RICHARD SALOMON, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
February 16, 2017
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force has released additional guidance in regard to the federal civilian hiring freeze implemented Jan. 23. According to the official memorandum, the hiring freeze applies to all executive departments and agencies regardless of their operation and program funding. Military personnel are excluded. Some exemptions are permitted to meet national... Read more
February 16, 2017
In 2016, the men and women of DeCA observed a quarter-century of their agency's service to the military community.This year, DeCA is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the modern commissary benefit, which officially began on July 1, 1867.On that date, two years following the Civil War, enlisted men received the same shopping privilege that had been available to officers since 1825: the right to... Read more
TECH. SGT. ROBERT BARNETT, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
February 16, 2017
WASHINGTON — Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen Wilson testified on the need for increased force structure and modernization before the House and Senate Armed Services committees Feb. 7 and 8 on Capitol Hill.Wilson discussed the current state of the Air Force, how it’s ensuring capability within current constraints, and requirements needed to bring the service back to full strength in... Read more
February 16, 2017
KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center announced its annual award winners at a ceremony Feb. 2 at the Mountain View Club here. Two Hill AFB Airmen were among the winners. Congratulations to:Senior NCO of the Year – Master Sgt. Bradley Hinds, Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles Directorate, Hill AFB, Utah.Cat I Civilian of the Year – Ms. Mykenzie Hamblin,... Read more
February 16, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The fiscal year 2017 Emerging Supervisor Development Program self-nomination call opens Feb. 27 February and continues through March10. Participating organizations are: 75th Air Base Wing, Ogden Air Logistics Complex, 748th Software Maintenance Group, Air Force Sustainment Center FM/PK/EN, and Air Force Test Center.This is the third cycle for the ESDP, which is one... Read more
February 16, 2017
WASHINGTON – For the sixth consecutive time, the Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration (NCA) was ranked first in customer satisfaction among the nation’s top corporations and federal agencies in an independent survey conducted by the CFI Group utilizing the science of the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI).“NCA continues to embody our MyVA principles focusing on... Read more
February 16, 2017
WASHINGTON — The Air Force is taking steps to turn government vehicle operator certifications into commercial driver’s licenses.By creating a course to mirror the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators Commercial Driver’s License Test System model, the Air Force will enable examiners to certify government motor vehicle operators on commercial vehicle equivalents in accordance with... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN JOSHUA EIKREN, 375th Air Mobility Wing
February 16, 2017
An idea from an airman here could affect the entire trucking industry.The “Meyer’s Bar,” named after its inventor, Air Force Staff Sgt. Joshua Meyer, is a 5-foot reinforced steel bar that supports a lowboy trailer’s hydraulic gooseneck hitch to prevent it from bending.Before Meyer’s innovative idea, he and others in the 375th Logistics Readiness Squadron’s vehicle operations section depended on... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN CYNTHIA INNOCENTI, 379th Air Expeditionary Wing
February 16, 2017
AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar — A loud and arduous grunt escapes from the petite, unassuming female Airman gripping onto a bar holding 285 pounds. Her face flushes red as she squats down to thrust the impressive amount of weight back up. Weightlifting can be defined as a means to measure strength and power, and that is exactly what 2nd Lt. Briana Gent, the distinguished visitor flight officer... Read more
SUSAN H. LAWSON, Air Force Civil Engineer Center
February 16, 2017
Tyndall Air Force Base — Preston “Benny” Benedyk, the Air Force vehicle and snow control manager from the Air Force Civil Engineer Center Operation’s Directorate at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, recently traveled to Hill Air Force Base, Utah, to collaborate and advise on best practices and process improvement for snow control operations.During the visit to Hill, Benedyk advised on obtaining... Read more