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  • CMSAF shares perspective about readiness, development, resiliency

    The Air Force's top NCO spoke at the Air Force Sergeants Association Professional Airmen's Conference Aug. 17, citing readiness, deliberate development and resiliency among Airmen and their families as his main focuses.Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Roy said statistics of 40,000 Airmen deployed and 133,000 in combatant commands across
  • Chief master sergeant of the Air Force visits Grand Forks AFB

    The Air Force's top enlisted leader visited Airmen here July 14 through July 16.Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Roy met with Airmen from the 319th Air Refueling Wing and toured base facilities, which allowed him to witness firsthand how Grand Forks Air Force Base is preparing for its transition to a new unmanned aerial systems
  • CMSAF visits Iraq, reflects on first year

    The Air Force's top enlisted leader landed here June 28 to spend three days visiting with Airmen and his Iraqi counterpart before departing June 30, which marked his one-year anniversary on the job.Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Roy came to the area to speak with Airmen and discuss his priorities. He discussed the changing role Airmen
  • Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force visits Ramstein Airmen, families

    Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy and his wife, Paula, visited with Airmen here July 7. The chief and Mrs. Roy visited the 603rd Air Operations Center, 435th Contingency Response Group compound, the new Deployment Transition Center and Landstuhl Regional Medical Center."It's an opportunity for both Paula and me to travel and visit with
  • CMSAF visits 380th AEW, touts importance of Airmen's mission

    Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James A. Roy visited the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing June 26 through 28 as part of his tour of bases in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.The Chief said it was important that he got to see the mission of the 380th AEW."I came here to view the mission and see how the Airmen are performing that
  • CMSAF visits Bagram Airfield, engages Airmen

    Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Roy met with Airmen here June 24 and 25. Chief Roy toured the base and spoke with Airmen of all ranks to see what Air Force officials are doing to support warfighters on the ground, and to discuss how senior leaders can make sure Airmen are properly prepared to execute the mission. "I've come back to the
  • Air Force takes steps against suicides

    The Air Force vice chief of staff testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee June 22 to address steps the service is taking to stem the rising suicide numbers. Gen. Carrol H. "Howie" Chandler, in testimony alongside the other service vice chiefs and the assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, noted that the Air Force officials have been
  • Air Force's top enlisted leader visits NASIC Airmen

    Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Roy visited the National Air and Space Intelligence Center June 11, as part of a tour, focusing his visit on learning about the diverse missions across the base and engaged in conversations about the health and well-being of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base's enlisted force here.His tour of the base
  • Air Force leaders send summer safety message

    The Air Force's top leaders have issued a Critical Days of Summer safety message to alert Airmen to exercise good personal judgment to avoid engaging in a reckless manner. Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz and Air Force Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy reminded the force that many
  • Review panel praises BMT program improvements

    The 22nd Basic Military Training Triennial Review Committee validated the positive effect expanded training has had on BMT graduates during its evaluation May 12 through 14 here.The committee observed program improvements achieved by expanding BMT to 8.5 weeks and adding a week-long Basic Expeditionary Airman Skills Training course. It was the
  • Top enlisted Airman addresses quality-of-life issues

    As Air Force leaders work to improve the quality of life for Airmen and their families, suicide prevention is among their top priorities, the service's top enlisted Airman said.The suicide rate for all four services in 2009 was higher than the national average, defense officials said. Air Force officials reported 41 suicides among active-duty
  • New Noncommissioned Officer Academy to open at Sheppard AFB

    Air Force officials announced plans May 7 to open an Air Force Noncommissioned Officer Academy at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas.The academy is scheduled to open its doors to technical sergeants in early 2011, with an initial expected graduation rate of about 1,300 annually. With the addition of Sheppard's academy, the Air Force will have seven NCO
  • Air Force's senior enlisted leader experiences pre-deployment training

    The chief master sergeant of the Air Force visited the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center here April 26 and 27 to gain first-hand knowledge of Air Force and Army expeditionary skills training. Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Roy visited the base for the second time in his current position and spoke with an array of training experts
  • Caring for People Forum wraps up

    The 2010 Caring for People Forum concluded here April 21 with the presentation of a list of proposed initiatives from attendees focused on a range of issues affecting Airmen and their families.Approximately 250 active-duty, Guard and Reserve Airmen and civilians gathered for this second annual forum. Their initiatives focused on educational support
  • Remotely piloted aircraft sensor operators named Air Force Team of the Year

    Air Force officials and Air Force Association representatives have named Air Force remotely piloted aircraft sensor operators as the 2010 Team of the Year.Each year, AFA officials, working with major command-level command chief master sergeants and the Office of the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, select a specific Air Force career field
  • Top enlisted leader addresses top issues facing Airmen

    The top enlisted Airman addressed some of the top issues facing Airmen during a visit here March 17 and 18.The role battlefield Airmen play in deployed operations is an area of focus because it ties into one of the Air Force's priorities, said Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Roy. "I am absolutely impressed with the missions our Airmen
  • Chief master sergeant of Air Force speaks to Guardsmen in home state

    The Air Force's top enlisted leader spoke to more than 360 Michigan Army and Air National Guardsmen at a senior noncommissioned officer conference at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel here Feb.6.Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James A. Roy, who represents the highest enlisted level of leadership in the Air Force, grew up in Monroe, Mich., and said
  • Circus entertains, honors military families

    The military and the circus have a lot in common.  They both have people from around the nation and assets from around the world. Both are highly trained units that perform sometimes unimaginable feats and handle unspeakable logistical details in carrying out their mission. And, most importantly, both share an important priority: children. On March
  • Air Force leaders issue 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' message

    The three top Air Force leaders have issued a service-wide message explaining how Air Force people will support the Department of Defense working group evaluating "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" legislation.Air Force Secretary Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy sent out this letter
  • Airey House, Court dedicated to first chief master sergeant of the Air Force

    The first chief master sergeant of the Air Force was remembered and honored March 10 at a dedication here of the house and street where CMSAFs reside."(We are here to) honor our first chief master sergeant of the Air Force, Paul Airey," said Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy, number 16 of a long line of heroes. "With this unveiling, we
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