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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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Tuskegee Airman visits March medical teams

Posted April 17, 2015 by

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kevin Mitterholzer Col. Kristin A. Hillery, commander, 752nd Medical Squadron, presents Dr. Thurston Gaines, Tuskegee Airman, a shirt and coin from the 752 MDS at March Air Reserve Base, Apr. 11, 2015. Gaines was invited to speak to members of the medical squadron about his time spent in a German…

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(U.S. Air Force photo / David Poe)
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Women’s History Month spotlight: Maj. Christina Hopper, fighter pilot

Posted March 11, 2016 by Air Force Reserve Command Public Affairs

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AFNS) — March is National Women’s History Month and this year’s theme is “Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government.” Women’s History Month started as a national celebration in 1981, when Congress authorized the president to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982,…

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Mentorship is vital to professional growth

Posted September 11, 2015 by

After Deborah Lee James A letter to Airmen from Deborah Lee James, Secretary of the Air Force Airmen are the Air Force’s most important asset.  Over my 30 years in defense and industry, I’ve learned the importance of mentorship.  Leaders at all levels should be actively involved in their Airmen’s development, and all Airmen should…

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Retired Reservist finds inspiration through loss

Posted April 3, 2015 by by Megan Crusher

(Second in a three-part series chronicling Angela Alexander’s incredible story which led to a book, a ministry and now, a documentary.) Following the untimely death of her two sons in a car crash, Angela Alexander, a retired Air Force Reservist, needed some sort of sign that her youngest son Roger, along with his brother Murice,…

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Air Force changes utility allowance for privatized housing residents

Posted May 21, 2016 by

The Air Force revised its utility allowance policy May 18, 2016, to ensure quality on-base housing for military families and continue to cover utility costs for the average energy consumer. For new tenants, the revised policy for the majority of residents will now be calculated using monthly meter readings instead of a five-year average with…

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Distance learning PME demands greater commitment

Posted June 5, 2015 by by Master Sgt. Shanda L. De Anda

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — The Air Force’s new enlisted professional military education distance learning courses are demanding and require more study time. That’s according to a memo from the Air Force Barnes Center of Distance Education at Maxwell AFB, Alabama. “The new EPME is a game changer,” said Chief Master Sgt. Cameron Kirksey,…

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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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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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AF Smart Operations of the 21st Century Training Course

Posted April 17, 2015 by

Students feverishly poured over charts and graphs as they worked their way through the presented problem at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., during a five-day, Air Force Smart Operations of the 21st Century (AFSO21) Green Belt Training Course from March 22nd  to March 27th, 2015. A gathering of both enlisted and officers alike, the group…

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