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Academic Help is a Click Away

Posted April 5, 2013 by Amy Briskin

“Tutor.com is really helpful. After about a week of using tutor.com, I’ve seen improvements in my math grade. Math is very confusing for me, and tutors on tutor.com actually take time to explain it to me. Thanks tutor.com!” – K-12 Student, about Tutor.com for U.S. Military Families.” The pressure is on for military students and…

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Fanning becomes acting Air Force secretary

Posted July 5, 2013 by tomlear

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Undersecretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning became the acting secretary of the Air Force June 21, succeeding Michael Donley, who departed the position after more than five years. Fanning was confirmed undersecretary by the Senate April 18 and, under federal law, automatically assumes the job of acting secretary until the president…

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Mission challenges, integration great mix for air refuelers

Posted October 11, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Joe Davidson

U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Joe Davidson Aircraft commander Maj. Steve Greenspan and Co-Pilot 1st Lt. Ron Lee discuss maintenance issues with Crew Chief Staff Sgt. Justin Duhart during an air refueling flight over the Pacific Ocean. Two members of the media were aboard this flight covering the air refueling operation and the personnel that…

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U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jacquelyn Estrada
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Yellow Ribbon Program resources help family through deployment, tragedy

Posted March 7, 2014 by Master Sgt. Linda Welz

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jacquelyn Estrada Michelle Lutz rests her head on the shoulder of her husband, Chief Master Sgt. Rich Lutz, during a post-deployment breakout session at an Air Force Reserve aFeb. 23, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. The Lutzes are working through the tragedy of losing Michelle’s younger brother to suicide the same…

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Voting now open for American Airman Video Contest

Posted August 15, 2014 by Senior Airman Michelle Patten

  Voting for the 2014 American Airman Video Contest is now open and runs until Aug. 22 at 3 p.m. CDT. The contest launched July 1 for all Total Force Airmen to showcase their Air Force stories in short selfie videos. “Every Airman has a story – and smartphone technology now allows those Airmen to…

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U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Melissa Goslin, U.S. Air Force graphic/Airman 1st Class Tom Brading
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The road to fitness: One Airman’s drive to get fit, inspire others

Posted January 30, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Tom Brading

A photojournalist assigned to the 628th Air Base Wing public affairs office here has lost more than 60 pounds since he began his fitness journey a little more than a year ago.

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U.S. Army photo/Staff Sgt. Robert Van Tuinen
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Civil Affairs Command completes change of command, ready for more Pacific operations

Posted June 12, 2015 by Capt. Ray K. Ragan

U.S. Army photo/Staff Sgt. Robert Van Tuinen The cannon, named Country, renders honors as part of a change of command ceremony on June 6. During the ceremony, the outgoing commander, Brig. Gen. Stephen K. Curda passed command of the 351st Civil Affairs Command to Brig. Gen. William P. Barriage. The 351 CAC is the headquarters…

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Ardent Sentry Exercise 2012

Posted July 20, 2012 by by Capt. Perry L. Covington

The 163rd Reconnaissance Wing took part in the Ardent Sentry Exercise on May 7. This major exercise focused on defense support of civil entities during a crisis. The object of the exercise was to launch an...

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AF officials delay MilPDS upgrade

Posted November 9, 2012 by By Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Air Force officials are delaying the upgrade of the Military Personnel Data System that was originally scheduled for December. Delaying the upgrade is necessary to ensure the new system is thoroughly tested by the Air Force Personnel Center and other Department of Defense and Air Force agencies that use…

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Family, Medical Leave Act expands protections for military families

Posted February 15, 2013 by 1st Lt. Andre J. Bowser

WESTOVER AIR RESERVE BASE, Mass. — More support has been extended to military dependents through expansions of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, which include unpaid, job-protected time off for care of injured servicemembers or veterans and activities arising from a servicemember’s deployment. While family members of the U.S. Armed Forces have enjoyed entitlements…

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