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Civil Air Patrol awarded Congressional Gold Medal

Posted March 20, 2015 by by Staff Sgt. Gregory Solman

The U.S Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to five veterans of CAP World War II service in at ceremony at March Air Museum in March.  Five other Gold Medals were awarded posthumously or in absentia to family members who attended the event. Lt. Col. Jeri Truesdell, now 100 years…

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Welsh: Joint force in excellent shape, but needs resources, prioritization

Posted June 17, 2016 by Jim Garamone

The joint force is in excellent shape, but leaders must pay attention to it, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III told the Defense Writers Group in Washington, D.C., June 15. Welsh, a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke to the group as one of his last public acts in…

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Increased mission requirements open doors for continued military service

Posted May 22, 2015 by by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force is introducing several personnel and manpower initiatives to meet increased mission requirements outlined in the fiscal year 2016 President’s Budget. In order to enhance operational and mission capacity in support of combatant commanders, and to maintain readiness, the Air Force is setting a minimum active-duty force level of 317,000…

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Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Cody answers questions on promotions, EPRs and more

Posted January 22, 2016 by from AirForceTimes.com

Few enlisted leaders in recent decades have had as great an impact on airmen as Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James Cody. Since becoming the top enlisted leader three years ago, Cody has shepherded the biggest reform to how airmen are evaluated and promoted in decades. This includes “forced distribution” quotas that limit…

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Yesterday’s Air Force: Archie Williams

Posted August 29, 2016 by

As an Olympic gold medalist and command pilot, Lt. Col. Archie Williams proved time and again his skill, discipline and determination were among the best.

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From spinning records to digital age music

Posted October 30, 2015 by by Charlie Gill

Walk by this former Air Force NCO’s room at the American Forces Network (AFN) Broadcast Center in Riverside and you’ll hear music classics: rock and roll at its finest — and maybe, if he’s in the mood, a little Sinatra. Kent Peterson knows about music. He also knows about American Forces Network (AFN) history. Peterson…

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From the desk of the 452 AMW Inspector General

Posted April 10, 2015 by by Col. Ray Danowski

Col. Ray Danowski, inspector general Maj. Evert Wells, deputy inspector general I am Col. Ray Danowski, 452nd Air Mobility Wing Inspector General, and Maj. Evert Wells, is my deputy IG. We are here to handle your complaints resolution needs. We are also responsible for establishing an active Fraud, Waste and Abuse (FWA) program on base….

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SAPR event recognizes importance of wingmen all year #notjustApril

Posted March 25, 2016 by by Tech. Sgt. Bryan Franks

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Senior leaders kicked off the Air Force’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response #notjustApril campaign March 17 during an event at the Pentagon. The secretary, chief of staff and chief master sgt. of the Air Force joined other Airmen to read testimonies from sexual assault survivors and discussed Airmen’s roles in supporting sexual…

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Around the Air Force: Nov. 1

Posted November 2, 2016 by

On this look around the Air Force a reduction in ancillary training is announced, cyberattacks are the leading strategic threat and a preview of the latest episode of BLUE features Air Force tankers.

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It’s never too late to restart

Posted August 21, 2015 by by Senior Airman Christine Fannin

Our Air Force stories are as unique as our fingerprints. For me, it started in 1996, I was 20 something years old, and knew I had to change my choices or I would end up exactly like everyone else. I feared I would get some college, but not complete it, get married, have 2.5 kids…

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