Doolittle Raiders: Place of honor

By Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever Air Force Social Media Pride, admiration and wonder. These were some of the emotions I felt working on the Air Force public affairs team covering the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders’ Congressional Gold Medal ceremony April 18 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. My job that day was pretty straightforward — write social media posts and share imagery from the event to educate and inform the public about the … [Read more...]

We’re on Pinterest!

By Staff Sgt. Antonio Gonzalez Air Force Public Affairs Agency Did you know the Air Force has a Pinterest page? If you’re not familiar with it, don’t fret because we’ve created an instruction walk-through video of our Pinterest profile and how to use the platform. Follow us and let us know what type of pins you would like to see! https://www.pinterest.com/usairforce/ Info provided by: U.S. Air Force Live … [Read more...]

Nose art isn’t just for humans

By Staff Sgt. Jarrod Chavana Air Force Public Affairs Agency Since the conception of war planes, Airmen have figured out ways to personalize these aircraft and make them their own. During World War I, the artwork focused on squadron pride. During World War II and beyond, these paintings became more intricate and personal. I would call some of them masterpieces because they reflect the creativity and craftsmanship of the pilots and aircrew who flew these aircraft. During World War II, some Airmen … [Read more...]

ALS: “Airmen Locating Success”

By Senior Airman Michelle Patten Air Force Public Affairs Agency Airman Leadership School can be viewed a few different ways. For some it is just another box to check in order to be able to wear their staff sergeant stripes. Others see ALS as the transition from Airman to non-commissioned officer. Another group of Airmen are just glad to have a break from the daily grind of their regular missions. Tech. Sgt. Jamie Kienholz, non-commissioned officer in charge at Joint Base San Antonio Airman … [Read more...]

Adventure to Lackland: Another Day in Paradise

By Senior Airman Soo C. Kim Air Force Public Affairs Agency Editor’s note: This is part two of a series detailing this author’s experiences at Air Force Basic Military Training and beyond. You can read part one of the series here. A week and some days have passed since the fateful night we met our campaign-hat-of-doom. Most of us were still shivered at the sight of anything that remotely resembled that hat as if the Grim Reaper himself was staring directly into our soul. But, as the days went … [Read more...]