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  • Mentoring sessions take aim at helping members advance

    Both senior officer and enlisted members will be a part of panels designed to shed light on the keys to career success beginning on Feb. 9.
  • Overcoming obstacles: A first sergeant’s struggle to seek help

    “I felt alone. I cared about nothing, withdrew from all, convincing myself nobody wanted me around and that I was just in the way. Maybe everyone would be better off without me. I was in pain.”Senior Master Sgt. Michael Tesoriero had many negative thoughts running through his mind as he walked the aisles of a craft store on Veterans Day last year.
  • The next transition from ABUs to OCPs: What to expect

    The next transition before the final uniform change from the Airman Battle Uniform to the newly regulated Operation Camouflage Pattern combat uniform will be effective June 1, 2020, for all Airmen.
  • McChord Reservist plans surprise homecoming during MLK 5K

    Despite the rain pouring around her and the air burning in her lungs, 8 year old Celine Dela Montanye was determined to finish the race. She began the 5K, an event hosted by I Corps and the 62nd Airlift Wing to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as a dedication to her father and all deployed service members.Little did
  • ACC emphasizes importance of mentoring as key component of professional development

    Again this year, the Secretary of the Air Force has placed special emphasis on increasing awareness of mentorship as a fundamental component of total force professional development across the Air Force during the month of January.
  • AFMC launches new holistic resiliency effort

    The Air Force Materiel Command has launched a new initiative that aims to increase unit cohesion and connectedness by emphasizing a culture that holistically builds mental, physical, social and spiritual fitness across the enterprise. Driven by the Air Force Resilience Tactical Pause held in fall 2019, the AFMC Connect effort focuses on the importance relationships and communication in a resilient culture. Monthly training topics with tools and implementation guidance center on deliberate, leader-driven meaningful discussions.
  • Blood Donor Month: Saving lives is mission critical

    January is Blood Donor Month not only recognizing those who donate, but also emphasizing the need for donations.
  • MilTax: Military OneSource offers free tax prep

    MilTax kicks off on Military OneSource Jan. 22, offering electronic filing via do-it-yourself software and personalized support from a tax consultant.
  • ARPC announces CY20 Reserve Command Chief Master Sergeant Screening Board results  

    Headquarters Air Reserve Personnel Center officials have released the results of the annual Command Chief Screening Board today.The Command Chief Master Sergeant Screening board convened at Headquarters Air Reserve Personnel Center Dec. 9-12, 2019, and evaluated chief master sergeants with potential to serve as a Command Chief Master Sergeant in
  • Congressional commission gathers McChord mishap data

    The National Commission on Military Aviation Safety (NCMAS) visited the 62nd Airlift Wing (AW) at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Jan. 7, 2020, as part of their review of military aviation mishaps occurring in the last five years to reveal and analyze trends, identify shortcomings and highlight best practices.The purpose and goal of the NCMAS is to
  • Air Force beta-tests adaptive learning platform in basic military training

    Air Education and Training Command’s emphasis on the use of technology to aggressively and cost-effectively modernize education and training took another step forward here with the issuance of personal tablets to two in-processing flights at Basic Military Training.
  • 446th maintainers among Spark Tank 2020 selectees

    Spark Tank also offers Airmen the opportunity to get their ideas in front of key enabling agencies that can share expertise and resources such as funding or personnel for the projects being presented and demonstrate pathways for intrapreneurs to make their initiatives successful.
  • Rainier Wing's Port Dawgs boost morale with fun events

    The newly formed 86th Aerial Port Squadron Booster Club has organized and conducted over seven morale events and raised over $2,400 for the squadron.
  • Meet Rainier Wing's Newest Chaplain from Spain

    As Airmen, we follow three core values to keep true to the Air Force creed. One of these is Service before Self, which can leave us feeling empty and tired at the end of our day, but Chaplain (Capt.) Pedro Jimenez Barros of the 446th Airlift Wing, is here to help.“Spirituality is an important component of Airmen fitness, because spiritual health
  • Reservist how-to guide for transferring Post 9/11 G.I. Bill benefits

    Prior to applying for the Transfer of Education Benefits (TEB) you must meet all eligibility requirements outlined in DoDI 1341.13, Change 1, Post-9/11 GI Bill and AFI 36-2649, Voluntary Education Program, Attachment 13. NOTE: Airmen must have a minimum of 6 years of service and no more than 16 years (active duty and/or Selected Reserve) effective
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