Commentary

Maj. Gen. Kurt Neubauer, U.S. Air Force Chief of Safety
August 1, 2013
As your new Air Force Chief of Safety, my sole purpose is to preserve our most critical asset — you! We’re halfway through the Critical Days of Summer campaign, an important milestone since we’ve historically seen an upsurge in fatalities in the second half of the season. We can help turn this trend around by keeping a strong safety outlook — in the air, on the ground, all the time. We Airmen... Read more
Lt. Gen. Bruce Litchfield, Air Force Sustainment Center commander
August 1, 2013
  TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — The last couple of weeks I’ve been out and about in an attempt to really understand the furlough impacts. Unfortunately, travel restrictions have prevented spending time at each location, but the messages appear similar across the Center. It’s easy to see the mission degradation, but I really wanted to understand the first-hand personal impacts. I have been... Read more
Airman 1st Class Zachary Vucic, Air Force News Service
August 1, 2013
  FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. — Engaging in social media can be a positive experience that entertains, keeps people connected and allows opinions to be expressed on a wide variety of topics. In some cases though, social media can ruin personal reputations or careers, and create an open window for criminals to access personal information. According to the Air Force’s top social media expert... Read more
419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
July 25, 2013
In late May, Col. Brian Silkey became the 419th Operations Group commander. Public Affairs recently sat down with Silkey to discuss his priorities for the group.   As the new OG/CC, what are your top three priorities?   My goal is to keep the OG ready for worldwide combat taskings in support of combatant commanders’ objectives and national security priorities. I’d like to get to know... Read more
By Gen. Larry O. Spencer, Air Force Vice Chief of Staff
July 18, 2013
Fellow Airmen, I need your help in fixing a problem that directly relates to our overall readiness — sexual assault. This is a problem each and every one of you has a part in solving. As Airmen in the world’s greatest Air Force, treating each other with dignity and respect is absolutely essential. Our mission effectiveness is built on trust and nothing can be allowed to violate that trust. We... Read more
Air Force News Service
July 11, 2013
WASHINGTON — Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III send the following furlough message to the Airmen of the United States Air Force: As you all know, Department of Defense civilian furloughs begin this week. With few exceptions, our civilian Airmen face involuntary furlough one day per week from the pay period starting July 8 through... Read more
Commander, Air Force Materiel Command
July 3, 2013
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — To mark the July 4th holiday — our nation’s 237th birthday — many of us will get together for a cookout or to watch fireworks with friends and family. While we certainly look forward to those activities, we should also use the holiday as an opportunity to reflect on exactly why it is we’re able to celebrate. Certainly we owe a great deal to the men who... Read more
Ross E. Marshall, AFSC Executive Director
July 3, 2013
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — As we near the date that furloughs will actually take place, I wanted to share with you the latest information I have. Furloughs are set to begin the week of July 8. The Air Force Sustainment Center and most tenants have selected to observe the furlough day on Fridays and so July 12 is scheduled to be our first furlough day. In order to support our warfighters and... Read more
Secretary of State Public Affairs
June 27, 2013
“The Department of Defense welcomes the Supreme Court’s decision today on the Defense of Marriage Act. The Department will immediately begin the process of implementing the Supreme Court’s decision in consultation with the Department of Justice and other executive branch agencies. The Department of Defense intends to make the same benefits available to all military spouses — regardless of sexual... Read more
1st Lt. Jorge L. Tameron, 84th Radar Evaluation Squadron
June 27, 2013
Cruising on I-15 South from Hill Air Force Base you have the sparkling Great Salt Lake on your right and the majestic Wasatch Mountains on your left. Your eyes drift to the jagged peaks of the mountains, sharp as knives slicing into the warm summer sky. But wait, one of these peaks is not like the others. Instead of piercing into space there lies a white dome, more closely resembling a golf ball... Read more

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