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AAFES marks 119 years of serving Airmen

Today, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) celebrates 119 years of proudly serving Airmen, Soldiers and their families. AAFES is the 43rd largest retail organization in the U.S., with annual revenue of more than $10 billion and employing 40,622 civilian and military personnel. The Exchange is a joint non-appropriated fund instrumentality of the…

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‘An Innovator’s DNA’: Col. John Boyd

Surprisingly, few Airmen have heard of Col. John Boyd, with far fewer aware of his innovative contributions to the advancement of modern-day air power. As the Air Staff feverishly reviews the thousands of innovative ideas submitted by young Airmen, I thought it appropriate to recognize an Airman who committed his entire career to innovation. Though…

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NSWC Corona STEPs for future scientists, engineers

Naval Surface Warfare Center Corona and Riverside’s Science and Technology Education Partnership signed an education partnership agreement at the Bourns Technology Center July 16, strengthening ties for greater outreach for the next generation of inland scientists and engineers.

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AF introduces Total Force Commissioning Process

Air Force officials announced the Total Force Commissioning Process July 10. This new process allows the Air Force to provide multiple career avenues for officers being commissioned through Air Force ROTC

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Pacing program embodies Wingman concept

U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. David House Staff Sgt Joey William, 452 Force Support Squadron (right) helps fellow Airmen keep pace during a timed run at the March ARB running track, June 28. William is one of several volunteers who provides motivation to runners as part of the Rising Six pacing program. Airmen at March…


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News Briefs | April 20, 2012

Posted  April 20, 2012

RESERVISTS NOT PART OF EARLY RETIREMENT OFFER Air Force reservists, including those in the Active Guard and Reserve, are not eligible for the Temporary Early Retirement Authority. Officials state that all components of the Air Force are working together to ensure the total force is prepared for manpower reductions in fiscal year 2013. For more…

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Free time with the kids

Posted  April 13, 2012

Many years ago and early in his career the late Fred Rogers — you know, Mister Rogers — was trying to get his big break in children’s television. His show was becoming popular locally but still struggling to find a national audience. One day a major network asked to meet with Rogers to discuss the…

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DOD implements new changes to sexual assault response

Posted  April 13, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Defense Department has refined new methods to aid sexual assault victims whether reporting a crime or seeking assistance as they transition from service, the director of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office said March 30. “We have several new options for victims of sexual assault,” said Air Force Maj. Gen. Mary…

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Living with PTSD

Posted  April 13, 2012

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — “I started to get really depressed and lacked the desire to do anything but sit around and play online to ‘escape’ the real world,” he said. “I was having dreams of planes crashing, the smell of burnt flesh and rotting bodies. I still tried to push through this even as my…

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First Lady visits families at Walter Reed Fisher House

Posted  April 13, 2012

BETHESDA, Md. — The first ladies of the United States and the U.S. military helped to observe Easter and the Month of the Military Child by visiting children and their families at a Fisher House on the campus of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on April 4. The Fisher...

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Take time to honor Military Kids’ service

Posted  April 13, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Children of U.S. service members around the world will be honored throughout April for their contributions to their families’ well-being and sacrifices on behalf of the nation, a Defense Department official said. Each April, Americans pause to recognize the nation’s 1.8 million…

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General Stenner discusses Reserve priorities during Luke visit

Posted  April 13, 2012

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Lt. Gen. Charles E. Stenner, Commander, Air Force Reserve Command, visited the 944th Fighter Wing, April 1. Stenner used his few hours at Luke to discuss business with Col. Jose Monteagudo, commander…

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It’s more than a job, it’s a calling

Posted  April 13, 2012

He didn’t find religion as a young adult; instead, he entered into a relationship with his Lord and Savior. It was in that relationship that he felt a calling to serve others through ministry. Chaplain Aaron Klaves is the new, full-time base chaplain, replacing Chaplain Craig Benson, whose two-year tour at March Field recently expired….

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News Briefs | April 13, 2012

Posted  April 13, 2012

EARLY RETIREMENT OFFERED TO SELECT ENLISTED AIRMEN The Temporary Early Retirement Authority application window will be open April 10–30 to meet current and future mission requirements. Eligible Airmen with 15 to 19 years of service through fiscal year 2012 and in the grades of staff sergeant through master sergeant in overmanned career fields are eligible…

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Candid Comments | Month of the Military Child

Posted  April 13, 2012

What is it like to serve as a Military Child? Riley Lin Gautier, 10 & Sully James Gautier, 7 U.S. Army dependants Hometown: Fairbanks, Alaska Hobbies: Riley likes gymnastics, “The Wonder Years” and cleaning; Sully likes wrestling and video games “At first it’s really sad when my dad leaves. The worst thing about my dad…

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