AIRMAN TRISTAN D. VIGLIANCO, 9th Reconnaissance Wing Public Affairs
February 2, 2017
BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — Wrestling is an ancient, universal sport. It was one of the original sports of the ancient Olympic Games and various styles can be found across the globe. Staff Sgt. Raymond Drummer II, and his son Josiah Drummer, share a passion for the sport of wrestling.This passion serves as a link between father and son while Raymond Drummer II, 9th Maintenance Squadron... Read more
STAFF SGT. ALEXX PONS, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
February 2, 2017
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Nominations for the 2017 NAACP Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award are due to the Air Force Personnel Center by March 21, 2017.The award honors military members and Defense Department civilian employees who have supported the DOD mission or overseas contingency operations, or whose attributes epitomize the qualities and core values of their respective... Read more
Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Mota
February 2, 2017
DENVER — The superintendent of a Minnesota security forces unit joined his Airmen at an Air Force Reserve Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program event here Jan. 20-22 after attending a previous one that convinced him of its value.“I was hesitant the first time I attended but quickly saw the benefits of the program and made it a goal of sharing my experience and encouraging others to attend,” said... Read more
February 2, 2017
WASHINGTON — Memorandum for the heads of Executive departments and agenciesSubject: Hiring FreezeBy the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order a freeze on the hiring of Federal civilian employees to be applied across the board in the executive branch. As part of this freeze, no vacant positions existing at noon on... Read more
February 2, 2017
WASHINGTON - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that it is amending its regulation regarding fertility counseling and treatment available to eligible Veterans and spouses.  VA currently provides certain infertility services other than in vitro fertilization (IVF) services to Veterans as part of the medical benefits package.  This interim final rule authorizes IVF... Read more
Jim Garamone, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
February 2, 2017
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff today used the situation in The Gambia, where a serving president refused to give up power to his freely elected successor, as an example of why the peaceful transfer of power in the United States shouldn’t be taken for granted.Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford told the members of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society that the events in West Africa show... Read more
Jim Garamone
February 2, 2017
Performance will be the primary factor in the future if the Defense Department has to resort to a civilian reduction in force, DoD officials said today.The department revamped the rules for the reduction-in-force process as a result of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2016.That law requires the department to establish procedures to provide that, in any reduction in force of civilian... Read more
DoD News, Defense Media Activity
February 2, 2017
President Donald J. Trump intends to nominate Heather Wilson as Secretary of the Air Force, according to a White House press release issued today.Wilson is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, a Rhodes Scholar and a former U.S. congresswoman who represented New Mexico from 1998 to 2009.If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Wilson will be the first Air Force academy graduate to become Secretary of... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN ALEXA CULBERT, 42nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs
February 2, 2017
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James spent her final day in office honoring an Airman here Jan. 19, 2017.Before a packed auditorium of base leadership, River Region community leaders and Air University students, James presented two Silver Star medals to Col. Christopher Barnett for his actions in Afghanistan in 2009 on two separate occasions.Barnett, now an Air War... Read more
Katie Lange, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
February 2, 2017
Retired Marine Corps Gen. Jim Mattis has officially been confirmed as the new Secretary of Defense.While many of you who served (and still serve) in the Marine Corps know his achievements well, many other service members and DoD civilians might not know that much about the veteran commander. So to help introduce him to the community he’ll be serving, here are a few key facts to know:Gen. Mattis... Read more

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