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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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Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Cody answers questions on promotions, EPRs and more

Posted  January 22, 2016

Few enlisted leaders in recent decades have had as great an impact on airmen as Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James Cody. Since becoming the top enlisted leader three years ago, Cody has shepherded the biggest reform to how airmen are evaluated and promoted in decades. This includes “forced distribution” quotas that limit…

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Setting your course in 2016

Posted  January 22, 2016

Right after Christmas I received various emails from different companies whose messages had a common theme: “Did you get what you really wanted for Christmas?”  Of course if you didn’t, they had the solution with a number of offerings on sale, so fear not! Another pop-up site offered suggestions for re-gifting things you don’t really…

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Operation Desert Storm – 25 years ago

Posted  January 15, 2016

Twenty-five years ago coalition aircraft led the largest air campaign since the conflict in Southeast Asia on 16 January 1991 following Congressional concurrence with UN efforts to enforce a resolution that demanded Iraq’s withdrawal from Kuwait. The attacks drove Saddam Hussein and his leadership underground, heavily damaging critical military support networks such as command and…

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Health & Safety

Time to Reset

Posted  January 15, 2016

Thriving with healthier choices Your mind, body, and spirit can be like musical instruments that you need to retune from time to time. The good news is that retuning one can often bring the others into harmony—bringing wellness and balance to your day and your life. MIND 8 Ways to Relax Relaxation helps you renew…

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Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) ends

Posted  January 15, 2016

We would like to provide a brief heads up that affects members of the Reserve. On November 25, 2015, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2016 sunset the Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP). The REAP program was originally created to provide benefits to members of the Reserve components who were called or ordered to…

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