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  • New direction for female-specific flight equipment

    The Air Force is working to redesign the gear used by female pilots across the force after facing challenges with current flight equipment.
  • Air Force releases 2018 Acquisition Report

    The Air Force released the Fiscal Year 2018 Air Force Acquisition Annual Report April 2, emphasizing the need to field tomorrow’s Air Force faster and smarter.
  • Wilson, Goldfein outline Air Force progress, need for larger force

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein told the House Armed Services Committee April 2 that the Air Force must get bigger and funding must be predictable to meet – and defeat – security threats at home, globally and in space in an era of great power competition.
  • U.S. hurricane forecasters embark on preparedness mission to Mexico, Caribbean

    With the 2019 hurricane season fast approaching, NOAA and the U.S. Air Force Reserve will host a series of events, including tours aboard the hurricane hunter aircraft, to help communities in Mexico and the Caribbean prepare for the season and the coming storms.National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham and several federal hurricane specialists
  • Air Force announces athletes of the year

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- The Air Force recently announced its 2019 Male and Female Athletes of the Year -- a commander’s action group director and an acquisition officer turned world class athlete.Female Athlete of the YearFemale Athlete of the Year is Maj. Amy Natalini, director of headquarters 8th Air Force’s commander’s action
  • Air Force Reserve expands hiring authority to recruit, maintain readiness

    To meet the needs of America’s national security requirements, the Air Force Reserve Command is expanding the direct hiring authority to recruit Air Reserve Technician maintenance personnel when and where they are needed.“Direct Hire Authority (DHA) enables DoD to recruit and appoint qualified persons directly without applying competitive rating
  • Reserve and defense leaders testify on duty status reform

    Reserve component and defense leaders discussed the Department of Defense’s Duty Status Reform proposal with lawmakers March 27 at a hearing in front of the House Armed Services Committee’s military personnel subcommittee.
  • Motorcycle Safety Training: What AF riders need to know

    Training season for motorcyclists is just around the corner, and as training gets into full swing, it may be helpful to shed some light on the Air Force’s training requirements, review the proper acronyms for the Motorcycle Safety Foundation courses and dispel some misinformation.
  • Scobee highlights Air Force Reserve success on Capitol Hill

    Lt. Gen. Richard W. Scobee, chief of Air Force Reserve and Air Force Reserve Command commander, testified on the status of the Reserve and the fiscal year 2020 budget request before the U.S. House Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee, March 26, on Capitol Hill.  Counterparts from the Army, Navy, and Marines joined Scobee. The hearing
  • Air Force National Museum’s 75th anniversary of D-Day in May, June

    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 a 50-mile stretch of heavily fortified French coast. Seventy five years later, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will commemorate this historic feat with several events beginning in May and continuing throughout the year.
  • Total Force Recruiting on Full Display at Women in Aviation Conference

    The Air Force’s new integrated total force recruiting team put on a show of force at this year’s Women in Aviation International conference here.In previous years, the active-duty Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Air Force Academy and other parts of the Air Force would have separate booths throughout the huge convention. This year, the Air Force
  • Recruiting makes March Madness media blitz

    Air Force Reserve Command Recruiting Service made a giant marketing splash leading up to one of the biggest and most watched sporting events in the country. AFRC Recruiting Service took advantage of March Madness’s popularity by being the title sponsor for three different conference basketball tournaments that led up to selection Sunday.For anyone
  • Air Force seeks triathletes for Armed Forces competition

    The Air Force is looking for men and women for the 2019 Armed Forces Triathlon June 19-23, in Ventura County, California.
  • World War II laborer champions ‘Rosie the Riveter’ legacy at Pentagon, Capitol Hill

    When it comes to symbolizing the influx of women in the workforce and the wave of patriotism and feminism that surge sparked during World War II, few American icons are more recognizable than “Rosie the Riveter.” Artist J. Howard Miller’s 1942 poster, featuring a bandanna-donning, blue-collared woman with the famed flex beneath the rally cry, “We Can Do It!” grew over time to represent millions of women who stepped up to fill various stateside labor-intensive jobs once held by men, now tapped to fight German and Japanese forces.
  • DOD Reserve Family Readiness Award awarded to Rainier Wing

    The 446th Airman and Family Readiness team was recently notified it was selected as the 2018 Department of Defense Reserve Family Readiness Award winners.
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