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  • Veterans more likely to avoid foreclosure with VA-backed loan

    Despite problems in the nation's housing market, mortgage loans backed by the Department of Veterans Affairs had a lower foreclosure rate than any other type of home loan in the industry, as of the end of the last fiscal year."The dedication of VA's loan professionals, the support of our partners in

  • Base retiree activities offices worldwide need volunteers

    Retiree activities office members currently need volunteers at 109 offices at active-duty, Reserve and Guard bases around the world. "All of the retiree activities offices are suffering for a new group of people to volunteer because the core of (current volunteers) are getting sick, getting older

  • Officials launch new Air Force community Web site

    Air Force officials have launched a new Web site to meet social and informational needs of Airmen, civilians, retirees and their families.The entire Air Force family: all Airmen, married and single; spouses; children; Air Force civilians; and retirees are invited to log on to

  • Father, son meet in Afghanistan

    There's a saying that a parent would do anything for his children, and that even includes deploying to war to be with their child.During the "Year of the Air Force Family," Tech. Sgt. Thomas Leaman, a reservist from the 302nd Airlift Wing at Petersen Air Force Base, Colo., decided he needed to be

  • Reservist keeps in touch with students

    Master Sgt. Linda Adams has been an elementary school teacher for the past four years.After just one day on the job in the current school year, however, she departed on a four-month deployment to Southwest Asia with her Air Force Reserve unit from Keesler Air Force Base, Miss."I was able to say 'hi'

  • PACAF commander celebrates Thanksgiving with Airmen in Korea

    Gen. Gary North, Pacific Air Forces commander, celebrated Thanksgiving by serving turkey and other holiday favorites to the Airmen serving remote tours in South Korea.The general departed here Nov. 21 to visit Kunsan and Osan Air Bases, South Korea, taking with him Maj. Gen. Jan-Marc Jouas, PACAF

  • Air Force leaders make Thanksgiving Day visit to Airmen in Afghanistan

    The Air Force's top officer and enlisted member paid a Thanksgiving visit to Airmen who are deployed to the NATO Training Mission - Afghanistan and Combined Air Power Transition Force here.During an Airmen's call, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force

  • Transfer of Post-9/11 G.I. Bill benefits easier with new virtual application

    A new module in the virtual Military Personnel Flight that will simplify the process of transferring Post-9/11 G.I. Bill benefits to dependents is set to launch this month.The new vMPF module will check an Airman's eligibility and allow him or her to fill out, sign and send the required statement of

  • Don't let safety get lost in holiday hustle, bustle

    As people prepare for the upcoming holiday season, it's easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of the season and not think about safety. For the Air Force Safety Center team, the holiday season, which runs from the day before Thanksgiving to the day after New Years, can be one of the most

  • Operation Warmheart: Taking care of Kadena families

    Military members prepare 275 bags filled with a Thanksgiving turkey and other canned goods at the commissary at Kadena Air Base, Japan, for families in need as part of Operation Warmheart Nov. 24, 2009. Operation Warmheart is a program designed to help young enlisted personnel and their families

  • Mullen offers thanks to military families

    President Barack Obama has proclaimed the week of Nov. 22-28 as National Family Week, and the nation's top military officer has issued a message to all military families in honor of their contributions to the nation. Here is the text of the message from Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint

  • Air Force Safety Center officials build awareness with family campaign

    Air Force Safety Center officials here released the first public service announcement highlighting volunteer family members active in saving lives and preventing mishaps.The center is using Airmen's families to influence behaviors as part of the safety center's campaign during the Year of the Air

  • Wounded warrior program continues assisting Airmen and their families

    Air Force leaders remain committed to the service's top investments: Airmen and their families. In support of a Defense Department initiative to return wounded warriors to productive military service or civilian life, Air Force officials here have revised several personnel policies. These policies

  • Movie event special experience for Little Rock children

    While many families take watching a movie at a movie theater with their children for granted, 36 Little Rock Air Force Base children received a special treat at the base's theater Nov. 14.The children who watched a special screening of the Disney movie "Finding Nemo" all have needs that prohibit

  • Pentagon ceremony honors top teachers

    The top teachers in the Defense Department's worldwide school system were recognized Nov. 17 by the U.S. military's senior officer at a Pentagon ceremony.Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, greeted and thanked the Department of Defense Education Activity's Teacher of the Year

  • Vice president's wife visits military families at Nellis

    Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, visited Nellis Air Force Base Nov. 15 to learn about the family support programs available at the base.To gain a greater understanding of those support programs, Doctor Biden, who received her doctorate in education from the University of

  • Year of the Air Force Family T-shirt design competition under way

    Air Force Services Agency officials are promoting a T-shirt design competition on the recently launched, now through Dec. 20, as part of the Year of the Air Force Family."The site will feature programs and competitions that will roll out through the year," said Ms. Debbie Karnes,

  • Services Agency officials launch

    Air Force Services Agency officials have launched a new Web site,, to help Airmen stay connected, informed and engaged in programs as part of the Year of the Air Force Family."The theme of our campaign is 'The Air Force is a great place to live, work and play,'" said Col. Sandra

  • Families always have been essential to the Air Force

    Although the Air Force is the nation's youngest service, its proud history not only shows the essential contributions of officers or enlisted troops, active-duty members or reservists, but also a history of family commitment. "This importance of family is no more evident than when taking a stroll

  • Officials announce JAG family service award winner

    Tom Hagmaier, an active volunteer within the Air Force and Judge Advocate General Corps community for more than ten years, received the 2008 Joy Dunlap Family Service Award Oct. 29 during the annual award banquet, part of the JAG Corps' Keystone Leadership Summit in Dallas.  Lt. Gen. Jack L. Rives,