Articles

Todd Cromar, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
January 19, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — For some, the process of turning in old, unused or excess government property is as mysterious as the Bermuda Triangle or the Lost City of Atlantis, but it doesn’t need to be. The process, although not overly complicated, seems challenging because most of us simply do not use it on a regular basis. Instead, we tend to collect unwanted or excess equipment,... Read more
AIRMAN 1ST CLASS MYA M. CROSBY, 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
January 19, 2017
The Ogden Air Logistics Complex’s 309th Aircraft Maintenance and Regeneration Group located outside Tucson, Ariz., plays a critical role in supporting the warfighter. The most recent example — A-10C Thunderbolt IIs assigned to active-duty fighter squadrons at Davis-Monthan AFB are in the process of having new lightweight airborne recovery systems installed by the 309th AMARG.The LARS V-12 is... Read more
75th Air Base Wing Public Affair
January 19, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Workshops are still available for Airmen who want to learn more about the new military Blended Retirement System (BRS) and Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).Hill AFB’s Airman and Family Readiness Center sponsored town hall meetings in December and just this month started a series of BRS and TSP workshops open to service members and their families.The National Defense... Read more
Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
January 19, 2017
WASHINGTON — The Air Force announced new policies on dress and appearance with regard to tattoos, as well as changes to service medical accession policy Jan. 9.These changes result from a review of Air Force accessions policies directed by Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James in 2016.“As part of our effort to attract and retain as many qualified Airmen as possible we periodically review our... Read more
TECH. SGT. ROBERT BARNETT, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
January 19, 2017
WASHINGTON — The men and women of the Air Force bid farewell to the 23rd Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James during a ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Jan. 11. James led the Air Force for more than three years after being confirmed in December 2013. “Because of your leadership, the United States Air Force is better prepared to fly, fight and win than at any time in... Read more
RICHARD SALOMON, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
January 19, 2017
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force will roll out a new Department of Defense civilian appraisal program in April designed to improve overall job performance, enhance supervisor and employee communication, and more effectively develop and reward the workforce. The new program, called the DoD Performance Management and Appraisal Program, is part of the DoD’s collaborative... Read more
DR. MARISSA M. WACHLAROWICZ, 55th Medical Group
January 19, 2017
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. — Death, deployment, facing the consequences of a failed Physical Fitness Assessment, all can be stressful factors for military members and they can compound without a strategy to address them. Besides taking full advantage of the various helping agencies on base, an important factor to remember is that Brief, consistent exercises throughout the day can have... Read more
MARISA ALIA-NOVOBILSKI, Air Force Research Laboratory
January 19, 2017
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – It’s a materials scientist’s dream, but as some experts say, an engineer’s nightmare. For scientists and engineers at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, additive manufacturing, also known as 3-D printing, can be a powerful tool for rapid innovation.Ultimately, it’s a new way of looking at manufacturing across the... Read more
Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
January 19, 2017
WASHINGTON — Air Force officials announced Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas, as the preferred location for the first Air Force Reserve-led F-35 base, which is expected to begin receiving its first F-35As in the mid-2020s. Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona; Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida; and Whiteman AFB, Missouri, will be considered as reasonable alternatives... Read more
COL. SCOTT JONES, Director, ICBM Systems Directorate
January 12, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — It’s that time of year to reflect on the accomplishments of the last year and to make resolutions for the upcoming New Year. Our hopes and dreams from the past motivate and inspire us to be better during the coming year. But as time passes, one mission remains the same for the only Air Force weapon system currently on alert 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days... Read more

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