Air Force

September 13, 2013

In celebration of the Air Force’s 66th birthday, Sept. 18th, what inspires you to serve as an Airman?

Ibarrientos
 

Tech. Sgt. Arnaldo Ibarrientos

Unit: 452nd Force Support Squadron

Job: education service officer

Hometown: Long Beach, Calif.

Hobbies: reading, writing, exercising, spending time with my family

“I joined the Air Force because my uncle, a retired major, inspired me to join. I am continually inspired by the actions of my fellow Airman around me and I aspire to become a first sargeant so I can help inspire others as well.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Senior Airman Ray Zhang

Unit: 452nd Force Support Squadron

Job: personnel technician

Hometown: San Gabriel, Calif.

Hobbies: working on cars and going to parties

“The skills and education I am receiving are invaluable and inspire me to continue to serve. It makes me happy to help people. When I help someone solve an issue they are having, I know I am part of something bigger, helping the overall mission to continue.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
Terorio
 

Tech. Sgt. Nestor A. Tenorio

Unit: 452nd Force Support Squadron

Job: education and training craftsman

Hometown: Rialto, Calif.

Hobbies: playing video games, reading

“Working in the base education and training center, I am inspired as I watch others pursue their careers and educational goals. I like being a part of this process in their lives and it’s exciting to make a difference along the way!”




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Hundreds in 452nd held as POWs in WWII

U. S. Air Force artwork Depiction of a crippled B-17 settled on the ground. (Tenth in an 11-part series that was first run in the Beacon in 2007) More than 750 men from the 452nd Bombardment Group were shot down in B-17 Flying ...
 
 
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Air Force releases criteria for new service medal

U.S. Air Force courtesy graphic WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force officials released nomination criteria for the new Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal, following Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James’ May 2...
 
 

452nd felt early frost in Cold War

(Ninth in an 11-part series that was first run in the Beacon in 2007) Two weeks after the D-Day invasion, 47 B-17s from the 452nd Bombardment Group and other Army Air Forces units were destroyed by German aircraft at a largely undefended Russian airfield. The attack, which began about 12:30 a.m. June 22, 1944, destroyed...
 

 

Air Force to implement TDY policy changes

The Air Force recently implemented two TDY policy changes that will impact travel reimbursements for Airmen. The first change, which took effect Oct. 1, made changes to the Joint Travel Regulations, Reimbursable and Incidental Expense Policy. The second will be a change in long-term TDY per diem expenses and take effect Nov. 1. Under the...
 
 
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Wingman Toolkit is going Total Force this fall

The Wingman Toolkit is going Total Force this fall with a brand new mobile app and website. For years, the toolkit has been the one-stop shop for Air Force Reservists looking to achieve and maintain wellness. Starting this fall...
 
 

Air Force recruiting software gets overhaul

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — A new system has revolutionized the recruiting process for more than 5,000 recruiters and interface partners within the Air Force active-duty, Guard, and Reserve components. Recruiters have long used computer-based software to track the paperwork and essential data of enlistees, from the first visit to a recruiter’s office, to the day of...
 




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