Articles

Cheryl Pellerin, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
June 16, 2016
Defense Secretary Ash Carter on June 9 announced the next steps in his Force of the Future initiative to modernize the rules and regulations that govern how the Defense Department recruits, develops and retains service members and civilian employees.These are the third and fourth steps he’s announced since a snowy week in February 2015, his first week in office, when he spoke urgently during an... Read more
KIM BOWDEN, Air Force Materiel Command Public Affairs
June 16, 2016
Family and fellow Airmen have been the keys to success in Chief Master Sgt. Jason France’s Air Force career of 26 years and counting. As the new command chief of Air Force Materiel Command, France plans to keep them a priority.“I wouldn’t be where I am today without the support of my family and the balance they bring to my life,” he said. “My success is also due in part to my mentors and fellow... Read more
Bryan Magana, 419th Fighter Wing
June 16, 2016
On the 72nd anniversary of D-Day last week, the 419th Fighter Wing hosted 96-year-old Army veteran Charles Hardy, who served in World War II and the Korean War.During his visit, Hardy toured Hill’s flightline and heard the roar of F-16s engines. He also got an up-close look at the Air Force’s newest fighter jet, the F-35 Lightning II, and met some of the Airmen who have followed in his footsteps.... Read more
June 16, 2016
Airmen looking to ride into adventure can get the chance to take the keys to their very own Harley, thanks to a sweepstakes from the Army & Air Force Exchange Service and Dr. Pepper.With the Dr. Pepper Refresh, Win & Ride Sweepstakes, one lucky winner will take home a Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight motorcycle valued at $11,199. Authorized Exchange shoppers worldwide can enter from... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN ANDREA POSEY, 33rd Fighter Wing Public Affairs
June 16, 2016
Since the introduction of the F-35A Lightning II, Airmen at the 33rd Fighter Wing have saved the Air Force close to $84,000 and more than 720 hours of shipping delays by locally manufacturing parts and tools.Around 500 maintenance personnel are assigned to work with the F-35 at Eglin Air Force Base. These Airmen and sailors are some of the first to maintain the fifth-generation jet, which gives... Read more
June 16, 2016
With more than a half million people expected to attend the 2016 Hill AFB “Warriors Over the Wasatch” open house and air show June 25-26, spectators can avoid traffic delays and parking issues by taking advantage of special service and discounted fares offered by Utah Transit Authority.For the first time in its history, UTA will offer limited FrontRunner commuter rail service on a Sunday, with... Read more
MICHAEL BOTTOMS, U.S. Special Operations Command
June 16, 2016
For more than two months, Ranger students train to exhaustion. They push the limits of their bodies, minds and souls, and on average, one in three candidates makes it through the grueling course.The average U.S. Army Ranger School student is in the rank of E-4 through E-6 on the enlisted side and O-1 through O-3 for the officers. Most are between 19 and 27 years old, and only about 21 Airmen... Read more
June 16, 2016
The Defense Commissary Agency will host the military resale partnership event, Your Healthy Lifestyle Festival, July 1-31 at commissaries worldwide.This annual event will feature discounted prices on produce at commissary farmers markets, savings on workout equipment and apparel at exchanges, health screenings at local clinics, and fitness events hosted by the post morale, welfare and recreation... Read more
June 16, 2016
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq last week, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.Officials reported details of the June 8 strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.Strikes in SyriaBomber, fighter, attack, and remotely piloted aircraft  ... Read more
SALLIE CAUTHERS, DeCA marketing and mass media specialist
June 16, 2016
Not just for Flag Day on June 14 or Fathers’ Day on June 19, but for every day in June, commissaries are stocking the products their customers need at special promotional prices. That’s what Tracie Russ, director of sales for the Defense Commissary Agency is saying about the promotional lineup for June. Each month, commissaries collaborate with their industry partners — vendors, suppliers... Read more