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49th Wing 2nd Quarter Awards
(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Autumn Vogt)
(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Autumn Vogt)
(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Autumn Vogt)
(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Autumn Vogt)
(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Autumn Vogt)
Everett Brooks, 2d Weather Squadron, Detachment 4, integrated systems mechanic, poses for a photo April 11, 2019, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Brooks has worked at the Holloman Solar Observatory since 1995. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christine Groening)
49th Medical Group introduces walk-in sick call
Maj. Rebecca Bird, 49th Medical Support Squadron laboratory flight commander, was invited by the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research to attend the American Society of Microbiology Conference in San Francisco, Calif., to share her findings from her deployment to Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, April to Oct 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christine Groening)
Maj. Rebecca Bird, 49th Medical Support Squadron Laboratory flight commander, poses for a photo July 3, 2019, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Bird was invited by the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research to attend the American Society of Microbiology Conference to share her findings from her deployment to Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, April to Oct 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christine Groening)
Alamogordo High School Shockwave Team in a HHSTT shop during open house (Courtesy photo by Mr. Dwight Harp)
(From right to left) Tech. Sgt. Joshua Chevalier, 49th Maintenance Group weapons contracting officer’s representative, poses for a photo with his husband, Ryan Chevalier, and their two children, June 11, 2019, at White Sands National Monument, N.M. The Chevaliers reflected on how the acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender has changed for the better over Joshua’s time in service. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Joshua Thompson)
In a 2018 study, the Council for Responsible Nutrition found that 68 percent of Americans take dietary supplements. The 49th Wing health promotions coordinator and staff judge advocate office encourage all Department of Defense employees and their dependents to make educated choices regarding their supplement usage, in accordance with the DoD’s Operation Supplement Safety educational campaign. OPSS provides information regarding banned supplement ingredients, high-risk supplements and supplement brands, and provides free resources for making educated decisions regarding supplement consumption. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Staff Sgt. BreeAnn Sachs)
Col. Joseph Campo,49th Wing commander, listens to Brig. Gen. Christopher Short, Aircrew Crisis Task Force director, speak on the Air Force pilot shortage, June 18, 2019, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Short explains that the company grade officer shortage of more than 1,800 pilots in 2018 was simply because they were not produced. Short is looking for ways to improve the retention and production rates of pilots. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Autumn Vogt)
Brig. Gen. Christopher Short, Aircrew Crisis Task Force director, speaks to 49th Wing aircrew members, June 18, 2019, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Short asked aircrew what it would take to retain them. The top barriers of pilot retention were work-life balance, additional duties and high operations tempo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Autumn Vogt)
Brig. Gen. Christopher Short, Aircrew Crisis Task Force director, speaks to 49th Wing leadership concerning pilot retention, June 18, 2019, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Short spoke on the common issues concerning retention and asked for feedback on issues encountered by leadership here. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Autumn Vogt)
Brig. Gen. Christopher Short, Aircrew Crisis Task Force director, speaks to 49th Wing leadership concerning pilot retention, June 18, 2019, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Totel force pilots were approximately 2,000 members short at the end of 2018, Short asked for feedback on retaining pilots. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Autumn Vogt)
ALS Graduation Class 19-5
Airmen from the 314th Aircraft Maintenance Unit conduct post-flight maintenance on an F-16 Viper June 4, 2019, on Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif. The 314th Fighter Squadron pilots conducted dissimiliar combat air training alongside F/A-18 Hornets from the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 314. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christine Groening)
Airman 1st Class Viktoria Tooker, 311th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, writes in the maintenance log book June 4, 2019, on Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif. Between the 314th Fighter Squadron and the 314th AMU, 168 personnel, 16 F-16 VIpers and 14 tons of equipment were fully functional during the temporary duty assignment in support of 258 flying training sorties. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christine Groening)