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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.

Air Force in upcoming HBO flick ‘Taking Chance’ with Kevin Bacon

Airmen will appear in HBO’s upcoming “Taking Chance” with Kevin Bacon. Click here to watch a two-minute sneak peak.  The HBO film should premier mid-January at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT.  HBO will broadcast the movie in February on HBO. The clip includes brief interior and exterior scenes of a C-17 with assistance from personnel from the Dover AFB, DE. Mortuary Affairs offices. Check out the story from Blackfive.

Air Force Airmen get a shot at making commercials

A video contest for every Airman began December 1 providing an opportunity for Airmen to develop and produce videos to capture their vision of an effective Air Force recruiting and retention TV commercial. The videos should be a mission-documentary format, in which Airmen talk about what they do for the Air Force and our Nation. Entries are due to the US Air Force Public Affairs agency by Jan. 9. Submission guidelines and legal conditions are attached.

All videos submitted will be posted to Air Force Blue Tube, www.youtube.com/afbluetube where anyone can view and download them.

Posted by Capt. David Faggard, Air Force Public Affairs.