Air Force Material Command
January 30, 2014
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Challenges that lie ahead and a recap of recent successes highlighted Air Force Materiel Command commander Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger’s commander’s call here Jan. 23.It was the first of what will be several workforce communication engagements for the general. In the coming months, Wolfenbarger will hold a commander’s call at each AFMC base.Speaking to a packed... Read more
U.S. Air Force
January 30, 2014
WASHINGTON — Deborah Lee James, the 23rd secretary of the Air Force, was ceremoniously sworn in by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel at the Pentagon on Jan. 24.Hagel called James well suited to lead the Air Force as the nation faces an increasingly uncertain security environment.“The rise of emerging powers, dangerous rogue states, affiliated terrorist organizations, and the proliferation of... Read more
Jim Garamone, American Forces Press Service
January 30, 2014
WASHINGTON — Contrary to some news reports, there are no plans to close military commissaries, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.But Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey added that the budget environment is forcing the department to look for savings anywhere possible.The chairman first addressed this issue during his Facebook town hall meeting last month.The Joint Staff did not ask the... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner staff
January 30, 2014
By Mitch ShawStandard-Examiner staffHILL AIR FORCE BASE — A personal touch looks to be disappearing from the military health benefits system. Hoping to save a quarter of a billion dollars over the next five years, the Department of Defense has announced it will cut administrative walk-in services at all stateside Tricare military centers, including the one at Hill Air Force Base.The cuts will... Read more
Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson
January 30, 2014
Roll Call! The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. It’s a phrase often used to convey the importance of working as one … a synergistic team. In the Air Force it’s undeniably true. We have dedicated, intelligent and talented Airmen who bring strength to our nation, but the greater strength is only possible when we are connected with our fellow Airmen. We need each other, perhaps never more... Read more
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

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