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Master Sgt. Bode named AFRC’s 2014 Crew Chief of the Year

U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Perry Covington Master Sgt. James Bode, Air Reserve Technician and dedicated crew chief, 752nd Aerospace Maintenance Squadron, March Field, runs through some routine maintenance checks on his KC-135 Stratotanker. Because of his outstanding work, Bode was awarded the Air Force Reserve Command’s 2014 Chief Master Sgt. Thomas N. Barnes Award as…

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Learning from the Holocaust: Choosing to Act

Each year, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum leads the nation in commemorating Days of Remembrance, which was established by the U.S. Congress to memorialize the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust—as well as the millions of non-Jewish victims—of Nazi persecution.

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Sacrifices of the military child recognized during April

To highlight the year-round contributions, courage and patriotism of the military community’s youngest members, the Defense Department observes April as the Month of the Military Child, said a Pentagon official.

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Happy 67th birthday, U.S. Air Force Reserve!

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — For many Airmen, April 14 will be just another Tuesday. But to members of the Air Force Reserve, it will be a day to reflect on how each and every one contributes to the Air Force mission. On April 14, 1948, the Army Air Corps Reserve transferred to the…

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Retired Reservist finds inspiration through loss

U.S. Air Force photo/Megan Crusher Letters written by 8-year-old Murice and artwork created by his younger brother, Roger, shortly before their untimely deaths, serve as a reminder to their mother, Angela Alexander that “all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” The…


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Welcome packets are next step in TRICARE West Region transition

Posted  March 8, 2013

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — TRICARE West Region beneficiaries should keep their eyes on their mailboxes. UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans, the incoming West Region health care support contractor, will be sending out welcome packages in early March. The welcome packets include contact information for UnitedHealthcare, where to file claims and information on continuing automatic payments, new…

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Task force established to close gaps between active, Guard, Reserve

Posted  March 8, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Air Force senior leaders recently constructed a task force to develop the best ways to bring the active, Reserve and Guard closer together to achieve the most capable force possible. To meet the challenges of the future, the secretary and chief of staff of the Air Force directed the stand-up of the…

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Combat Crew Communications: A small office with a big job

Posted  March 1, 2013

Our military leaders have determined that the most forthcoming threat to U.S. national security will come from cyberspace. Pentagon Press Secretary George Little stated, while speaking at a press conference held in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 15, 2012, that, “cyber threats are growing at an alarming rate.” He further added that they could threaten the…

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Plan ahead for those you love

Posted  March 1, 2013

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. — Last year, I dealt with the death of two people who were very close to me. In September, my father unexpectedly passed away at the age of 59, due to an illness. The man I thought to be indestructible, suddenly was gone. Also, almost two months later, a longtime…

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452d Air Mobility Wing 2012 Annual Award Winners

Posted  March 1, 2013

Wage Supervisor Mr. Rodolfo Landa, 752d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Airman Senior Airman Jeffery Jensen, 452d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Company Grade Officer Capt. Jessica Salvatore, 452d Maintenance Squadron First Sergeant Master Sgt. Danyell Stoutamire, 752d Medical Squadron NonCommissioned Officer Staff Sgt. Nelson Brown III, 452d Security Forces Squadron Senior NonCommissioned Officer Senior Master Sgt. Robert Knight,…

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News Briefs | March 1, 2013

Posted  March 1, 2013

APPLY FOR FREE, ONLINE CCAF CREDIT Applications for the Air Force Culture and Language Center’s spring 2013 “Introduction to Culture” course will be accepted through Mar. 20. This free, online course fulfills three resident hours of either social science or program elective credit required for Community College of the Air Force degrees. The course runs from…

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2012 climate survey shows overall satisfaction with jobs, leaders

Posted  March 1, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — More than 163,000 Airmen voiced their opinions in the online Air Force Climate Survey conducted May 11 to June 22, 2012, with results indicating Airmen are satisfied with unit performance and trust their leaders, Air Force Personnel Center officials said, Feb. 19. Conducted every two years, the climate survey is designed…

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AF implements enlisted date of separation rollback

Posted  March 1, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force will implement the enlisted date of separation rollback program this fiscal year, in addition to several voluntary force management programs that were announced early in Feb., Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The rollback will accelerate the date of separation for senior master sergeants and below, who…

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Iron Dawg II: Military working dog handlers compete for “Top Dog”

Posted  March 1, 2013

A U.S. Marine and his K9 companion crouch at the starting position, readying for the first task — securing a seemingly abandoned bread truck. When the signal was given, they take off! After a thorough search and clear, they proceed on to an old pick-up truck to do the same. After which, they advance to…

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AF releases criteria for new combat medal

Posted  March 1, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Air Force officials released nomination criteria for the new Distinguished Warfare Medal, Feb. 15, following defense officials’ announcement of the new decoration days prior. The DWM will be awarded to honor individuals for single acts of extraordinary achievement, not involving acts of valor, that directly impact combat or other military operations approved by the secretary…

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