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March-based soldiers return from year-long deployment

Posted July 20, 2012 by Story and photos by Sgt. Tracy Ellingsen

They waited, and waited, and waited. Finally, after a one-year deployment to the Middle East, soldiers from the 380th Transportation Detachment were reunited with loved ones and friends at Ontario...

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New AFRC Mobile App focuses to improve resiliency among Airmen

Posted November 2, 2012 by Air Force Reserve Command public affairs

Robins Air Force Base, Ga. — As part of the Wingman Toolkit outreach effort, the Air Force Reserve Command launched a mobile app on October 30 that gives Airmen the tools necessary to bring balance to their busy, stressful lives. The Wingman Toolkit provides Airman and families with access to useful information and resources to…

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Going back to school when you’re a military spouse

Posted February 8, 2013 by by Military OneSource

The rewards of going back to school can be very beneficial to success. Furthering your education can boost your earning power, help you climb the career ladder and widen the range of jobs available to you. Although military spouses face frequent relocations and other challenges that make it harder to complete an education program, assistance…

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Task force established to close gaps between active, Guard, Reserve

Posted March 8, 2013 by by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Air Force senior leaders recently constructed a task force to develop the best ways to bring the active, Reserve and Guard closer together to achieve the most capable force possible. To meet the challenges of the future, the secretary and chief of staff of the Air Force directed the stand-up of the…

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Kirksey selected as AFRC command chief

Posted June 7, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Alexy Saltekoff

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — A reservist with 25 years of military service has been selected as the next command chief master sergeant for Air Force Reserve Command. Chief Master Sgt. Cameron B. Kirksey, currently the command chief for the 482nd Fighter Wing, Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., replaces Chief Master Sgt. Kathleen Buckner at Headquarters…

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Extension of benefits and ID card issuance to same-sex spouses

Posted August 30, 2013 by

In light of the Supreme Court’s ruling that section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional, the Department of Defense (DOD) will construe the words ‘’spouse’’ and ‘’marriage’’ to include same-sex spouses and marriages. Spousal and family benefits, including ID cards, will be made available to same-sex spouses. The Department of Defense…

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Total Force Integration in action, providing fuel to fight

Posted January 17, 2014 by

U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson A U.S. Air Force Reserve-owned KC-135 Stratotanker, currently attached to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, refuels an A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan Jan. 7, 2014, over Northeast, Afghanistan. The crew of the Stratotanker, deployed…

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‘Keep your boots shined’ means I love you

Posted June 20, 2014 by Master Sgt. Linda Welz

Courtesy Photo Master Sgt. Angela Caruso-Yahne, 34th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, (left) and her spouse, Mandy, pose for a photo at a friend’s wedding. The two legally married July 2013, one month after the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act and 14 years after their unofficial wedding. Approaching their sixth…

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Air Force Aid Society grants, scholarships available

Posted November 7, 2014 by Courtesy of the Air Force Aid Society

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force Aid Society is accepting applications for education grants and scholarships. The single online application opens the door to three education programs. General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant – the centerpiece and gateway to all of the AFAS education programs. It offers need-based grants of at least $2,000 to dependent…

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First Lady visits families at Walter Reed Fisher House

Posted April 13, 2012 by Terri Moon Cronk

BETHESDA, Md. — The first ladies of the United States and the U.S. military helped to observe Easter and the Month of the Military Child by visiting children and their families at a Fisher House on the campus of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on April 4. The Fisher...

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