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  • Secretary, chief of staff initiate dialogue with commanders on a plan for new officer promotion categories

    The memo explains the proposed change and directs commanders to solicit and provide feedback from officers to major command commanders by July 31, with “a final recommendation due to the secretary and chief not later than 30 August 2019.”
  • Wilson praises Airmen, expresses gratitude in farewell remarks reflecting on her tenure as Air Force secretary

    She praised the skill and dedication of Airmen while comparing lessons learned from gardening as a corollary for the qualities that make for good leaders and an effective Air Force secretary. You need a plan, she said; you need friends to help, meaning allies, and “as long as it’s safe, let people tinker with the tools.”
  • Two C-47 aircraft to take part in 75th Anniversary D-Day events on June 6 at National Museum USAF

    Two C-47 aircraft will participate in a flyover to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day as part of the events scheduled on June 6 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. On June 6, 1944, D-Day - the largest amphibious assault in history - took place as more than 150,000 American, British, and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along
  • Rainier Wing attends Alaska Airlines Aviation Day in Portland

    Rainier Wing Airmen participate in the 2019 Alaska Airlines Aviation Day in Portland, Ore. on May 18.
  • Seeking mental health treatment: Chief shares his experience with PTSD

    Many service members struggle with the thought of seeking mental health treatment, thinking of it as a career ender, or possibly that others may think they are weak for seeking help. Corvin said he wrestled with the thought of whether or not to get help, and eventually decided he needed to make a change – not only for himself, but for his family.
  • 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.
  • CY19 Air Force Reserve Promotion Announcement: Major

    Headquarters Air Reserve Personnel Center officials announced results for the Calendar Year 2019 Air Force Reserve Line and Non Line Major Promotion Selection Boards today. The boards selected more than 900 Citizen Airmen for promotion.The selection boards convened at HQ ARPC January 28-February 1, 2019, to determine those officers best qualified
  • Summer – A time to enjoy family, friends, and practice good risk management

    As Airmen plan for summer activities, leadership at all levels should take the time to discuss risk management and highlight hazards Airmen may encounter during the upcoming months.
  • Wingman, Leader, Warrior and Ranger

    When U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Joseph Petrone and U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jordan Ryan were sent home from the Ranger Assessment Course in July 2017 they were both frustrated, yet determined to prove they were meant to be United States Army Rangers.
  • Wilson praises Airmen, expresses gratitude in farewell remarks reflecting on her tenure as Air Force secretary

    She praised the skill and dedication of Airmen while comparing lessons learned from gardening as a corollary for the qualities that make for good leaders and an effective Air Force secretary. You need a plan, she said; you need friends to help, meaning allies, and “as long as it’s safe, let people tinker with the tools.”
  • AROWS-R unavailable from 31 May 19 – 15 Jun 19

    Due to a financial system upgrade, the Air Reserve Orders Writing System-Reserve (AROWS-R) will be unavailable from 31 May – 15 June 2019.  Orders requests will not be routed in AROWS-R during this time.Any requests for orders for IRs/IMAs that start between 31 May and 15 June should be submitted in AROWS-R immediately to allow time to process the
  • IMAs must submit all AT requests by 30 May 19

    Per AFI 36-2254 vol. 1, para 5.7.1, all reservists must have annual tour (AT) orders published by 30 June each fiscal year. This requirement ensures funding for AT orders is secured.Because AROWS-R will be unavailable from 31 May 19 through 15 Jun 19 due to a financial system upgrade, all AT requests by IMAs for the remainder of FY19 must be
  • Yakima landing boosts Rainier Wing readiness

    For the first time, 446th Airlift Wing Reserve Citizen Airmen landed at the newly restored Selah airstrip at the Yakima Training Center and accomplished readiness training May 1. While engaged in an exercise at the training center, Army officials called upon two C-17 Globemaster III units to transport four UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. The helicopters were needed as part of the Joint Warfighting Assessment 19, a joint multinational military exercise conducted at YTC April 8 to May 11.
  • Air Force introduces Two-Line Promotion Recommendation Forms for officer promotions

    The Air Force is transitioning to a new Two-Line Promotion Recommendation Form (PRF), for officers effective September 2019.
  • 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.
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