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Survival, evasion, resistance and escape augmentees, pilots, and weapons systems officers from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, prepare to simulate a downed aircraft incident during a combat survival training course, June 27, 2017, at Howell Woods, Four Oaks, North Carolina. SERE augmentees play an integral part during the CST by readying and preparing the equipment, role-playing as enemy and friendly forces, and by helping pilots and WSO’s get the most out of the training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kenneth Boyton) SERE Augmentees: Training Aircrew in CST
The summer sun beat down upon the survival, evasion, resistance and escape augmentees as they set up the “classroom” in the middle of the woods. The incoming aircrew, pilots and weapon systems officers from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, knew they were taking part in a combat survival training class, but they had no idea what was instore for them.
0 7/13
2017
The Air Force Medical Service is launching a mobile app that will let users access the news and information available on the AFMS website right from their smartphones. New Air Force health mobile app available for patients
The Air Force Medical Service has launched a new mobile app to connect Airmen and patients to news and information about the AFMS. The new app is a mobile version of the AFMS website, and lets users customize their experience based on the Air Force military treatment facility (MTF) they use. This way, patients can get information about clinic
0 7/06
2017
A survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist, SERE augmentees, pilots, and weapon systems officers from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, practice properly using smoke signals during a combat survival training course, June 27, 2017, at Howell Woods, Four Oaks, North Carolina. Pilots and WSO’s need to retake their CST and water survival training courses every three years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kenneth Boyton) PMEL by day, SERE by night
In early 2016, two 4th Operations Support Squadron survival, evasion, resistance, and escape specialists, Tech. Sgt. Scott Millisor and Staff Sgt. Joshua Krape, sent out a request for people interested in becoming SERE Augmentees.
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Seymour Johnson Air Force Base started to upgrade its communications systems, May 22, 2017, after receiving new land mobile radios. The new software labeled the IP P25 Trunking System has more capabilities than the previous Type 2 Trunking System. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kenneth Boyton) Can you hear me now? SJAFB upgrades radios
Seymour Johnson Air Force Base started to upgrade its communications systems, May 22, 2017, after receiving new land mobile radios.
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2017
Staff Sgt. Noah Starnes, 77th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, explains the mission of the KC-135 Stratotanker to Science and Technology Academies Reinforcing Basic Aviation and Space Exploration program students, June 19, 2017, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. STARBASE is a weeklong program that allows rising fifth-grade students to tour Seymour Johnson AFB and learn about several military career fields and the science behind them. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashley Maldonado) STARBASE students explore a new world
The instructors of the Science and Technology Academies Reinforcing Basic Aviation and Space Exploration program can attest that the science of flight, gravity and the military is intriguing to many children. More than 40 rising fifth-grade students broadened their horizons through the STARBASE program, June 19 - 23, 2017, at Greenwood Middle School, Goldsboro, North Carolina, and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina.
0 6/30
2017
Members of the 4th Civil Engineer Squadron assemble a bouldering rock near Debden Park, June 27, 2017, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. For more information about the equipment call Outdoor Recreation at 919-722-1104.  (Courtesy photo)
Team Seymour children climb to new heights with boulder wall
The Seymour community has a rising population which consists of active-duty members, reservists, civilians, spouses and children. The youth are a vast majority on base, and play a part in keeping the community involved. Recently the base has opened a new indoor playground called the Kiddie Hawk, a Splash Pad and installed the new bouldering rock, adding family-friendly features to the Team Seymour community . The 4th Force Support Squadron Outdoor Recreation section partnered with Air Force services and provided the base with a child-friendly “rock climbing” boulder wall. Ryan Wurdinger, Outdoor Recreation assistant director, lead coordination efforts to setup the new attraction. “We have open ears when it comes to the community,” said Wurdinger. “Giving back to our customers and providing for the community is what our profession is known for. We hope to encourage and promote a healthy lifestyle for children with this new boulder.”
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Airman Bryan Roy, 4th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels specialist, and U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Andrew Morris, Marine Wing Support Squadron 271 bulk fuel specialist, prepare to attach a fuel line to an F-15E Strike Eagle for refueling, June 22, 2017, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. The Marines received hands-on training with R-11 aircraft refueling vehicles before deploying to Morón Air Base, Spain. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kenneth Boyton) Airmen, Marines work together at SJAFB
In November 2016, Airmen from the 4th Logistics Readiness Squadron trained Marines on the R-11 aircraft refueling vehicle in four days. In June 2017 they met again, but this time, they had to complete the training in two.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo William R. Dunn – The First American Ace of World War II
Editor's Note: This article is part of a series celebrating the 4th Fighter Wing's 75th Anniversary and the great heroes associated with the unit. The 4th Fighter Wing traces its origin to the American volunteers who flew in the Royal Air Force Eagle Squadrons prior to American entry in World War II. In September 1942 the men of the RAF Eagle Squadrons became the American 4th Fighter Group. We begin our series of articles celebrating the 75th anniversary of the 4th Fighter Wing with the exploits of one of our heroes of the Eagle Squadrons. Many individuals who dreamed of becoming fighter pilots had to overcome great odds in order to do so. William “Poppy” Dunn, the first American ace of WWII, had to overcome more obstacles than almost anyone in order to achieve his dream of becoming a fighter pilot. Bill Dunn was born Nov. 16, 1916 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After receiving an airplane ride at 12 years of age, Bill Dunn knew he wanted to be a pilot. By 15, he had over 100 hours of flying time.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo 4 FW's greatest heroes: McKennon, Green – The rescue
The history of the 4th Fighter Wing includes many stories of great wingmen, including the incomparable team of Don Gentile and John Godfrey in World War II. By adjusting their tactics and working closely together in the air combat duels over Europe, they became two of the highest scoring American aces of the Second World War. But an event occurred in March 1945 in which a wingman risked court-martial, imprisonment and even death to rescue the pilot he was assigned to cover. Remarkably, that wingman had almost been thrown out of the 4th Fighter Group multiple times by the very same pilot he would ultimately save. Pierce McKennon displayed considerable musical talent as a young man. His mother wanted him to be a classical concert pianist. He actually received a music scholarship to the University of Arkansas. But despite his ability to play the piano, McKennon wanted to be a fighter pilot.
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(Courtesy Graphic) 2017 marks milestones for AF, 4 FW, 911 ARS
This year marks a significant milestone for the U.S. Air Force. The youngest branch of the armed forces will turn 70, Sept. 18. The Air Force became an independent and separate service from the Army when President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947. The act also created the National Security Council, reformed the country’s intelligence agencies and modernized foreign policy following World War II. The Air Force isn’t the only organization celebrating achievements in 2017 though. Right here at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, the 911th Air Refueling Squadron celebrated their 100th birthday and the 4th Fighter Wing will celebrate their 75th birthday this fall.
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