STAFF SGT. NICK WILSON, Air Combat Command Public Affairs
November 10, 2016
JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Air Combat Command’s enlisted force honored its commander with induction into the Order of the Sword at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, Oct. 27.Gen. Hawk Carlisle, who has commanded ACC since October 2014, is the eighth ACC leader to be inducted into the command’s Order of the Sword.“I am truly, truly honored beyond belief and I am humbled that you... Read more
John Parker, 72nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs
November 10, 2016
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — To keep critical combat aircraft like the F-15 Eagle and a few dozen more combat platforms ready to defend the nation, the Air Force Sustainment Center routinely contracts with the defense industry giants that build them.But with roughly 32,000 military and civilian personnel primarily spread across Air Force logistics complexes in three states, the AFSC contracts... Read more
AIRMAN 1ST CLASS CHRISTOPHER MALDONADO, 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
November 10, 2016
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. — Airmen are tasked with serving their country with the utmost respect and honor upon swearing into the U.S. Air Force, whether joining at the age of 17 or before the cut-off point at 39 years old. Airman 1st Class Daniel Caraglio, 20th Medical Operations Squadron mental health technician, chose to enlist later than most Airmen with reasons all his own.Enlisting at... Read more
DR. PETER SKIRBUNT, DeCA historian
November 10, 2016
FORT LEE, Va. — On Nov. 8, many Americans will be headed to the polls to vote for their next president. One hundred fifty-four years ago, one American president, William McKinley, began his journey to the White House by feeding Union troops during the Civil War battle of Antietam. During the Civil War, before commissary resale facilities existed, commissary sergeants in the Union and... Read more
PAUL HOLCOMB, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
November 3, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The QF-4 Aerial Target mission is winding down and two of the aircraft visited Hill Air Force Base Oct. 25, so supporters of the F-4 Phantom IIs could see them one last time.The visit — touted as the ‘Phinal Phantom Phlight’ — was hosted by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s F/QF-4 System Program Office. Lt. Col. Ron King and Jim Harkins, pilots from... Read more
November 3, 2016
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. — October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In observance of this, this article discusses one citizen Airman’s experience to shed light on this issue.“I swear I would never have hit anyone, but her...”As I sat in our couple’s therapist’s office, my husband spoke the words that would one day become his motto. Statements were often preceded with, “I’ve never hit... Read more
STAFF SGT. JANNELLE MCRAE, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
November 3, 2016
WASHINGTON — Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James joined the secretaries of the Army and Navy for a “conversation with the service secretaries” panel hosted by the Center for a New American Security here Oct. 24.During the panel, James discussed the Air Force’s continued focus on diversity and inclusion, its contributions to the current counter-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant operations,... Read more
November 3, 2016
The Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Open Season will run Nov. 14-Dec. 12.Health insurance representatives will hold a Health Fair at the Warrior Fitness Center from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 8-10 and again Dec. 6-8.Information regarding FEHB, Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP), and the Flexible Spending Account Program (FSAFEDS), along with 2017 premiums will be... Read more
TECH. SGT. ROBERT BARNETT, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
November 3, 2016
WASHINGTON — She placed a pillow under her right shoulder and put her right arm behind her head on the bed. Using her left hand, she pressed the pads of her fingers around her right breast gently in small circular motions, covering the entire breast area and armpit.These routine checks only took a few moments of her time. But her eyes widened as her fingertips suddenly found a lump on her left... Read more
MARK WYATT, 66th Air Base Group Public Affairs
November 3, 2016
HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. — Before heading into Boston Oct. 27 to speak at an event co-hosted by the New England Tuskegee Airmen Chapter, retired Col. Charles E. McGee, a Tuskegee Airman, met with several Airmen here.McGee said he appreciates the opportunity he has to meet with this generation of Airmen.“I think it’s important to know where we’ve been, because there are some things we don’t... Read more

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