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Air Force: Airmen train Marines on aircraft refueling

Posted February 14, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Zade Vadnais

Marines from the 9th Engineer Support Battalion at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, are participating in a six-month field exchange program here with Airmen from the 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron.

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USO celebrates 73rd birthday serving troops, Families

Posted February 7, 2014 by United Service Organization

The United Service Organization Center at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is open 365 days a year, from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Here (upper right), service members of all branches, retirees, veterans and their Families can relax like these Soldiers who are playing Xbox at the Phoenix Sky Harbor USO Center in Terminal 4….

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Air Force: Force shaping board to convene in July

Posted January 31, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force will convene a fiscal 2014 Force Shaping Board here July 14 to consider eligible officers within competitive categories for continued retention, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Monday. Categories include line of the Air Force, LAF-judge advocate, biomedical sciences corps, dental corps, medical service corps and…

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Air Force: Uniform policy changes — old favorites return

Posted January 24, 2014 by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri

WASHINGTON — The Air Force updated the policy governing uniform wear Jan. 17, with a goal of not financially burdening Airmen. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark. Welsh III approved several updates to Air Force Instruction 36-2903, Air Force Dress and Appearance, with many of the changes coming directly from Airmen. During the past…

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Marines: Explore options on ways to pay for college

Posted January 24, 2014 by Lance Cpl. Brendan Roethel

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, S.C. — The education offices aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort and Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island now offer a Pay for College class to teach Marines and their dependents how to pay for college without the aid of Tuition Assistance, or TA. “Many Marines were surprised when the…

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Air Force: C-130H, end of an era in Afghanistan

Posted January 17, 2014 by Senior Master Sgt. Gary Rihn

All good things don’t necessarily need to come to an end; sometimes they are just replaced by something even better.

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DOD Announces 2013 DOD Chief Information Officer Award winners

Posted December 20, 2013 by Department of Defense

Department of Defense announces the recipients of this year’s DoD Chief Information Officer Awards at a Pentagon ceremony Dec. 6. This year marked the 13th anniversary of the DoD CIO Award and is the highest honor recognized by the department for achievement in Information Management, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, and Information Assurance. More than 100 nominations…

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Marines: Dominican Republic native sheds 140 pounds to enlist in Corps

Posted December 13, 2013 by Cpl. Bryan Nygaard

Approximately 30 young men and women packed into the Cpl. Jennifer M. Parcell Ceremony Room to take their oath of enlistment at the Military Entrance Processing Station at Fort George G. Meade, Md., Dec. 2.

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Air Force: Operation Christmas Drop continues as Pacific tradition

Posted December 13, 2013 by Senior Airman Marianique Santos

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (AFNS) — Base volunteers here have teamed up with Airmen from Yokota Air Base, Japan, to conduct humanitarian airdrops over the remote islands of Micronesia in the Western Pacific this week. Volunteers here have been spreading the holiday cheer to surrounding islands since December 1952. Operation Christmas Drop is the…

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Air Force: Aero repair keeps ‘birds’ in the air

Posted December 6, 2013 by Senior Airman Bahja Jones

With the highest volume of flying missions in the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility, aircraft at the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing rely on a team of professional maintainers to keep them in top shape to accomplish the mission.

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