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  • Helping in times of need: 2020 Air Force Spouse of the Year

    Meet Lori Waddell, the wife of Master Sgt. Mitch Waddell, who is assigned to the 341st Force Support Squadron at Malmstrom Air Force Base. Waddell received the honor due to her involvement within communities on and off base.
  • Air Force announces art contest winners

    The contest ran March 1-31. A team of judges evaluated each entrant’s artwork for impact, creativity, and technical criteria in adult and youth categories.
  • Why does my kid’s school need to know we are military?

    Every year my kid’s school asks me – multiple times – if we are military. It doesn’t matter where we live, they always want to know … during registration, enrollment, and mid-semester! Why do they care? Why does it matter? Should I tell them? For the longest time, I answered “No,” because I figured it was none of their business. It turns out I was WRONG! There are at least three reasons why schools ask for military affiliation.
  • A caregiver’s account of supporting his wife’s recovery from invisible wounds

    There are many roles a person will play in a lifetime. For military families, these roles often cross the threshold of personal and professional life. As an active-duty security forces training instructor at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Tech. Sgt. Justin Goad can list Airman, father, husband and caregiver as a few of the roles he cherishes most. It was not until Justin’s wife, retired Master Sgt. Lisa Goad, sought treatment for her PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, that he reconsidered how to better support her and the Airmen that he mentors each day.
  • Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center helps deliver quality child care facilities

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center continues its dedication to Airmen, Guardians and their families by partnering with Headquarters Air Force to deliver quality child care facilities across the enterprise.
  • Air Force Youth Programs accepting applications for summer Virtual Aviation Camp

    Designed by Air Force Youth Programs and managed by the Air Force Services Center, the camp helps upcoming high school students determine if a career in aviation or attendance at the U.S. Air Force Academy are paths they would like to pursue.
  • Air Force celebrates April as Month of the Military Child

    Each year, communities worldwide look to April as an important month for children who have one or both parents or guardians serving in uniform.
  • Mobile lactation pods provide secure location for nursing mothers to breastfeed/pump

    The Air Force released an Air Force Guidance Memorandum that requires bases to establish lactation rooms for nursing mothers within unit facilities. The memo identified the requirements for the lactation pods, such as having a private, secure and sanitary area.
  • Air Force updates travel screening process for EFMP families

    Members selected for an assignment will automatically receive an email with a link to MyVector to begin the screening process. Medical clearance is required for all Exceptional Family Member Program families preparing to PCS, and for those members selected for an overseas assignment.
  • Air Force gives family fresh start after COVID-19 crushes private business

    After years of working various jobs in the transportation industry, Richard Jimenez finally got the nerve to start his own trucking business in 2019. He thought 2020 was going to be an amazing year for his family. After the crushing loss of his business during the pandemic, Jimenez, his wife and their son all found their hopes and dreams shifting to something bigger — service in the Air Force.
  • Air Force photo contest winners highlight family theme

    The Air Force recently announced its 2020 photo contest winners.
  • Invisible Wounds

    Our military members are the best trained and well-equipped in the world, and can take on every enemy, except for the one within. Quite simply, we’ve got to start talking to each other, and asking tough questions.
  • 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.
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