SENIOR AIRMAN JUSTIN FUCHS, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
March 23, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Four reservists from the 419th Fighter Wing are training to be selected to compete in the Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers Military Competition to take place August 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic.Maj. Mark Eilertsen, Capt. Sterling Broadhead, Capt. Juan Cabrera, and 1st Lt. Cory Bobo hope to compete in this year’s competition, which tests and trains... Read more
March 23, 2017
DALLAS — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is giving shoppers a chance to witness all the falls, feuds and finishes of WrestleMania 33 — for free.Through March 30, Soldiers, Airmen and their families can enter the Mars WWE Sweepstakes for a chance to win one of 10 WWE pay-per-view codes, each valued at approximately $60, to watch WrestleMania 33 on April 2. Ten other winners will receive... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN ARECA T. BELL, Air Combat Command Public Affairs
March 23, 2017
JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Service members of Air Combat Command welcomed their new commander during a change of command ceremony, March 10.U.S. Air Force Gen. Mike Holmes assumed command from Gen. Herbert “Hawk” Carlisle before a crowd of Airmen, civilian and military dignitaries, and community leaders, in the 94th Fighter Squadron hangar. U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L.... Read more
TECH. SGT. ROBIN HUGHES, 75th Force Support Squadron
March 23, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — This month, the Team Hill Special Observance Council celebrated Women’s History Month. The WHM committee and Col. Jennifer Hammerstedt, 75th Air Base Wing commander, hosted a breakfast buffet here featuring guest speaker Andrea Williams, Big Sky Conference commissioner. Women’s History Month wasn’t always a nationally recognized event. President Jimmy Carter first... Read more
SAMANTHA MORRISON, Hill Air Force Base Civilian Personnel Section
March 23, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — On Aug. 5, 2016, the Office of Personnel Management issued final regulations to implement the newly created “disabled veteran leave” category. Established under the Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act of 2015 (Wounded Warriors Act), disabled veteran leave will be available to any federal employee hired on or after Nov. 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected... Read more
TECH. SGT. JIM ARAOS, U.S. Air Forces Central Command Public Affairs
March 23, 2017
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. — A Boston native assigned to U.S. Air Forces Central Command embodies the motto “Boston Strong” every day by living his personal mantra of “Never Quit. Never Stop. Not Today. Not Ever.”Retired Lt. Col. Gary Rudman, the AFCENT Safety deputy director, was diagnosed with cancer in 2014.Rudman retired from the Air Force May 1, 2011, as the USAFCENT Safety director and... Read more
STAFF SGT. ALEXX PONS, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
March 23, 2017
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force is accepting nominations for the 2017 Government Employees Insurance Company Military Service Awards.These awards annually recognize enlisted active duty, and one Reserve or Guard member from all branches of service for contributions to military or private-sector communities. The award categories are drug and alcohol abuse prevention,... Read more
March 23, 2017
FORT LEE, Va. — The phrase “Dietitian approved! We did the work for you!” is catching on at commissaries around the world as customers are using the Defense Commissary Agency’s new Nutrition Guide Program to help them shop.“It’s catching on quickly! Here we are in March, National Nutrition Month, and our customers are readily adapting to NGP, which was just introduced in January,” said Deborah... Read more
March 23, 2017
WASHINGTON — Military Outreach USA, a partner of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), recently launched a program to encourage communities to connect with local VA facilities and help VA provide support to homeless or recently homeless Veterans and their families.The Adopt-a-VA program, which began in February, connects individuals and community organizations, such as schools, faith-based... Read more
March 23, 2017
WASHINGTON — The reenlistment and extension ineligibility requirement will be removed from the enlisted professional military education program effective March 15, 2017 according to Air Force officials.Air Force deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel and services Lt. Gen. Gina Grosso, approved the change, removing the automatic reenlistment or extension ineligibility status for Airmen who... Read more

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