MIKE PERRON, DeCA public affairs specialist
August 18, 2016
FORT LEE, Va. — Smart military shoppers know the commissary has the lowest prices in town. And the really smart ones know that for a few days twice a year, stateside commissaries take savings to another level with their Customer Appreciation Case Lot Sales. The sales take place each spring and fall, offering savings as much as 50 percent over the stores’ already low prices. This year’s fall... Read more
August 18, 2016
WASHINGTON — The Air Force released basing criteria Aug. 11 that will be used to select candidate bases to establish additional permanent formal training units using F-16 Fighting Falcons from Hill Air Force Base.“As a former F-16 pilot and squadron commander at Hill, I know, for many, the F-16 has been synonymous with Hill Air Force Base since the late ’70s. It has been a great platform, but... Read more


Commentary: CSAF letter to Airmen

GEN. DAVID L. GOLDFEIN, Air Force Chief of Staff
August 18, 2016
WASHINGTON — Fellow Airmen, I am now completing my first month as the 21st Chief of Staff. What an honor to serve with you! Attached is the first in a series of short papers I will share that outlines my thinking in key focus areas. You will find each in our Strategic Master Plan (SMP) and Air Force Future Operating Construct (AFFOC); and each nests nicely under SecAF’s priorities of: Taking... Read more
Eleanora Berry, Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs
August 18, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Military students can turn good grades into rewards — and a chance at a $2,000 gift card — with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s You Made the Grade program. Through the program, first- through 12th-graders who maintain a B average or better are eligible to receive a coupon booklet filled with free offers and discounts from the Hill Exchange.“For 16 years, the... Read more
August 18, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Air Force’s combat-coded F-35A Lightning IIs were on display for an international audience last week.Active-duty and reserve Airmen from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings here flew the aircraft to the Abbotsford International Air Show in British Columbia, Canada, Aug. 12-14. The visit marked the first time combat-ready F-35As touched down in Canada. The aircraft,... Read more
ANDREW DUREN, THDC Public Affairs
August 18, 2016
Women’s Equality Day was established by Joint Resolution of Congress in 1971. Women’s Equality Day is observed on the 26th day of August and commemorates the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which gave women the right to vote. The observance has grown to include focusing attention on women’s continued efforts toward gaining full equality. The continuing theme is “... Read more
August 18, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James announced an increase to the service’s remotely piloted aircraft pilot bonus Aug. 10 in a multi-pronged approach to increase RPA manning and incentivize RPA pilots within a community that has operated at surge capacity for more than 10 years.As part of the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Air Force’s RPA “Get Well” plan, RPA pilots who... Read more
KAT BAILEY, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
August 18, 2016
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Eligible active duty, reserve and guard enlisted Airmen interested in pursuing a medical degree must submit their intent to apply email by Oct. 7 and complete their application for the Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program by Dec. 9, Air Force Personnel Center officials said.The EMDP2 offers enlisted members an opportunity to complete the... Read more
STAFF SGT. ALYSSA C. GIBSON, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information, TECH. SGT. JOSHUA L. DEMOTTS, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information
August 18, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Chief of Staff of the Air Force David L. Goldfein discussed the State of the Air Force during a press conference Aug. 10 at the Pentagon.In her first update with Goldfein, the 21st CSAF, James praised his work so far, and said she looks forward to working with him in leading Airmen and the Air Force. The senior leaders then provided an... Read more
AIRMAN 1ST CLASS NATHAN BYRNES, 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
August 18, 2016
HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — The mission of the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center is to develop innovative leaders and full-spectrum capabilities through responsive, realistic and relevant testing, tactics development, and advanced training across all levels of war. Blue Flag is a key exercise in helping to prepare leaders and achieve the overall USAFWC mission.Blue Flag is an Air Combat Command exercise... Read more

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