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  • Defense Department to announce balanced social media policy

    Defense Department officials here plan to forward a social media policy to the department leadership within the next two weeks that will balance the pros and cons of social networking sites, the department's top public affairs official said on National Public Radio's "Talk of the Nation" Sept. 23. "I think there are two issues that need to be
  • Defense Department officials to announce balanced social media policy

    Defense Department officials plan to forward a social media policy to the department leadership within the next two weeks that will balance the pros and cons of social networking sites, the department's top public affairs official said on National Public Radio's "Talk of the Nation" Sept. 22. "I think there are two issues that need to be balanced,"
  • Deployed Airmen honor 9/11 with Kyrgyz president

    Airmen of the 376th Air Expeditionary Wing were joined by the Kyrgyz president during a Sept. 11 ceremony to honor the memory of those who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks held at the Transit Center at Manas. Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev was the guest speaker for the 9/11 ceremony held in front of the wing headquarters building. The
  • 'Today's Air Force' features chief of staff first-year reflections

    In this edition of "Today's Air Force," the chief of staff of the Air Force reflects on his first year on the job, the Global Positioning System gets a high tech upgrade, and Airmen turn to a new program in Iraq to get help dealing with combat stress.Major changes have taken place across the Air Force in the short time since Gen. Norton Schwartz
  • Air Force unveils new fitness program

    Approval of the new Air Force fitness instruction in the coming weeks will bring about some of the most significant changes to the Air Force fitness program in the last five years.Those changes, which take effect Jan. 1, 2010, shift a greater responsibility of maintaining physical fitness 365 days a year to all Airmen. In June, Air Force Chief of
  • Historic promotion evokes reflection, bridges generations

    The Air Force's highest ranking black female aviator held off on making history -- ceremoniously, anyway -- so she could share the occasion with her heroes, military trailblazers in their own right. Though Brig. Gen. Stayce D. Harris officially donned her first star in April, she synchronized the pin-on ceremony with the 38th Annual Tuskegee Airmen
  • Air Force officials release staff sergeant selection statistics

    Air Force officials here selected 15,223 of 30,574 eligible senior airmen for promotion to staff sergeant for a selection rate of 49.79 percent that will released at 8 a.m. CST Aug. 20. The average score for those selected was 275.81, with an average time in grade and time in service of 2.09 and 4.69 years, respectively. The average score was based
  • Guard director: Character, values needed in future leaders

    In developing its future leaders, the Air Force should consider character and values rather than the physical attributes that are irrelevant to ability, a senior Guard official said Aug. 7 at the 38th annual Tuskegee Airman Inc. National Conference in Las Vegas. "Let us endeavor to make carbon copies of the character and values that facilitate
  • Reserve officials announce captain, lieutenant promotions

    Air Reserve Personnel Center officials have announced the first half of the 2009 line and nonline captain and first lieutenant promotions.There were 206 Air National Guard and 176 Air Force Reserve officers selected for promotion to captain, and 196 Air National Guard and 59 Air Force Reserve officers selected for promotion to first
  • Air Force officials release officer promotions

    The 2009A Line of the Air Force, Biomedical Science Corps and Nurse Corps Central Selection boards selected 466 lieutenant colonels, 92 majors and 271 captains for promotion June 24 here. The boards considered 4,156 lieutenant colonels, 729 majors and 407 captains for promotion. The results of the boards for colonel are as follows: -- Selection
  • ARPC officials release major, lieutenant colonel promotions

    Air Reserve Personnel Center officials here announced the results for the 2009 Air National Guard Line and Nonline Lieutenant Colonel and Major and the 2009 Air Force Reserve Chaplain and Line of the Air Force-Judge Advocate Major and Lieutenant Colonel Promotion Selection boards June 24.These boards selected 672 Airmen for promotion. The selection
  • Air Force officials release technical sergeant selection stats

    Air Force officials selected 7,724 of 37,172 eligible staff sergeants for promotion to technical sergeant for a selection rate of 20.78 percent. The average score for those selected was 319.69, with an average time in grade and time in service of 5.68 and 10.85 years respectively. The average score was based on the following point averages: 133.29
  • Air Force officials revise fitness program

    The need for a "clear, understandable and simpler" fitness program will mean significant changes to the Air Force's current fitness program, said the service's top officer during a senior leadership conference held June 4 through 6 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz met with the service's other
  • OTS selection board results announced

    A total of 200 men and women from across America have earned an opportunity to become Air Force leaders following their selection for an officer's commission, officials here announced today. Air Force Recruiting Service officials considered 798 applications as part of Officer Training School Selection Board 09OT03, which selected 200 for a 25
  • Chief Airey laid to rest at Arlington Cemetery

    Surrounded by family and friends, colleagues and fellow Airmen, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Paul Airey was laid to rest here May 28. More than 400 people came to Ft. Myer, Va., for his funeral service and then on to Arlington for his grave site ceremony. Located in section 34, Chief Airey's marker is close to fellow Airmen, and towering
  • DOD officials promote 'World No Tobacco Day'

    For the first time, the Department of Defense is endorsing the observance of World No Tobacco Day by encouraging servicemembers to participate. The effort is part of DOD's multiyear tobacco cessation campaign, Quit Tobacco--Make Everyone Proud. "On Memorial Day, when we reflect on the sacrifices our fallen heroes made so that we can live free, it
  • Air Force officials release master sergeant selection stats

    Air Force officials here May 14 selected 5,604 of 22,748 eligible technical sergeants for promotion to master sergeant for a selection rate of 24.64 percent. The average score for those selected was 340.41, with an average time in grade and time in service of 4.45 and 16.40 years respectively. The average score was based on the following point
  • Enlisted Heritage Hall receives Airey's CMSAF ring

    Paul Wesley Airey, the first chief master sgt. of the Air Force, had a close and very special association with Gunter, which he proved by leaving his CMSAF ring to the Enlisted Heritage Hall museum, his son said. "Dad always wanted his ring to come to Gunter because of his association with the Senior NCO Academy and EHH, and we [his family] also
  • DOD officials promote 'World No Tobacco Day'

    The last Monday in May is Memorial Day, a day set aside to honor the men and women who gave their lives in service to their country. Living freedom to the fullest by reducing unnecessary health risks is one way to honor the memories of those who've died, DOD officials say. Just around the corner from Memorial Day, on May 31, is World No Tobacco
  • Wounded warrior receives surprise promotion

    Staff Sgt. Daniel Acosta woke May 7 thinking he was a senior airman. He was surprised to discover that he was promoted to staff sergeant without his knowledge. Lt. Col. Michael Glass, 59th Medical Support Squadron commander, advised Sergeant Acosta that Lt. Gen. Richard Newton, deputy chief of staff for Manpower and Personnel, approved the
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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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