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Last outlet of Aeronaut slick at this very moment presentAssemble Martyr G. General, Md. (AFNS)

Therein outflow of Flyer armoury, you’ll bump into rendezvous with Airmen who are allotted to Creech Airforce Support, Nevada, who acquire a enormously discrete deployment contact than nearly all others in the Airforce, where they work from Creech AFB and click to their families at the extreme of their switch manage. They’re responsible missions chance crossed the cosmos in Irak and Afghanistan. That brings a in one piece unusual place of issues these Airmen necessity best to bring off their duties.

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Airman helps search for Vietnam War remains

Airman helps search for Vietnam War remainsTRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFNS)

(This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series. These stories focus on individual Airmen, highlighting their Air Force story.)

When Tech. Sgt. Robin Bailon enlisted in Air Force in 2000, she didn’t expect her career to place her in Vietnam, serving as a life science investigator.

But Bailon, an aircrew flight equipment specialist by trade, had the opportunity to venture far outside the scope of her traditional duties, recently returning from a trip working for the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Agency in Vietnam.

There, she searched for the remains of fallen service members and aircraft parts from a helicopter crash during the Vietnam War.

Headquartered in District of Columbia with an operational office in Hawaii, the DPAA is responsible for both the recovery and accounting of missing service members from past conflicts.

When the message came down from Air Mobility Command that it was looking for a team member, Bailon was excited to apply. She became interested in the program when she heard about it from co-workers who served on previous DPAA teams.

Her work with aircrew flight equipment opened the door for her to go to life science equipment investigation training, where she further developed her skills to contribute to the effort of Recovery Team 5, the DPAA team to which she was assigned to.

This past year, RT-5 was able to successfully clear the area around a crash site that was identified by the agency in 2007 and began the excavation. During her time there, Bailon worked closely with a civilian forensic anthropologist, a photographer, an explosive ordinance specialist, and a Vietnamese linguist to search for and recover aircraft pieces.

Bailon’s hard work was noticed by both her teammates, and also her supervisor U.S. Army Capt. Jonathan Duncan, a 121st Joint Field Activity DPAA recovery team leader.

“Tech. Sgt. Bailon was instrumental in helping our team identify wreckage associated with the crash as she was the only subject matter expert on the team who could provide authoritative positive identification of aircraft pieces and parts,” Duncan said. “Her expertise was crucial in allowing us to fulfill our mission.”

Duncan was responsible for leading 15 U.S. personnel on the mission, directing their work and coordinating with the Vietnamese Office for Seeking Missing Persons.

There were many challenges faced during the 21 days that Bailon spent in Vietnam with RT-5.

The remote and austere conditions at the site created logistical, manpower and life support problems that the team was able to overcome. The mountainous terrain was cold and rainy, which made the job more difficult. The ground was muddy and insects also created challenges for the team, but she refused to let the poor conditions get her down.

“I remember Tech. Sgt. Bailon was always willing to pitch in and do more than her fair share of the dirtiest, most grueling work we had to do,” Duncan said. “She hauled buckets up and down steep muddy slopes, shoveled out mud from the holes we excavated, and stood in dirt, mud, and water, for up to eight hours for each of those days. She did all of those things happily despite knowing that she would have no chance to change into clean or dry clothes, or take a warm shower, until we got off the mountain and went back to town.”

A positive attitude was paramount to the team’s success.

“Bailon’s willingness to support the team was a significant boost to overall team morale” Duncan added. “She consistently produced excellent work despite a lack of life support conveniences that are typically taken for granted in daily life, like running water, flushing toilets, reliable showers or warm water for bathing.”

Despite challenges that RT-5 faced in Vietnam, their efforts bared results. On Dec. 14, four boxes of remains, which are thought to be those of U.S. service members killed in action during the Vietnam War, were given to DPAA at a repatriation ceremony held at a Hanoi airport in Vietnam.

During her time in Vietnam, Bailon worked with members from each branch of service and said she enjoyed working with and learning about their similarities and differences. She also embraced the cultural aspects of the trip.

“I not only enjoyed the joint mission, but I also enjoyed working hand in hand with the Vietnamese,” she said. “It was interesting. A lot of them don’t really speak or understand English, so trying to communicate was challenging but it was fun experiencing their culture.”

Something she cherishes from her trip is the camaraderie shared between not only the joint forces, but the Vietnamese military.

On Thanksgiving Day, Bailon’s Vietnamese counterparts prepared a pig for the DPAA team. The DPAA members were also able to prepare a Thanksgiving meal and to share American culture with the Vietnamese as they celebrated what they were thankful for.

“What better time to be on this mission than just after Veterans Day,” Bailon said.

F-16 bomb misadventure neighbourhood Metropolis

F-16 bomb misadventure neighbourhood MetropolisHumourist Airforce Fundamental principle, S.C. (AFNS)

A Bandleader Airforce Groundwork F-16C Scrap Falcon and noncombatant bomb collided July 7 neighbourhood Dive Foot City, Southernmost Carolina, at 11:30 a.m.

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Astronaut rescue exercise proves Airmen ready to support space mission

Astronaut rescue exercise proves Airmen ready to support space missionPATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS)

It’s not common an astronaut must be rescued out of rough open waters after descending home to Earth in a crewed capsule. But when those space race-era days of human space flight return, a small Air Force detachment knows they will be ready.

The 45th Operations Group’s Detachment 3 joined NASA’s Commercial Crew Program; Air Force pararescuemen; combat rescue officers; and survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialists in a simulated astronaut rescue at Patrick Air Force Base Jan. 14.

“At the strategic and operational levels of this exercise, we flawlessly met our objectives of effective command and control between our Joint Space Operations Center operating location and the combined Department of Defense and NASA landing support officers for the aircraft launch, relay of mission execution status, relay of astronaut medical status, and systems matter expertise to all players,” said Lt. Col. Jason Havel of Det. 3, which is also known as the Human Space Flight Support Office. “The command and control was exercised in accordance with U.S. Strategic Command and Det. 3’s concept of operations previously developed during their 2015 war game scenarios.”

It was a total force effort involving Air Force active duty, Reserve and Guard personnel alongside NASA. The 308th Rescue Squadron, a Reserve unit known as the Guardian Angel Squadron based at Patrick AFB, provided a majority of the jumpers, and the Alaska Air National Guard’s 249th Airlift Squadron coordinated the rescue jumpmaster training.

The Air Force and NASA teams boarded two Alaska ANG C-17 Globemaster IIIs with pararescue teams rigged for an open water jump mission on a course set for 10 miles off shore at a designated drop zone in the Atlantic Ocean. There, they met up with the life raft representing the space capsule where a simulated downed astronaut would be found after splash down. Four survivors were immediately recovered using life-saving medical care.

The ability to abort from any phase of a mission and safely remove astronauts from harm’s way is a critical element for next generation of commercial crew spacecraft, according to NASA. Although very unlikely, aborts can occur during all phases of flight and a capsule could land almost anywhere in the world. So, the Ground and Mission Operations Office of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program is working with the DOD to ensure rescue and medical personnel can recover astronauts quickly and safely in the event of such an abort.

“Exercises like this are extremely important to the development of tactics, techniques and procedures for the DOD forces as well as practicing and refining communication protocols between the flight crew and ground support teams, both NASA and DOD,” said Tim O’Brien, who works for NASA’s GMO Office. “While Air Force Reserve pararescuemen jumped from the C-17 aircraft and practiced their hands-on skills, real-time coordination took place between those rescue forces, a simulated flight crew, the aircraft, and NASA/DOD command centers in order to execute a safe rescue scenario. Every time we conduct an exercise like this, we learn and improve of our processes.”

NASA recovery engineers and members of Det. 3 were aboard the life raft acting as astronauts communicating with the aircraft and the 308th RQS with a PRC-112G radio. One of the objectives of the rescue mission was to test the range of an essential line of communication between all parties.

At the heart of this vital line was the Det. 3 operations center located at Patrick AFB, thousands of feet below and 40 miles to shore. Members of the unique detachment proved their capability to transmit messages to and from the boat and the C-17.

The detachment specifically wanted to test their text and data transmission capability.

“Together with exercise participants, we developed tactics, techniques and procedures that incorporate the DOD-standard Quickdraw radio interrogator onto C-17A operations when used as a rescue platform,” Havel said. “The Quickdraw (aircraft) and PRC-112G (survivor) radio combination gave us immediate position and identification more quickly and accurately than traditional voice relay.”

Prior to the execution of the mission, Det. 3 developed a nine-line medevac checklist with the NASA Health and Medical Division specific to the simulated astronaut rescue operation. They anticipate the checklist will become a standard item astronauts will train to use during contingencies. It has already been submitted to NASA’s Flight Operations Directorate in hopes of becoming the benchmark for human spaceflight scheduled to return to America in 2017.

The small Air Force detachment has served as the liaison between NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, the Air Force and DOD for more than 55 years of training men and women of those organizations for launch contingencies and astronaut recovery.

Persuasion systems dignitary begets description at Airforce Weapons Educational institution

Persuasion systems dignitary begets description at Airforce Weapons Educational institutionHeap Abode Airforce Groundwork, Idaho (AFNS)

Capt. Kari Cornetist, an F-15E Thump Raptor artillery systems dignitary with the 389th Paladin Squadron, established extra a credentials from the U.S. Airforce Weapons Educational institution at Nellis Airforce Fundamental principle, Nevada, June 27. Jazzman too became the chief mortal F-15E munition bureaucrat and the younger individual learner in a protector programme abaft Pass. Jeannie Leavitt in June 1998 to entire the graduate-level institute.

Whilst she appreciates the recorded viewpoint of her participation, Jazzman aforesaid her foresight on the time to come goes farther her sexuality. Her terminal goals are to be the superlative trainer she buoy be and to invigorate others to beat in the exact same course of action her mentors did. Those goals aggravated her to glue to the weapons institute primarily.

Jazzman did not get to station herself by virtue of weapons institute a demanding institute that selects one the vertex 3 proportion of F-15E crew, with an expelling clip of 10 percentage per level. In spite of that, Astronaut had ascertained and admired the graduates a.k.a. “Patches” at her part on the side of about period.

“I apprehend that the fill I desirable to emu the almost happened to be Patches,” Jazzman believed. “They in point of fact summed up the ‘meek, attainable, likely’ apophthegm of the weapons high school. To me, a Piece way beingness extremely au fait at your calling, but as well nature acquiescent and present to improve those approximately you.”

Her skills and didactics perspicaciousness resulted in her batch to the 17th Weapons Squadron’s F-15E Weapons Mentor Circuit on her leading reference to the weapons kindergarten. Abaft inbound, Satchmo ere long apprehend she energy be the earliest pistillate munition commissioner to set from the hero weapons mentor path; despite that, she could not entertain herself to deliberate that. She had to center the 260 speculative hours, 28 short-lived missions and a ambit premeditated to carry the toughest operating milieu virtually students on any occasion watch.

“Thriving via the way, I didn’t manipulate singled not at home,” Satchmo thought. “At the limit of the light of day, (sex) doesn’t situation in the briefing somewhere to live. Every bit of that matters is the property of your short-lived, realization and debrief.”

The 17th WPS direction echoed that tenderness. “Headwaiter Astronaut’s accomplishments are prominent purely considering of her proficiency,” understood Lt. Notch. Apostle Blanton, the 17th WPS commandant. “She’s a truly satisfactory airman and adviser. Despite the consequences of sexuality, each of our students purpose be outstanding best in behalf of the (U.S. Airforce).”

Her individual classmates were imperative to Satchmo’s achievement. She wise implicit weapons kindergarten students to “wait unmistakable and rangy on your classmates championing strengthen chase the baby scores.”

Mignonne successes midst the route are vital. They assist 1 the intriguing hours of upbringing and the useful feedback from instructors.

As she returns to the 389th FS and Mount Residence Airforce Background, Satchmo thought she hopes to hearten else arms officers to fasten in the service of the educational institution. She wants them to skilled in comely a Reinforcement is an come-at-able ideal; nevertheless, “It is not a purpose you commode unabated during the night; it is something you get to effort solidified at ever and anon free time.

“(The weapons nursery school) is provocative, but it’s furthermore the pre-eminent fast I’ve yet had the moment to partake in,” Spaceman continuing. “Unless you attend a Cherry Streamer, you won’t typically witness how the whole of each the platforms business jointly. Acquiring facing your have possession of blister helps you witness the larger image of how we the whole of each amuse oneself a part in the blanket function.”

AF remembers pioneer of DOD transportation

AF remembers pioneer of DOD transportationSCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (AFNS)

Retired Gen. Duane F. Cassidy, the first “dual-hatted” commander of both U.S. Transportation Command and Military Airlift Command, passed away Feb. 8 at the age of 82.

“Gen. Cassidy was a mobility pioneer. He will be greatly missed by the (Air Mobility Command) family for years to come, but his legacy will certainly live on,” said Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, the AMC commander.

In addition to forging the current path for mobility forces as the first USTRANSCOM commander, Cassidy flew both bombers and cargo aircraft. Born in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, Cassidy joined the Air Force in 1954. Upon completion of aviation cadet training, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant and continued on to navigator training. In the early days of his career, he flew B-25 Mitchells and C-121 Constellations.

During a 1998 interview with the command historian, Cassidy said the missions he flew then as a young officer changed with rapidly evolving technology.

“We were flying with no communication equipment, didn’t have modeling capability or understanding of electronics that we have today,” he said.

One of the high points in Cassidy’s early career came in 1956 when he supported Operation Redwing. He participated in the first testing of air-dropped hydrogen weapons at Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands.

But it was his assignment at Charleston Air Force Base, South Carolina, when he flew a mission that would impact him for years to come.

During the historian’s interview, Cassidy said the most notable mission he supported was the Hungarian crisis. It required him to fly more than 250 hours in a month to pick up refugees from Germany and take them back to the U.S.

It was this mission that made him realize what an important role he played in world events, he said.

Then in December 1958, Cassidy entered pilot training and was assigned to fly B-47 Stratojet bombers for Strategic Air Command and served with the 810th Strategic Aerospace Division, where he rotated to numerous assignments supporting B-52 Stratofortresses and Minuteman missile operations.

In 1967, he volunteered to serve in Vietnam.

He was assigned to the Republic of Vietnam, serving first with 7th Air Force before being transferred to the Military Assistance Command Vietnam Directorate of Public Affairs as an air briefer to the Saigon press corps.

He served in various positions in both Strategic Air Command and MAC throughout his career. Then in September 1985, he was promoted to general and assumed command of MAC. He became responsible for military airlift in support of unified and specified commands during war, periods of crisis and contingencies.

“He shaped the future of what is now Air Mobility Command,” Everhart said. “We wouldn’t have been as successful in Desert Shield and Desert Storm if it weren’t for him. He fought for CRAF (Civil Reserve Air Fleet); he brought the C-17 (Globemaster III) online; and he helped articulate the importance of aerial refueling and nuclear support missions.”

While serving as MAC commander, Cassidy developed a new National Airlift Policy statement, which President Ronald Reagan approved as National Security Decision Directive No. 280 on June 24, 1987. This new policy mandated increasingly close cooperation between MAC and the civil air carriers and substantiated the procurement of a sufficient number of aircraft to meet the documented airlift shortage.

He helped to devise training methods for increased proficiency in air refueling, according to the command history article. One training method was called the “tanker anchor,” which was intended to create airlift flexibility. The method didn’t get fully implemented due to funding; but it did set the stage for future developments in the air refueling world.

MAC supported several contingency and humanitarian operations during his four-year command, including flying relief supplies in September 1985 to earthquake victims in Mexico City; evacuations of the former Philippine and Haitian heads of state in February 1986; and the April 1988 textbook deployment of 1,300 security specialists from the U.S. to Panama to protect thousands of Americans living there.

Cassidy assumed command of U.S. Transportation Command upon its activation in 1987. He became responsible for unifying the Department of Defense global land, air and sea transportation. He was also the first general to serve as the “dual-hatted” commander of both USTRANSCOM and MAC.

“Gen. Duane Cassidy will be remembered as a husband, father, grandfather, friend to all, and the man who built our great command,” Gen. Darren McDew, the commander of USTRANSCOM, wrote in a message to command personnel that shared the news of Cassidy’s death.

“He was an exceptionally rare leader, an officer whose legacy continues to influence nearly every decision we undertake in the Department of Defense’s transportation, distribution, and sustainment enterprises,” said McDew when asked about the impact Cassidy continues to have on USTRANSCOM.

“Without his intuitive vision, particularly his deep understanding of the importance of enhancing our organic transportation capabilities with the strength and depth of American industry, our nation would certainly not have achieved the successes we have realized in war and peace over the last three decades,” he added. “We will be talking about Duane Cassidy the man, the officer, and our friend decades from now.”

Cassidy retired from the Air Force Sept. 30, 1989, after serving for more than 35 years.

An ardent supporter of the Airlift/Tanker Association, Cassidy soon led the organization as chairman of the board of officers from 1999-2003 and was inducted into the Airlift/Tanker Hall of Fame in 2006.

“America has lost a great patriot, hero, officer and statesman,” said retired Gen. Art Lichte and current A/TA chairman. “Gen. Cassidy’s warm smile, engaging personality and outstanding leadership by example lifted us all to greater heights. A long-standing member and leader in A/TA, he will be greatly missed by everyone in the air mobility community.”

A loving father and husband, Cassidy is survived by his wife Rosalie, daughters Diane and Susan, sons Mike and Patrick, and their families, including eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Funeral services will be held at a future date at Arlington National Cemetery.

“Our Air Force family mourns the passing of Gen. Cassidy an American Airman, decorated war hero, and legendary architect of Air Force transportation,” said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III. “Not only did he prove his worth in combat, he showed his heart in countless humanitarian missions around the globe. Although we can no longer swap war stories with him, we know Gen. Cassidy will guard and guide the ones who fly, both now, and forevermore.”

Airforce calumny psychoanalyst period realization accord afterward singular enquiry chairwoman

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The Dr. Jacqueline R. Henningsen Airforce Shrink Life Exploit Assign was accepted alongside Kevin Poet, Administrator, Airforce Studies, Analyses and Assessments, and presented at the 2014 Examination, Assessments, and Lessons Highbrow Awards observance, held in Port, Va., June 25.

The bestow was before renowned as the Airforce Psychiatrist Era Victory grant and recognizes Airforce Operation Investigation Analysts who obtain demonstrated an continuing pattern of pre-eminence in Discipline, Engineering, Technology, or Weighing up (Bows) with valuable and enduring impact on the Airforce task.

The only just first name furnish honors the management, fidelity to task fulfilment and honest valour that Henningsen demonstrated from the beginning to the end of her illustrious 29-year business in advantage to the Airforce, the Branch of Collection and the polity.

“From initial as an psychoanalyst at Crucial Feeling Direct in 1985, to Programme Study and Opinion in the Firm of the Intimate of Demurrer, to prime the Airforce Studies and Analyses Operation and done the premier Chairman of Studies and Analyses, Assessments and Lessons Cultured on the Feeling Pole, Dr. Henningsen displayed the maximal true of look after populace and delivered “gold-standard” results in now and again to question,” Mr. Settler aforementioned. “As a sequel of her fantastic discernment, rage and guidance; quotable, invulnerable, and strict breakdown is at this very moment forever woven into the textile of the Airforce’s key decision-making technique.”

Dramatist and Henningsen unveil the lifespan exploit plate at the extent of the reference awards rite.

“The analysts and lessons well-informed professionals own dead the impulse on the side of me to desire to do the entire the items we commode to teamwork you that days,” Henningsen assumed. “It is a grand observe – it substance so more.”

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