We asked and you answered. Earlier this month, we launched our Instagram account, @airmanmagazine, and invited all of you to share your Air Force stories with us. We want our Instagram account to be a community forum where we share pictures from around the Air Force. This will also serve as a bridge to the magazine and give you the opportunity to have your work featured in Airman.
Each month, we will provide users with a photo assignment by picking an Air Force theme and providing a hashtag. All you have to do is submit a photo for a chance to have it featured in our magazine, the official magazine of the United States Air Force.
The first theme: My Air Force Office (#myafoffice). We know that Airmen have interesting jobs in various locations around the world. This assignment was a chance to show off your “office.” Thank you to everyone who participated. Let’s really make this magazine yours!
Editor-in-Chief, Airman magazine
Instagram user: willie_b_yo
Zuni Mountain Range in the Cibola National Forest; Grants, New Mexico. I was shadowing the SERE instructor as he taught the Pararescue trainees Land Navigation on harsh terrain.
Airman Photo Editor’s Note: “This photo embodies what #myAFoffice theme is all about; Airmen working in different environments.”
Instagram user: Avianoairbase
Photo by: Staff Sgt. R. J. Biermann
Firefighters from the 31st Fighter Wing participates in a local readiness inspection at Avianoairbase. The inspection tested emergency responder’s ability to operate in times of heightened readiness.
Airman Photo Editor’s Note: “This is a solid action shot. It is important to see our Air Force first responders training for real-life situations.”
#myafoffice “Zero Week”
Instagram user: rakkirkland
Airman Photo Editor’s Note: “The TI’s hat with Airmen running around in the background pretty much sums up basic training… A simple photo with a message.”
Instagram user: jblegram
Photo by: 2nd Lt. Brooke Betit
U.S Air Force 2nd Lt. Quianna Samuels, 633rd Medical Group Labor and Deliver registered nurse, holds a newborn girl at Langley Air Force Base, VA., Jan 30, 2014. Samuels always had a passion to help people.
Airman Photo Editor’s Note: “Nothing better than helping bring another life into the world! Nice moment.”
Instagram user: Heartsapartjbsa
#myafoffice providing deployment support to our deployed families through our vast Social Network. #We’llGetThroughThisTogether #HeartsApartJBSA
Airman Photo Editor’s Note: “Working in an office that deals with connecting families with deployed Airmen is all about the technology, the coffee speaks to the time differences.”
Instagram user: afphotowolf
Me photographing a formation flight with jets from the USAF, USN, Pakistan and Jordan from the back seat of an F-16!
Airman Photo Editor’s Note: “I’ve always loved the in-flight selfies. This one works well because it not only includes the photographer, but also the flight of planes in the left side of the frame.”