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  • ARPC introduces online retirement application tracker

    The status bar provides the applicant a real-time snapshot of the status of their application.
  • HQ ARPC hosts 2019 Joint IRR Conference

    The Joint IRR Conference included representatives from the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy, educating one another on their service-specific IRR programs. While each service program has the same Office of the Secretary of Defense policies driving them, the consensus was that the conference was of great value for each service to attend by being able to discuss ongoing problems experienced by each branch.
  • CY19 Air Force Reserve Promotion Announcement: Major

    The selection boards convened at HQ ARPC Jan. 28 - Feb. 1, to determine those officers best qualified to assume the next higher grade. Board members selected 955 of 1,262 officers considered.
  • HQ ARPC streamlines retirement application process

    Headquarters Air Reserve Personnel Center released a web-based application April 29 enabling retired Guard and Reserve Airmen to more easily apply for retirement pay and benefits.
  • Second experiment for IT services begins at eight bases

    The Air Force is experimenting to find out whether giving Airmen access to industry-provided network service, customer service and device management will improve their user experience.
  • Travis AFB delivers NASA InSight Spacecraft

    Airmen from the 21st Airlift Squadron and the 860th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Travis Air Force Base, California, loaded and transported the NASA InSight Spacecraft Feb. 28, 2018, from Lockheed Martin Space, Buckley AFB, Colorado, to Vandenberg AFB, California, aboard a C-17 Globemaster III.
  • IMA brings religious diversity to Air Force chaplain team

    Reserve 1st Lt. Brett Campbell became one of the Air Force’s newest chaplains when he graduated chaplain school in September 2017.
  • Space commanders address operations, importance at AFA

    Several of the Air Force’s space commanders spoke on a panel about the significance of Air Force space operations and its undeniable importance to national defense during the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference Sept. 19, 2017.
  • Flexible opportunities available supporting Air Force auxiliary

    For Airmen who want to continue serving their country, but can no longer commit to a monthly or annual schedule, the Civil Air Patrol Reserve Assistance Program may be their next career move. The program, CAPRAP, utilizes officer and enlisted Reserve Airmen as liaisons between local CAP squadrons and the Air Force.
  • I lost my son: Airman turns tragedy into therapy through resilience

    Following the unexpected death of her youngest son, Jeremiah, she became reckless. She was drinking daily and didn’t care whether she lived or died. It took a failed suicide attempt and court-ordered therapy for her life to change.
  • Aspiring artist takes first place in 2016 AF Art Contest

    Staff Sgt. Matthew Knopf, a 310th Aerospace Medical Flight health services management supervisor, received the award for most accomplished artist in the 2016 Air Force Art Contest.
  • Flexible service: Individual Reserve offers unique opportunities

    When Tech. Sgt. Mark Parker first enlisted in the Air Force as a security forces Airman in 2001, he already knew his long-term goal was to become a civilian law enforcement officer. After serving four years on active duty, which included a deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, he was ready to pursue his civilian goals but didn’t want to entirely let go of the military. “The Individual Mobilization Augmentee Program gave me the opportunity to have both,” said Parker, who is assigned to the 673rd Security Forces Squadron at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.
  • New SBIRS Block 10 Ground System achieves operational acceptance

    Air Force Space Command’s Space and Missile Systems Center and the 460th Space Wing successfully achieved operational acceptance of the Space-Based Infrared Systems (SBIRS) Block 10 ground system Dec. 2.
  • Airman teaches Marines combat survival skills

    It’s not every day that an Airman gets to experience firsthand what it means to “train like a Marine,” let alone teach them a few skills of his own. Senior Airman Ronnie Perez, a 460th Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, recently joined 35 Marines from Company A, Marine Cryptologic Support Battalion during their summer field training Aug. 16-18 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • James delves into space, missile warning mission with Buckley Airmen

    Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James engaged with Airmen from Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, July 7 and saw firsthand the space and missile warning mission that the base executes daily.
  • Academy grad returns to the mat for chance at becoming a champion

    Coming from a small town in southern Pennsylvania, 1st Lt. Clayton Gable, a 2nd Space Warning Squadron supervisory statistician, grew up in a family that had a heritage in wrestling. He would excel in high school and at the Academy and now wrestles on the Air Force team.
  • Keeping North America safe for half a century

    A rededication ceremony marking 50 years being a fully operational facility took place April 15 at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, Colorado.
  • Buckley first sergeant’s 720-mile run gains national attention

    A 2nd Space Warning Squadron first sergeant accomplished his goal of running 720 miles in 30 days from Aurora, Colorado, to Abilene, Texas, in order to raise money and awareness for wounded warriors.
  • 460th Medical Group sharpens combat readiness skills

    The 460th Medical Group held annual combat leadership and combat medic training Oct. 1-4 at Fort Carson, Colorado. Learning how to continue the mission while under the stresses of combat is essential to being successful on the battlefield.
  • Airman author brings fictional, real heroes to life

    In stories, the hero is often called upon to accomplish a great task, to take on the weight of a burden they did not anticipate, even though they know that hardships may plague every step of their journey. For storytellers, joy often comes from seeing the hero overcome the many obstacles placed in front of them to emerge strong and victorious against the odds. Senior Airman Brian McLean is the author of such stories. He is also, in his own way, the hero.
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