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  • Aim high! Utilize health, wellness coaching

    Life isn’t easy. That concept resonates with many people, without discrimination, and Reserve Citizen Airmen are no exception. Whether it’s problems at home, stress at work, becoming a new parent or deploying, Airmen may find themselves struggling at one or various points in their careers. Mental, physical and emotional barriers can all chip away
  • HQ ARPC enlisted development call focuses on AF heritage

    Headquarters Air Reserve Personnel Center held its first Enlisted Development Call here July 1.The concept was created and vetted through senior leaders following the Defense Equal Opportunity Climate Survey (DEOCS) that was conducted last fall.“One of the major areas of feedback that came out of the DEOCS was Airmen indicated that they wanted
  • AMC leadership visits JBLM, drives home message of readiness, innovation

    Gen. Maryanne Miller, commander of Air Mobility Command, and Chief Master Sgt. Terrence Greene, AMC command chief, saw first-hand what makes Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, the global-reaching airlift power that it is during their visit here, June 24-27.Team McChord Airmen showcased their units’ humanitarian airlift and airdrop capabilities,
  • Displaying "Old Glory" with honor

    This week, American flags will be displayed across the nation in celebration of the Independence Day holiday. Following a few guidelines can ensure we are displaying Old Glory properly.
  • Patient impaled with firework underscores need for safety

    Fireworks won’t be the only thing skyrocketing on the Fourth of July. Injuries will also be on the rise if people light up the sky without keeping safety in mind. One San Antonio resident found out the hard way that fireworks festivities can backfire in life-changing ways in a split second.
  • Air Force officials announce training instructor tour length changes

    The Air Force will change the tour length for Military Training Instructors from 42 to 36 months and Military Training Leaders, AETC Technical Training Instructors and Professional Military Education instructors from 48 to 36 months. Every Airman will have an option to extend for an additional year.
  • 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.
  • Airman Leadership Class 19-E graduates

    Congratulations to the following service members who graduated the Julius A. Kolb Airman Leadership School here, June 27.Senior Airman Tyler Allard, 128th Air Control SquadronSenior Airman Christopher Arroyo, 62nd Aircraft Maintenance SquadronSenior Airman Ian Bartlett, 62nd Aircraft Maintenance SquadronSenior Airman Ryan Brackett, 62nd Maintenance
  • Reforming squadrons and teams through process

    In the years following World War II, American auto executives visited Toyota manufacturing plants in Japan to examine how the company was able to produce so many vehicles so quickly. Instead of punishing employees for errors, Toyota encouraged workers to stop production at any time to fix a problem or provide suggestions to management about how to
  • Tech. Sgt. Courtney Richardson: “From one Airman to another, ask for help and never give up”

    The old saying goes, "A picture is worth a thousand words. Since 2004, Tech. Sgt. Courtney Richardson has been telling the Air Force story through pictures as a public affairs photojournalist.“Serving as a photographer has been a great job; I would not trade it for any other job in the Air Force,” said Richardson. “A lot of people think that our
  • Living with post-traumatic stress disorder

    Imagine someone holds a gun to your head, and then they pull the trigger.Tech. Sgt. Trevor Brewer, with 72nd Security Forces Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, doesn’t have to imagine it. He lived it.On March 2, 2011, a terrorist boarded the bus Brewer was on and placed a gun to his head. He is alive because the gun malfunctioned, but he is left
  • CBD: A "Nonessential" Oil

    CBD is a trend that is popping up everywhere from grocery stores to pet stores, from vape oils to lotions.What does this mean for Airmen?The laws in our country surrounding CBD products are changing rapidly, which can make things confusing for service members. However, the Air Force is clear.According to Air Force Instruction 90-507, “Military Drug
  • AAFES recruiting veterans to fill downrange positions

    The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is recruiting veterans to bring a taste of home to warfighters downrange.
  • VA to decrease SGLI rates effective July 1

    Good news for service members' wallets! Effective July 1, 2019, the SGLI premium rate is decreasing. If you have coverage now, nothing will change except the price will be lower. Premiums are dropping $4 per month for those with maximum coverage. SGLI is available in $50,000 increments, up to a maximum of $400,000.Learn how to get SGLI
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