Articles

Sue Smith, Hill AFB Drug Demand Reduction Program Manager
October 23, 2014
National Red Ribbon Week is observed the last week of October in response to the 1985 murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena in Mexico.His death angered parents and youth in communities across the country and they began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the killing and destruction caused by drugs in America.It is the largest, most visible drug prevention... Read more
Nick Simeone, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
October 23, 2014
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has authorized the Defense Department to call up a small number of National Guard or reserve troops that possess special skills needed to aid efforts in stopping the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa.Obama issued an executive order last week authorizing the secretaries of Defense and Homeland Security to order the Selected Reserve and certain... Read more
Staff Sgt. E’Lysia Wray, 49th Wing Public Affairs
October 23, 2014
HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — Air Force active duty Airmen who want to take advantage of the military assistance programs for voluntary education in the coming academic year can expect several changes that were implemented on Oct. 1.The new Air Force Credentialing Opportunities Online, also referred to as AF COOL, will take the place of the Military Tuition Assistance certification program for... Read more
Airman Jordyn Rucker, 35th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
October 23, 2014
MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan — Demolition of Misawa Air Base’s AN/FLR-9 antenna, also known as the “Elephant Cage,” began Oct. 15 after nearly 50 years of service.Construction on the iconic antenna began in 1963 and was completed in 1965 at a cost of $3.3 million.While operational, the antenna could intercept and directionally locate high-frequency radio transmissions up to 4,000 nautical miles away.... Read more
David R. Hopper, 55th Wing Public Affairs
October 23, 2014
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. — Thrust into the depths of war Dec. 7, 1941, the U.S. employed all its resources to meet the enemy in battle quickly but one resource began to run out — manpower.At a time when the U.S. was still trying to climb out of the Great Depression, war began to empty houses of fathers, sons and brothers to meet an enemy that was attempting to take over the world.At the... Read more
Kerry B. Sparks, Deputy Director, ICBM Ground Systems Division
October 23, 2014
Another Hill AFB organization was recently recognized for a National Award. The ICBM Systems Directorate (ICBMSD), part of the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, was recently awarded the Citation of Honor by the Air Force Association during a ceremony at the Air & Space Conference in Washington D.C.  Each year the AFA honors the outstanding achievements of men and women throughout the U.S... Read more
Secretary of the Air Force, Public Affairs
October 23, 2014
WASHINGTON — Air Force officials are aware of and are actively working to identify any inconsistencies regarding benefits and separation program details associated with the fiscal year 2014 force management programs.From inception, the multi-year strategy for force management programs was complex and dynamic in nature as the Air Force undertook broad measures to meet mission and budgetary needs.... Read more
DoD News
October 23, 2014
WASHINGTON — Operation Homefront is seeking nominations for the 2015 Military Child of the Year awards.Officials of the nonprofit organization, which provides aid to service members and their families, said they understand what military children go through in supporting their service members and want to recognize their contributions. Parents, grandparents, Scout leaders, teachers, counselors... Read more
Secretary of the Air Force, Public Affairs
October 23, 2014
WASHINGTON — Air Force officials announced a new policy requiring the inclusion and command review of information on sex-related offenses in personnel service records Sept. 30.The change was directed in the fiscal year 2014 National Defense Authorization Act, requiring the services to document this information in service member personnel records.“Sexual harassment and sexual assault are not... Read more
Air Force Personnel Center, Public Affairs
October 23, 2014
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Airmen around the world are asked to respond to many surveys, some of which are official and legitimate. Others, however, are not official and Airmen should not respond to them.According to Renee Tealer of the Air Force Survey Office, Air Force Personnel Center, Airmen typically get three types of surveys.Local surveys of unit members on topics that are... Read more