May 25, 2017
Q: Could you please enlighten me about the apparent changes to lane availability at the Roy Gate in the mornings? 1) On Friday there was only one lane open, then there were two lanes open. There are no lights above the main lanes so people can’t tell which lane is open. 2) On another day there were only two lanes open, then the third lane did open. What are the timings to the apparent lane... Read more
Air Force Materiel Command Public Affairs
May 25, 2017
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Across Air Force Materiel Command, military and civilian employees continue to embrace the command’s culture and message of encouraging proactive bystander behaviors which emphasize intervening when others need assistance.The primary philosophy of the Green Dot program, implemented across the Air Force, is to encourage everyone to be comfortable stepping up... Read more
STAFF SGT. ALEXX PONS, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
May 25, 2017
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force officials are currently accepting submissions for the 2017 National Public Service Award.The American Society for Public Administration and the National Academy of Public Administration established the award to honor individuals whose outstanding contributions and accomplishments allow them to be viewed as models of public service in and out of... Read more
Profession of Arms Center of Excellence
May 25, 2017
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force has rolled out a new First Term Airmen Course dedicated to developing Airmen as next-generation leaders. Airmen straight out of technical training will be taking the next step in their professional development when they attend the newly revamped FTAC at their assigned installation. The first installation to teach the course is Joint Base... Read more
Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
May 25, 2017
WASHINGTON — Air Force leaders recently removed the restriction that kept pilots weighing less than 136 pounds from flying the F-35A. The restriction was imposed in 2015 due to concerns about the risk during ejections in a portion of the flight envelope.After rigorous testing to ensure the escape system works reliably and safely in all planned conditions and across all pilot weights, three... Read more
Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
May 25, 2017
WASHINGTON — Air Force officials developed a crowdsourcing/idea website to leverage knowledge and expertise from Airmen in the field May 15, 2017.The CAC-enabled milSuite website provides an online presence for Airmen to offer ideas on how to revitalize Air Force Squadrons. Airmen are encouraged to address specific topics presented in the form of challenges and to help identify the best ideas by... Read more
MASTER SGT. BRYAN FRANKS, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
May 25, 2017
WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis ceremoniously swore in Heather Wilson as the 24th Secretary of the Air Force at the Pentagon May 16, 2017.“If we wanted to do one thing to Webster’s Unbridged Dictionary to define a Patriot with no words, we could put up Heather Wilson’s picture right next to the word, and we would explain what a patriot truly is,” Mattis said. “On behalf of the entire... Read more
STAFF SGT. NESHA HUMES, 86th Airlfift Wing Public Affairs
May 18, 2017
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — Staff Sgt. Martha Otto’s excitement began to soar as a helicopter landed at Kakuma refugee camp in North-west Kenya, November 2000. The former South Sudanese refugee and recent 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron training manager survived gruesome attacks caused by Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), and waited anxiously for her and her older brother’s departure... Read more
DARRIN MUHR, Health Promotions Coordinator
May 18, 2017
Most of us are aware of how much is being paid to support a tobacco habit in the area of increased health risk, but do you know how much it’s actually hurting your financial health? At an average cost of around $6 a pack on military installations, a pack-a-day smoker spends more than $2,000 a year just for cigarettes. Plus, there’s the cost of lighters, gas to make emergency runs to the store,... Read more
May 18, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron, Detachment 1, hosted Airmen and aircraft participating in the air-to-ground weapons evaluation program, May 1-11.The Combat Hammer exercise takes place twice each year here, and twice annually at Eglin AFB, Florida, and is part of the Weapon System Evaluation Program (WSEP). WSEP has two parts: Combat Hammer evaluates all U.S. Air... Read more