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  • AFW2 Fit Games: Taking virtual fitness by storm

    The Fit Games are a fitness challenge that will consist of predesignated bodyweight exercises, fulfilled by an established number of reps per exercise and round. Open for all AFW2 warriors and Invictus Games U.S. Team athletes to participate, this fitness event will be the first of its kind geared towards engaging warriors in a non-sport specific challenge.
  • AFPC matches first child custody assignment

    A Luke Air Force Base, Arizona Airman was granted the first court-ordered child custody assignment recently, just one day after the application process opened.
  • Installation commanders are key in privatized housing success

    When Col. Paul Filcek took command of the 72nd Air Base Wing at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma in June 2019, privatized housing was at the top of his priority list.
  • Air Force improves assignment process for co-parents, considers custody agreements

    Assignment authorities will now be able to consider requests for an assignment or deferment to a location near their children, even if the co-parents are not married.
  • EUCOM theater bands start virtual after-school program for DoDEA students

    In total, 33 service members from three EUCOM theater bands conducted a total of 98 classes for over 300 students from 30 schools in seven countries.
  • OneSource, family and spouse programs still available

    Military OneSource is a DoD-funded program that is both a call center and website that provides comprehensive information, support, and resources on every aspect of military life.
  • Military Housing Privatization Initiative Tenant Bill of Rights signed

    Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper, Secretary of the Army Ryan D. McCarthy, Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly and Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett have signed the Military Housing Privatization Initiative Tenant Bill of Rights.
  • New Mexico aids military families with reciprocity bill; Air Force, Space Force leaders applaud effort

    The new law speeds the process of obtaining occupational licenses for military dependents arriving in New Mexico, and virtually eliminates the cost. Military leaders at the state’s four major military installations had sought to relieve the burden and red tape associated with transferring professional licenses from other states. Lawmakers in both chambers of the state Legislature unanimously passed the measure.
  • Department of the Air Force to consider military family support measures in future basing decisions

    The addition of these criteria aims to ensure locations under consideration have sufficient support for the unique needs of military families who relocate frequently.
  • A true warrior spirit

    At the beginning of each event, Air Force Wounded Warrior, or AFW2, staff meets with volunteers to assign and explain roles and responsibilities; educate them on what the congressionally-mandated, federally-funded program does for seriously wounded, ill and injured Airmen and their families; and collect contact information to ensure a successful and well-coordinated event.
  • NORAD tracks Santa

    As the North American Aerospace Defense Command conducts its primary mission of defending the homeland, it stands ready to continue its tradition of tracking Santa’s journey around the globe on Dec. 24.
  • Retiring chiefs leave wisdom for mil-to-mil couples

    After a combined 52 years of service, this couple of chief master sergeants retired from the U.S. Air Force Oct. 25, 2019. Their 14 years as military-to-military spouses were full of challenges, victories and lessons to pass on.
  • Connectedness key to defeating the enemy

    For Tyndall Air Force Base, identifying the enemy has taken on a heightened sense of urgency since Hurricane Michael’s landfall on Oct. 10, 2018. The storm not only leveled the base, it also wreaked havoc on the lives of Airmen, civilian employees and family members displaced and impacted. Since then, the struggle to recover has not only been a physical one, but increasingly mental and emotional as well.
  • Air Force Academy names airfield in honor of Tuskegee hero

    His journey, marked by excellence and overcoming institutionalized racial barriers, was celebrated at the Air Force Academy, Nov. 1, during a ceremony to name its airfield in his honor.
  • AETC hosts women's fly-in event

    The AETC Women’s Fly-In event recognized, valued and leveraged the differences and similarities which make the Air Force better and stronger--a diversity that is necessary to become a more lethal force.
  • Air Force Aid Society awards $5.6 million in education grants, scholarships

    This year’s recipients and will receive AFAS education grants and merit-based scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 to cover college tuition costs.
  • Wright-Patterson AFB hosts 23rd Air Force Marathon

    The Air Force Marathon is a host of fitness and family events, including a 1K kid's race, a full marathon, half marathon, 10K and 5K runs, with rain delaying the start of the 10K, full and half marathons.
  • 'We're your family here'

    Retired U.S. Army Capt. Katie Blanchard estimates she has undergone nearly 200 surgeries since she was burned in a workplace violence incident three years ago.
  • JB Andrews honors legacy of service during retirement ceremony

    To Michael Thomas, the golf course general manager, his retirement was not just a culmination of the golf course’s accomplishments, but a moment to remember all the friendships he made throughout the years since he first started.
  • Air Force mandates dedicated space for nursing mothers

    The policy enables commanders to support nursing mothers by outlining procedures and requirements for establishing a private, secure (lockable from the inside) and sanitary location for the purpose of breastfeeding and/or expressing breast milk.
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Tune in as our Air Force musicians along with other military musicians are awarded the National Medal of Arts.
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