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  • ALS honors alumnus during naming ceremony

    The Joint Base San Antonio Airman Leadership School was named the “JBSA Rogers ALS” in honor of Staff Sgt. Cierra Rogers during a ceremony May 11, 2018.
  • Chapel group fully embraces 2nd core value: Service before self

    When Hurricane Harvey bore down on the Houston area as a Category 4 hurricane and stalled for several days in late August 2017, it dropped records amount of rain. It was the second most costly storm in U.S. history, only behind Hurricane Katrina in 2005, according to a recently released report by the National Hurricane Center.
  • Nomination window open for 2018 USAF Alison Award for Character and Innovation

    Nomination packages for the 2018 U.S. Air Force Alison Award for Character and Innovation are due to the Air Force’s Personnel Center by May 31, 2018.
  • AF accepting nominations for employees, Airmen with disabilities DoD award

    Air Force civilian employees and Airmen with disabilities have until Spring 2018 to submit nomination packages for the 2018 Outstanding Department of Defense Employee or Service Member with a Disability Award.
  • Organ donation bolsters bond between classmates

    Col. Dave Ashley’s schedule since May 2017 included climbing a mountain, completing a 40-mile trail run, competing in a multiday athletic event that included bicycling and kayaking and achieving a perfect score on his military physical fitness test, his seventh in a row. Ashley accomplished all of these feats after donating a kidney. What began as an impulse to help a desperately ill former classmate has turned into a campaign to make sure other service members know the Military Health System supports those who want to become living organ donors.
  • Through tragedy, loss, amputation, Airman learns ‘new norm’

    “My leg looked like a boomerang.” Those were the words of Staff Sgt. August O’Niell, an Air Force pararescueman, to members of the Air Force Technical Applications Center when the combat warrior visited the base to discuss resiliency during the center’s Combat Airman Fitness Day.
  • Deployed Airmen, Marines conquer U.S. Marine Corps Corporal’s Course

    Deployed Airmen at the 407th Air Expeditionary Group were given the opportunity to attend the U.S. Marine Corps’ Corporal’s Course to gain vital skills to be successful as enlisted leaders. Attending alongside their Marine brothers-in-arms, Airmen embarked on the two-week training, which is designed to build new competencies and expand upon prior leadership experience.
  • Airmen’s Week: Changing the culture of Airmen

    After the completion of Basic Military Training, but before Airmen depart for their various technical training locations, lies a relatively new, yet crucial program geared toward the betterment of the Air Force: Airmen’s Week. Airmen’s Week is a 31-hour, values-based course with a mission to “develop professional, resilient Airmen, inspired by our heritage, committed to the Air Force core values and motivated to deliver airpower for America.”
  • AETC weaves core values into Air Force DNA: rethinking recruiting, training, education

    In 2012, the Air Education and Training Command launched an aggressive oversight initiative to protect Airmen in training following the discovery of unprofessional behavior within the basic military training environment.
  • Cheating in ALS: Zero tolerance for compromise of core values

    The best way to succeed in Airman Leadership School, and not resort to cheating, is to be open and honest with leadership before enrolling, understand the gravity of the demanding coursework, and be prepared for it, said Senior Master Sgt. Leyla Gillett, Langley Air Force Base ALS commandant.
  • Force Improvement Program team moving forward

    Air Force Global Strike Command's Force Improvement Program team wrapped up their visits to the command's missile wings last month, where they were tasked with identifying challenges associated with performing missile duties and working with Airmen to propose solutions.
  • Core values are more than just slogans

    Air Force senior leaders recently released a video as part of an ongoing effort to communicate the importance of living and adhering to the service core values.
  • Senior leaders challenge Airmen to reaffirm commitment to core values

    Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody issued the following message to the Airmen of the United States Air Force:
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