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Civilian employers recognized for reserve support

Posted December 11, 2015 by by Megan Crusher

The Air Force Reserve is comprised of over 65,000 reservists, with the majority of those reservists being citizen Airmen, who along with their reserve career also have civilian careers that demand their time and attention. It takes dedication and determination for reservists to successfully manage their civilian career alongside their reserve career. In order to…

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Reserve recruiters offer incentives

Posted December 11, 2015 by

The Get 1 Now Program is a great way for Reservists to keep the Air Force Reserve strong by recommending qualified people with whom they wish to serve. Now, when your referrals join the Air Force Reserve, you get credit for an accession and become eligible for an award. The program is open only to actively…

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229th Bravo Company deploys from March Field

Posted November 6, 2015 by by Capt. Perry Covington

The 229th Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Bravo Company deployed on October 24, 2015 from March Air Reserve Base to Northern Afghanistan to fulfill a 9-12 month deployment that was one of the first from Fort Irwin, California, in more than 10 years. The training facility’s primary mission is to ready troops for CONUS (continental U.S.)…

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Exchange Essay Contest Highlights Vietnam Battle Buddies

Posted November 6, 2015 by

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service, along with Nautilus, is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War with an essay contest to honor the heroes who served and the “battle buddies” who saw them through. With the Exchange’s My Vietnam Battle Buddy essay contest, Exchange shoppers are invited to share stories…

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Change in Policy: AF extends sexual assault prevention and response services to civilians

Posted October 30, 2015 by from Air Force News Service

In a significant change in policy, the Air Force announced Aug. 24 that, effective immediately, civilian employees — both appropriated and non-appropriated — who are victims of sexual assault are now allowed to file restricted and unrestricted reports with their installation’s sexual assault response coordinator. The policy allows SARCs and sexual assault prevention and response…

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From spinning records to digital age music

Posted October 30, 2015 by by Charlie Gill

Walk by this former Air Force NCO’s room at the American Forces Network (AFN) Broadcast Center in Riverside and you’ll hear music classics: rock and roll at its finest — and maybe, if he’s in the mood, a little Sinatra. Kent Peterson knows about music. He also knows about American Forces Network (AFN) history. Peterson…

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Return to Vietnam in search of POW/MIA clues

Posted October 23, 2015 by A first-hand account by MC2(SW) Billy Ho

The forest was awakened by the rustling sounds of more than 80 American and Vietnamese outsiders. The heat and humidity was no match for their determination. Their shovels, pickaxes and sledgehammers scoured the earth. Dirt fell through sifting screens like tropical rain as they looked for human bone fragments and artifacts. Their faces were sweaty,…

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Retiring ANG director, Lt. Gen. Stanley Clarke, looks ahead

Posted October 23, 2015 by by Phillip Swarts

It was 2003, and then-Col. Stanley Clarke was standing in the middle of the desert with orders to set up a base. “I’ve been asked before what my favorite platform is in the Air Force, and I tell people it’s the 10K forklift,” he said. “I had to build a base in the desert at…

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March, Travis team up to transport classic warbird

Posted October 23, 2015 by

U.S. Air Force loadmasters from the 312th Airlift Squadron, 349th Air Mobility Wing, Travis Air Force Base, California, stand on the ramp of their C-5M Supergalaxy discussing the safest and most efficient way to load a TBM Avenger. They will fly the classic war bird from March Air Reserve Base to the Marine Corps Air…

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March delivers last of 12 GPS IIF satellites

Posted October 15, 2015 by U.S. Air Force photo/James Rainier

A quality assurance team from the 45th Launch Group off-loads an Air Force GPS IIF-12 satellite from a 452nd Air Mobility Wing C-17 Globemaster III on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, Oct. 8, 2015. A crowd from the government and industry partnership, who will complete the satellite’s final assembly, gathered on the Cape’s “Skid…

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