SENIOR AIRMAN JOSHUA EIKREN, 375th Air Mobility Wing
February 16, 2017
An idea from an airman here could affect the entire trucking industry.The “Meyer’s Bar,” named after its inventor, Air Force Staff Sgt. Joshua Meyer, is a 5-foot reinforced steel bar that supports a lowboy trailer’s hydraulic gooseneck hitch to prevent it from bending.Before Meyer’s innovative idea, he and others in the 375th Logistics Readiness Squadron’s vehicle operations section depended on... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN CYNTHIA INNOCENTI, 379th Air Expeditionary Wing
February 16, 2017
AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar — A loud and arduous grunt escapes from the petite, unassuming female Airman gripping onto a bar holding 285 pounds. Her face flushes red as she squats down to thrust the impressive amount of weight back up. Weightlifting can be defined as a means to measure strength and power, and that is exactly what 2nd Lt. Briana Gent, the distinguished visitor flight officer... Read more
SUSAN H. LAWSON, Air Force Civil Engineer Center
February 16, 2017
Tyndall Air Force Base — Preston “Benny” Benedyk, the Air Force vehicle and snow control manager from the Air Force Civil Engineer Center Operation’s Directorate at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, recently traveled to Hill Air Force Base, Utah, to collaborate and advise on best practices and process improvement for snow control operations.During the visit to Hill, Benedyk advised on obtaining... Read more
Jim Garamone, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
February 16, 2017
Service members understand the term “quality of life” and its importance to morale in the military, but quality of service is just as important, the Air Force chief of staff said here yesterday.Gen. David L. Goldfein told the Defense Writers Group that airmen closest to the action have the best morale.“Morale and readiness are inextricably linked, and where you’ll find high readiness, you’ll find... Read more
Micah Garbarino, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
February 9, 2017
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — After eight days “at war” the F-35A Lightning II is proving to be an invaluable asset during Red Flag 17-1, the Air Force’s premier air combat exercise held at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.The F-35A is a fifth-generation, multi-role stealth fighter designed to gather, fuse, and distribute more information than any other fighter in history. Lt. Col. George... Read more
TECH. SGT. CARLISLE BAPTISTE, African American Heritage Committee co-chair
February 9, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The History Channel provides the following information on its website regarding Black History Month (http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/black-history-... Read more
Greg Chadwick, Air Force Materiel Command Health & Wellness Team
February 9, 2017
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — February is American Heart Month, and Civilian Health Promotion Services will be offering educational briefings throughout February focusing on how to lower your risk factors for developing heart disease.Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more... Read more
Todd Cromar, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
February 9, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Leading by example is expected of all Airmen as they progress through the ranks and one noncommissioned officer here has taken that expectation seriously.Staff Sgt. Ismael Cabrera, 75th Medical Support Squadron, has had a positive impact on the Air Force by looking for ways to help fellow Airmen reach their full potential. He now wants to provide an even more positive... Read more


Commentary: Invisible wounds

SPECIAL AGENT PATRICK MCGEE, Air Force Office of Special Investigations Det. 631 commander
February 9, 2017
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — I’m an ambassador for the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program. As an ambassador, I’m an advocate for the program and I work in my local area to plan events which bring our wounded together. It’s a concept of family helping family. We are all in this great big Air Force family, and there are many of us who are still struggling with everyday life.... Read more
February 9, 2017
Commissary savings now will be reported more often and better reflect the cost of living where patrons shop, the director and CEO of the Defense Commissary Agency said.“We have updated how we measure patron savings at the commissary,” Joseph H. Jeu said. “This enhanced way of calculating savings doesn’t change the actual dollars that patrons save, but it will give patrons a better understanding... Read more

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