July 7, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Gen. David L. Goldfein was confirmed by the Senate as the Air Force’s next chief of staff during a confirmation vote June 29.Goldfein testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee during a hearing June 16, before they voted on his confirmation. When he was nominated in April, Goldfein said, “I pledge to serve our Airmen and their families unwaveringly and honor our... Read more
BO JOYNER, Air Force Reserve Command
July 7, 2016
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Airmen should be careful when taking dietary supplements — because of the potential health risks, but also because they could lead to a positive urinalysis test result, according to officials with Air Force Reserve Command’s Medical Services Directorate and staff judge advocate’s office.“You really need to do your homework and check with your doctor before taking any... Read more
J. WOLFGANG HEYDT, Fire inspector
July 7, 2016
When any fire is not reported quickly and properly, emergency response can be seriously delayed. The fire department depends on early emergency reporting.Once an emergency is beyond its earliest stage, the risk to facilities, equipment and personnel can exceed fire department capabilities. Examples of things that need to be reported are smoking electrical equipment, trash can fires, fuel spills,... Read more
TECH. SGT. BUBBA FRANKS, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information
July 7, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Educational training is available to civilians and their supervisors in advance of the Air Force’s April 2017 transition to the new Department of Defense-wide Performance Management and Appraisal Program.A phased implementation of DPMAP, part of the DOD’s collaborative labor-management effort, New Beginnings, began in April with a limited number of Army, Navy and defense agency... Read more
KAT BAILEY, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
July 7, 2016
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force is looking for qualified civilian medical professionals to work with the Air Force Medical Service.The AFMS operates and manages a worldwide health care system capable of responding to a full spectrum of health requirements and provides an integrated health care system with an emphasis on prevention of illness and injury.At 75 facilities,... Read more
ALEX R. LLOYD, Ogden Air Logistics Complex
July 7, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel to our nation’s capital with the opportunity to meet members of Congress from your state?Earlier in June, three Team Hill members did just that; Brig. Gen. Steven J. Bleymaier, Ogden Air Logistics Complex commander, was accompanied by Matthew Bates, 309th Maintenance Support Squadron, and Evan Edwards, 309th Software... Read more
CARLA PAMPE, Air Force Global Strike Command Public Affairs
July 7, 2016
BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. — The commander of Air Force Global Strike Command directed a review of the nuclear and missile operations career field earlier this year, with the goal of creating a self-sustaining career field.The review was recently completed, and in June, Maj. Gen. Anthony Cotton, 20th Air Force commander, briefed members of the 13N career field at Malmstrom Air Force Base,... Read more
CHRISTOPHER BALL, 412th Test Wing Public Affairs
July 7, 2016
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — Refueling developmental testing with the KC-46A Pegasus is taking place over 1,000 miles away in the Pacific Northwest, with Edwards Air Force Base supporting with chase aircraft.Base personnel have been working to provide testing support on the ground and in the air. One aspect is the engineering and development of modifications to aircraft to support tanker... Read more
July 7, 2016
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. J.D. Harris, vice commander of Air Combat Command, discussed the F-35 during a field hearing of the House Armed Services Committee Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on June 18.The purpose of the hearing was to receive testimony on air dominance and the critical role of Fifth... Read more
KAT BAILEY, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
July 7, 2016
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas  — The Air Force Personnel Center is accepting applications through Nov. 18 for the next undergraduate flying training selection board.The UFT selection board will convene Jan. 23-26 to review applications for 2017-2018 pilot, remotely piloted aircraft pilot, combat systems officer and air battle manager training opportunities.All applicants must be... Read more

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