SSgt. Kresston Davis, a security forces journeyman from the 908th Security Forces Squadron at Maxwell AFB, Ala., is one of the Air Force’s 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2015. Davis deployed to Manas, Kyrgyzstan, where she provided unwavering security for 200,0000 transients, 40 million gallons of fuel, and 57 million pounds of cargo in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. She executed 200 anti-terrorism measures and conducted 11 off-base patrols. While deployed, Davis also completed Airman Leadership School correspondence training, obtained her associate degree in criminal justice through the Community College of the Air Force, and continued to work on her bachelor’s degree in information systems. Her professionalism and commitment to core values led to her selection as the 908th Airlift Wing Airman of the Year, 22nd Air Force Airman of the Year, and Air Force Reserve Command Airman of the Year. Air Force Magazine is shining the spotlight on each OAY in the days leading up to AFA’s Air & Space Conference, which starts Sept. 14 in National Harbor, Md. Also featured were: SrA. Allen Cherry, SrA. Meaghan Holley, and SrA. Mason Meherg.
Three B-1B Lancers from the 7th Bomb Wing flew over the Indo-Pacific alongside F-16s from the Japanese Air Self Defense Force recently, as part of a joint large force exercise. The mission began and ended in the continental U.S., as the bombers flew 31 hours and landed Jan. 11.