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  • 77th Weapons Squadron: A History of Weapons Officers

    The 77th Weapons Squadron has a long and rich history of training weapons officers dating back to World War II with the activation of the 77th Bombardment Squadron in November of 1940.It was one of the first Air Corps units to be assigned to Elmendorf Field, Alaska. When the Japanese invaded the Aleutian Islands in June of 1942, the unit was
  • B-1B Lancer pilots test augmented reality in air

    Virtual reality has made headway in the Air Force as new innovative ways to train Airmen have been continuously highlighted in the media, but have you heard about augmented reality?Unlike VR that immerses the user into a technologically imagined world, AR users view their physical environment with artificial objects overlaying the scene. This can
  • Mental Health Awareness 2021: What You Need to Know

    May was designated as Mental Health Awareness all the way back in 1949 in part because the Greatest Generation was fighting a war inside after returning World War 2.  Combat can change you in an instant, within that tiny space between breaths, but so can everyday life, little by little.  Living and working under the strain of unresolved mental
  • Families and Airmen welcome home 317th Airlift Wing members

    Staff Sgt. Nolan Brandt, 39th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, holds his son Samuel, 1-years-old, after returning from a deployment at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, May 15, 2021. This deployment showcased that the 317th AW is able to conduct their mission on a global scale even though the world is in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force
  • Ex COARSE GRIT: Elevating 317th AW Readiness for Future Conflict

    The 317th Airlift Wing continued its emphasis on Full Spectrum Readiness during Exercise COARSE GRIT, April 5-8, 2021.  Integrating with Total Force partners from the 433rd Airlift Wing, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, and the 911th Airlift Wing, Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania, the 317th AW rehearsed its wartime
  • Alcohol Awareness Month: The Why’s and How’s of Responsible Use

    Alcohol Awareness Month occurs each April, each year, in part because of how easily problems associated with alcohol use can occur any time and anywhere alcohol is consumed.
  • Bomber mission showcased during Acting SecAF visit to 3 AFGSC bases

    Acting Secretary of the Air Force John Roth saw first-hand how Global Strike Airmen are supporting world-wide bomber operations during visits to Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Dyess AFB, Texas, and Whiteman AFB, Missouri, April 6 and 7.
  • Dyess conducts Air Force’s first assumption of the stole

    Chaplain (Maj.) Gabriel Rios, 7th Bomb Wing wing chaplain, was bestowed the stole and title as the 7th Bomb Wing’s wing chaplain by Col. Ed Sumangil, 7th Bomb Wing commander, and Chaplain (Col.) David Kelley, Air Force Global Strike Command command chaplain, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Mar. 24, 2021.Much like the tradition of assuming command,
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