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Week in Photos, Sept. 14, 2012

F15E Strike Eagle 

By Senior Airman Grovert Fuentes-Contreras

Air Force Public Affairs Agency

 

What’s up fans! Now let’s be honest, this has got to be one of the coolest jobs ever! To be able to fly one of these bad boys must be thrilling every single time. Check out the rest of the Week in Photos.

PHOTO: An F-15E Strike Eagle receives fuel from a 100th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker during an aerial refueling mission Sept. 10, 2012, over the Atlantic Ocean. The refueling was part of a training mission for the 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath and 100th ARW. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ethan Morgan)

24th Air Force Activated

Master Sergeant Steve Delgado is a Public Affairs non-commissioned officer assigned with the 56th Fighter Wing/PA, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. He is currently on a tour with the Air Force Public Affairs Agency.

Aug. 18, 2009, will be remembered as an important day in Air Force history. The 24th Air Force at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, was activated in a ceremony presided by Air Force Space Command Commander, Gen. C. Robert Kehler. It is the Air Force’s newest numbered Air Force. Maj. Gen. Richard Webber is the 24th Air Force’s first commander.

“Today is an historic event. Our service will present a full spectrum of cyber capabilities,” General Kehler said.

The focus of this numbered Air Force is to defend the Air Force from cyber intrusions. The 24th Air Force has the advantage of giving the Air Force a single face to the Joint warfighter, and it will provide synergy, General Kehler continued.

So much of what the Air Force does is on a network, so cyber intrusions are an ever-present danger, he said.

General Webber added that the Air Force has taken another step, and that there will be room for much discovery.