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  • Changes to the AFR Transition Assistance Program impact Citizen Airmen

    The Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act Transition Assistance Program requirements are in effect.
  • Airman Respond to Emergency During Exercise

    A 446th Airlift Wing Airman help respond to an emergency during his training at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.
  • AFPC improves military retirement eligibility process with automation

    The Air Force’s Personnel Center implemented an automated process, providing Airmen with immediate determination of retirement eligibility and preventing unnecessary application processing.
  • Vaping, e-cigs: The danger is real

    As of Oct. 29, 2019, over 1,800 lung injury cases and 37 deaths have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the only commonality among all cases is the patient’s use of e-cigarette or vaping products.
  • Speakers share stories of strength, resiliency at TEDxJBLM

    Nine speakers shared their personal stories of leadership, self-improvement and resiliency during the first-ever TEDx speaking event here, Nov. 1.  “My suffering as someone with an autoimmune disease and as a military spouse is what led me to go to the next level and try to empower others with it,” Katie Madison, 62nd Aerial Port Squadron and U.S.
  • Share your truth: It will be okay

    NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. -- “I’m going to die.”This was the thought that played on repeat in the mind of Master Sgt. Randi Ross, 926th Wing yellow ribbon program coordinator, as she sat on the phone with her doctor days before Christmas in 2016. She listened in disbelief as her doctor told her she had ductal carcinoma in situ.“I knew what it
  • Seasoning training helps Reservists stay mission-ready

    Reserve Citizen Airmen must be mission ready and trained to the same standard as their active duty counterparts which is facilitated by the seasoning training program that helps Reservists to meet their initial mobilization requirement and skill level.
  • Aspiring Air Force pilots: Don’t let height standards get in the way

    Those who aspire to one day become a U.S. Air Force aviator must first meet several requirements, including height, before they are considered for pilot training. For those who fall outside of the Air Force’s height requirements, height waivers are available.
  • AF welcomes small businesses to pitch their “BIG” ideas

    With up to $50 million in contracts on the line, non-traditional and small business are gathering tomorrow to attend the Air Force Space Pitch Day event hosted by the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), Nov. 5-6. in San Francisco, Calif. The two-day event will feature esteemed keynotes, expert panels, innovative startup pitches, a dynamic expo
  • Reservists receive more benefits with annual DoD mobilization authorities

    The United States Federal Code details mobilization authorities for Reserve Component support to Combatant Commanders. Currently, the Secretary of Defense and delegated civilian leadership utilize three authorities for Air Reserve support to Combatant Commanders, according to Air Force Reserve Force Generation Center officials.The authorities are,
  • Barrett publicly sworn in as secretary of the Air Force

    David Norquist, deputy secretary of defense, conducted the public swearing-in, which preceded Barrett’s first formal remarks since becoming the secretary. Barrett said her highest priority is protecting – and prolonging – the Air Force’s unrivaled excellence.
  • Okie forges his way to victory

    Master Sgt. Casey Cleveland, 507th Air Refueling Wing maintenance supervisor, was recently crowned champion on the History Channel’s bladesmithing competition show, Forged in Fire.
  • AF Academy names airfield in honor of Tuskegee hero

    Honoring a Tuskegee trailblazer.
  • Making history: US Air Force pilots fly F-35Bs aboard USS America

    Hundreds of Marines and sailors embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America. Among the sea of naval warriors stood two service members who see the sky as home.
  • 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.
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