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Cheryl Pellerin, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
June 23, 2016
U.S. forces in Afghanistan now will be able to boost support for Afghan conventional forces with more firepower and by accompanying and advising them on the ground and in the air, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said June 15 in Brussels.The secretary spoke during a news conference after this week’s NATO defense ministers conference, his fourth as defense secretary and the last such meeting before... Read more
Jim Garamone, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
June 23, 2016
The American people need to know that the U.S. military is a true meritocracy that’s open to all citizens who meet service standards, Air Force Gen. Lori J. Robinson said at the White House-sponsored United State of Women Summit here June 14.Robinson, the commander of U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command, spoke at the summit before thousands of women at the Walter E... Read more
DoD News, Defense Media Activity
June 23, 2016
Retired Air Force Gen. Janet C. Wolfenbarger took office June 15 as the chairperson of the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS), Pentagon officials announced. She succeeds retired Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Frances C. Wilson.Wolfenbarger was commissioned in 1980 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, beginning her career in acquisition as an engineer at Eglin Air Force... Read more
Todd Cromar, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
June 16, 2016
For years, the wheel shop here has disassembled, inspected, repaired, built and delivered reliable tires and wheels for F-16 Fighting Falcons. That reliability and 24-hour turnaround service will remain intact as the base’s operational mission transitions to the F-35A Lightning II.The F-35 tire change process has become more efficient, thanks to an innovation devised by the shop’s Airmen, which... Read more
June 16, 2016
It’s often said in leadership circles: Take care of your people and they will take care of the mission. With that in mind, leaders from Hill and the local union meet regularly to take part in an Installation Partnership Forum.The Hill Installation Partnership Forum collaborates on decisions and issues concerning the workplace outside of the traditional bargaining process. It meets on a... Read more
June 16, 2016
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds are excited to announce the return to the 2016 demonstration schedule, beginning this weekend in Ocean City, MD.The Thunderbirds temporarily stood down for two weekends following an aircraft mishap on June 2nd after performing the 2016 U.S. Air Force Academy graduation flyover in Colorado Springs, Colo. During the stand-down, the Team supported the safety... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN ERIN BABIS, U.S. Air Forces in Europe Public Affairs
June 16, 2016
About 350 personnel are supporting 20 F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano Air Base, Italy, and the 138th Fighter Wing at Tulsa Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma, as part of bilateral flying training with the Polish Air Force.The Aviation Detachment 16-3 training is aimed to improve familiarization of operational and logistical processes, to maintain joint readiness and... Read more
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

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