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Tech. Sgt. Beatrice Brown, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing
March 19, 2015
UNDISCLOSED LOCATION — It’s the minute details of tasks that make what Airmen do so vital to accomplishing their mission. For the Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight, these details have a profound impact on flightline operations each day.“We support, maintain and repair aerospace ground equipment,” said Staff Sgt. Nicholas, AGE assistant floor lead. “We support anything (maintainers) need to work... Read more
Dr. Robert Kane, Air University Public Affairs
March 19, 2015
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — The women of today’s Air Force can look back with pride to Staff Sgt. Esther McGowin Blake.“We consider her the first lady of the Air Force,” said William Chivalette, the curator of the Enlisted Heritage Hall at Gunter Annex here. “She raised her right hand to enlist in the U.S. Air Force on the first minute of the first hour of the first day, July 8, 1948, that... Read more
March 19, 2015
A Women’s History Month Luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 24 at The Landing on base. The guest speaker is Thomasania Montgomery-Leydsman, one of the first two African-American women commissioned following graduation from the Coast Guard’s Officer Candidate School. The theme for the event is “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives.” The menu is chef salad or club... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
March 19, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Kyle Bushey says he thought of only two things during a grim, 10-hour firefight he endured in Afghanistan last year: keeping his team safe and staying alive to see his then-unborn son.Bushey, 24, is a staff sergeant and bomb technician with the 775th Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight at Hill Air Force Base. In February 2014, Bushey’s very first deployment sent him to... Read more
Breanne Smith, AFCEC Public Affairs
March 19, 2015
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO - LACKLAND, Texas — Airmen signing a lease to live in privatized homes on base may no longer be covered by a renters insurance provision, due to a recent Department of Defense change in basic allowance for housing. The Department of Defense opted to eliminate the renters insurance component of BAH, an average of $20 each month per member, as of Jan. 1.As a result of... Read more
March 19, 2015
R. NIAL BRADSHAW/U.S. Air ForceC. Anthony “Tony” Braswell (right) is appointed March 9 to the Senior Executive Service and the position as Director, Contracting Directorate, at Hill Air Force Base. The oath of office was administered by Nancy Andrews, Air Force Sustainment Center Contracting Directorate, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.  Read more
Staff Sgt. Jessica Condit, 19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
March 19, 2015
LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. — Senior Airman Yia Thao, a 19th Airlift Wing Judge Advocate paralegal, was raised to know that hard work reaps great rewards. The work ethic and dedication that builds a better future runs deep in his family and continues through Thao and his siblings today.Thao was born in Thailand in the American refugee camp of Bamvinah. Throughout his childhood, he watched... Read more
March 19, 2015
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, TEXAS — Enlisted Airmen in 23 Air Force specialty codes may be eligible to receive a selective reenlistment bonus effective March 12, Air Force officials announced last week.The Air Force is moving forward with a higher end-strength, so AFSCs eligible for the SRB program will increase to address retention of experienced Airmen in some key mission areas such as... Read more
Senior Airman Nicole Sikorski, 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
March 19, 2015
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — Excessive use of force by law enforcement is a topic that has plagued U.S. headlines more than once in 2014. While the civilian police force is responsible for de-escalating a situation at the lowest level, the military is held to the same standard.Although tackling issues with no harm to others is the intent of all Air Force security forces members, they must train... Read more
March 12, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Air Force, with congressional authorization, will convert 18 primary combat-coded A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from active units and place them into Backup-Aircraft Inventory status with the possibility of converting another 18 at a later date in fiscal year 2015.The Secretary of Defense has authorized the Air Force to place up to 36 A-10 aircraft into BAI status. Although... Read more

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