• Seymour Johnson Airman’s heritage fortifies service

    We all had lives before that day when we raised our right hand and vowed to defend the Constitution of the United States. Although we are united through our service, we all have a heritage and unique story to tell.
  • SJ Airmen Observe POW/MIA Week

    Airmen assigned to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, observed POW/MIA week from Sept. 14-17, 2021. The week featured multiple events including a dinner with veterans, 24-hour vigil and multiple ceremonies.
  • SJAFB intramural squadron softball teams benefit Airmen

    Squadrons from around base formed intramural softball teams and played with the Goldsboro Parks and Recreation League this summer. Squadron and local teams played a series of games against each other which culminated with a double elimination playoff series. Playing softball on one of the base teams offers many benefits such as physical fitness, stress relief and meeting new people within the military and local community.
  • SJ Airman Fights to stay Fit

    Some people relieve stress by playing video games, others spend time reading, but Senior Airman Brian Price spends his time practicing Jiu-Jitsu.
  • F-15E Strike Eagles Take off and Land at SJAFB

    F-15E Strike Eagles from the 335th Fighter Squadron prepare to land at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, Aug. 9, 2021. The low-wing loading on an F-15E is a vital factor in maneuverability and, combined with the high thrust-to-weight ratio, enables the aircraft to turn tightly without losing airspeed. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior
  • MWD Gina’s Retirement Ceremony

    Military working dog Gina, performs her last bite on Staff Sgt. Steven Matias, 4th Security Forces Squadron MWD handler, during Gina’s retirement ceremony at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, Aug. 26, 2021. Gina worked in many environments, including local bomb threat support, U.S. Secret Service missions and deployments to the Middle
  • SJAFB pilot selected for USAF Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds

    The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, selected Capt. Lauren Schlichting, 333rd Fighter Squadron evaluating pilot and executive officer, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, to join their team. Schlichting is set to fly Thunderbird 3, becoming the teams right wing pilot. From a young age Schlichting knew she wanted to become a fighter pilot. “Some astronauts came to my school in second grade,” said Schlichting. “The astronaut piece didn’t really resonate with me but them being fighter pilots did. Minnesota has little military presence and I am not from a military family. When I came home, at eight-years-old, and told my mom I was going to join the Air Force and become a fighter pilot, it was shocking for her. It just kind of stuck.” Schlichting followed her lifelong dream. She went through the Reserve Officer Training Corps where she earned a pilot slot. She was then assigned to fly the F-15E Strike Eagle.
  • 4th OMRS Assumption of Command Ceremony

    Lt. Col. Hatie McAviney, right, 4th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron incoming commander, receives the guidon from Col. Dolphis Hall, 4th Medical Group commander during the 4th OMRS assumption of command ceremony at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, August 6, 2021. The ceremony is a military tradition that represents the formal
  • 4th CES EOD flight hosts multi-base FTX

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal members from the 4th Civil Engineer Squadron at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina hosted and participated in field training exercise Operation Guillotine along with EOD members from Shaw AFB, South Carolina and Andrews AFB, Maryland, July 26 – July 30, 2021. The FTX focused on dismounted, outside the continental United States improvised explosive device operations.
  • SJAFB Civil Engineers complete Prime BEEF training

    Airmen from the 4th Civil Engineer Squadron completed the Prime Base Engineer Emergency Force Program, or Prime BEEF, training at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, July 20 through July 22