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July 17, 2024
San Carlos De Bariloche, Argentina (AFNS) —  Air Force leaders and representatives from across the Western Hemisphere assembled in Argentina June 18-20 for the 64th “Conferencia de los Jefes de las Fuerzas Aéreas Americanas,” Spanish for, Conference of the American Air Chiefs, or CONJEFAMER.
July 16, 2024
Hurlburt Field –Lt. Gen. Michael Conley assumed command of Air Force Special Operations Command from Lt. Gen. Tony Bauernfeind in a change of command ceremony at the Freedom Hangar on July 2. 
July 10, 2024
Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Fla. – Naval Air Station Whiting Field was recently recognized as the recipient of the 2024 Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence for the Navy.
July 9, 2024
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Brig. Gen. Mark A. Massaro assumed command of the 96th Test Wing from Brig. Gen. Jeffrey T. Geraghty at a ceremony that began at 9:06 a.m. July 3 at the McKinley Climatic Lab.
July 1, 2024
Santa Rosa County has been approved for its own Veterans Treatment Court, a program with the mission of keeping veterans out of jail by providing one-on-one mentors and resources that help with issues such as mental health and substance abuse.
June 26, 2024
Hurlburt Field —  “Airstrike, airstrike, airstrike!”

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Bryan Caldwell yelled with a slight crack in his voice. After nearly a week of shouting, his voice had become raspy and strained.

June 17, 2024
ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) — As part of its ongoing modernization efforts, the Department of the Air Force chief information officer, in partnership with the Air Force Research Laboratory, is accelerating initiatives to provide Guardians, Airmen, civilian employees, and contractors the ability to responsibly experiment with Generative AI, with adequate safeguards in place.
June 12, 2024
Fines for trespassing violations at the Santa Rosa Island Closed Test Area increased May 31, 2024. The trespassing fine is a minimum of $250 for a first-time offense. The previous fine was $65.
June 5, 2024
ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) —  Air Force Reservists in space-related career fields interested in volunteering for the U.S. Space Force in a fulltime capacity can expect the application window to open June 1–Nov. 30, 2024.

This transfer option is part of the Space Force Personnel Management Act (PMA), approved by Congress and signed into law as part of the Fiscal Year 2024 National Defense Authorization Act.

May 30, 2024
Kessler Air Force Base, Mississippi — Hurricane season starts June 1 and the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron’s role in collecting weather data is key for forecasts.

To enhance their communication capabilities, the United States Air Force Reserve completed the successful temporary installation and test of a third Very High Frequency, or VHF, antenna in a WC-130J Super Hercules aircraft May 1.

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