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Air Force officials announce civilian Reduction in Force

Posted April 26, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C.  — In a continuing effort to meet the Department of Defense funding targets in the Fiscal Year 2012 President’s Budget and re-balance the civilian workforce, approximately 60 Air Force installations will implement civilian Reduction in Force authorities, effective through Aug. 23. This action will assist in the placement of employees not assigned against funded…

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The world’s fastest aviators swing by the March Museum

Posted April 19, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Joe Davidson

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Joe Davidson Retired Lt. Col. Gerald Glasser, former SR-71 Blackbird pilot, addresses a crowd of spectators at the March Field Air Museum presentation of the SR-71, the world’s fastest aircraft, April 6 and 7. Glasser, along with other former Blackbird pilots delivered a host of memorable events, spoke of little-known…

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Retired ‘crew dogs’ keep Norton’s legacy alive

Posted April 19, 2013 by Scott Johnston

Photo/Scott Johnston The flight suit of the first female aircraft commander, Lt. Col. Kathy La Sauce, adorns a mannequin at the new Norton Air Force Base Museum. SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – Thanks to a group of retired Air Force C-141 “crew dogs,” the legacy of Norton Air Force Base, lives on. Members of the 63rd and…

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The men I left behind

Posted April 19, 2013 by Capt. Belena S. Marquez

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. – I am one of the thousands of women who have gone to war. I am neither unique nor exceptional. If you ask around, you will hear stories similar to mine. In the past, expectations for girls did not include the possibility of growing up to be veterans. We are not born warriors….

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New resources promote fitness culture

Posted April 19, 2013 by Gloria Kwizera

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas  – To help improve Total Force fitness levels, Air Force Personnel Center officials are fielding new fitness resources accessible online, in person or on DVD. These resources, including the Operational Fitness Program, Xtreme Wednesday Workouts, the Air Force Fitness DVDs and the Fitness on Request kiosks, are available to all Total…

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Health & Safety

Prepare to survive: Food for thought

Posted April 19, 2013 by Robert Kaschak

As with any major earthquake, the damage will be substantial and the recovery process lengthy. Daily routines will be severely impacted; therefore, being able to sustain basic needs, such as maintaining food and water supplies, will become significant events, requiring managing by all survivors. Now, would be a good time to examine what stored supplies…

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‘Every dollar counts’ ushers in new savings culture

Posted April 19, 2013 by Amaani Lyle

WASHINGTON, D.C., – With budgets shrinking, Air Force leaders are calling on Airmen to share their best money-saving ideas through the Every Dollar Counts campaign. In the wake of sequestration, the initiative marks a cultural shift that empowers Airmen to find and recommend areas for savings that may be used to support readiness needs, said Air Force…

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Team March members jump with Les SkyHawks

Posted April 12, 2013 by Sgt. Tracy Ellingsen

SkyHawks courtesy photo/The crew Maj. Amber Marcella, 452d Air Mobility Wing, free falls at 120 miles per hour during her tandem jump with the Sky Hawks, April 2.The SkyHawks are the Canadian Army’s premier parachute demonstration team, that travels to Perris, Calif., yearly to practice skydiving skills and routines. PERRIS, Calif.– The Canadian Army’s premier…

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Air Force Reserve celebrates 65 years of historic service

Posted April 12, 2013 by Col. Bob Thompson

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – President Harry S. Truman signed legislation on April 14, 1948, establishing the modern-day Air Force Reserve. The new organization reaffirmed the “Citizen Airmen” concept that reaches back to the Army Air Service reservists of the first world war. This came seven months after Truman established the fledgling U.S. Air Force as a separate…

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If it isn’t you, it’s the person next to you

Posted April 12, 2013 by Senior Airman Kelly Galloway

WESTOVER AIR RESERVE BASE, Mass. – “Hey sexy… you single?” I turned to see a fellow Airman in training; standing about five foot eight inches tall, dark hair and eyes. Over the next four months, I heard this fellow classmate repeat the same line more than a couple dozen times.  It wasn’t just me he had an eye…

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