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Two F-15E Strike Eagles taxi down the runway, Aug. 4, 2017, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Approximately 12 jets from the 336th Fighter Squadron left to participate in exercise Combat Hammer at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Shawna L. Keyes) 336th FS takesoff for Combat Hammer

0 8/04
2017
Master Sgt. Leon Russell, 4th Medical Support Squadron diagnostics and therapeutics flight chief, conducts prescription delivery training with Jhyana Price, Goldsboro Summer Youth Employment Initiative Program participant, July 19, 2017, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. SJAFB partners with city of Goldsboro for youth success
The Goldsboro Summer Youth Employment Initiative Program kicked off July 10, 2017, which featured two different six-week segments. More than 40 participants, ages 14-18, worked at several locations throughout Wayne County, including Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.
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2017
Airman 1st Class Joshua Burton, 4th Communications Squadron client services technician, discusses the process of migrating every computer on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, to a new Windows 10 computer, July 12, 2017. According to Burton, every computer on base will be replaced with a new computer running Windows 10 by February 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kenneth Boyton) 4th CS is Wired up, Fired up!
Technology is wonderful … when it works. Thankfully, the 4th Communications Squadron ensures all the computers on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base are in good working order to support the 4th Fighter Wing’s mission to provide dominant Strike Eagle airpower … Anytime, anywhere.
0 7/27
2017
Courtesy Photo Greatest Heroes of the 4th Fighter Wing: 75th Anniversary Edition
Among the most significant “firsts” achieved by the “Fourth But First” was James Jabara becoming the world’s first all jet ace in the Korean War. Not only was this an accomplishment that garnered Jabara eternal fame in world history, he achieved this distinction in the most difficult of circumstances. James Jabara was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma, Oct. 10, 1923. He was first generation American, his family was from Lebanon. He was raised in Wichita, Kansas, and said to be a patriotic American with a great work ethic. Jabara worked in the family grocery store and earned the rank of Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts. Young Jabara probably never realized that his amazing future was hurtling at him at supersonic speed. With World War II underway, Jabara entered flight school as a teenager and earned his wings in 1943. He flew a P-51 Mustang in the 363rd Fighter Group of the 9th Air Force in Europe. Jabara flew more than 100 combat missions, was credited with destroying 1.5 German planes, and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. After the war Jabara remained in the Air Force and became a jet pilot
0 7/26
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North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper addresses Airmen from the 4th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department before a luncheon, July 19, 2017, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. During the luncheon, Sean Quinby, 4th CES fire chief, met with Cooper and discussed the fire department’s mission and recent achievements, which include firefighters’ heroic actions during Hurricane Matthew. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kenneth Boyton) N.C. Governor Cooper wowed by SJAFB
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and other state officials visited Seymour Johnson Air Force Base to discuss mission capabilities, July 19. Cooper spoke with base leadership and Airmen to gain a better understanding of the 4th Fighter Wing’s mission and ability to deliver dominant Strike Eagle airpower … anytime, anywhere.
0 7/25
2017
An F-15E Strike Eagle taxis to the runway during exercise Thunderdome 17-02, July 21, 2017, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. The exercise allowed members of the 4th Fighter Wing to strengthen skills for real-world operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Victoria Boyton) Rapid Deployment: Exercise tests base’s mission readiness
Combatant commanders often rely heavily on the readiness of each Department of Defense brigade, wing or fleet, in order to accomplish the nation’s global defense objectives. This indispensable preparation can mean the difference between a mission’s success or its failure.
0 7/21
2017
The Air Force Encroachment Management program, headed by the AFCEC Planning and Integration Directorate, assist with addresses encroachment and sustainment challenges for missions like the F-22 Raptor landing at Spangdahlem Air Base Germany.  These challenges have the potential to affect both the Air Force mission and the quality of life in surrounding.  AFCEC will host the annual Air Force Encroachment Management (AFEM) training event 1-3 August 2017.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chad Warren/Released)     AFCEC to host Air Force Encroachment Management Symposium
The Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Regional Development Planning Branch hosts the annual Air Force Encroachment Management, or AFEM, training event Aug. 1-3, at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.    The symposium provides encroachment management stakeholders with the knowledge and skills necessary to ensure mission readiness across the enterprise and
0 7/21
2017
New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement begins July 31
New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement begins July 31
Starting July 31, 2017, Airmen undergoing their annual Periodic Health Assessment may notice something new. A Mental Health Assessment will now be part of every annual PHA, to help ensure that Airmen suffering from undiagnosed mental health issues are referred to the necessary care. Mental health issues are a serious problem for U.S. Armed Forces
0 7/19
2017
Staff Sgt. Joshua Krape, 4th Operations Support Squadron survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist (right), pilots, and weapons systems officers from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, prepare to start a water survival training course, June 28, 2017, at Buckhorn Reservoir, North Carolina. Pilots and WSO’s are required to recertify their WST and combat survival training courses every three years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kenneth Boyton) SERE Augmentees: Training Aircrew in WST
Continuously advancing behind enemy lines to support Operation Inherent Resolve, pilots and weapon systems officers need to have the skills obtained through combat survival training and water survival training. Thankfully, the survival, evasion, resistance, and escape augmentees from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, are there to help the aircrew hone their abilities.
0 7/18
2017
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.
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2017
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