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  • Senate confirms Barrett to be Air Force secretary

    The 85 to 7 vote makes Barbara Barrett the third consecutive woman confirmed to lead the Air Force and its 685,000 total force Airmen. Barrett replaces Heather Wilson who resigned in May. Undersecretary Matthew Donovan served as acting secretary in the interim.
  • Air Force motorcycle mishaps hit historic lows

    Recently, the Air Force achieved a significant safety milestone when motorcycle mishaps reached historic lows.
  • Dietary Choices impact Physical and Mental Health

    Diet plays a significant role in our physical and mental health. Both overconsumption and malnutrition contribute to a number of health problems in developed countries including obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and premature mortality. Not surprisingly, poor diet is also associated with increased risk for mental health problems including depression and anxiety. People with unhealthy diets often suffer problems with mood, energy, sleep, and concentration, and are at higher risk for developing mood disorders.
  • SERE: Teaching how to survive

    The responsibility of ensuring these pilots are safe and have the knowledge and skills to make it home safe in any situation they might endure lies heavily on the shoulders of survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialists.
  • Air Force observes National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

    The awareness month is a collaborative effort between the Department of Defense, along with the Department of Homeland Security and its public and private partners. It is up to the total force to stay vigilant, keep learning and be ready for any potential cyber threat.
  • HQ RIO; making it easy to serve

    The Air Force Reserve Individual Mobilization Augmentee (IMA) forces are part of a global organization comprised of the best Airmen our nation has to offer. As commander, Headquarters Readiness and Integration Organization (HQ RIO), it is an absolute privilege to serve the nearly 8,000 IMAs around the world. My duty is to ensure each IMA is
  • ARCNet individual readiness report modifications

    ARCNet is releasing modifications to the individual readiness report on 11 October 2019. These modifications will streamline the display to what is needed for calculating an individual’s readiness.Fields for Last Decoration, Evaluation, and PME are being removed from the report. Any comments older than a year will also be deleted.A separate report
  • Air Force on schedule with new uniform issue timeline

    Trainees entering into Basic Military Training (BMT) at the 37th Training Wing this week are the first group to be issued the new Operational Camouflage Pattern (OCP) uniforms. After taking Airmen feedback into consideration, the uniform board members said they chose the OCP for the improved fit and comfort and so that they will blend in with their soldier counterparts’ uniforms in the joint environments, according to Cooper.
  • Air Force Recruiting Total Force Enterprise makes FY19 goal

    Air Force Recruiting Service had a successful performance in fiscal year 2019 as each of its components made goal for the yearThe Regular Air Force accessed 32,421 enlisted Airmen, 1,442 line officers, 763 health professionals and 34 chaplains. The Air Force Reserve assessed 7,323 enlisted airmen, 982 line officers, 361 health professionals and 50
  • AROWS-R orders requests must be submitted by Oct. 17, 2019

    The Defense Enterprise Accounting and Management System (DEAMS) is scheduled to be upgraded to the latest version of Oracle software starting Nov. 4, 2019.Prior to DEAMS going down all AROWS-R orders requests scheduled before, during or shortly after the DEAMS upgrade MUST be created and fully certified prior to 1700 EST Oct. 31, 2019. In order to
  • Reservist beats feet at Air Force Marathon

    As the morning temperature began to rise, both physical and mental conditions started to deteriorate for 1,331 participants from around the globe who had prepared their bodies and minds for the twenty-six plus miles ahead for the 23rd Annual Air Force Marathon at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Sept. 21, 2019.The start of the race was running an hour behind schedule. Capt. Sarah Smith, a Medical Service Corps and executive officer from the 315th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, was not going to let this small deviation deter her from the two things she’s passionate about - running and serving in the Air Force Reserve.
  • AF Week in Photos

    This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
  • Reserve medics place third in worldwide competition

    The 944th Fighter Wing’s team was honored to represent all of Air Force Reserve Command and took third place in the competition. The five-man team comprised of Citizen Airmen from the 944th Medical and Aeromedical Staging Squadrons were first-time participants and brought unique skill sets and experience to the competition.
  • 446th Maintenance Tool in World Competition

    Airmen from the 446th Airlift Wing created a new tool that may revolutionize how maintainers around the world complete a routine task.
  • New Air Force justice information system goes live

    Learning from decades of high ops tempo and web-based technologies, an Air Force team developed a $5.7 million professional system in less than 10 months that provides security forces operations with a progressive criminal data reporting system.
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