Articles

September 29, 2016
 The first day of autumn brought a fast-moving storm to the base, resulting in power outages, snarled traffic, and damage. According to the 75th Operations Support Squadron Weather Flight, the storm, known as an outflow boundary, did not produce a tornado on base. It began Thursday, Sept. 22, at 3:46 p.m. and produced 77 mph winds and 1.89 inches of rain. Some areas of base reported hail... Read more
TECH. SGT. NATALIE STANLEY, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
September 29, 2016
 During a panel session at the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference here Sept. 20, F-35A Lightning II senior leadership discussed the future of the multi-role aircraft.Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the Air Combat Command commander, declared the F-35A the key component of fusion warfare."It changes the game," Carlisle said. "It is going to be the difference maker and the backbone of... Read more
STAFF SGT. ALYSSA C. GIBSON, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information
September 29, 2016
 The success of today’s Air Force is a product of the Airmen who are willing to put themselves in harm’s way for the defense of the nation, the commander of Air Combat Command told thousands of Airmen, members of industry and airpower advocates during the Air, Space and Cyber Conference here Sept. 20.Gen. Hawk Carlisle used the opportunity to speak to this audience to highlight the... Read more
STAFF SGT. ALYSSA C. GIBSON, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information
September 29, 2016
 Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody will retire in early 2017, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Goldfein announced during the Air Force Update at the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference here Sept. 20.As the 17th CMSAF, Cody provided direction for the enlisted force and served as the personal advisor to Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Goldfein on... Read more
Bryan Magana, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
September 29, 2016
 The Department of Defense launched a new campaign called "BeThere" in recognition of September’s Suicide Prevention Month.The campaign encourages service members and veterans to take care of themselves and others, and promotes resources for those who are going through difficult times. The 419th Fighter Wing has a local resource in LeeAnn Gossett, director of psychological health. Gossett... Read more
KAT BAILEY, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
September 29, 2016
 The Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance Program calculator helps eligible federal employees make the right choices for themselves and their families during this open season, which runs until Sept. 30. The Office of Personnel Management offers an FEGLI calculator to assist with rapid and convenient computations to determine the face value and calculate premiums of various combinations of... Read more
September 29, 2016
In a statement marking the fifth anniversary of the repeal of the so-called "Do n’t Ask, Don’t Tell" law that barred gay men and lesbians from serving openly in the military, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said today’s military is stronger than ever."I am proud to report that five years after the implementation of the repeal of "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" our military, drawn from a cross-section of... Read more
Master Sgt. Angelita Colón-Francia, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
September 29, 2016
 Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller, the Air Force Reserve Command commander and chief of the Air Force Reserve, said the legacy of citizen Airmen of the past helped strengthen and shape the dynamic force that serves and defends the nation today during a session at the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference here Sept. 20.Addressing the audience, Miller said since 1948, Reserve Airmen... Read more
Ann Skarban, 302nd Airlift Wing Public Affairs
September 29, 2016
 The 2016 Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System Air Expeditionary Group along with two Air Reserve Component MAFFS-equipped C-130 aircraft completed a month-long activation in support of aerial fire suppression missions in the Western U.S., Sept. 3, 2016.This year’s MAFFS activation began when a Request for Assistance was made by the National Interagency Fire Center based in Boise, Idaho on... Read more
September 29, 2016
Property damage and loss claims that resulting from last week’s severe weather are handled by the Air Force Claims Service Center (AFCSC) at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. All covered federal employees MUST FIRST file claims for such damage/loss with their own private insurance companies. The Military Personnel and Civilian Employees Claims Act is "secondary" to all private insurance coverage for... Read more