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  • Command issues guidance regarding deployments, exercises for AGRs

    Air Force Reserve senior leaders have clarified guidance for Reserve Citizen Airmen filling an Active Guard Reserve billet tasked to deploy or participate in a military exercise.
  • Employee Assistance Program has new phone number, website

    The Air Force Employee Assistance Program, EAP, has a new phone number and website. EAP is a professional service that provides information, consultation, problem-solving counseling, resource identification and support to all Air Force civilian employees and their immediate family members.
  • Safety is key in making this holiday one to remember

    The holiday season can be one filled with family gatherings, parties and gift-giving. Amid all the hustle and bustle it is easy to forget the safety practices that can be the difference between creating a holiday season that rejuvenates and renews or one that creates long-term problems.
  • Air Force warns Airmen of e-cigarette risks

    With more than 2,000 reported cases of lung injury associated with electronic cigarettes nationwide, it is vital that Airmen understand potential impacts on their health.
  • Administrative Law Judge enlists in AF Reserve to get the “military experience”

    In today’s military, many people join for different reasons to include education benefits, retirement, medical insurance etc. One Airman with a very successful law career made the decision to join the Air Force Reserve to get the  military experience she always wanted .Senior Airman Ivory Lai is an Administrative Law Judge for the State of New
  • Let’s remember Pearl Harbor and go on to victory

    Two members of the 47th Pursuit Squadron, now the 47th Fighter Squadron, which was attached to Wheeler Field came to this very conclusion. 2nd Lieutenants George Welch and Kenneth Taylor, Army Air Corps pilots, had just arrived to their first duty station on Hawaii less than a year prior .
  • 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.
  • Veterans with Veteran Health ID Card can shop at Military Exchange starting Jan. 1

    The Defense Department has expanded commissary and Military Service Exchange access.
  • McChord Chief Master Sgt. Selects for 2019

    Congratulations to Team McChord's newest chief master sergeant selects!Read the full captions to hear what it means to them to have been selected for this promotion to the highest enlisted rank in the Air Force and some advice that helped them to get where they are today. 
  • Childhood passion leads to maintainer's Air Force career

    “I like seeing the intricacies and how everything works inside an airplane … others just see the airplane flying, but what they don’t see is everything that is going on inside of it or the effort that goes into it.” Master Sgt. Raphael Romero, 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron, fell in love with aviation when he was a little boy flying airplanes with his father, Rafael, and watching his favorite cartoon called “Robotech”.
  • 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.
  • Volunteers bring holiday cheer to Airmen

    Not everyone can go home for the holidays but that doesn’t mean anyone has to miss out on holiday festivities. Operation Turkey Drop, Operation Cookie Drop and Operation Ham Grenade are among several seasonal initiatives Joint Base Lewis-McChord conducts to spread Yuletide spirit. The season recently kicked off with Operation Turkey Drop with
  • Loadmaster first Reservist to complete USAF Weapons School Advanced Instructor Course

    Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Parker, 815th Airlift Squadron instructor loadmaster, returned this week after completing the U.S. Air Force Weapons School Advanced Instructor Course as the first Reserve Citizen Airman to be selected for the school and as the distinguished graduate.
  • Tips to maintain your weight through the holidays

    With the holidays fast approaching, events surrounding food will be on the rise. Whether it’s office parties, after-hour get-togethers or gatherings of family and friends, food tends to be a priority.
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