June 11, 2015
LEWISTONPfc. Bob R. Layne, USAJuly 16, 1947-  June 28, 196719 years oldInfantryman LOGAN1st Lt. George J. Economous Jr., USADec. 22, 1946 - April 15, 196821 years oldInfantry Unit Commander2 years of service WO Ray G. Jenkins, USAApril 25, 1945 - Feb. 28, 196822 years oldHelicopter Pilot, Utility andLight Cargo Single Rotor1 year of service Spc. Four Randall L. Saunders,... Read more
June 11, 2015
Local law enforcement and Utah Highway Patrol escort motorcycle riders June 4 during Hill Air Force Base’s 6th annual See Me, Save Me ride. Nearly 300 riders participated in the annual event, which aims to motivate motorists to take a second look, specifically for motorcyclists and smaller traffic, and to share the road with the smaller traffic, including bicyclists and pedestrians.  Read more
June 11, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Office of Personnel Management announced June 4 that a recent cybersecurity incident affecting its systems and data may have exposed the personal information of current and former federal employees.According to a Defense Department news release, OPM subsequently notified federal government departments and agencies, including the DOD.OPM is notifying approximately 4... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN STEPHANIE SERRANO, 19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
June 11, 2015
LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. — Everyone plays a vital role in the protection of the nation’s safety and security. Whether active-duty or retired military, civilian or family members, when someone sees suspicious activity, they can report it.The Air Force Office of Special Investigation administers an Air Force-wide program called Eagle Eyes. It’s an anti-terrorism initiative that teaches... Read more
Terri Moon Cronk, DoD News, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
June 11, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Starting this summer, the Defense Department will offer an additional counseling service to help military service members, transitioning troops and family members deal with a host of issues before they become crises.Peer-to-peer support, which will be available through Military OneSource, will offer assistance from counselors who have at least a master’s degree in the social or... Read more
June 4, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — More than 300 “at-risk” F-16 Fighting Falcons in the active-duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve fleets are receiving inspections and subsequent modifications at the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, in order to ensure structural integrity.Using innovation and collaboration to better achieve the “Art of the Possible,” aircraft structural engineers in the F-16 System... Read more
Maj. Derek Rowe, 366th Fighter Wing Legal Office
June 4, 2015
MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho — Support for military sexual assault victims and the number of reported offenses have increased in recent years, resulting in more investigations and courts-martial involving sexual assault charges. This article describes the general court-martial process and some of the unique aspects with regards to sexual assault cases.One distinct aspect of a sexual... Read more
STAFF SGT. SIUTA B. IKA, 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
June 4, 2015
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Boxed in by cold white bricks and murky blue floors with nothing but a rickety desk separating his twin-size bed from a closet full of rank-less uniforms, in October 2007, Airman Basic Council Jones hit the lowest point of his life.Seven months earlier, Jones arrived at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, freshly “blued” and ready for duty. Later, he would find himself... Read more
Marti D. Ribeiro, Air Force Sustainment Center
June 4, 2015
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — Lt. Gen. Bruce Litchfield will officially retire June 5, after more than three decades of service in the U. S. Air Force.“You want to stay for as long as you can, as long as you can make a meaningful contribution, but at some point you have to make way for the next generation,” he said. “It’s time to let those whom we have mentored, make the Air Force better.”The... Read more


Commentary: Airman, are you MAD or SAD?

MASTER SGT. HENRY D. STROZIER, 92nd Security Forces Squadron
June 4, 2015
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. — There are two distinct types of Airmen who serve: those who are here to make a difference (MAD) and those who are selfish and distracting (SAD). Each of us was equipped to be MAD once we graduated from initial military training and our various technical training schools; we had the basic skills in our respective career fields to be successful Airmen. We were... Read more

In The Know

In the Know Freedom run, walk scheduled for July 4A Freedom 5k Run/2 Mile Walk... more