Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
March 9, 2017
WASHINGTON — The Air Force is moving out on its top general’s number two focus area – Strengthening Joint Leaders and Teams.In the fall of 2016, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein announced three areas he considers foundational to the Air Force: Revitalizing Air Force squadrons, Strengthening Joint Leaders and Teams, and Focusing on Multi-Domain Command and Control.“Airpower and what... Read more
March 9, 2017
FORT LEE, Va. — Balancing its financial books is an annual ritual for the Defense Commissary Agency. So it’s no surprise to the men and women who deliver the benefit that they’ve now eclipsed the 15-year mark in effectively managing their annual appropriations.Independent auditors recently gave DeCA an “unmodified” audit opinion for its fiscal 2016 financial statements, continuing a string of... Read more
LT. COL. BRUS VIDAL, Air Force District of Washington Public Affairs
March 9, 2017
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. — The Air Force District of Washington and Joint Base Andrews are on the leading edge of a chief of staff of the Air Force initiative that will impact the total force Air Force.The core project team tasked with overseeing a three-phase, full-time project to revitalize Air Force squadrons chose AFDW and JB Andrews as its first field visit.Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David... Read more
March 9, 2017
One of the best ways to start losing weight or just improve your nutrition overall is to keep track of what you eat and drink every day. You probably have seen all the advice about eating well-balanced meals—from the amounts you should put on your plate at meals to the recommended amounts of essential nutrients you need every day. But how do you raise your awareness about what you eat and drink?... Read more
STAFF SGT. HAILEY HAUX, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information
March 9, 2017
WASHINGTON — A business card sits in the depths of a wallet. Sitting on the couch, the owner contemplates his next step in life, the billfold falls onto the floor and the card is strewn across the ground along with the other contents. The 18-year-old picks it up, studies the words ‘Air Force recruiter’ and makes a phone call.“It was fate. Two months later I was in basic training,” said the new... Read more
COL. PATRICK S. RYAN, Secretary of the Air Force, Office of the Chief Information Officer
March 9, 2017
WASHINGTON — Five or 10 years ago, such a statement might have been appropriate for a cartoon matinee or slapstick farce, but in a new world defined by the Internet of Things, this statement isn’t just a possibility, but an actual cyber vulnerability to be aware of.Companies today are adding the word “smart” to a constellation of different products: water bottles, refrigerators, televisions, and... Read more
AIR FORCE MATERIEL COMMAND DIRECTORATE OF MANPOWER, Personnel and Services
March 9, 2017
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — WorkLife4You began on Oct. 1, 2016, by Federal Occupational Health. Like the Employee Assistance Program, WorkLife4You focuses on federal civilian employees.The program helps to meet worker’s daily life challenges by providing resource referral services to employees across the country and overseas. It is designed to empower civilians and their dependents to... Read more
March 9, 2017
WASHINGTON — Researchers know of aspirin’s benefits in preventing certain ailments — from cardiovascular disease to most recently colorectal cancer. But while the link to those two conditions was made, researchers also questioned how and if this “wonder drug” could work to ward off other types of cancers. Thanks to a team led by Dr. Vinod Vijayan at the DeBakey Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical... Read more
DARREN D. HEUSEL, 72nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs
March 9, 2017
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — When it comes to producing STEM graduates to develop and maintain modern weapon systems, the nation is falling behind, the Air Force Sustainment Center’s commander told members of the Oklahoma State Board of Regents last week.Lt. Gen. Lee K. Levy II told Regents at their regular meeting Feb. 1 in Oklahoma City that one way to address the shortage of science,... Read more
PAUL HOLCOMB, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
March 2, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — During the day, 1st Lt. Ken Cerreta is a program manager in the F-16 System Program Office here. Off duty, he’s a skilled craftsman who builds handmade bicycle frames.A former enlisted aircraft machinist and welder, Cerreta found that he missed working with his hands after commissioning.“I enjoyed fabricating aircraft parts and wanted to continue fabrication as a... Read more

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