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  • 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. This initiative impacting the Total Force was approved by the Secretary of the Air Force in April 2019 and will be implemented by the Air Reserve Component during the CY19 USAFR Colonel Promotion Board, convening Oct. 21,
  • Reserve Citizen Airman takes out-of-this-world oath

    The Air Force Reserve’s newest flight surgeon was sworn into service by an astronaut flying at 17,500 miles per hour aboard the International Space Station 210 miles above the Earth on May 4.
  • Awards ceremony recognizes excellence

    Every year the 446th Airlift ‘Rainier’ Wing celebrates top performers with an annual awards presentation. This year, Col. Sean Pierce, 446th Airlift Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Kenellias Smith, 446th AW command chief, presented awards for outstanding achievement at the McChord Club May 3.“Having an annual awards ceremony is a way to
  • New 446th AW mobile app now available on USAF Connect

    A new mobile app launched by the Air Force aims to provide Airmen necessary information for their lives and careers. The hope is that one day this technology will also allow Airmen to use Common Access Card-secured sites on their phones.
  • CY19 STEP II Nominations Due to HQ RIO Detachments by 20 May 2019

    Nomination packages for the 2019 Stripes for Exceptional Performers II (STEP II) promotion board must be submitted to their servicing HQ RIO Detachment by May 20, 2019.STEP II is a commander’s program designed to promote outstanding and well deserving Air Force Reserve members in Categories A (Unit), B (IMA), and E (PIRR) to one grade above the
  • Scobee Focuses on Retaining Airmen at Caucus Breakfast

    The House National Guard and Reserve Components Caucus hosted a breakfast with National Guard and Reserve service chiefs on Capitol Hill, April 30. Senior leaders from each component discussed their top issues and emphasized the need for predictable and stable budgets. In addition, Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, Chief of the Air Force Reserve and Air Force Reserve Command commander, spoke on the importance of retaining Airmen in today’s Air Force Reserve.
  • Reservist key player in saving space station

    When a missile launched by India destroyed a low orbit Indian satellite during a test last month, it sent more than 400 pieces of debris spiraling toward the International Space Station and astronauts on board.
  • From the sky to the classroom: Air Force Academy launches virtual tour

    Connect to Air Force Academy's virtual tour today.
  • Youth summer camps offer engagement, growth

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It may seem far away, but schools will be out for the summer before most realize. How are you going to keep your kids engaged and excited during their break and give them opportunities to grow?The Air Force Services Activity, headquartered here, manages many programs designed specifically for kids, to
  • Latest Sex Assault Stats are ‘Call to Action’ for DOD Leaders, Official says

    The Defense Department is seeing an increase in sexual assault concentrated on young servicewomen, said Elise Van Winkle, DOD’s executive director for force resiliency. “It is a call to action for us,” she said.
  • HQ ARPC streamlines retirement application process

    Headquarters Air Reserve Personnel Center released a web-based application April 29 enabling retired Guard and Reserve Airmen to more easily apply for retirement pay and benefits.Retirees approaching age 60, or those that qualify for a reduced retired pay age (RRPA) will no longer need to mail their DD Form 2656 and ARPC Form 83 for their
  • Technology, fitness helps resiliency during deployment

    Col. Sean P. Pierce, 446th Airlift Wing commander, recently returned from a six-month long deployment and shared his deployment experience, as well as tips on staying resilient while deployed.
  • Reminder: ALL AT requests must be submitted NLT June 1, 2019.

    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. Adhering to this requirement ensures funding for AT orders is secured.In order to meet these requirements, all AT requests by IMAs for the remainder of FY19 must be submitted through the Air Reserve Orders Writing
  • Air Force sports seeks male, female softball players

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force is looking for men and women for 2019 Air Force Softball Trial Camps. The men’s camp is at Eglin AFB, Florida, and the women’s is at Hurlburt Field, Florida. Both camps are July 25 – Aug. 11.Armed Forces Softball Championships are Aug. 12-18 at Pensacola Naval Air Station, Florida.Applications
  • Changing Perceptions

    In 2018, a young boy picked up his video game controller in his house as he has done many times. He turned on Fortnite and selected his go-to character to battle with – a female skin.The other kids on the game began teasing him about his character choice.His reply? “I just like that skin. My mom is a fighter pilot and girls can pretty much do
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