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Get to know your first sergeants

Posted October 12, 2012 by by Master Sgt. Randall Hopp

What does a train conductor, a school teacher, a bronze star with valor recipient, an ice cream scooper, a top secret projects administrator and the owner of the best-looking mustache in the Air Force Reserve have in common? Are they contestants on a reality show or characters in a thrilling novel? No — they are…

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Skills, training, attitude help keep motorcycling safe

Posted May 11, 2012 by by Steven W. Duranceau

Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. — Have you ever wondered why a terrible event, such as a motorcycle mishap, could end well in one situation, yet tragic in another? Sometimes it’s just sheer luck. Most often, what influences the outcome is whether or not the motorcycle rider had the right skills, training and attitude. Personally,…

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Air Force Week kicks off in New York City
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AF senior leaders stress safety over Labor Day weekend

Posted August 31, 2012 by U.S. Air Force news release

WASHINGTON D.C. — Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy issued the following message ...

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A dignified deployment

Posted December 14, 2012 by by Staff Sergeant Caitlin Jones

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – Before deploying, we [Airmen] endure months of training to prepare for it. We are taught to use weapons, scan areas with vigilant eyes and if needed, save our wingman’s life. None of that training could have prepared me for my first deployment. My name is Caitlin Jones, I am…

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AFPC implements live chat capability on myPers website

Posted May 3, 2013 by Senior Airman Ian Hoachlander

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force Personnel Center now provides live chat capability through the myPers website, AFPC officials announced recently. Since April 5, live chat capability has provided users interested in retiring with the option of real time communication with personnel specialists. Additional topics will be rolled out in phases…

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Do you believe in ghosts?

Posted October 4, 2013 by Linda Welz

Courtesy photo/Mathieu Beaulieu These two apparitions were captured recently, on base, with an infra-red video camera, during the early morning hours, in a dark room with no lights. Every person on the investigation team is accounted for in the video and none of them saw anything when they were in the room. When the camera…

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Observing National Mental Health Awareness Month

Posted May 23, 2014 by Kathleen Sebelius

During Mental Health Awareness Month, we recognize the significant advances our nation has made in our understanding of mental illness and in improving support and care for individuals with mental health problems. It is also an important opportunity to renew our commitment to addressing the many challenges people with mental illness can face every day….

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U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Perry Covington
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Force Support Squadrons integrate, effectiveness increases

Posted November 7, 2014 by Linda Welz

U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Perry Covington Airmen from 452nd Air Mobility Wing and the 163rd Reconnaissance Wing’s Force Support Squadron have integrated as part of the 3 to 1 Total Force Personnel Management Initiative, allowing the Reserve and Guard at March to share processes, databases, manpower and services in an effort to to better serve…

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Focus on War’s Unseen Wounds

Posted July 6, 2012 by American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a National Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day commentary published in the San Antonio Express-News, June 27, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta asked Americans to join the Defense Department in its continuing efforts to address the unseen wounds of war. Here is the secretary’s commentary: For more than 10 years of war,…

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Teamwork: We could all use a helping hand

Posted October 12, 2012 by by Chaplain Bob Meissner

I talked with a chaplain recently about his late grandfather who competed in horse-pulling contests. Yes, horse pulling. That’s a reality show I haven’t seen yet. The horses would be hitched up to a log or stone, or anything else that might be handy. The object was to see whose team could pull the most….

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