Air Force

AF leadership talks total force current climate

Posted September 25, 2015 by by Staff Sgt. Kat Justen

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Members of senior leadership from the active-duty Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, as well as the principal deputy to the secretary of the Air Force for manpower and reserve affairs, convened for a discussion panel regarding the status of the total force at the Air Force Association’s Air…

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Sexual assault prevention: moving beyond awareness

Posted April 10, 2015 by by Gen. Larry Spencer, Air Force Vice Chief of Staff

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Every April since 2001, the nation has focused its attention on sexual assault awareness and the impact this crime has on those who have experienced it. This year, the Department of Defense deliberately renamed the annual effort Sexual Assault Awareness and PREVENTION Month. I want to take this opportunity to share with…

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Order of Daedalians Founders Day Celebration

Posted April 29, 2016 by

photo courtesy/ William Heitmeier Four new Daedalians were formerly inducted into Flight 30 Order of Daedalians during their 35th Founders Day celebration held at Altavita Commons building, March 26. The celebration was held in recognition of the anniversary of the founding of the Order of Daedalians at Maxwell Field, Montgomery, AL on March 26, 1934….

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Airmen attend second annual Norton-March reunion

Posted July 2, 2015 by by Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan

Approximately 60 current and retired Airmen and their families attended the second annual Norton-March Aircrew Association reunion here, June 20. Association members traveled to March Air Reserve Base from all over the U.S. to reconnect with past Airmen, participate in a base tour and attend various social activities. “It originally started about 20-30 years ago…

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Basic Military Training enters new ‘real life’ era

Posted February 20, 2015 by by Kristin Davis

The 8½-week journey from recruit to Airman will no longer end in a regimented march on a Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland parade field. Beginning March 23, 400 recruits will take part in that rite of passage after 7½ weeks of Basic Military Training (BMT) — then turn back around for a five full days of…

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Defend your waistline with football tailgating favorites

Posted October 13, 2015 by by Arielle “Dani” Lebovitz, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD, CDE

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Football season is finally here, which means it’s time to huddle around the big screen or kick off with your tailgating game-time favorites.  Super bowl Sunday is the second biggest food day of the year behind Thanksgiving according to the USDA.  And per the Calorie Control Council, cheering for…

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AF begins testing phase for women in combat roles

Posted April 24, 2015 by By Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information

WASHINGTON (AFNS) – This month, the Air Force will begin conducting the physical evaluations required to explore opening the last six career fields currently closed to women. When the law prohibiting women in ground combat roles was rescinded, 99 percent of the positions within the Air Force were already inclusive of women. The current study…

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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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Airman benefits from National Guard Bureau assignment

Posted September 18, 2015 by by Master Sgt. Julie Avey

Ever wonder what it would be like to serve at the National Guard Bureau (NGB)? Staff Sgt. Ricky Evans of the then 163rd Reconnaissance Wing, March Air Reserve Base, recently returned home from a tour at the Air National Guard Readiness Center, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, where he served in the NGB Human Resources Directorate. “I had the opportunity…

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Happy 67th birthday, U.S. Air Force Reserve!

Posted April 10, 2015 by

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — For many Airmen, April 14 will be just another Tuesday. But to members of the Air Force Reserve, it will be a day to reflect on how each and every one contributes to the Air Force mission. On April 14, 1948, the Army Air Corps Reserve transferred to the…

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