Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
November 24, 2016
WASHINGTON — The Air Force selected Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, as the preferred alternative for the interim home for two F-16 Fighting Falcon training squadrons created to increase fighter pilot production as the service faces a growing pilot shortage.Holloman AFB was selected as the preferred location because site survey analysis concluded it has the capacity and existing command... Read more
Katie Lange, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
November 24, 2016
“I remember everything, all of it. … Just like it happened yesterday.”That’s what a witty and alert Melvin Heckman, a 92-year-old Pearl Harbor veteran, told me when I asked him about his memories from the “date that will live in infamy.” And remember he did, from the amount of water in the fire truck he operated that morning to the breakfast he never got to eat.Heckman lives in his native... Read more
COL. JENNIFER HAMMERSTEDT, 75th Air Base Wing commander
November 24, 2016
With our first official snowfall on the books, we enter the holiday season!  As we approach Thanksgiving, I am reminded to take a second to reflect on all of the things I have to be thankful for…especially the “ordinary” things.Often times we are thankful when we have something “extraordinary” happen in our lives — either a hardship that turned out well, or perhaps an unexpected windfall of... Read more
November 24, 2016
KIRTLAND AFB, New Mexico  — The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC) inducted six new members into its prestigious Order of the Nucleus on Nov. 4.Major Gen. Scott W. Jansson, AFNWC commander, officiated the induction ceremony at The Canyon Club in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The ceremony recognized the Order of the Nucleus members and their contributions to national security and the Air... Read more
Kevin L. Robinson, DeCA Corporate Communications
November 24, 2016
FORT LEE, Va. — Turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, candied yams, greens, macaroni and cheese, rolls and sweet potato pie or pumpkin pie – depending on where you’re from, of course. These are some of the core items for many a traditional Thanksgiving menu. And if you’re a commissary patron, you’ll find sweet savings on these and more at your local store, said Defense Commissary Agency Sales... Read more
ALEX R. LLOYD, Ogden Air Logistics Complex
November 24, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — A first-class stamp cost 5 cents and the price of gas at the pump hovered at 15 cents in 1966.While prices have certainly changed since then, what hasn’t wavered is the service a federal civilian employee in the Ogden Air Logistics Complex has given to his country.In front of a standing room-only crowd of co-workers and customers, T. Leslie ‘Les’ Dawson, a... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN TOM BRADING, 315th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
November 24, 2016
JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. — Jimmy Stewart once said, “What’s wrong with wanting to fight for your country? Why are people reluctant to use the word patriotism?”What would Stewart, who proudly wore the Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, and the French Croix de Guerre with Palm, among other decorations, think of the term “patriotism” in... Read more
Karen Parrish, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
November 24, 2016
In the run-up to Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th U.S. president, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said yesterday that there are two things on which he’s “completely focused.”In the weeks to come, all government agencies, including the Defense Department, will undergo significant changes as the new presidential administration assumes office. DoD is not taking the responsibility lightly, Carter... Read more
November 24, 2016
Hill AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The Hill Exchange is putting family first this Thanksgiving as it opens doors at 4 a.m. on Black Friday.“The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is family serving family—85 percent of our associates share a connection with the military,” said Mark Downs, General Manager of the Utah Exchange. “By holding fire until Black Friday, the Exchange team and those we serve... Read more
Estella Holmes, Air Force Materiel Command Public Affairs
November 24, 2016
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — The annual joint national labor management meeting was held on Nov. 1, 2016 as Air Force Materiel Command leaders and American Federation of Government Employees union officials came together to discuss the way ahead for the command’s civilian workforce. AFMC Commander, Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski joined J. David Cox, national president of  ... Read more

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In the know Legal office closureThe 75th Air Base Wing Legal Office will be... more
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