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Former safety chief heads sexual assault prevention efforts

Posted June 14, 2013 by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senior officials announced that they have appointed a two-star general to lead the Air Force’s effort to reduce sexual assault within the ranks and provide victims the support they need. Maj. Gen. Margaret Woodward was appointed the new director of the reorganized Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office. In addition…

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Navy laboratory set to deliver new standards to U.S. Air Force

Posted August 30, 2013 by Troy Clarke and MC1 Chris Okula

U.S. Navy photo/Greg Vojtko Lance Doddridge, electrical engineer and physicist at Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Corona Division, splices fiber optic cable as he works on Linearity Calibration Standard (LCS) 8513. The patent-pending device, which compares fiber optic power test meters against a known standard, was recently introduced to the U.S. Navy’s calibration facility at…

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AF uniform policy update: welcome back morale T-shirts, badges and limitless athletic shoes

Posted January 24, 2014 by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri

WASHINGTON (AFNS) –The Air Force updated the policy governing uniform wear Jan. 17, with a goal of not financially burdening Airmen. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark. A. Welsh III approved several updates to Air Force Instruction 36-2903, Air Force Dress and Appearance, with many of the changes coming directly from Airmen. During the…

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SecAF says Total force readiness has atrophied

Posted June 27, 2014 by Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

While elements of the Air Force are always prepared to meet the country’s readiness needs, total force readiness has deteriorated, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James told the Defense Writers Group June 18. Nearing the six-month mark of her term as the Air Force’s top official, James touched on appropriately balancing the readiness of the…

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Air Reserve commander eases into retirement

Posted June 15, 2012 by by Betty Kennedy

In June 2008, Lt. Gen. Charles E. Stenner Jr. became the 27th person to lead the Air Force Reserve. He is set to retire and relinquish his dual position as Air Force Reserve Command commander and chief of...

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Lodging rates increase Oct. 1

Posted October 5, 2012 by by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — After four years without a rate increase, Air Force lodging rates went up beginning Oct. 1, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The increase is necessary to ensure Air Force Lodging rates cover current operating and capital improvement costs, said Maj. Gen. A.J. Stewart, AFPC commander. As an example,…

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GI Bill education transfer incurs 4 years for all Airmen

Posted January 18, 2013 by by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — When initially implemented, the Post-9/11 GI Bill education transfer program was phased in to enable Airmen nearing retirement to accept a 1-, 2-, or 3-year active-duty service commitment. That phase-in period expired July 31, 2012 and all active-duty Airmen now incur a 4-year ADSC, said Bruce Houseman, Air Force…

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March Outreach: Cadets securing the Air Force of tomorrow

Posted April 5, 2013 by Darnell Gardner

U.S. Air Force photo/Darnell Gardner Cadets from the “Fighting Fifty-fifth,” University of California, Los Angeles, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps debus in route to the first stop on their base tour, March 28. The cadets received briefings on the aircraft capabilities of the C-17 Globemaster III, KC-135 Stratotanker and alert F-16 Fighting Falcons. In…

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Acting Air Force Secretary recounts journey to equality

Posted July 3, 2013 by Amaani Lyle

WASHINGTON, D.C. – During a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month event at the Pentagon, the highest-ranking openly gay member of the Defense Department described his experiences witnessing the evolution of the law that banned openly gay service members, from its implementation to its eventual repeal. Acting Air Force Secretary Eric Fanning noted the…

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Q and A interview – some parting words from our wing commander

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U.S. Air Force photo/Linda Welz Col. Samuel Mahaney, 452 Air Mobility Wing commander, and his wife Chris, participate in a discussion during a weekly meeting held in the Hap Arnold House conference room. Prior to his arrival at March Field, Mahaney led two previous units through their Operational Readiness Inspections, which was his first task…

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