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Chaplain’s Corner

Posted October 4, 2013 by Senior Airman Sarah Dyroff

The brain is an amazing and wonderful thing. You don’t have to be a scientist or doctor to understand how complex and intricate it is. It seems that the more discoveries and research we as humans have made regarding all that funny mass in between our ears, the more questions we still have about it!…

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Mentoring: from a first sergeant perspective

Posted February 28, 2014 by Senior Master Sgt. William A. Ray

Courtesy Photo Senior Master Sgt. William A. Ray, 50th Aerial Port Squadron first sergeant and Capt. Ernest Wong, 50th Aerial Port Squadron operations officer, conduct a feedback session with each other, demonstrating that mentoring can and should be done across all levels of leadership within the Reserve. I was recently asked about my thoughts on…

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AF implements career intermission pilot program

Posted August 8, 2014 by Air Force News Service public affairs

WASHINGTON — Up to 40 active-duty, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard officers and enlisted members who meet eligibility requirements will be offered between one and three years of partially-paid time out of uniform to focus on personal and professional pursuits under the Career Intermission Pilot Program, or CIPP, Air Force officials announced July…

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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

Posted July 26, 2013 by

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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