News

  • Around the Air Force: SECAF announces resignation / CSAF discusses diversity

    On this look Around the Air Force, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson announces her resignation and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein talks about the importance of diversity and inclusion. Hosted by Senior Airman Cory Kuttler.
  • Air Force’s fiscal 2020 budget focuses on modernization, readiness, confronting global threats

    The Air Force’s budget would rise to $165 billion in fiscal year 2020 under the White House spending plan unveiled March 12, a $10 billion increase that allows the service to grow, modernize and effectively adapt to an array of changing global threats.
  • Training for any mission, any environment

    More than 40 Citizen Airmen from the 154th Wing, 313th Airlift Squadron and 624th Regional Support Group conducted joint aeromedical staging and aerial port training here March 3 to build relationships and train for future real-world missions.
  • 2018 AFRC Inspector General award winners

    2018 AFRC Inspector General award winners
  • Mask confidence training enhances readiness

    Over 80 Reserve Citizen Airmen participated in unique training designed to enhance members’ confidence in wearing the gas mask and protective gear during chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear training March 1 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
  • 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.
  • Wilson’s glide path for a more lethal, ready Air Force of the future

    Emphasizing priorities that will largely define the year ahead, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson stressed the need to modernize and grow the force. She also highlighted how streamlining acquisitions will inject innovative ideas and tools faster and more reliably into every corner of the organization.
  • Reservists refuel, train with KC-46

    Team McChord performed an aerial refueling in the C-17 Globemaster III during a series of special missions to train KC-46 Pegasus aircrew Jan. 29 through Feb. 1, for the first time ever.
  • Air Force formalizes policy on retention of non-deployable Airmen

    In accordance with Department of Defense policy on military retention of non-deployable service members, the Air Force implemented its guidance in a memo signed Feb. 19. Airmen who have been non-deployable for more than 12 consecutive months will be notified by their chain of command and evaluated for retention either through referral to the Disability Evaluation System or consideration for administrative separation.
  • Chief of Air Force Reserve approves changes to the Active Guard Reserve program

    Over the next three fiscal years, the AGR program will grow from 20 percent of Reserve full-time support to 26 percent. Therefore, the Human Capital Management Leadership Team was tasked to review current laws, policies and processes of AGR management to support the growth of the program and provide parity and longevity of other full-time forces.
  • Around the Air Force: CMSAF Talks Promotion Changes / C-17 Humanitarian Mission

    On this look Around the Air Force, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth Wright discusses the upcoming changes to senior noncommissioned officer promotions and C-17 Globemaster IIIs bring aid to three different countries.
  • Rainier Wing launches new app

    The 446th Airlift ‘Rainier’ Wing launched a sub app through the USAF Connect mobile app.
  • AF Reserve strategic group looks to the future

    Working group begins way forward for AF Reserve
  • AtHoc changes require profile updates

    446th Airlift ‘Rainier’ Wing Reserve Citizen Airmen and many civilian employees are required to update after-hours emergency contact information into an updated version of the base’s emergency mass notification system by Feb. 15, 2019.
  • C-17 Globemaster III: An aircraft as versatile as AE crews

    Larger, faster and flexible – a flying ICU. Since joining the U.S. Air Force fleet in 1993, the C-17 Globemaster III has significantly expanded aeromedical evacuation capabilities. In addition to its transport and other numerous mission sets, the C-17 converts to provide aeromedical evacuation to patients in a broad variety of conditions. The aircraft has played critical roles in various contingencies, bringing warfighters to higher levels of care, bringing patients home to the U.S., and aiding in humanitarian efforts to save the lives of those impacted by natural disasters.
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