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State of the Air Force: Active-duty force on the rise, space will be more prominent

Nearly three years into her tenure as the Air Force’s top leader, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James reaffirmed that people continue to be her top priority during her State of the Air Force address at the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference Sept. 19, in National Harbor, Md.

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DOD makes last-minute push for food donations in ‘Feds Feed Families’

"There were many times that we would go without just to feed the kids," Diane Carter said at the Pentagon today at a charity fair for the Feds Feed Families initiative.  "And at one point in time ... I had sold everything in my house, all my furniture and everything, just to feed the kids.

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Goldfein hosts first town hall with CMSAF

The Air Force’s top officer and enlisted leader hosted a town hall forum in the Boyd Auditorium at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., July 20, 2016.

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Goldfein swears in as 21st CSAF

Gen. David L. Goldfein was sworn in as the Air Force’s 21st chief of staff by Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James during a ceremony at the Pentagon July 1, 2016.

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Security clearance investigations to include social media activity

Courtesy photograph People who use social media are constantly reminded to be careful when posting and sharing information. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence recently enacted a new policy under which federal agencies may consider publicly available social media information in connection with an application for a security clearance. People who use social…

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Blended Retirement

Posted  January 29, 2016

The Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) contains a new retirement system (“blended military retirement system”). This system combines a reduced defined benefit, like the current retirement system, with a defined contribution component (automatic plus matching contributions to a member’s Thrift Savings Plan account) and continuation pay. The blended retirement system uses a…

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Local Daedalian flight presents 2016 scholoarships

Posted  January 29, 2016

The local chapter of a national fraternity of military pilots awarded scholarships to six, Southern California Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) cadets at a luncheon on March Air Reserve Base, January 13, 2016. The scholarships were presented by Brig. Gen. Russell Muncy commander, 452nd Air Mobility Wing, on behalf of 30th Flight of…

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Health & Safety

Hospital Corpsmen save lives in more ways than one

Posted  January 29, 2016

U.S. Navy photo/LT Mckinley Kim Hospital Corpsman Alexander M. Tetelepta, a Selected Reservist at Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Moreno Valley, California, donates blood for the American Red Cross during his drill weekend, Jan. 10, 2016. The NOSC Moreno Valley is the administrative readiness center for more than 350 Selected Reservists throughout Southern California.

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Public Affairs is more than meets the eye

Posted  January 29, 2016

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Heather Cozad Staley Linda Welz, operations and media relations chief, 452nd Air Mobility Wing public affairs, explains PA’s roles and responsibilities to the 452nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron during their January commander’s call. Col. Monsita Faley, commander, 452 AES, regularly invites representatives from other Team March units to share their information…

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Health & Safety

Emergency need for blood donors following historic snowstorm

Posted  January 29, 2016

January is designated as National Blood Donor Month. As millions of residents dig out from the historic winter storm that slammed the East Coast this past weekend, the American Red Cross is facing an emergency need for blood and platelet donors. Severe winter weather since Jan. 1 has forced the cancellation of more than 300…

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