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March 12, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Thirty-four officer and enlisted Airmen were selected to participate in the Air Force’s Career Intermission Program, which offers from one to three years of partially paid time out of uniform to focus on personal and professional pursuits. Two of those selected have since voluntarily withdrawn their applications and will remain on active duty.The 32 program participants embody... Read more
Wayne Amann, 25th Air Force Public Affairs
March 12, 2015
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO - LACKLAND, Texas — This year marks the 40th anniversary of Red Flag — the United States Air Force’s premier air-to-air combat training exercise.For the last four decades, it’s evolved and today it continues to hone the skills of its participants to meet current and future real-world adversarial challenges.That evolution ramped up in 2013 when the Air Force introduced real-... Read more
Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr., Air Force News Service
March 12, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James kicked off Women’s History Month by speaking to attendees during the Center for a New American Security “Women and Leadership in National Security” conference in Washington, D.C., on March 4.“There’s simply no country in the world as widely diverse as the U.S.” James said, who was the keynote speaker at the event. “Progress has been... Read more
March 12, 2015
Team Hill named its annual award winners during Science, Engineering & Technical Management awards ceremony March 4 at The Landing.The ceremony celebrates the hard work and dedication of the men and women in the engineering and scientist career fields across the base. The awards specifically recognize those members who have made great strides in technology and processes to place enhanced... Read more
Cheryl Pellerin, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
March 12, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Over five years of U.S. Cyber Command operations, global movement of threat activity through cyberspace has blurred roles and relationships among government agencies, as well as between the public and private sectors and the real and virtual worlds, the Cybercom commander told a House panel.Navy Adm. Michael S. Rogers testified March 4 before the House Armed Services Committee... Read more
Jim Garamone, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
March 12, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Investments in leadership will pay dividends the U.S. military can’t imagine today, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said during a recent interview.Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey spoke at length about leadership, and said he is still learning about the subject.“Leadership is kind of a journey — not a destination,” the chairman said. “If you ever think you’ve got it right... Read more
Jim Garamone, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
March 12, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Internal reforms are just as important to the Defense Department as an increase to its budget, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the House Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee on March 4.Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey told the subcommittee that the department requires the flexibility to trim its excess infrastructure; re-examine its pay, benefits and... Read more
Jenny Gordon, Robins Public Affairs
March 12, 2015
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — When one door closes at the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex regarding aviation modernization, that same door swings open for another opportunity.In the 562nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, maintainers have completed a complex avionics and weather radar modernization package, referred to as BLOCK 16, with the final C-17 Globemaster set to fly home this month.This... Read more
Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs
March 5, 2015
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — Since the Air Force’s inception nearly 70 years ago, the image of aircraft overhead and the roar of jet engines may have fostered feelings of patriotism and instilled an indelible sense of security in many Americans.Working behind the scenes to ensure citizens have placed their faith in a steadfast force, Airmen assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Maintenance... Read more
Staff Sgt. Torri Ingalsbe, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information
March 5, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Air Force’s top two leaders justified their service’s funding proposal in the fiscal year 2016 president’s budget request to members of the Senate Appropriations Committee during an Air Force posture hearing Feb. 25, in Washington, D.C.“Rather than living with sequestration levels, we are coming in with a budget figure for (fiscal) ’16 which is substantially closer to what... Read more

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