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Tech Training Transformation modernizes tech training with virtual reality
Airman 1st Class Eddy Lopez of Jersey City, New Jersey, goes through the steps of removing a tire and wheel from a landing gear assembly trainer at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, March 3, 2020. Lopez and his fellow 362nd Training Squadron heavy crew chief students learned the steps via virtual reality and then transfered their technology instruction to hands-on practice. The initiative is part of Maintenance Next, which is new method of employing technology to train today's aircraft maintainers. (U.S. Air Force photo by John Ingle)
July 28, 2021 - Futuristic training, the kind of immersive simulations seen in sci-fi TV shows, is no longer a fictional dream. It’s almost here...

435th FTS pilots test new wearable technology
U. S. Air Force Capt. Nathan Raymond, an instructor pilot assigned to the 435th Fighter Training Squadron, removes his Oura Ring before a flight, July 14, 2021, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. The Oura Ring uses sensor technology and pairs with a mobile app to deliver personalized health insights from your body. (U. S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Tyler McQuiston)
July 28, 2021 - The 12th Flying Training Wing innovation office at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph recently began testing new wearable technology on eight voluntary 435th Fighter Training Squadron pilots...

METC reopens graduations to guests
Medical Education and Training Campus Air Force students at graduation ceremony, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
July 28, 2021 - For the first time since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Medical Education and Training Campus is re-opening graduations and class closings to limited guests, beginning with the Air Force Aerospace Medical Service...

Defense official: Food insecurity a readiness, national security issue
Sodexo employees attached to Dwyer Hall participate in the Major General W.P.T. Hill Memorial Awards Competition at the Marine Corps Air Facility on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., March 12, 2020. The mission of the awards program is to improve the basic fundamentals of food service and hospitality and to improve the overall quality of life for Marines and sailors using the services.
July 28, 2021 - Readiness in the armed forces comprises many factors, but food insecurity impacts physical and mental health, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for Military Community and Family Policy said...

DOD unveils 2021 POW/MIA Recognition Day poster
Ann Mills-Griffiths, the chairman of the board of directors of the National League of POW/MIA Families, at the far left, along with Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen H. Hicks; Air Force Col. (ret.) Michael Brazelton, a pilot and former prisoner of war; and Justin Hart, assistant national service director for Disabled Veterans of America, unveiled the 2021 Defense Department POW/MIA Recognition Day poster, July 27, 2021 at the Pentagon. This year, POW/MIA Recognition Day will be commemorated Sept. 17, 2021.
July 28, 2021 - The Department of Defense creates a poster each year in advance of POW/MIA Recognition Day, which highlights the department's ongoing efforts to provide the fullest possible accounting of the service members still missing...

AFCEC begins rollout of upgraded EOD imaging tech
An explosive ordnance disposal technician stitches multiple x-ray images together using the Guardian 12 Digital Radiographic X-ray system July 22 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.  This new system makes it easier for EOD Airmen to view the internal contents of suspicious, improvised explosive devices and unexploded ordnance.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)
July 27, 2021 - The Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Readiness Directorate has begun delivering upgraded portable imaging X-ray systems to explosive ordnance disposal flights around the Air Force. ...

Senate confirms Frank Kendall as Air Force Secretary
Frank Kendall was confirmed by the Senate to be the next top civilian to lead the U.S. Air Force.
July 27, 2021 - Frank Kendall won confirmation from the Senate July 26 to be the 26th Secretary of the Air Force, placing an official with decades-long service in defense issues in the top civilian job at a time when the department is...
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