TECH. SGT. ESTHER WASHINGTON, 75th Communications Squadron
March 2, 2017
Fun Fact: Do you know who the first director of the WAAC/WAC was? After authorizing establishment of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) in 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt swore in Oveta Culp Hobby as its first director. Hobby was an experienced business executive, former editor of the Houston Post, mother of two and wife of William Hobby, a former Texas governor. An active... Read more
TECH. SGT. ROBERT BARNETT, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
March 2, 2017
WASHINGTON — Former Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody testified on the importance of Airmen and their families before the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel Feb. 14 on Capitol Hill.“It is imperative we put them first, inspire them and support them as they face the challenges inherent to serving the profession of arms,” he said. “It’s not an easy task, which is why... Read more
March 2, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The 419th Fighter Wing named UPS its Employer of the Year during its annual awards ceremony Feb. 11.Each year, the 419th FW recognizes a civilian employer who has shown exceptional support of reservists who work in their organization. These employers go above and beyond the requirements of the law, making it easier for reservists to balance their civilian jobs, family... Read more
AIRMAN 1ST CLASS JAMES THOMPSON, 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs
March 2, 2017
CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — African-American influence is infused with the American culture foundation, and transcends generations of segregation and oppression. African-American authors, civil rights activists and even Air Force pilots forged the way forward, and broke down racial barriers through literary influence, civil rights demonstrations and service to country.To commemorate and... Read more
AIR FORCE SENIOR AIRMAN ANDREW PARK, 386th Air Expeditionary Wing
March 2, 2017
“I really wanted to teach history because I wanted to make it interesting. My goal is to make history tangible,” said Air Force Master Sgt. Jason Paseur.Known as Mr. Paseur to his students at Trion High School in northwest Georgia, Paseur uses personal experience to liven up his lessons. In the past, this has included bringing an antique loom into his classroom, where he uses it during lessons on... Read more
March 2, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Several base organizations hosted engineering events here and at other northern Utah locations during National Engineers Week, Feb. 21-25.Since 1951, National Engineers Week is an annual event sponsored by the National Society of Professional Engineers. It is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of... Read more
Terri Moon Cronk, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
March 2, 2017
The Defense Department’s newly modernized electronic health record system was recognized as successful after a week-long deployment at Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane, Washington, officials there said today.Fairchild’s  92nd Medical Group became the first military hospital or clinic to use MHS Genesis, a single, integrated electronic inpatient and outpatient health record that transforms... Read more
March 2, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The 75th Air Base Wing, 388th Fighter Wing and 419th Fighter Wing announced their annual award winners at recent banquets.Winners were announced in the following categories:  75th ABWAirman of the YearSenior Airman Connor A. Whetstone, 75th ABW Wing Staff Agencies Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, Tech. Sgt. Wesley C. Kory, 75th Civil Engineer... Read more
YAN KENNON, Naval Hospital Jacksonville
March 2, 2017
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. for both men and women. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 610,000 people die of heart disease each year. That’s about one in four deaths. The good news is that Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville has resources for those seeking a healthier heart.“Heart health can be improved at any age,” said Capt.... Read more
Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
March 2, 2017
WASHINGTON— Air Force officials released details on the fiscal year 2017 Selective Re-enlistment Bonus program Feb. 23, 2017. This year’s program consists of 80 Air Force specialties and continues the practice of offering larger sums of money initially up front.The program is designed to improve readiness and capacity by targeting retention of experienced Airmen, especially those in in operations... Read more