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AFR/ANG Teen leadership summits announced

Posted March 20, 2015 by

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — Air Force Services Activity has announced two teen summits for dependent children of current Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve members. Dependents 14-18 years have until May 15 to sign up for the AFR/ANG Classic Summit in Dahlonega, Georgia, July 12-15, or the Adventure Summit in Estes Park,…

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AF uniform office designs for entire force; new modifications underway

Posted May 21, 2016 by Amy Rollins

When an airman gets dressed for his or her job, he or she dons apparel and equipment that were developed, produced, deployed, sustained, and modified by a group of fewer than 20 people working at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Don’t throw a fit — get fit

Posted June 26, 2015 by SrA. GRACE LEE

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, ARIZONA — It’s a controversial topic that has been brought up by many Airmen — changing the abdominal circumference standards on the Air Force fitness assessment test. After months of debate, it was decided by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh III that the standards will stay the same….

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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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AF selects 16,506 for promotion to staff sergeant

Posted August 26, 2016 by Kat Bailey

Out of the 39,064 eligible senior airmen, 16,506 were selected for promotion to staff sergeant, Air Force officials announced Aug. 25. The overall selection rate was 42.25 percent, with an average selectee overall score of 360.88. Officials selected 2,318 Airmen with a promote now recommendation for 14.04 percent of the total selects; 5,762 Airmen with…

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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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Master Sgt. Bode named AFRC’s 2014 Crew Chief of the Year

Posted April 17, 2015 by by Linda Welz

Master Sgt. James Bode, Air Reserve Technician (ART) and dedicated crew chief, 752nd Aerospace Maintenance Squadron (AMXS), was recently selected to receive the 2014 Chief Master Sgt. Thomas N. Barnes Award as the Crew Chief of the Year by Air Force Reserve Command. His nomination was submitted to AFRC earlier in the year, he said,…

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Women’s History Month Spotlight: Maintainer reflects on decades of service

Posted March 25, 2016 by by Maj. Marnee A.C. Losurdo

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. — In 1979, Margaret Thatcher was elected as the United Kingdom’s prime minister and 63 Americans were taken hostage in the American Embassy in Tehran, Iran. It was the year Michael Jackson released his first solo album “Off the Wall,” ESPN launched on cable television, a Sony Walkman cost $200,…

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AF takes initial steps to reduce training unrelated to primary missions

Posted October 31, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett

The Air Force plans to reduce training not related to Airmen’s primary jobs in order to address concerns that excessive and non-mission related demands are impacting Airmen’s ability to focus on and accomplish their core duties, officials announced Oct. 31. As part of ongoing efforts to take care of Airmen and revitalize squadrons, Air Force…

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Johnson assumes command of 56th Aerial Port Squadron

Posted August 28, 2015 by by Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan

The 56th Aerial Port Squadron held an Assumption of Command ceremony at the Cultural Resource Center here on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. During the ceremony Col. Timothy McCoy, commander, 452nd Mission Support Group, March Air Reserve Base, passed the guidon to Maj. Mark E. Johnson, who accepted as the new 56 APS commander. “When we…

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