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  • Keesler AFB NCO derives purpose from her heart

    Senior Master Sgt. Jessica Player, Mathies Noncommissioned Officer Academy director of education, began contemplating her purpose after losing her family member. Growing up in the small town of Greensboro, Alabama, separation and racism was no rarity to Player. After reminiscing of her days as the homecoming court in high school, Player didn’t identify as just the queen, but as the queen of color.
  • Four Airmen and Guardians among BEYA winners, CSAF gives keynote

    Four Department of the Air Force service members were selected as recipients of the Military Service Award during the 2021 Black Engineer of the Year Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics conference in Washington, D.C., Feb. 12, 2021. The four individuals were recognized for their accomplishments and mentorship in the STEM career fields during the Stars and Stripes event.
  • Smart locker idea wins AFIMSC Innovation Rodeo

    An idea for a smart locker mail system in base dorms won the 2021 Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Innovation Rodeo.
  • 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.
  • European home appliance contracts projected to save $85,000 annually

    The collaborative effort between AFIMSC’s Detachment 4 and the Air Force Installation Contracting Center’s 764th Enterprise Sourcing Squadron will provide United States Air Forces in Europe installations with brand-name European household appliances for on- and off-base housing residents in the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy.
  • SERE specialists conquer the Arctic

    Wind gusts as high as 50 mph, wind chills dropping to minus 60 degrees Fahrenheit, and a place where the sun does not rise above the horizon for 65 consecutive days. Arctic survival training is not for the faint of heart however for the survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialists, it is a rite of passage.
  • Around the Air Force: Red Flag 21-1, ACC Diversity and Inclusion, and Digital Wingman Competition

    This week’s look around the Air Force highlights the Red Flag 21-1 exercise, Air Combat Command’s first appointed diversity and inclusion officer, and a contest that aims to integrate robotics software into daily missions. (Hosted by Staff Sgt. Timmethy James)
  • Charter lays out AFIMSC diversity, inclusion initiatives

    The charter serves as the blueprint for the council, a strategic advisory board of about 40 volunteers from various AFIMSC units around the globe.
  • Tour lengths increase for certain first-term overseas assignments

    Effective March 1, Airmen and Guardians overseas tour lengths are now 36 months for first-term unaccompanied permanent assignments at certain overseas locations.
  • Total Force excellence; Fort Meade partnerships grow from reflection

    In early December 2020, officials from the Headquarters Air Force Directorate of Total Force Integration conducted an assessment of the relationship between the Air Force 94th IS and the Air Force Reserve 16th IS. During these assessments, HAF/DSI teams seek to improve connections with the Air Force Total Force Associations used to strengthen the relationships between different components of the Air Force performing a common mission.
  • Explore "Next Gen Debrief" and innovation on new "The Air Force Starts Here" podcast

    A deep dive into innovation through the lens of a Spark Tank submission called “Next Gen Debrief” is the focus of the latest episode of "The Air Force Starts Here," released Feb. 9.
  • F-15EX completes first flight

    The first F-15EX completed its initial flight in St. Louis Feb. 2. The fighter jet took off and landed from St. Louis Lambert International Airport, Missouri.
  • Behind the Braids: Reservists play key role in first women’s hair policy change in 70 years

    Reserve Airmen have been instrumental in helping bring about the first major change in the Air Force’s women’s hair policy since the late 1940s.
  • CSAF visits Robins AFB, talks readiness with Reserve senior leaders

    During his visit to Robins AFB, Brown met with Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, AFRC commander and chief of the Air Force Reserve; Brig. Gen. Matthew Burger, AFRC deputy commander; Chief Master Sgt. Timothy White, AFRC command chief and Scobee’s senior enlisted advisor, and several other senior leaders.
  • Department of the Air Force leaders focus on resiliency

    Senior leaders are focused on building and growing resilience by establishing a task force called Operation Arc Care. This task force is currently reviewing resilience programs and overarching strategy using a phased approach which began in November.
  • All services including Department of the Air Force to furnish adverse information to officer promotion boards in designated grades, circumstances

    The Department of the Air Force announced it is establishing policy to comply with the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2020 and newly released DoDI 1320.14 requiring all services to furnish adverse information to promotion boards considering officers for promotion to the regular grades of O-4 and above, and to all reserve active status promotion boards to the grades of O-6 and above.
  • Reardon to perform duties of under secretary of the Air Force

    Acting Secretary of the Air Force John Roth officially designated Reardon as the first assistant to the under secretary of the Air Force.
  • Flightline of the Future Summit explores Tyndall AFB flightline options

    With a mostly virtual attendance of approximately 60 subject matter experts, the PMO invited key stakeholders to compare strategic plans and share lessons learned — information that is valuable to the program during the initial stages of the project.
  • Air Combat Command appoints first Diversity and Inclusion Officer

    The Air Force Office of Diversity and Inclusion was established Dec. 21, 2020, based on the recommendations of both the Office of Secretary of Defense and Air Force Inspector General independent review of racial disparity, ordered by the secretary of the Air Force and the Air and Space Forces service chiefs.
  • US B-1B Lancer debuts at Aero India 2021

    The government-sponsored Aero India 2021, Asia's largest trade show opened its doors at Yelahanka Air Force Station Feb. 3, ushering in foreign delegates and representatives from more than 60 countries and 500 defense industry companies.
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