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Air Force secretary reports on total force balance

Posted May 9, 2014 by Amaani Lyle,

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James outlined April 30 the service’s progress in leveraging the talent and capabilities of the Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserve within the total force concept.

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Asian American – Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Knowing the Facts

Posted May 2, 2014 by

Courtesy Photo One of the first Asian-American woman pilots, Maggie Gee joined the Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASPs). Since women were not allowed to regularly serve in combat at the time, she trained male pilots and also copiloted military planes for simulated dogfights. In 2010, she and other WASP pilots would receive the Congressional…

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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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Jones assumes command of 304th SBDE

Posted April 18, 2014 by 1st Lt. Fernando Ochoa

U.S. Army photo/Staff Sgt. Jennifer McLaughlin Col. Robin Jones, incoming 304th Sustainment Brigade commander, accepts the unit colors from Brig. Gen. Scottie Carpenter, 311th Expeditionary Sustainment Command commanding general, during his change of command ceremony at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, Calif., April 6. RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Col. Robin Jones assumed command of the…

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March Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Center closes soon

Posted April 18, 2014 by Rick Johnson

The March Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Center will remain open for filing taxes until April 30, 2014. With the formal tax season now over, the March VITA Tax Center has prepared approximately 800 returns, saving nearly $100K in preparation fees, and clients have received back more than $850 thousand in combined state and federal refunds,…

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Air Force launches new program to capture innovative ideas

Posted April 11, 2014 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force officials announced the creation of a new program April 4, designed to harness Airmen’s innovation. Airmen Powered by Innovation, or API, will replace three existing Air Force “good idea” programs – the Innovative Development through Employee Awareness, Productivity Enhancing Capital Investment, and Best Practices programs – and expand the role of…

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General Selva impressed with Total Force Integration at March

Posted April 4, 2014 by Linda Welz

U.S. Air Force photo/Linda Welz General Paul Selva, commander, Air Mobility Command, presents Tech. Sgt. Rebecca Ghesquiere, 912th Air Refueling Squadron, with his coin, congratulating her for being named the 2013 AMC Maintainance Support Airman of the Year, as her commander, Lt. Col. Scott Minton, looks on. Silva surprised Ghesquiere with the impromptu presentation during…

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Air Force welcomes four-legged lieutenant

Posted March 28, 2014 by Walter Reed

Photo courtesy of Bernard S. Little Goldie, a Golden Retriever, stands at “attention” after being commissioned as a second lieutenant in the dog therapy program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on March 12. Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, Air Force Chief of Staff , visited Walter Reed Bethesda to commission a four-legged second lieutenant into the…

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Airmen must revalidate dependents

Posted March 28, 2014 by Capt. Erika Yepsen

By Dec. 31, every Airman will be required to provide their servicing finance office with documentation for all dependents as part of Air Force audit readiness efforts. This one-time, Air Force-wide recertification process will allow the Air Force to validate Airmen’s basic allowance for housing entitlements, ensuring every dollar of the $5.4 billion the Air…

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Equal Opportunity Leadership training helps Soldiers prevent discrimination

Posted March 21, 2014 by 1st Lt. Fernando Ochoa

U.S. Army photo/Sgt. 1st Class Walter Talens Brig. Gen. Scottie Carpenter, 311th Expeditionary Sustainment Command commanding general, congratulates the graduates of the Equal Opportunity Leadership course at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., March 7. The 311th Expeditionary Sustainment Command (ESC) conducted Equal Opportunity Leadership training at March Air Reserve Base Feb. 28 through March 7,…

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