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Feb. 16, 2021

MQ-9 begins flying missions from Romania

The 25th Attack Group began flying the first active-duty operated U.S. Air Forces in Europe MQ-9 Reaper sorties in Romania via remote-split operations as of Feb. 1, 2021.

Feb. 11, 2021

Department of the Air Force leaders focus on resiliency

Senior leaders are focused on building and growing resilience by establishing a task force called Operation Arc Care. This task force is currently reviewing resilience programs and overarching strategy using a phased approach which began in November.

Feb. 11, 2021

All services including Department of the Air Force to furnish adverse information to officer promotion boards in designated grades, circumstances

The Department of the Air Force announced it is establishing policy to comply with the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2020 and newly released DoDI 1320.14 requiring all services to furnish adverse information to promotion boards considering officers for promotion to the regular grades of O-4 and above, and to all reserve active status promotion boards to the grades of O-6 and above.

Feb. 8, 2021

25th OSS reorganizes, innovates for improved combat airpower support

When Lt. Col. Kaly took command of the 25th Operations Support Squadron, she realized the traditional structure of an Operations Support Squadron did not fit the mold of the 25th Attack Group mission that requires access to 24/7 operations support.

Feb. 5, 2021

DOD makes masks mandatory on all US military installations

The Defense Department on Feb. 4 issued an order requiring all service members and civilians on U.S. military installations—whether indoors or outdoors—to wear a mask to try to limit the spread of COVID-19, with limited exceptions. However, vaccines against the new coronavirus remain voluntary, and a number of military family members have told Blue Star Families they don’t plan on getting a shot.

Feb. 5, 2021

MQ-9s execute new mission in Romania

The U.S. Air Force recently deployed MQ-9 Reaper aircraft and approximately 90 Airmen at the 71st Air Base in Campia Turzii, Romania, to conduct intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions in support of NATO operations.

Feb. 5, 2021

31st OG leadership visits Campia Turzii

U.S. Air Force leaders visited Campia Turzii for a base facilities and mission familiarization tour.

Feb. 5, 2021

USAF conducts ISR mission in Romania

Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance is one of the Air Force’s five enduring core missions, and is integral to global vigilance and foundational to global reach and power. The U.S. Air Force has deployed MQ-9 Reaper aircraft and approximately 90 Airmen at the 71st Air Base in Campia Turzii, Romania, to conduct ISR missions in support of NATO operations.

Feb. 4, 2021

Team 432 reinvigorates Diversity & Inclusion Council

The reinvigorated 432nd Wing Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Council, an all-volunteer organization composed of varying ranks and duties, held its first meeting to establish D&I vision, and forecast initiatives, Jan. 22, 2021.

Feb. 2, 2021

Air Force announces Airmen leadership qualities

The Airman leadership qualities are expected to form the basis for the future officer and enlisted performance reporting systems. The alignment between evaluating units and evaluating Airmen is intended to further emphasize and accelerate an understanding and adoption of the associated leadership qualities.