June 1, 2017
FORT LEE, Va. — June will bring more than hot temperatures for commissary patrons looking for plenty of promotional savings and exciting events, said the Defense Commissary Agency’s director of sales.“Our customers will be treated to fun, spectacular events with super summer savings in the mix,” said Tracie Russ. “We’re kicking off June with our annual Healthy Lifestyle Festivals worldwide and... Read more
June 1, 2017
WASHINGTON — Lt. Gen. Gina Grosso, the Air Force manpower, personnel and services deputy chief of staff, testified on Air Force personnel posture before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel in Washington, D.C., May 17.In 2017, the Air Force Human Capital Enterprise faces three distinct challenges for the future: the need for increased manpower to support current mission... Read more
KAT BAILEY, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
June 1, 2017
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force has positions available for up to 34 officers to join the Afghanistan Pakistan Hands program to exert strategic influence ensuring progress towards achieving U.S. government objectives in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region. This year, lieutenant colonels, majors and well-qualified captains selected for major are needed in the rated,... Read more
June 1, 2017
The “In Focus” series is a monthly feature that puts the spotlight on some of the 419th Fighter Wing’s best and brightest Citizen Airmen. Find it first on Instagram @419fwIN FOCUS: Staff Sgt. Philip PinillosUNIT: 419th Communications FlightTITLE: Client systems technicianFUN FACTS: Originally from San Jose, California, Philip inherited a love of country from his father, who emigrated from Peru to... Read more
JOHN D. BANUSIEWICZ, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
June 1, 2017
WASHINGTON,  — The observance of Armed Forces Day is “merely one more installment on behalf of the American people on a debt of honor and the debt of gratitude we’ll never be able to fully repay to all of you who served,” Vice President Mike Pence told service members at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, yesterday.“Today, in communities large and small on Main Streets and meeting halls... Read more
June 1, 2017
KIRTLAND AFB, N.M. — The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center received the Air Force Organizational Excellence Award for the fourth time since the center stood up in 2006. The four awards span seven consecutive years, from 2009 through 2015.Ensuring U.S. nuclear weapons are “never doubted and always feared,” AFNWC synchronizes all aspects of nuclear materiel management on behalf of Air Force Materiel... Read more
Jim Garamone, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
June 1, 2017
WASHINGTON, — America needs leaders of consequence and conscience, said Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, who today urged the new graduates of his alma mater — Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont, — to be those leaders.The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff graduated from Saint Michael’s in 1977, the same year he was commissioned into the Marine Corps.The general spoke about leadership... Read more
MAJ. RODNEY ELLISON, 10th Air Force
June 1, 2017
NAVAL AIR STATION JOINT RESERVE BASE FORT WORTH, Texas — Maj. Gen. Ronald B. “Bruce” Miller took command of 10th Air Force from Maj. Gen. Richard W. Scobee during a change of command ceremony May 17 at the Naval Operational Support Center Drill Hall here. Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller, chief of Air Force Reserve and commander of Air Force Reserve Command, officiated the ceremony which formally... Read more
STAFF SGT. HEATHER HEINEY, 403rd Wing Public Affairs
June 1, 2017
KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. — Beneath the shadows of deep blue campaign hats, military training instructors march flights of Airmen down the Lackland bomb run during each basic military training graduation. It is the culmination of weeks spent transforming civilians into warriors. The 433rd Training Squadron at Joint Base San Antonio offers Reserve Citizen Airmen the chance to experience... Read more
June 1, 2017
WASHINGTON — The Air Force presented its fiscal year 2018 president’s budget request May 23, 2017, following the Defense Department and sister services’ budget briefings.Maj. Gen. Jim Martin, the Air Force budget director, said the request supports the Secretary of Defense’s commitment to strengthening the U.S. military by improving warfighting readiness and addressing critical shortfalls while... Read more