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  • Heritage to horizons: Advice from former chiefs spans generations

    There is one distinct common observation most former chief master sergeants of the Air Force have about today’s Airmen, and that’s the level of education and sophistication coming out of today’s society. “[When] you talk about our Airmen of today, you also have to talk about the young citizens of today in America,” said retired Chief Master Sgt.
  • Philippine Airmen attend professional military education at Hickam

    The Hickam Professional Military Education center is hosting Philippine Air Force students at its Airman Leadership School to help them develop a program of their own. After an assessment by Air Force senior noncommissioned officers from Pacific Air Forces, the Philippine Air Force expressed the need to set up their own leadership school. A working
  • Command's High Flight program opens door to civilians

    Air Mobility Command added a new twist to the High Flight program here when Air Force civilians were added to the professional development and orientation course. Forty-seven captains from across the Air Force and six civilians from the command recently participated in the twice-a-year program. Patricia Dorsey, director of the family support center
  • Air Force Judge Advocate Corps streamlines operations

    The Air Force's Judge Advocate General’s Corps has a plan to optimize their operations for the 21st century, and move out on Air Force Smart Operations 21. In a recent interview, Maj. Gen. Jack L. Rives, the Air Force's new judge advocate general, said the service's JAG Corps will begin transforming their own legal operations to better meet new Air
  • International Affairs Specialist Program begins second round

    The International Affairs Specialist, or IAS, Program is entering its second year of competitive selection. The program will be targeting 117 mid-career line officers for the designation. The program seeks to enhance expeditionary capability by developing regional and international expertise, cultural sensitivity and language skills allowing Airmen
  • General Scott, “God Is My Co-Pilot” author, dead at 97

    Brig. Gen. Robert L. Scott Jr., World War II fighter ace and author of the 1943 book “God Is My Co-Pilot” has died. The general passed away Feb. 27 in Warner Robins after a stroke. He was 97. Though the general retired from the Air Force in 1957, for the following decades he continued to serve the Air Force. Known to his friends and family as
  • AETC commander discusses issues affecting Air Force

    The commander of Air Education and Training Command visited Air University last week to speak to Squadron Officer School and Air Command and Staff College students and faculty. Gen. William R. Looney III said after seven months at the helm of AETC he was "privileged and pleased" to be part of the command and happy to have Air University in the
  • Air Force symposium promotes better environmental stewardship

    The 2006 U.S. Air Force Environmental Training Symposium, an educational training program for nearly 2,000 members of the Air Force, other government agencies and national academia began Feb. 27 and runs through March 3 at the David Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. "The United States Air Force is proud of its guardianship of our nation's
  • Defense Department working to prevent sexual assault

    Defense Department leaders are committed to preventing sexual assault, said the commander of the Department of Defense's Joint Task Force for Sexual Assault Prevention and Response. "To achieve this goal, in 2005, we have vigorously implemented a comprehensive sexual assault prevention and response program," said Brig. Gen. K. C. McClain. "The
  • Insurgent to ambassador: Journal editor tells harrowing tale

    When Algerian-born Remy Mauduit, editor of the new French edition of the Air and Space Power Journal, sees terrorism and insurgency taking place in Iraq, he recalls a time when he, too, was an insurgent. Life was not good for Algerian citizens in the early 1950s. After French colonization, native Algerians were prisoners in their own country. "We
  • Merger forms Career Enlisted Aircrew Center of Excellence

    Enlisted aviator ground schools for seven different specialties are moving here to create the Career Enlisted Aircrew Center of Excellence. The move will provide better and quicker academic training at less cost, said Mark Smith, training manager and aircrew pipeline manager for the 344th Training Squadron. Mr. Smith said the efficiencies and cost
  • Operational Raptors fire first missiles in evaluation program

    The 27th Fighter Squadron made history when two F-22A Raptor pilots fired air-to-air missiles Feb. 14. It was the jet's first official air-to-air weapons system evaluation since becoming operational two months ago.Nearly 40 Airmen from the Langley Air Force Base, Va., squadron participated in the evaluation program, known as Combat Archer, at the
  • Military family featured on HGTV's "House Hunters"

    One Maxwell family got the opportunity to see what it is like to be in front of the camera, as a television producer and crew documented their search for a residence in the Montgomery area for the Home and Garden Television network's "House Hunters" series. Senior Master Sgt. Greg Day, Air Force First Sergeant Academy instructor, his wife, Diane,
  • Air Force announces OTS selection board results

    Two hundred fifty men and women have been selected to attend Officer Training School. Air Force Recruiting Service officials considered 810 applications as part of Officer Training School, or OTS, Selection Board 06OT02. The board selected 250 for a 30.9 percent selection rate. Of those, 87 enlisted members earned the chance to attend OTS and trade
  • Chief master sergeant of the Air Force testifies on quality of life issues

    Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Gerald R. Murray testified on Capitol Hill Feb. 15 about Air Force quality of life issues before the House Appropriations Committee subcommittee on military quality of life, veterans affairs and related agencies. "I truly believe, and I think you'll agree, that our Airmen's quality of performance is directly
  • Former chiefs reflect on today’s Air Force

    Several former chief master sergeants of the Air Force came together here Feb. 13 to 15 to meet with Airmen and speak with current service leaders. Of the 14 Airmen who’ve held the highest enlisted position, nine were present as the group met at both Bolling Air Force Base and the Pentagon. It’s been 63 years since the first Chief Master Sgt. of
  • General Lord launches high frontier adventures

    Air Force Space Command’s senior leader headed back to the classroom this week, not to brush up on the latest space concepts, but to share some of his expertise with the students. Gen. Lance W. Lord shared his space experience with some of Discovery Canyon’s fifth and sixth graders. The AFSPC commander’s visit kicked off the command’s High Frontier
  • International affairs specialists to enter training pipeline

    The Air Force recently selected 87 officers out of more than 400 volunteers to become its first class of international affairs specialists. Those officers will enter training this summer to become either Political-Military Affairs Strategists, or PAS, or Regional Affairs Strategists, or RAS. The program was established to produce a cadre of
  • Former Chief Master Sgts. of the Air Force to meet

    The 14th Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force, Gerald R. Murray, will host a conference for former chief master sergeants who have held the Air Force's highest enlisted position. Eight of the nine living former CMSAFs will attend the conference, to be held at the Pentagon Feb. 13 to 16. "This group of chiefs represent a significant part of our Air
  • Keystone is key to future of joint operations

    Joint warfare is a way of life for servicemembers fighting the global war on terrorism. That wasn't the case 20 years ago when Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Thomas Hall enlisted. His training with armored infantry rarely brought him together with other services. While attending a course here for E-9s from all services, he said now it is as easy to call in
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The newest Air Force Podcast recently dropped. Listen to a small snippet of CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright talk with Staff Sgt. New about resiliency. Listen to the entire podcast on Youtube: https://go.usa.gov/xpnAD or Subscribe to The Air Force Podcast on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/the-air-force-podcast/id1264107694?mt=2
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Need some motivation to get your week started off right? Listen as CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright weighs in...
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A United States Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refuels an F-22 Raptor over northern Iraq, Nov. 6, 2019. U.S. Central Command operations deter adversaries and demonstrate support for allies and partners in the region. (Video by Staff Sgt. Daniel Snider)
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Although the Silver Star is the third-highest military medal, it's not given often. Today, TSgt Cody Smith was the 49th Special Tactics Airman to receive this medal since Sept. 11th, 2001. Read more of TSgt Smith's amazing story: https://www.airforcespecialtactics.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2024815/special-tactics-airman-battled-through-injuries-awarded-silver-star/fbclid/IwAR2LZWwx1VHdTnQe39rIEBOuJS_0JvMQBBGt7I-E6zsxxn-Lx9387yu43Bc/ Cannon Air Force Base Air Force Special Operations Command United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
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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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