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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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News Briefs | November 9, 2012

Posted  November 9, 2012

MARCH MEMBERS NEED TO COMPLETE IMPORTANT EMPLOYEE COMMUTE SURVEY  The Air Program/Rideshare program requires all full-time employees to access the Employee Commute Survey and fill in the required information. The dates should reflect your actual travel-to-work for the week of Oct. 10 to Nov. 4, 2012. To access the webpage, go to https://www.ridematch.info/rp/ridepro3employerinterface.asp?rp3Action=ClientCollection&C=D&SummaryId=16764&CompanyCode=113101&FD=False&AD=0&Config=1 to access…

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National Parks free to all for Veterans Day Weekend

Posted  November 9, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — America’s 398 national parks will offer the public free admission Nov. 10 to 12, during Veterans Day weekend in honor of those who serve and have served in the U.S. military, according to a National Park Service news release. “National parks preserve places that commemorate our country’s collective heritage — our ideals,…

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Exchange “Shuttles” increased selection to smaller facilities

Posted  November 9, 2012

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is delivering increased selection with its “shuttle program.” This Exchange initiative shuttles merchandise in between Exchange facilities to fulfill specific customer requests. Everything from furniture to tactical gear can be transferred through the shuttle program, meaning shoppers everywhere are guaranteed the largest…

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President proclaims November as Military Family Month

Posted  November 9, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “In our military families, we see the best our country has to offer. They demonstrate the virtues that have made America great for more than two centuries and the values that will preserve our greatness for centuries to come,” President Barack Obama said in his proclamation issued declaring the month of November…

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From days to hours: March reservists respond with expeditious airlift support

Posted  November 9, 2012

Airmen from the 452nd Air Mobility Wing at March Air Reserve Base, received initial notification on Oct. 31, from the Air Force Reserve Command Force Generation Center, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., that a Presidential- and Secretary of Defense-directed movement of 69 power/utility trucks would occur from March Field, in support of the states ravaged…

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California Guard opens first ever-Family Wellness Center

Posted  November 9, 2012

The California National Guard opened a first-of-its-kind Family Wellness Center on Sept. 8, in San Diego. Located in the community, rather than on a military base like other family centers, the facility is open to members of all branches of the military. The Center offers assistance with everything from career counseling and financial advice, to…

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Air Force Week kicks off in New York City
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Through Airmen’s Eyes: Airman battles breast cancer

Posted  November 9, 2012

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C.  — (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series on AF.mil. These stories focus on a single Airman, highlighting their Air Force story.) “I was 21 years old and didn’t think I was strong enough to beat two cancers — I thought my life was over,” said Senior Airman…

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AF officials delay MilPDS upgrade

Posted  November 9, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Air Force officials are delaying the upgrade of the Military Personnel Data System that was originally scheduled for December. Delaying the upgrade is necessary to ensure the new system is thoroughly tested by the Air Force Personnel Center and other Department of Defense and Air Force agencies that use…

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New AFRC Mobile App focuses to improve resiliency among Airmen

Posted  November 2, 2012

Robins Air Force Base, Ga. — As part of the Wingman Toolkit outreach effort, the Air Force Reserve Command launched a mobile app on October 30 that gives Airmen the tools necessary to bring balance to their busy, stressful lives. The Wingman Toolkit provides Airman and families with access to useful information and resources to…

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Top female AF general shares examples of women’s progress in military

Posted  November 2, 2012

U.S. Air Force graphic/Corey Parrish Gen. Janet C. Wolfenbarger WASHINGTON — The Air Force’s only female four-star general used examples from her three-decade-plus career to show the tremendous progress of women in the military, during a gala dinner celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation in Washington, D.C….

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