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  • A family within a family

    A family atmosphere has long been rooted in the 145th Airlift Wing and the Dietz family champions this statement. Senior Airman Jonathan Dietz, of the 145th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, is the youngest son of Chief Master Sgt. Susan Dietz of the 145th Medical Group.
  • Airman becomes first resource officer to Eglin Elementary

    Students at Eglin Elementary School will have another friendly face to greet them each morning as they enter the school. Staff Sgt. Justin Hogg from the 96th Security Forces Squadron was recently hired as the elementary's school resource officer.
  • Around the Air Force: Dec. 16

    On this look around the Air Force, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James held a Facebook town hall to address concerns from Airmen and their family members, and President Barack Obama spoke with Airmen at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
  • SECAF shares developments with spouse and family programs at town hall

    Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James held a Facebook town hall to address concerns from Airmen and their family members Dec. 12.
  • AF manpower, personnel, services leaders talks recruiting, retention

    The Air Force deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel and services spoke on recruiting and retaining the best and brightest and keeping military families together during an Air Force Association breakfast Oct. 12 in Arlington, Virginia.
  • James to host spouse, family forum

    Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James will host a spouse and family forum from 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Smart Center Auditorium on Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.
  • Airman follows dad’s lead, applies lesson to life, career

    Not every son gets a chance to live out his father’s legacy. For Senior Airman Christopher Martinez, an 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron crew chief, each day served in the Air Force is an opportunity to honor his father’s, Tech. Sgt. Gilbert Martinez, memory.
  • Forever family, never forgotten

    A mother watched as her 2-year-old, blonde-haired, blue-eyed boy stood in the middle of Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, hugging the gravestone of his father who had died five months prior. With heavy hearts, the two journeyed from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, to meet others who understood their loss.
  • James applauds DOD Force of the Future initiatives

    Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James declared her support of department-wide reforms focused on improving quality of life for military parents, following Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s Jan. 28 announcement on the next round of Force of the Future initiatives.
  • Deployed Airmen, others come together to support injured teen

    Deployed service members at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, joined representatives from Boeing and the Qatar Emiri Air Force to send a care package to a teenager recovering from an all-terrain vehicle wreck. Gregory is a high school junior, an Eagle Scout and a Civil Air Patrol cadet. He likes hunting, diesel trucks, anything related to the military and refers to himself as a country boy, said his father Staff Sgt. Daniel Stein, a 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron crew chief.
  • Cyberbullying: What can parents do?

    According to the Pew Research Center, in 2000, about half of adults in the U.S. were online and only 3 percent of American households were using broadband for internet access at home. That number increased and in 2014, Pew reported that 87 percent of American adults use the Internet.
  • AF leaders, spouses talk improvements in family programs, voice concerns

    Air Force senior leaders and their spouses discussed the improvements in family programs and opportunities, their concerns cutting basic allowance for housing for a member of dual-service couples, as well as other topics of interest during the Air Force Association’s Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition Sept. 14 in Washington D.C.
  • New ACC program begins, aimed to improve MQ-1/9 community

    The initial stage of Air Combat Command's new program, the Culture and Process Improvement Program, began Aug. 21 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, and is designed to take place across 12 Air Force active-duty, Reserve and Guard bases. The CPIP was established to target and develop methods of improvement for concerns identified by Airmen and family members in the MQ-1B Predator and MQ-9 Reaper career fields.
  • Seeing double: 36th SFS twins defend Andersen together

    Airmen 1st Class Colby and Travis Wakefield, fraternal twins, are both 36th Security Forces Squadron entry controllers who serve and defend Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, together.
  • Young athletes learn teamwork, leadership at ProCamp

    More than 100 children swarmed onto one of the base's football fields for a free National Football League ProCamp, July 16 and 17.
  • Airmen bonded together by family, service

    Each month, the Defense Department and installations across the world celebrate the diversity that service members bring to the armed forces. For two Airmen here, not only did they celebrate their Hawaiian-Filipino heritage during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May, but they also celebrated their family and military bonds.
  • From Colorado to South Korea, 3 generations serving on the peninsula

    Most Airmen arrive at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, with the expectation of seeing new faces and forming new relationships at the start of their yearlong unaccompanied tour. But for a father and son of the Colorado Air National Guard, when they stepped onto the Korean Peninsula, they continued a family legacy spanning three generations.
  • Local nationals visit family tombs at Kadena

    The 18th Munitions Squadron opened their gates to allow more than 400 Okinawans the opportunity to visit family tombs for the annual Shimi celebration here April 12.
  • Brothers in arms

    Brothers in arms is a common expression among military members, but rarely do actual siblings directly complement each other's contributions to the mission. At the 388th Fighter Wing on Hill Air Force Base, Utah, 1st Lt. Sean Rush and Staff Sgt. Brandon Rush are doing exactly that.
  • Roll Call: A historic year

    The Air Force’s senior enlisted Airman released the latest installment of Roll Call, reflecting on the last year and urging Airmen to celebrate their accomplishments.
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