KAT BAILEY, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
May 11, 2017
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Female Airmen now have up to 12 months after having a baby to request separation from the service under the Air Force’s new Diversity and Inclusion initiative.This policy change, effective April 26, 2017, gives female Airmen more time to better understand and assess how they can balance a military career and family needs, ensuring they have the opportunity... Read more
May 11, 2017
Whether it’s for case lot sales, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day or more, commissaries are offering special savings throughout May for Military Appreciation Month. “We want to thank our military members and their families for their service,” said Tracie Russ, director of sales for the Defense Commissary Agency. “One way for us to do this at your local commissary is to offer the ever-popular Customer... Read more
309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group
May 11, 2017
DAVIS-MONTHAN AFB, Ariz. — U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Gregory Ferguson, the Air National Guard Assistant to the Commander, United States Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), along with an MC-130H Talon II aircraft and its crew, recently visited the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) to recognize and pay tribute to the group’s contribution to the AFSOC mission.The... Read more
Peter Holstein, Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs
May 11, 2017
FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Have you ever left the doctor’s office feeling frustrated or confused? Have you ever forgotten some of what they told you? Doing a little bit of preparation before your appointment can make sure you get the most out of seeing a medical provider.The Air Force Medical Service is committed to developing a patient centered culture that values input and feedback from the people we... Read more
LT. COL. DENISE KERR, Air Force Reserve Policy Integration
May 11, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The chief of the Air Force Reserve testified alongside the chief of the National Guard Bureau and other services’ Reserve chiefs before the Senate Appropriations Committee - Subcommittee on Defense, April 26.With the deadline of the continuing resolution looming, all of the services’ described the need for budget stability and predictably.“Constrained defense budgets and a lack... Read more
May 4, 2017
GRAF IGNATIEVO AIR BASE, Bulgaria — Two F-35A Lightning IIs and about 20 supporting Airmen arrived at Graf Ignatievo Air Base April 28 from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England.The F-35As are participating in the first training deployment to Europe. The aircraft and total force Airmen are from the 34th Fighter Squadron, 388th Fighter Wing, and the Air Force Reserve’s 466th Fighter Squadron, 419th... Read more


Commentary: Share the road

Allan Woods, 75th Air Base Wing safety manager
May 4, 2017
A near miss is an unplanned event that did not result in injury, illness or damage, but had the potential to do so. Only a fortunate break in the chain of events prevented an injury, fatality or damage.At one time or another, we are all pedestrians. As pedestrians we hope the vehicle operators around us are paying attention while driving to help keep us safe as we utilize crosswalks. Knowing that... Read more
TRACIE ATKINS, Hill AFB Airman & Family Readiness Center
May 4, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Heart Link is a quarterly event offered by the Airman & Family Readiness Center here designed to strengthen military families and enhance mission readiness. Heart Link’s goals are: • Increase spouse awareness of the AF mission, customs, traditions, protocols and available resources and services.• Enable spouses to capitalize on the availability of on- and... Read more
May 4, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Airmen here responded to an active shooter scenario in and around building 732 on the base’s east side, April 24.According to Rick Dooley, 75th Air Base Wing installation exercise manager, this type of training is necessary as active shooter events are occurring more frequently.“Active shooter scenarios provide important training for our Security Forces personnel... Read more


Commentary: Days of Remembrance

TECH. SGT. SARAH MCGOWAN, 21st Space Wing Equal Opportunity Office
May 4, 2017
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Like many of the special observances we partake in each year, the Holocaust remembrance exemplifies a significant time of human suffering. This time has become a reminder for us to take a moment of silence and reflect on the impact of the slaughter that nearly wiped out an entire community.The Days of Remembrance falls on April 23-30 this year and is one of the... Read more