air Force’s capability to accomplish our core missions of rapid global mobility and global attack.


(U.S. Air Force video by Tech. Sgt. Rachel Barton/Released)

Which Air Force capabilities and missions would you like to know more about? Post your request in the comments section, and we’ll do our best to feature it in a future blog post!