AF ensures command review on sex-related offenses

October 23, 2014

WASHINGTON — Air Force officials announced a new policy requiring the inclusion and command review of information on sex-related offenses in personnel service records Sept. 30.

The change was directed in the fiscal year 2014 National Defense Authorization Act, requiring the services to document this information in service member personnel records.

Operation Homefront seeks Military Child of Year nominations

October 23, 2014

WASHINGTON — Operation Homefront is seeking nominations for the 2015 Military Child of the Year awards.

Officials of the nonprofit organization, which provides aid to service members and their families, said they understand what military children go through in supporting their service members and want to recognize their contributions. 

Force management benefits and separation programs

October 23, 2014

WASHINGTON — Air Force officials are aware of and are actively working to identify any inconsistencies regarding benefits and separation program details associated with the fiscal year 2014 force management programs.

AFA presents ICBM Systems Directorate with Citation of Honor

October 23, 2014

Another Hill AFB organization was recently recognized for a National Award. The ICBM Systems Directorate (ICBMSD), part of the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, was recently awarded the Citation of Honor by the Air Force Association during a ceremony at the Air & Space Conference in Washington D.C.  

Remembering Rosie

October 23, 2014

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. — Thrust into the depths of war Dec. 7, 1941, the U.S. employed all its resources to meet the enemy in battle quickly but one resource began to run out — manpower.

Iconic ‘Elephant Cage’ laid to rest

October 23, 2014

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan — Demolition of Misawa Air Base’s AN/FLR-9 antenna, also known as the “Elephant Cage,” began Oct. 15 after nearly 50 years of service.

Military Tuition Assistance Program implements changes

October 23, 2014

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — Air Force active duty Airmen who want to take advantage of the military assistance programs for voluntary education in the coming academic year can expect several changes that were implemented on Oct. 1.

Reserves activated for Operation United Assistance

October 23, 2014

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has authorized the Defense Department to call up a small number of National Guard or reserve troops that possess special skills needed to aid efforts in stopping the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa.

National Red Ribbon Week: Drug abuse is everyone’s problem

October 23, 2014

National Red Ribbon Week is observed the last week of October in response to the 1985 murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena in Mexico.

His death angered parents and youth in communities across the country and they began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the killing and destruction caused by drugs in America.

Nurturing relationships and a culture of caring

October 23, 2014

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. — When life gets challenging, stressors can build and conflicts can escalate, sometimes leading to abuse. Preventing domestic abuse is fundamental to basic relationship maintenance. Partners in healthy relationships work together every day to nurture their relationship, taking care to address issues and concerns when they occur. Healthy relationships should be safe, respectful and positive.

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