Air Force

Deployments, TDYs available for combat-ready reservists

Posted May 15, 2015 by by Master Sgt. Veronica Aceveda

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. —  Reservists seeking a deployment or temporary duty outside their Reserve Component Period vulnerability cycle can use the Volunteer Reserve System to search for opportunities. Located online via the Air Reserve Component Network, known as ARCNet, the VRS had 81 “want ads” posted May 12. These listed vacancies ranged from…

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(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Marionne T. Mangrum/Released)
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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 When the law prohibiting women in ground combat roles was rescinded, 99 percent of the positions within the Air Force were already inclusive of women.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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AF sexual assault prevention: moving in the right direction

Posted April 24, 2015 by By Tech. Sgt. Terri Paden

“I was raised in a household where you take responsibility for your own actions and don’t blame others for your downfalls,” said Tech. Sgt. Kathleen Thorburn. “Instead of seeing a crime that had occurred, all I could see were my mistakes. Why did I go to that party? Why did I accept the drink? Why…

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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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Official Photo-  SES Lisa Disbrow (U.S. Air Force Photo by Michael J Pausic)
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Acting under secretary of the Air Force appointed

Posted April 17, 2015 by By Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) —  President Barack Obama appointed Lisa S. Disbrow to serve as the acting under secretary of the Air Force March 30. Disbrow will take over for Eric Fanning who was recently appointed as chief of staff for Secretary of Defense Ash Carter. “Lisa Disbrow is already a tremendous asset to our Air Force…

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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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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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Sacrifices of the military child recognized during April

Posted April 17, 2015 by by Amaani Lyle

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — To highlight the year-round contributions, courage and patriotism of the military community’s youngest members, the Defense Department observes April as the Month of the Military Child, said a Pentagon official. Established by then-Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger in 1986, the month recognizes some 1.9 million U.S. military children ranging in age from infants…

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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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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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