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PACAF, partner nations deliver critical supplies during 70th annual Operation Christmas Drop

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Operation Christmas Drop is an annual U.S. Air Force tradition of packaging and delivering food, tools and clothing to more than 55 remote islands in the South-Eastern Pacific, including the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau.
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Air Force to field new bladder relief device, works toward ‘suite of options’

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The Air Force recognized that current devices were not optimized for long-duration sorties, and as a result, aircrew were routinely dehydrating themselves to delay the need for bladder relief. Dehydration can lead to reduced endurance and G force tolerance while in the aircraft, as well as other negative health issues.
Photo of U.S. Air Force pilot Maj. Nicole "Vipor" Ayers

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AFRL’s drone killer THOR wins Popular Science ‘Best of’ award

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Each year, Popular Science reviews thousands of new products and innovations, to choose the top 100 winners across 10 categories. To win, the technology must represent a significant advancement in its category.
image of THOR team

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Grassroots innovation at Nellis AFB impresses chief scientist

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The Department of the Air Force's chief scientist visited several organizations on Nellis AFB to observe their missions at the operational level.
People standing together

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DAF COVID-19 Statistics - Nov. 30, 2021

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Below are current coronavirus disease 2019 statistics for Department of Air Force personnel.

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Air Force Under Secretary visits Cape Cod air, space installations

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While at Otis ANGB, Jones was briefed by wing leadership on a variety of topics including the wing’s two intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions, cyber engineering and installation mission, as well as the wing’s significant successes over the last year.
The Honorable Gina Ortiz Jones, Under Secretary of the Air Force, recently visited Joint Base Cape Cod,Mass., on November 24, 2021. During her visit, Jones toured operations at the 6th Space Warning Squadron on Cape Cod Space Force Station. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Francesca Skridulis)

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Air Force Under Secretary tours EADS

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Air Force Under Secretary Gina Ortiz Jones toured the Eastern Air Defense Sector operations floor and recognized Airmen for outstanding performance.
Under Secretary Gina Ortiz Jones recognizes EADS Airmen

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Air Force hosts Coalition Virtual Flag, premier coalition virtual air combat exercise

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Coalition Virtual Flag exercises led by the U.S. Air Force focus on major combat operations in a realistic theater against a near-peer threat in a dynamic training environment.
photo of man standing in virtual environment

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National American Indian Heritage Month: Protecting Nihi kéyáh, preserving culture

Posted by Airman Juliana Londono on


Airman 1st Class Verneon Reed, 319th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Detachment 1 RQ-4 Global Hawk maintainer, is of the Navajo people. Navajo culture is one of many Native American cultures pushed out by the American government for centuries. Despite forced assimilation in order to return home, Navajo men stood up in 1942 to defend their home.
Airman 1st Class Verneon Reed, 319th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Detachment 1 RQ-4 Global Hawk maintainer, poses for a photo with his brother in 1992 at Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Ariz. The canyon is located on the Navajo Nation where Reed grew up.

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Afghan translators, Air Force reservists, assist evacuees

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A pair of former Afghan translators are temporarily assigned to Holloman AFB, New Mexico, to support Operation Allies Welcome – the Department of Homeland Security-led effort to support vulnerable Afghans as they safely resettle in the United States.
Photo of Senior Airman Kalimullah Ghorbandi (left) and Airman 1st Class Ahmed Sofizada (right) , both linguists assigned to Task Force Holloman.

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