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KIM BOWDEN, 711th Human Performance Wing
January 26, 2017
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — In the spring of 2016, several female medics assigned to the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, part of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing, returned from deployments. One of the first stops was the Wing’s Human Systems Integration Directorate’s Anthropometry Lab to see what could be done about the fit of... Read more
TECH. SGT. BRYAN FRANKS, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
January 26, 2017
WASHINGTON — Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein outlined his perspective on the future of American airpower and how Airmen “deployed in place” play a vital role in today’s Air Force during his discussion at the American Enterprise Institute Public Forum in Washington, D.C., Jan. 18, 2017.Since the beginning of the Cold War, Airmen have been in a state of deployment. Today, nearly 200... Read more
AIRMAN 1ST CLASS NATHAN BYRNES, 99th Air Base Wing
January 26, 2017
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.— The Air Force is in the midst of a pilot shortage. While most platforms are affected by the shortage, the fighter pilot community has been hit the hardest. In September 2015, the Air Force Chief of Staff directed a fighter enterprise redesign to focus on developing a strategy and implementation plan to ensure the Air Force has an enduring, proficient and... Read more
Air Force Staff Report
January 26, 2017
WASHINGTON — The Air Force introduced a new Energy Flight Plan, signed by Miranda Ballentine, the assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, environment and energy, on Jan. 6. Following the direction established by the Air Force 30 Year Strategy and the Strategic Master Plan, the Energy Flight Plan identified a long-term vision for the Air Force to enhance mission assurance... Read more
STAFF SGT. JANNELLE MCRAE, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
January 26, 2017
WASHINGTON — Capitalizing on the Air Force culture of innovation, the “Make Every Dollar Count” program continues to evolve to maximize the impact of each dollar with the addition of six new initiatives. In a memorandum sent to Airmen across the Air Force, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein stated MEDC includes the continuation of... Read more
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

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