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AF uniform office designs for entire force; new modifications underway

When an airman gets dressed for his or her job, he or she dons apparel and equipment that were developed, produced, deployed, sustained, and modified by a group of fewer than 20 people working at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Team March Push-up challenge brings awareness to Veteran suicides

More than 75 Team March members gathered near the main gate Friday morning, April 22, with a common goal – to bring awareness to the high rate of Veteran suicides by performing some push-ups. The event was dedicated to Elias Reyes Jr., brother of Master Sgt. Mario Reyes-Jauregui, 452nd Security Forces Squadron, who led the…

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Gen. David L. Goldfein nominated as 21st CSAF

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced April 26 that the president has nominated Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein to be the 21st chief of staff of the Air Force, succeeding Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, who has served in the position since 2012. “I’m extremely humbled by the…

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May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian-Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru…

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It’s a Family Affair

photo courtesy/Master Sgt. Margarita Jimenez Master Sgt. Margarita Jimenez, 452nd Force Support Squadron Unit Training Manager, is reenlisted by her daughter 2nd Lt. Krystal Jimenez, 22nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs Officer at McConnell AFB, KS  during the March Field AirFest, April 16.


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Air Force

Air Force continues to pursue total force integration

Posted  March 18, 2016

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force continues to make strides toward total force integration, according to an annual report submitted to Congress March 4. The report is based on recommendations from the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force and focuses on how the force structure should be modified to best fill current…

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People and Places

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Major Nicci S. Rucker, 954th RSS

Posted  March 18, 2016

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. —  Major Nicci S. Rucker is currently serving as the Air Force Element Officer in Charge, 954th Reserve Support Squadron, United States Transportation Command Joint Transportation Reserve Unit, Intelligence, Joint Intelligence Directorate, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. As the Air Force Element Joint Intelligence Officer-in-Charge, she is responsible for time-dominant…

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Air Force ROTC detachment commander positions open to Reserve lieutenant colonels

Posted  April 8, 2016

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Air Force Reserve lieutenant colonels interested in becoming Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps detachment commanders have until April 15 to submit an application under the Voluntary Limited Period of Active Duty program. Under VLPAD, opportunities to serve an active-duty tour for a period of three years and one…

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Carter announces Operation Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal

Posted  April 8, 2016

WASHINGTON (AFNS) —  Service members who serve or have served in Iraq or Syria as part of Operation Inherent Resolve will receive the Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced March 30 in Tampa, Florida. Carter announced the new medal during the U.S. Central Command change of command ceremony. Army Gen. Lloyd J….

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Health & Safety

Total Exposure Health: an innovation in precision health

Posted  April 8, 2016

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Walking in sunlight, being stuck in traffic, painting in a studio, listening to music, washing a car … What do these things have in common? Each illustrates a form of “exposure” through our environment and lifestyle. Health is not independent of environment and lifestyle. Our environment and lifestyle present a variety…

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