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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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Women’s History Month Spotlight: Maintainer reflects on decades of service

Posted March 25, 2016 by by Maj. Marnee A.C. Losurdo

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. — In 1979, Margaret Thatcher was elected as the United Kingdom’s prime minister and 63 Americans were taken hostage in the American Embassy in Tehran, Iran. It was the year Michael Jackson released his first solo album “Off the Wall,” ESPN launched on cable television, a Sony Walkman cost $200,…

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AF Reserve Chief testifies on Reserve posture

Posted March 25, 2016 by by Lt. Col. Denise Kerr

Lt. Gen. James F. Jackson, chief of the Air Force Reserve and commander of Air Force Reserve Command, testified before the Senate Appropriations Sub-Committee for Defense alongside other Reserve chiefs and Guard directors, March 16. During the hearing, Jackson emphasized the importance of adapting to a rapidly changing security environment. “We must maintain a reserve…

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Air Force continues to pursue total force integration

Posted March 18, 2016 by By Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force continues to make strides toward total force integration, according to an annual report submitted to Congress March 4. The report is based on recommendations from the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force and focuses on how the force structure should be modified to best fill current…

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Women’s History Month spotlight: Maj. Christina Hopper, fighter pilot

Posted March 11, 2016 by Air Force Reserve Command Public Affairs

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AFNS) — March is National Women’s History Month and this year’s theme is “Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government.” Women’s History Month started as a national celebration in 1981, when Congress authorized the president to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982,…

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AF officials announce FY 2017 budget force structure changes

Posted February 19, 2016 by By Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force officials released force structure changes resulting from the president’s fiscal year 2017 budget Feb. 12. This year’s budget request continues the momentum gained from the recovery provided by the 2015 Bipartisan Budget Act, but still reflects the tough choices the Air Force was forced to make as the demand for…

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March C-17 delivers HH-60 helicopter for Korean Air Lines depot maintenance

Posted February 12, 2016 by

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — A 943rd Rescue Group HH-60 returned to Davis-Monthan AFB Jan. 28 after a year at the Korean Air Lines Joint Depot Level Maintenance facility for its 78-month major overhaul. This is the first time that the Air Force Reserve Command has sent one of its helicopters to Korea instead…

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New March Airman sworn in by SMC commander

Posted February 12, 2016 by by Senior Master Sgt. Glen S. Jimenez

LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE – EL SEGUNDO, Calif.  — On a sunny January afternoon, Jennie Ines was standing outside the Gordon Conference Center, waiting patiently for someone to exit. Specifically, she was waiting for Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center and Air Force program executive officer for space,…

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Air Force implements additional security measures

Posted January 29, 2016 by by Secretary of the Air Force Command Information

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — In response to tragic events that have taken place on and off installations over the past few years, Air Force commanders can take additional measures to secure personnel and property on their installations through three programs that allow service members to carry weapons. The Air Force Security Forces Integrated Defense team established…

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Green Dot to roll out across the Air Force

Posted January 22, 2016 by by Air Force Reserve Command

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — In December, the Air Force announced the Green Dot training program as the first step of a five-year strategy to decrease interpersonal violence across the service. “Green Dot is the Air Force’s first step in arming Airmen for violence prevention using an evidence based public health model,” said Dr….

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