RICHARD SALOMON, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
January 5, 2017
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force will roll out a new Department of Defense civilian appraisal program in April designed to improve overall job performance, enhance supervisor and employee communication, and more effectively develop and reward the workforce. The new program, called the DoD Performance Management and Appraisal Program, is part of the DoD’s collaborative... Read more
Tricare staff
January 5, 2017
FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Holidays are a time when families come together to eat good food and spend quality time. They also can be a time of stress whether you are worried about having enough money, hosting the largest family get-together of the year, or traveling long distances.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is important to give yourself a break from holiday stress... Read more
American Water
January 5, 2017
(Editor’s Note: It has been 90 days since the first notice of copper levels in some samples taken of the base’s drinking water system were above the Environmental Protection Agency’s allowable level. Again, this is not at an emergency and the base’s water is safe for drinking and other uses. The following is the original public notice published and sent out in September explaining this issue in... Read more
AIR FORCE TECH. SGT. DANIEL HEATON, 127th Wing
January 5, 2017
Of the 1,269 enlisted airmen in the 127th Wing here, the college education statistics break down roughly like this: a lot, a few, a handful, and one.A lot of enlisted airmen here – 253 to be exact — have earned associate degrees, either through the Community College of the Air Force or other sources. A few – 86 – have bachelor’s degrees. A handful – 21– have master’s degrees. And one has a... Read more
KAT BAILEY, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
January 5, 2017
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Nurse Enlisted and Direct Enlisted Commissioning Programs are accepting applications from active duty enlisted Airmen through Jan. 27, 2017, for the April selection boards.NECP offers the opportunity to earn a baccalaureate degree in nursing at a college or university with an Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps detachment or a college or... Read more
CAPT. RICHARD PACKER, United States Army Alaska
January 5, 2017
FAIRBANKS, AK — I never knew any habitual smoker who didn’t want to kick the habit. Cigarettes are gross and become less appealing with every drag. No literate American smokes without recognizing they are slowly killing themselves. Graphic warnings portraying this gradual suicide are printed on every pack and are displayed prominently on every advertisement.As I matured past my teen years and... Read more
TECH. SGT. MATTHEW ROSINE, 49th Wing Public Affairs Office
January 5, 2017
HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — The ground marshal raises his hands into position – the signal. The jet’s engines begin to rumble louder and louder and louder. The baritone rumble fills the flight line, electrifying the air.It’s time for the launch.With a mighty roar from the growling engines, QF-4 Phantom II, AF 349, jumped forward with excitement.The same excitement washed across the... Read more
SALLIE CAUTHERS, DeCA marketing and mass media specialist
January 5, 2017
FORT LEE, Va. — As the calendar flips to 2017, commissary shoppers can easily resolve to save more and eat healthier by not only taking advantage of special in-store promotions and coupons, but also checking out the Defense Commissary Agency’s new Nutrition Guide Program.“Your commissary is always here to help you eat healthier and also save even more on all your favorite name-brand products,”... Read more
TECH. SGT. BRANDON SHAPIRO, Airman Magazine
January 5, 2017
CLEARWATER, FL — In a small one-bedroom apartment in Clearwater, Florida, 93-year-old Russell Gackenbach sat on his floral patterned sofa thumbing through a photo album containing original prints of some of the most iconic people and events in United States military history.“This is me and Tibbets (Col. Paul Tibbets, pilot of the Enola Gay),” Gackenbach said, as he pointed to two U.S. Army Air... Read more
CHIEF MASTER SGT. BILL E. FITCH II, 92nd Operations Group superintendent
January 5, 2017
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. — In the summer of 2002, my wife Denise taught me the true meaning of service before self. We had just been stationed at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, where I started teaching technical training school. We moved into a house on base, we met our neighbors and I started working … a lot! Wake up, go to the track, run physical training, teach class, type... Read more

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