Terri Moon Cronk, American Forces Press Service
January 30, 2014
WASHINGTON — Military spouses who need guidance on education and careers have a new online tool at their fingertips, a program analyst for the Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program, or SECO, said in an interview last week.“My Individual Career Plan,” allows spouses to build a virtual career roadmap based on their specific goals and objectives, Lee McMahon said.MyICP launched Jan. 10... Read more
Senior Airman Jose L. Hernandez-Domitilo, Minot AFB Public Affairs
January 30, 2014
MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. — On the cusp of one of Minot Air Force Base’s most demanding inspections this year, Airmen here welcomed the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia.Battaglia is charged with advising the CJCS on all matters involving joint and combined total force integration, utilization, health of the force and... Read more
U.S. Air Force
January 30, 2014
ARLINGTON, Va. — The Air Force Office of Scientific Research announced Jan. 24 that it will award approximately $15.5 million in grants to 42 scientists and engineers from 32 research institutions who submitted winning research proposals through the Air Force’s Young Investigator Research Program, or YIP.The YIP is open to scientists and engineers at research institutions across the United States... Read more
U.S. Air Force
January 30, 2014
WASHINGTON — The leader of the nation’s largest veterans service organization says he is incensed by a threat to the survival of military commissaries — the U.S. military’s grocery stores. The Department of Defense reportedly is discussing a $1 billion cut over the next three years to the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) budget. As a consequence, all but a handful of servicemembers’ and military... Read more
Master Sgt. Shawn J. Jones, Air Force Reserve Command Recruiting Service
January 30, 2014
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Force management programs will push thousands of active-duty Airmen out of their jobs, but opportunities exist in the Air Force Reserve for Airmen who don’t want to hang-up their uniforms for good.“Force management will cost many Airmen their jobs, but not necessarily their careers,” said Col. Steve Fulaytar, the Air Force Reserve’s director of recruiting. “They can... Read more
Debbie Gildea, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
January 30, 2014
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force will convene an officer reduction in force board June 16 to evaluate eligible officers for retention, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Jan. 27. Officers who meet the RIF board and are not selected for retention must separate by Jan. 31, 2015.RIF is among several fiscal 2014 force management programs that have been or will be... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner staff
January 30, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Good news for fitness lovers at Hill Air Force Base — the Warrior Fitness Center is now accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.Fitness Center Director Carey Karger said the base recently received authorization to implement an after-hours fitness access program, which allows for unstaffed facility usage after normal hours of operation. “Basically, we’re trying to give some... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner staff
January 30, 2014
LAYTON — When many Vietnam veterans returned from war, they were mocked, alienated and in some cases, even spit on by their fellow Americans. While those wounds and the ones received in battle may never completely heal, some local Vietnam veterans say state lawmakers have a chance to provide a symbolic atonement of sorts at this year’s legislative session. A bill has been introduced by Rep. Curt... Read more
Richard Essary, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
January 30, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Falcon Hill National Aerospace Research Park developer began construction here Jan. 21 on another commercial building for the largest Enhanced Use Lease project in the Air Force.The project is the first to use a purely commercial model and will bring additional jobs and revitalized infrastructure to Hill Air Force Base including new buildings, roads and utilities. Sunset... Read more
Staff Sgt. Ian Hoachlander
January 30, 2014
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — It’s that time of year again when people resolve to lose weight, get in shape and eat healthier, which takes dedication and determination.To help Airmen and their families achieve those goals, the Air Force offers the Air Force FitFamily initiative which encourages families to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle. More than 20,000 family members... Read more

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In the Know Easter services at Hill AFB ChapelThe following are services... more