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  • SJ recovery efforts begin following Hurricane Florence

    More than 50 F-15E Strike Eagles from the 4th Fighter Wing and six KC-135R Stratotankers from the 916th Air Refueling Wing were repositioned to Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Sept. 17, as a precautionary measure due to Hurricane Florence. The 916th ARW also provided support to the 4th FW by repositioning more than 200 personnel and equipment from the 4th FW to Barksdale AFB. Hurricane Florence reached Seymour Johnson AFB on Sept. 14, causing flooding in various areas of the base to include parts of the runway. Col. Donn Yates, 4th FW commander, issued an “all clear” for the base, beginning the base’s reconstitution phase after the effects of Hurricane Florence, to bring the base back to its full capabilities. The 4th FW’s assets returned from Barksdale AFB, Sept. 18, and Team Seymour has begun recovery efforts to reestablish normal base operations.

    Seymour Johnson Air Force Base repositioned approximately 60 F-15E Strike Eagles from the 4th Fighter Wing and six KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft from the 916th Air Refueling Wing, Sept. 12, to Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.
  • Sink or swim: water survival training

    Aircrew members from the 4th Operations Group plunge into a lake as part of their water survival training, Aug. 28, 2018, in Wilson, North Carolina. Master Sgt. Scott Millisor (back right), 4th Operations Support Squadron survival, evasion, resistance, and escape specialist led the training event for six Airmen to certify them on water survival.
  • MWD Max retires

    Military working dog Max lies down relaxed during his retirement ceremony, Aug. 23, 2018, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Max, assigned to the 4th Security Forces Squadron was a patrol explosive detection dog from January 2014 to August 2018. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Shawna L. Keyes)
  • Congressman Rouzer visits SJ

    Capt. Thomas Higginbotham, 333rd Fighter Squadron instructor weapons systems officer, assists U.S. Rep. David Rouzer, North Carolina’s 7th district, during an F-15E Strike Eagle flight simulation, Aug. 16, 2018, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. The congressman visited the base to get a better understanding of the 4th Fighter Wing
  • Sink or swim

    A crowd gathers at the base pool to watch teams complete four 50-meter laps during the Build-A-Boat competition, Aug. 17, 2018, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Six teams from various squadrons attempted to keep their makeshift boats afloat and complete four 50-meter laps for best time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class
  • ASP brings SJ Airmen, local families together

    More than 10 Seymour Johnson Airmen are currently sponsored by a local family as part of the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Airman Sponsorship Program, which is designed to provide Airmen with an avenue to form new friendships in the local community and gather support beyond the formal work environment.
  • Homefront Room Revival: Deployment. Move. Redecorate. Repeat.

    Homefront Room Revival is a nonprofit organization run by volunteers, located in Goldsboro, North Carolina. It provides military families with creative outlets to improve and enrich the military life cycle. Homefront Room Revival was founded in May 2016 and serves military families located in eastern North Carolina. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman
  • Banquet honors North Carolina’s warriors

    Fifty eight veterans from across the services were honored for their sacrifices that awarded them the Purple Heart while protecting American values and way of life during a banquet and ceremony Aug 3, 2018, at the Maxwell Center in Goldsboro, North Carolina.
  • Memorial service held for fallen 4th CES Airman

    A portrait of Staff Sgt. James Grotjan is displayed on stage during his memorial service, Aug. 3, 2018, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Grotjan died from non-combat related injuries he received while deployed to Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt.