Senior Airman Sergei Ireland, right, and Airman 1st Class James Painter, 421st Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chiefs, perform maintenance on an F-35A Lightning II fighter jet at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, July 31, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw)
U.S. Air Force Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski will retire from the Air Force following 40 years of service in September. As only the third female to attain the rank of 4-star general in the history of the Air Force, Pawlikowski’s career was marked by extraordinary achievements across the science and engineering domains. (Air Force by Scott M. Ash/released)
Fourteen Security Forces teams from U.S. Air Force major commands, Great Britain and Germany will be testing their skills in realistic weapons scenarios, simulated dismounted operations and grueling combat endurance events as part of the 2018 Air Force Defender Challenge, to be held Sept. 10-14 at Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis, Texas.
The Air Force and Lockheed Martin have finished upgrades in Marietta, Georgia, to the final aircraft under the C-5 Reliability Enhancement and Re-engining, or RERP, Program. All 52 C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft have now returned to the Air Mobility Command and Air Force Reserve Command units.
Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, Air Force Materiel Command commander, greets well-wishers, Aug. 7, 2018, on the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, flight line following her fini flight. Pawlikowski is retiring this September following 40 years of service. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)
The 711th Human Performance Wing, part of the Air Force Research Laboratory, is home to the only human-rated centrifuge in the Department of Defense.The equipment allows students to experience up to 9 Gs, or nine times the normal force of gravity, to teach the effects of G-forces on human physiology and to measure the student’s ability to counteract the effects in effort to prevent G-induced loss of consciousness.
Air Force Materiel Command Deputy Commander Maj. Gen. Warren Berry spoke to troops participating in a base training exercise about the importance of training for the mission. Berry will receive his third star and become deputy chief of staff for logistics, engineering and force protection at the Pentagon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kelly White/released)
F-35A Lightning II's from the 34th Fighter Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, land at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 15, 2017. The aircraft arrival marks the first F-35A fighter training deployment to the U.S. European Command area of responsibility or any overseas location as a flying training deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew)
Strong communication and a program to incentivize budget execution performance helped the Air Force exceed a goal to execute more than 83 percent of its $6.6 billion installation and mission support portfolio by the July 31 deadline.
Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, will retire in September.

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