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Former commander, prisoner of war tells reservists how will power can be stronger than firepower

Posted March 6, 2015 by By Senior Airman Madelyn McCullough

McChord Field, Wash. — Only in America can a former convict become a brigadier general. Former resident of the prison camp known as the Hanoi Hilton, then Capt. James Sehorn never imagined a lifelong relationship with the United States Air Force or rising to the rank of brigadier general. Now retired and living a comfortable…

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‘The Spirit of Ronald Reagan’ gets nose art

Posted February 27, 2015 by by Linda Welz

Ms. Shayne Meder, U.S. Air Force retired and nose art artist, was on hand for the unveiling of her original nose art on a 452nd Air Mobility Wing C-17 Globemaster III, dubbed The Spirit of Ronald Reagan, at a March Air Reserve Base ceremony Feb. 19. The ceremony host, Col. Russell Muncy, 452 AMW commander,…

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Your help is needed to tell Air Force story

Posted February 27, 2015 by

What is your personal Air Force story? The public affairs office is looking for Airmen who would not mind sharing that story. All stories must be completed for submission in early April, so please contact PA at 951-655-4137 or 452amw.paworkflow@us.af.mil as soon as possible to get the full details. Why do we want you to…

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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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Cody gives enlisted perspective at AFA expo

Posted February 20, 2015 by By Staff Sgt. Christopher Gross

ORLANDO, Fla. (AFNS) — Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody outlined his top priorities for the enlisted force during the Air Force Association’s annual Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition in Orlando, Florida, Feb. 12. Cody talked to those in attendance and focused on key areas such as enlisted development, resiliency…

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New Exchange EXTRA app puts savings and more at shoppers’ fingertips

Posted February 6, 2015 by AAFES News Release 15-004

DALLAS – With the swipe of a finger, military shoppers can launch a brand-new way to connect with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service through its free Exchange EXTRA app. The app gives shoppers quick access to information on the latest Exchange promotions, contests, coupons, BE FIT information and more. The free app is…

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Patriot Palm

Posted January 30, 2015 by

U.S. Air Force photo/SSgt. Kelly Goonan Twenty-Four Westover Airlift Control Flight Airmen deployed to Oahu, Hawaii, Jan. 11 to conduct the 4 day training exercise, “Patriot Palm”. This joint exercise also provided approximately 40 special federal agents with the opportunity to train loading, off-loading and securing equipment onto various Air Mobility Command aircraft. This exercise…

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CSAF utilizes new technologies to engage with Airmen

Posted January 23, 2015 by by Secretary of the Air Force public affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Chief of Staff of the Air Force Mark A. Welsh III teamed up with Google to launch a live discussion with Airmen from bases around the world, using video chat technology. Airmen asked both the general and his wife, Betty Welsh, questions about Air Force life, ranging anywhere from future mission and…

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SecAF, CSAF discuss future of the Air Force

Posted January 23, 2015 by by Tech. Sgt. Natalie Stanley

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Senior leadership addressed the key issues, priorities, initiatives and challenges facing the Air Force during the State of the Air Force press briefing, Jan. 15 at the Pentagon. Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, focused on the Air Force’s…

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Post 9/11 GI Bill: how to apply, transfer benefits

Posted January 16, 2015 by by Master Sgt. Timm Huffman

Editor’s note: This process applies to Air Force Reservists only. Members of the Air National Guard should refer to their retention office for information on how they can apply, transfer benefits. The Post 9/11 GI Bill is a great benefit for Reservists to use when they, or a family member, wish to pursue higher education…

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