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Default Air Force Logo Air Force Aid Society provides $1 million grant to Air Force Enlisted Village
The Air Force Aid Society announced a $1 million grant to the Air Force Enlisted Village, June 26, 2018, to complete a $3 million community center renovation project. The grant will be used to fund construction updates to the Bob Hope Village Community Center, which will undergo a complete interior building redesign. The 30-year-old facility has historically been used for social events, fitness and wellness programs year-round for residents. The entire Bob Hope community houses more than 430 senior residents in 350 independent living apartments.
0 6/26
2018
Capt. Hunter Barnhill, 37th Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot, trains on his road bike May 15, 2018, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Barnhill will bike anywhere from a few miles to over 15 miles in one training session. As a member of the Air Force Wounded Warrior program he is preparing for the 2018 Warrior Games June 1-9 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) Instructor pilot shares experience in AFW2 program before competing in Warrior Games
The end of an Easter egg hunt in 2017 brought Capt. Hunter Barnhill, 37th Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot, down to the ground as his body was trapped in a seizure.
0 5/30
2018
Default Air Force Logo Application deadlines approaching for Air Force youth camps
The summer adventure season is about to start, and there’s still time for Air Force youth to apply for more than 20 camps available at locations across the United States.
0 5/07
2018
Noah Mockovciak, Team Shaw child, lies in his bed at a hospital at Charleston, S.C., after open heart surgery, circa February 2017. Little guy, big fixed heart: part II
When Ashley and Tech. Sgt. Ben Mockovciak, 372nd Training Squadron Detachment 202 F-16 tactical aircraft maintenance instructor, learned their son Noah, barely one month old, had experienced a heart attack, their world was turned upside down.
0 5/02
2018
Ashley Mockovciak, Team Shaw spouse, left, and Tech. Sgt. Ben Mockovciak, 372nd Training Squadron Detachment 202 F-16 tactical aircraft maintenance instructor, lean over their son Noah’s bed at a hospital at Charleston, S.C., circa February 2017. Little guy, big fixed heart: part I
When Ashley and Tech. Sgt. Ben Mockovciak learned they would soon be parents, they were overwhelmed with the exciting idea of welcoming a healthy, beautiful child into their family.
0 5/02
2018
School tour Military children: strong, resilient, adaptable individuals
April is designated as the Month of the Military Child and is a time to honor the sacrifices of the more than 1.7 million children of military members serving in the U.S. and overseas.
0 4/26
2018
Default Air Force Logo Expanded childcare options support deployed, remote Airmen
The Air Force expanded the number of hours it will provide free child care for families of military members deployed or on remote assignments starting April 1, 2018.
0 4/02
2018
AFAF Air Force Assistance Fund begins 45th year of helping Airmen, families
The 2018 Air Force Assistance Fund campaign runs from March 26th through May 4.
0 3/29
2018
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson is briefed by 2nd Maintenance Squadron Airmen during a tour at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 14, 2017. During the tour, Wilson reiterated the importance of readiness, modernization and innovation to remain the greatest Air Force in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mozer O. Da Cunha) Service Secretaries: People Are Most Important Part of DoD’s Success
Speaking at a forum here March 12 on issues surrounding the president’s fiscal year 2019 defense budget request, the three service secretaries agreed that the Defense Department’s most crucial need is continued investment in people.
0 3/14
2018
Wright-Patt Chapel group helps Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas. Chapel group fully embraces 2nd core value: Service before self
When Hurricane Harvey bore down on the Houston area as a Category 4 hurricane and stalled for several days in late August 2017, it dropped records amount of rain. It was the second most costly storm in U.S. history, only behind Hurricane Katrina in 2005, according to a recently released report by the National Hurricane Center.
0 2/07
2018
Voint AF streamlines voting program to help optimize Airmen’s core missions
Air Force officials recently released guidance that streamlines the organizational structure and functions of the Air Force Voting Assistance Program.
0 2/06
2018
Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. John H. Canty was one of eight crewmembers aboard a B-26 Maurader on a nighttime bombing mission from Easton Lodge-Essex, England, against targets near Caen, France. His B-26 was shot down between the villages of Baron-sur-Odon and Gavrus, France on June 22, 1944. World War II Airman remains recovered
An Airman who served with 555th Bombardment Squadron, 386th Bombardment Group, 9th Bomber Command, during World War II was accounted for Jan. 22, 2018.
0 2/01
2018
October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, where organizations and communities everywhere host events to commemorate the lives parents and families have lost due to miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss. But, Chaplain Rendon is on a mission to make pregnancy and infant loss awareness more than just an annual event within the Kaiserslautern Military Community. Resources and support for pregnancy and infant loss
October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, where organizations and communities everywhere host events to commemorate the lives parents and families have lost due to miscarriage, stillbirth and infant loss. However, Rendon is on a mission to make pregnancy and infant loss awareness more than just an annual event within the Kaiserslautern military community.
0 1/31
2018
Balloons with messages written for deceased military members by their children were released at Snowball Express in Dallas, Dec. 9, 2017. Balloon send-offs offer children a chance to share a special message with those they have lost. (Courtesy photo) Volunteering with the Stars
Tech. Sgt. Rebecca Place, 21st Medical Squadron primary care element noncommissioned officer in charge, and two other volunteers participated in Snowball Express in Dallas, Dec. 9-13, 2017. Snowball Express is an all-expenses paid event for children of fallen military members. This event is meant to offer them five days of fun, hope, friendship and new memories during the holiday season.
0 1/09
2018
Master Sgt. Shalenna Mitchell, 386th Air Expeditionary Wing finance budget analyst and Tech. Sgt. Randle Mitchell 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineering Squadron assistant chief of fire prevention, share their experiences and feelings during the holiday season while deployed at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. Deployed parents see their children open toys
Master Sgt. Shalenna Mitchell, 386th Air Expeditionary Wing finance budget analyst and Tech. Sgt. Randle Mitchell, 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineering Squadron assistant chief of fire prevention, share their experiences and feelings during the holiday season while deployed at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.
0 12/26
2017
McConnell Airman Air Force dual-military retention improves thanks to Airman’s idea
The day comes when that final project is due for class. The project is ready and prepped for presentation or thrown together within twenty-four hours. Either way it has to be ready without delay. Despite being an academic project, sometimes there are cases where it could be implemented in real life.
0 12/26
2017
Default Air Force Logo Yesterday’s Air Force: Operation Santa
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) – What started as a simple typo, turned into yearly tradition where every year the North American Aerospace Defense Command helps children all over the world track Santa. Track Santa this year at www.noradsanta.org.Yesterday's Air Force is a history and heritage featurette series profiling significant people and
0 12/20
2017
A father and son pose for a photo in front of a C-130 on a flightline. Schoolhouse unites father, son for C-130 mission
Mentors come in many forms, whether they’re coworkers, supervisors or even friends, they provide personal and professional advice that can impact someone for the rest of their lives. Airman Trevor Armentrout, 700th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, often receives guidance through one of his mentors, his father, Col. Jeffrey Armentrout, 302nd Airlift Wing vice commander.
0 11/30
2017
Default Air Force Logo AFPAAS teams poised to help Air Force families in need
When a natural disaster or real-world event impacts the Total Force, two branches at the Air Force’s Personnel Center come together to provide comprehensive support: the Airman and Family Support Branch and the Personnel Readiness Branch.
0 11/17
2017
Capt. Steven Braddick explores his family’s new camper trailer with his two-year-old Nicholas, 16-year-old Nathan and his wife, Renee on November 7, 2017 in Charleston, S.C. Nathan was selected to receive a gift from the Make-A-Wish Foundation due to his severe illness, MECP2 duplication syndrome. An Airman’s fight for terminally ill son
November, Military Family Month, as designated by the Department of Defense, is a time to thank those who support service members for sacrifices that come with serving our country. For one Joint Base Charleston family, having a terminally ill child has required even more sacrifice, teamwork and dedication.
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2017
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