July 16, 2015
The head of Air Force Reserve Command discussed the Reserve’s future role in F-35 Lightning II maintenance manning, along with other initiatives on July 7. Lt. Gen. James F. Jackson spoke at the Air Force Association’s monthly breakfast at the Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington, Virginia.“We are giving a huge amount of support to make sure this high-end fight is brought in on time,” Jackson said. “... Read more


Commentary: The picture tells a story

By COL. LEAH G. LAUDERBACK, National Air and Space Intelligence Center
July 16, 2015
There is a picture frame on my desk holding a casual snapshot of my wife and me. There’s nothing particularly special about the small, silver frame. But in my 22 years in the Air Force, it’s the first time I’ve ever had a picture of anyone on my desk at work. Seeing my loved one during the duty day is such a joy. It puts a smile on my face, especially during those tough days, and it reminds me... Read more


Commentary: Action Line

July 16, 2015
Q: Is there any reason that the far left lane heading out the South Gate remains a left-turn-only lane even after the barricade has been removed? It would seem that this lane can be used as a through lane for vehicles exiting the gate. Instead, vehicles on this lane who want to make a left onto SR 193 must first change into middle lane and then come back into the left lane once they pass the... Read more


Commentary: Action Line

July 16, 2015
Q: The OPM office sent out an email to those millions of federal employees who may have been affected by cybersecurity incident involving the OPM database. The email consists of a link to www.csid.com/OPM/ for employees to enroll in Protector Plus, a company that specializes in identity theft protection and fraud resolution. However, this site is blocked and not accessible through our government... Read more
July 16, 2015
The Air Force leader responsible for efficient and effective management of Air Force resources cited the high value of the Air Force Sustainment Center during a visit here June 29.The Honorable Lisa Disbrow, Acting Under Secretary of the Air Force and the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, praised the work being done by AFSC units as role models for the... Read more
July 16, 2015
 The Air Force Sustainment Center recently entered into an Enterprise Partnership Agreement with Southwestern Research Institute that will improve efficiency and provide readiness to support operations, by reducing time and costs associated with negotiations for work at all three air logistics complexes at Hill, Tinker and Robins Air Force bases.The private partner is enabled to negotiate... Read more
By KAREN BASTIAN, Hill AFB Energy Office
July 16, 2015
June 2015 was recorded as the hottest June on record, and July is looking to contend with June’s extreme temperatures. The blistering heat, combined with the drought conditions of the past five years, is exhausting our water storage resources. As a result, the 75th Civil Engineer Squadron and Energy Management Office have been taking steps to reduce water usage on base. The past 2014-... Read more
By STAFF SGT. CARLIN LESLIE, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
July 16, 2015
Current and former service members, members of Congress, Vietnam veterans and Air Force senior leaders gathered in the Emancipation Hall of the U.S. Capitol in Washington July 8 for a Congressional Commemoration to honor those who served during the Vietnam War.The ceremony was part of the 50th Vietnam War Commemorative Partner Program, which is a multiyear campaign to thank and honor the veterans... Read more
By SENIOR AIRMAN HAILEY HAUX, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information
July 16, 2015
A veteran from the greatest generation was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation with one oak leaf cluster by Sen. John S. McCain on Capitol Hill on July 7.Second Lt. John R. Pedevillano, U.S. Army Air Corps World War II veteran and Prisoner of War, was the youngest B-17 bombardier in the 306th Bomb Group.“When I became a naval aviator, there was still some of the greatest generation that were... Read more
By RANDY ROUGHTON, Airman Magazine
July 16, 2015
By RANDY ROUGHTONAirman magazineWhen Bobby Pierce was learning to sew during his Air Force technical training in 1955, he never imagined he would still be teaching the skill to Airmen in his fabrication shop six decades later.Pierce, or “Mr. P,” as he’s known in the 437th Aircrew Flight Equipment Fabrication Shop at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, quickly made an impression on Tech. Sgt.... Read more

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In the Know Invitation extended for family campoutA family campout that includes... more