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Service members: Let’s talk trash

Posted July 20, 2012 by by Staff Sgt. Sheila deVera

SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFNS) — With no one in sight, a trash truck pulls up to one of the many orange dumpsters throughout the base. As the driver and his crew dismount to empty the dumpster, so does a crew of four Airmen. However, before the dumpster can be emptied, these Airmen jump into it and…

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Online access simplifies dependent updates

Posted November 2, 2012 by by Debbie Gildea

Family situations can be complicated, but updating family benefit information doesn’t have to be, now that it can be done online. Dependent family members must be registered in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System and in many instances, must have a valid dependent identification card, to access medical, dental and other benefits. In the past,…

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Retiree ID cards now have expiration dates

Posted February 8, 2013 by by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas —  Blue retiree identification cards issued prior to December 2012 had the word “indef” in the expiration date block, rather than a date. Since Dec., retiree cards will now have an expiration date effective the day before the retiree’s 65th birthday. Although benefits will not automatically expire, some changes will…

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Asian-Pacific American women served in World War II

Posted May 3, 2013 by Rudi Williams

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Most people are surprised when they find out that Asian-Pacific American women, particularly Japanese-Americans, served in the U.S. military during World War II, said Judy Bellafaire, curator of the Women in Military Service for America Memorial. “Many Japanese women served in the armed forces while their families were in internment camps…

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KC-46 critical design review nearing completion

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Courtesy Photo The KC-46A is intended to replace the U.S. Air Force’s aging fleet of KC-135 Stratotankers which has been the primary refueling aircraft for more than 50 years. With more refueling capacity and enhanced capabilities, improved efficiency and increased capabilities for cargo and aeromedical evacuation, the KC-46A will provide aerial refueling support to the…

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Muncy to assume command of 452 Air Mobility Wing

Posted November 22, 2013 by Linda Welz

U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Linda Welz Col. Russel Muncy, answers e-mails from his new office in the Hap Arnold House at March Air Reserve Base, Calif. Although Muncy officially became the commander on Nov. 3, 2013, his assumption of command ceremony will be tomorrow. Col. Russell Muncy will assume command of the 452nd Air…

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New command chief brings leadership, passion, experience to wing enlisted corps

Posted April 25, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. Stephen J. Collier

U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Stephen J. Collier Chief Master Sgt. Timothy White, Jr., 452nd Air Mobility Wing command chief. TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – He’s always been a maintainer, through and through. From C-5s and C-141s to C-17s and KC-10s, Chief Master Sgt. Timothy White, Jr., has made his home away from home…

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State of Air Force Reserve discussed at AFA

Posted September 26, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Brent Skeen

Senior Department of Defense and industry leaders gathered at the Air Force Association’s 2014 Air and Space conference and technology exposition Sept. 15 to discuss the future of the Air Force and Air Force Reserve.

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Air Force observes Earth Day

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As millions of people around the world observe Earth Day on April 22, the Air Force is challenging every member of the Air Force family to do his or her part to conserve natural resources, minimize waste and prevent pollution. “I challenge all Airmen to think about pollution prevention in new ways,” said Gen. Norton…

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Welsh ‘humbled’ to serve as Air Force chief of staff

Posted August 17, 2012 by by Tech Sgt. Shawn Jones

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. — The Air Force chief of staff flag passed to the service’s 20th chief in a ceremony, Aug. 10. Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, a 36-year Airman, stepped into the position ...

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