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Default Air Force Logo Roll Call returns, encourages face-to-face communication
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody is bringing Roll Call back to the Air Force. Roll Call is designed to deliver messages to the field from senior Air Force leadership for Airmen to use as a topic of discussion when they gather for daily or weekly meetings.
8 9/18
2013
Capt. Elizabeth Hoeltje (left) briefs Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III  Aug. 23, 2013, at Osan Air Base, South Korea. Welsh and Cody spent two days at Osan AB during their first visit to the Pacific Air Forces. Hoeltje is a sustainment flight chief with the 51st Force Support Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Siuta B. Ika) Welsh, Cody: greatest strength is our Airmen
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody visited here Aug. 22 to 23 to discuss Air Force priorities and thank Airmen and families for their service and dedication.
0 8/25
2013
Default Air Force Logo New BTO to help Airmen make USAFE processes more efficient, effective
Before becoming the Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Mark A. Welsh challenged the U.S. Air Forces in Europe to find more efficient and effective ways to use its resources."Current fiscal realities require commanders to take a hard look at how to most efficiently support and execute our missions within growing budget constraints," said Welsh in an
0 8/27
2012
(U.S. Air Force graphic/Corey Parrish) Air Force officials clarify Bronze Star approval process
Recent heightened interest in the Bronze Star Medal has led Air Force Central Command and Air Force Personnel Center leaders to further explain the criteria and approval process for its recipients.Col. Scott Arcuri, AFCENT director of manpower, personnel and services, said candidates can expect a consistent and rigorous review process for BSM,
0 4/24
2012
Default Air Force Logo Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force visits Team Sheppard
The Air Force's senior enlisted member got to step back in time to his days as a technical training student and instructor as he visited the Air Force's largest training base May 23 and 24 here."It is important to train the way we fight, and you are an example of that training," Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Roy told Airmen at
0 6/01
2011
Default Air Force Logo Air Force clubs offer Airmen road to education
The road to higher education can be a little easier for members of Air Force clubs around the world, or their dependents, through the 2011 Club Membership Scholarship program, officials said."Twenty-five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to club members or their families attending or accepted to attend a college or university," said Shelta Reese,
0 6/01
2011
Default Air Force Logo Air Force officials to hold selective early retirement boards
As part of the FY11 Force Management programs announced in early February, Air Force officials are preparing for the selective early retirement boards for lieutenant colonels and colonels to further size and balance the force within congressionally authorized end-strength levels. The lieutenant colonel SERB is scheduled to convene Oct. 24, 2011, to
0 5/28
2011
Default Air Force Logo Red Cross eases access to emergency communication services
As part of an ongoing effort to better serve the military community, the American Red Cross will move to a single telephone number for its emergency communication services in June.Beginning June 13, service members and their families can use one toll-free number, 877-272-7337, to send an urgent message to a service member."The Red Cross has always
0 5/26
2011
Default Air Force Logo Experts discuss future long-range strike bomber requirements
More than 30 military and civilian strategic air power experts gathered here May 5 to discuss ideas for a new long-range strike bomber. The Bomber Advisory Group examined past and current global strike success stories and strategic air power's role in the 21st century. The group also brainstormed ways to bring Barksdale Air Force Base's surrounding
0 5/25
2011
Default Air Force Logo myPay goes mobile
Users of myPay now can check pay statements on the go using a smartphone or other mobile device that has a web browser.This update for myPay, the online pay account management system for service members, military retirees and many federal civilian employees, is based on customer feedback received through phone calls, Facebook and email, according
0 5/24
2011
Default Air Force Logo VA announces disaster assistance after tornado outbreaks
Officials from the Department of Veterans Affairs announced May 17 that special disaster assistance may be available to veterans with VA-guaranteed home loans who have been affected by recent tornados. Veterans living in designated disaster areas may receive mortgage assistance through their loan servicers."VA wants to do everything we can to help
0 5/24
2011
Default Air Force Logo Program offers free museum visits
Service members and their families can visit a wide array of museums for free from Memorial Day through Labor Day, courtesy of the second annual Blue Star Museums program.Kathy Roth-Douquet, the Blue Star Families chairman, and Rocco Landesman, the chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, announced this year's program May 23 in San
0 5/24
2011
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates speaks during the University of Notre Dame commencement ceremony May 22, 2011, in South Bend, Ind. Secretary Gates told graduates that the size and strength of the U.S. military will be key to U.S. success in the 21st Century. (Defense Department photo/Cherie Cullen) Strong military is key to long-term U.S. success, Gates says
The ultimate guarantee against success of aggressors, dictators and terrorists in the 21st century is the size, strength and global reach of the United States military, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said May 22."Beyond the current wars, our military credibility, commitment and presence are required to sustain alliances, to protect trade routes
0 5/23
2011
Default Air Force Logo Officials seek nominations for 2011 GEICO Military Service Awards
Air Force officials are accepting nominations for the 2011 Government Employees Insurance Company's Military Service Awards.The annual GEICO Military Service Awards recognize enlisted service members from all military service branches, active duty, Guard and Reserve, for their contributions to military and civilian communities.The three award
0 5/23
2011
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates speaks with students May 19, 2011, at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. (Defense Department photo/Cherie Cullen)

Secretary urges careful thought in spending reductions
Finding $400 billion in additional defense spending reductions over the next 12 years will require careful thought that considers the risks the reductions create, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here May 19.In a question-and-answer session with students at the U.S. Army Engineer School here, Secretary Gates warned against what he called the
0 5/23
2011
Default Air Force Logo Civilian career development webcasts continue May 26, June 21
Webcasts designed to help civilian Airmen plan and manage their careers will be held May 26 for GS-12 and GS-13 civilians, and June 21 for GS-7 through GS-11 civilians. Hosted by officials of the Air Force Personnel Center civilian force integration directorate, webcast topics will include how to plan for the next job, how education affects
0 5/23
2011
Tech. Sgt. Tony Bowman fuels an Air Force Thunderbird F-16 Fighting Falcon with a blend of 50 percent camelina-based biofuel and 50 percent regular Jet Propellant 8 fuel.  Sergeant Bowman is a lab technician from the D.C. Air National Guard’s 113th Logistics Readiness Squadron.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Craig Clapper) Conaton speaks on AF biomass fuel use at open house
Undersecretary of the Air Force Erin Conaton spoke to media about the milestone of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds flight demonstration team's first use of a biomass fuel blend in two of their jets here during the 2011 Joint Service Open House May 20.The Air Force has a vested interest in the use of biofuels since it's the largest user of energy in
0 5/23
2011
Default Air Force Logo Education is key in fight against PTSD
Stemming the incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, requires awareness, education and recognizing its symptoms, a senior military psychiatrist said.Navy Capt. Paul S. Hammer, director of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, spoke during a May 16 media roundtable event held here as
0 5/20
2011
Default Air Force Logo Air Force Central Ticket Program offers discounts to Airmen, families
The Air Force Central Ticket Program provides discount tickets to Airmen, their families and authorized Morale, Welfare and Recreation program customers at nationwide attractions and recreational events. Discount tickets are available for purchase at installation force support Information, Tickets and Travel offices.Sandy Hillard, the Air Force
0 5/20
2011
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates speaks with students at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo.,  May 19, 2011.  (Defense Department photo/Cherie Cullen) Gates shares views on Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan
During a question-and-answer session here May 19, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates gave U.S. Army Engineer School students his view of the situations in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.Though the current agreement between the U.S. and Iraq calls for all U.S. forces to be out of Iraq by the end of the year, Secretary Gates said U.S. and Iraqi
0 5/20
2011
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