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SECAF reiterates focus on modernization, efficiency

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James took the stage Oct. 28, at the Airlift/Tanker Association Symposium to address the Air Force’s priority to maintain mission readiness and promote modernization in the coming years.

Air Force photograph by Scott M. Ash Air Force

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.

Air Force photograph by SrA. Hailey Haux Air Force

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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Commentary

Baby steps to become better each day

Posted  January 29, 2016

As we start a new year we often make new resolutions. We will get in shape, we will lose weight, we will save money, we will finish college, we will enroll in PME, etc., etc. We start out strong and then after a short time we start to lose steam and start playing “let’s make…

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DoD

Licenses from five states banned at DOD bases

Posted  January 29, 2016

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Defense Department installations will no longer accept driver’s licenses from Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, New Mexico, and Washington as proof of identity, DOD officials said. Federal policy The ban, which also includes licenses from American Samoa, is a consequence of the REAL ID Act of 2005. The REAL ID Act grew out of…

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News

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

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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