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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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Never saw this coming: Lessons learned in trying times

Posted  March 27, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas “” I had the world by the tail: U. S. Air Force Academy graduate, Air Force pilot, six-time commander, 30-year Air Force career, and two stars; fit, healthy and strong. But subtle problems appeared out of nowhere: occasional vertigo, mild persistent headaches, cognitive challenges, having to stop during a hard…

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President Proclaims ‘National Day of Honor’

Posted  March 27, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. “” On the ninth anniversary of U.S. forces moving into Iraq, President Barack Obama has proclaimed today to be “A National Day of Honor.” Here’s is the text of the president’s proclamation: Nine years ago, members of the United States Armed Forces crossed the sands…

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Distinguished Chiefs’ Panel

Posted  March 27, 2012

Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Willers, 452 Maintenance Group, (2nd from left) addresses a question posed by one of the 400 enlisted Airmen attending a Chiefs’ panel at the end of the 452 Air Mobility Wing’s two day Enlisted Workshop, held in Bldg. 2306, Sunday, March 18. The panel included from left to right, Chief Master…

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Air Force officials announce third round of VERA/VSIP

Posted  March 27, 2012

In its continuing effort to meet the Defense Department requirement to maintain civilian manning at fiscal 2010 levels, the Air Force is offering a third round of Voluntary Early Retirement Authority and Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment beginning May 1. “The Air Force recognizes the invaluable contributions of our civilian workforce, but also recognizes the fiscal…

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Candid Comments”‚|”‚Women’s History Month

Posted  March 30, 2012

Dena Tziouvalas Job: Accounting Technician Unit: 452 AMW/Travel Pay Hometown: Moreno Valley, Calif. Hobbies: Cooking, gardening, dancing “My mother influenced me the most. She was my role model and taught me great values in life such as respect, love and guidance. My mother taught me to treat people with dignity and appreciation and to help them as much as…

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Force Support Squadron golf tournament succeeds as planned

Posted  March 30, 2012

The March Field 16th Annual Inter-Services Golf Tournament was played at Soboba Springs Country Club, San Jacinto, on March 12. Although participants were met with a morning blanket of fog, the plush greens and perfect airways…

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Briefs, March 30, 2012

Posted  March 30, 2012

Museum welcomes home Vietnam Veterans with celebration The March Field Air Museum will hold its 3rd Annual Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day March 31, beginning at 1 p.m. in conjunction with the Wall That Heals exhibit. The free event is open to the public. Volunteer Income tax assistance center offers free preparation, filing Get your…

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TFI Metals Technology section blends creation, precision

Posted  March 30, 2012

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. “” In the world of aircraft maintenance, there is virtually no room for error. Metals technologists must be skilled at machining, measuring, drilling, cutting and welding with flawless precision. The Total…

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U.S. Air Force photo / Chief Master Sgt. Mark Burditt
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Air Force Reserve Pipe Band performs for president

Posted  March 30, 2012

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. “” Military bagpipers are a unique sight in Washington, D.C., especially clad in official Air Force tartan kilts and lining the steps of the U.S. Capitol. So unique, in fact, the pipe band of the Band of the U.S…

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Crosswalk safety a shared responsibility

Posted  March 30, 2012

Most have heard and understand the importance of not drinking and driving, but how about not drinking and walking? A surprising statistic from the Automobile Club of Southern California is that 35 percent of all fatal car-pedestrian…

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