Obama activates reserves for Operation United Assistance
President Barack Obama has authorized the Defense Department to call up a small number of National Guard or reserve troops that possess special skills needed to aid efforts in stopping the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa.

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:24:07 GMT
Scientific Advisory Board begins 2015 studies
The U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board 2015 season officially kicked off at an event here in September that brought together new and returning members to discuss the Secretary of the Air Force’s approved studies.

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:18:18 GMT
Air Force Week in Photos
This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.


Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:52:00 GMT
Robinson takes command of PACAF
Gen. Lori Robinson took command of Pacific Air Forces from Gen. Hawk Carlisle Oct. 16 during a change of command ceremony.


Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:20:00 GMT
FY14 force management benefits and separation programs
Air Force officials are aware of and are actively working to identify any inconsistencies regarding benefits and separation program details associated with the fiscal year 2014 force management programs.

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:33:00 GMT
When responding to surveys, check to ensure they're official
Airmen around the world are asked to respond to many surveys, some of which are official and legitimate. Others, however, are not official and Airmen should not respond to them. According to Renee Tealer, Air Force Survey Office, Air Force Personnel Center, Airmen typically get three types of surveys.

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:39:17 GMT
Undergrad flying training applications due in December
The 2015 undergraduate flying training selection board originally scheduled for Jan. 20-23 will now convene Feb. 17-20 and associated application suspenses have shifted by approximately one month, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Oct. 10.

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:08:30 GMT
Cyber expansions create security considerations
Technological advances have put the world at the fingertips of anyone with connection to the Internet and during cyber security awareness month, Airmen and their families are reminded to remain vigilant when posting personal information.

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 19:15:00 GMT
AF celebrates 'best' year in aviation safety
In most jobs, breaking or losing a piece of equipment doesn’t cost American taxpayers millions of dollars; however, in the Air Force, operating aviation assets safely not only saves money, time and resources but also the lives of Airmen.

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 17:24:51 GMT
Air Force Week in Photos
This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.


Fri, 10 Oct 2014 14:05:27 GMT
 
October 9 Recruitment Tweet Chat
By the Air Force Public Affairs Agency The Air Force Recruiting Service and the Air Force social media team participated in their monthly tweet chat Oct. 9 and received 70 recruitment questions from Twitter followers. During the hour-long Web event, the teams answered questions about enlistment requirements, the Delayed Enlistment Program and other career field-specific questions. […]

By the Air Force Public Affairs Agency

The Air Force Recruiting Service and the Air Force social media team participated in their monthly tweet chat Oct. 9 and received 70 recruitment questions from Twitter followers. During the hour-long Web event, the teams answered questions about enlistment requirements, the Delayed Enlistment Program and other career field-specific questions. If you weren’t able to join the conversation, here are all the questions and answers from the chat.


Q1: How long is your training? I’m looking to enlist in May, but I won’t have college completed. Is #AirForceReserve possible?
A1: BMT for enlisted is 8.5 weeks. Officer training is 9.5 weeks. Please contact the Air Force Reserve at http://afreserve.com.

Q2: What OS do you use to work? Any Linux?
A2: The basic operating system for the Air Force is Windows, but it can vary depending on the needs of the mission.

Q3: I am interested in enlisting in the Air Force in 4 years, and I hope to be a pararescueman. Do I need a college degree?
A3: To become a PJ, we require a high school diploma and you must meet other requirements. An Air Force recruiter can explain your options to you when you get closer to joining.

Q4: Is the F-15 pilot who ejected in the U.K. okay?
A4: Thank you for your concern. Please contact the Air Force Public Affairs office for additional information or stay tuned to http://www.af.mil.

Q5: Will Air Force leaders implement any permanent change of station alignments to coincide with the new static close out dates?
A5: Please contact your local military personnel flight for more info.

Q6: How hard is BMT? I’m pretty scared to be honest.
A6: Learn more about how to prepare for BMT at http://1.usa.gov/14ARYDs.

Q7: What Air Force job opportunities are open for people with a degree in psychology?
A7: Non-technical careers. Contact an OTS recruiter to see if you are eligible.

Q8: If I’m trying to pull XCAS in Iraq. Why do I keep getting F/A-18s and F-22s? Can I seriously get an A-10 or A/C-130?
A8: You need to contact your leadership to discuss.

Q9: How often does AFSC 1N0X1 deploy on average?
A9: Deployments vary on many factors. Every member of the U.S. Air Force, no matter the job you are qualified to train and serve in, may deploy.

Q10: What’s the average salary of an Airman 1st Class?
A10: Pay is based on rank, and time you have served. Learn more about the enlisted pay scale at the http://bit.ly/16LxJO3.

Q11: Is it easy to transfer from being a CSO to pilot? Example: F-15E airframe.
A11: No, it is not easy because you must qualify for pilot training, and the needs of the Air Force.

Q12: Can I push the red button?
A12: The nuclear enterprise has been a strategic deterrence for 60+ years and some of the best and brightest Airmen serve in these jobs.

Q13: What are some differences between the AF and the other branches?
A13: The Air Force mission and way of life are the primary differences. Benefits and pay are virtually the same across all branches.

Q14: What are some helpful resources when preparing for the AFOQT?
A14: You can buy a study guide for Air Force Officer Qualifying Test at any major bookstore or check one out at a library.

Q15: What are the requirements for being an unmanned aircraft pilot, besides being an officer?
A15: Check out the qualifications at http://bit.ly/12KwCAu.

Q16: How long will it take me to get into security forces?
A16: About 3-9 months in the Delayed Enlistment Program before going to basic training. Technical school for security forces is 13 weeks.

Q17: Are the projected AFROTC enrollment allocations for this fiscal year increasing, decreasing, or staying relatively the same?
A17: Allocations have decreased nationally from previous years. Please contact your college’s AFROTC program.

Q18: I am a 47 year old Army Reserve CW2. If I wanted to switch over to the Air Force Reserve, do I have any options?
A18: Contact the AF Reserve at http://bit.ly/13d58AD.

Q19: What’s the difference in training between @USNavy and @usairforce pilots, if any?
A19: Differences depend on what type of aircraft is being flown. There is joint training between the services in some cases.

Q20: What’s the heaviest thing your planes have carried? How did you secure it?
A20: Check out the Air Force’s YouTube page. We have videos that help answer your questions.

Q21: My husband and I are enlisting together very soon! Is it guaranteed we will live on the same base?
A21: The Joint Spouse program makes every possible effort to assign spouses to the same base. Learn more at http://bit.ly/1483ZJk.

Q22: Do you believe there will be a day when a single joint service recruiting command will exist? Should it?
A22: Not for the foreseeable future.

Q23: I’ve heard rumors that BMT is going down to only 6 weeks starting in January…true or false?
A23: We don’t have an official answer yet. But, expect some potential changes in January 2015. BMT will remain 8.5 weeks at this time.

Q24: I want to join pararescue, but I’m thinking about going into Intel first for 2 years. Is this a good idea?
A24: You cannot retrain into another career field until you are 13 months out from the end of your enlistment.

Q25: Where is basic training for the Air Force?
A25: BMT is at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas, and lasts for 8.5 weeks.

Q26: Why is it taking me so long to get a job?
A26: Due to the large number of people who are qualified and waiting, as well as scheduling appointments at the Military Entrance Processing Station, the process is taking longer. Average time in DEP is 3-9 months.

Q27: Do you have to go to BMT if you go through ROTC in college?
A27: No. However, AFROTC cadets go through training between their junior and senior year of college. It’s similar
to BMT and is approximately four weeks.

Q28: I know rated officers such as pilots can fly. Can non-rated officers such as engineers get flight training too?
A28: Only if you apply and are accepted into Student Undergraduate Pilot Training.

Q29: I heard the Air Force was a bit overbooked at the moment. Is this true? Just wanting to be sure.
A29: Due to the large number of people joining, it is taking slightly longer. Your patience will pay off.

Q30: Can you show the flight path of the F-15 that crashed over #Cambridge U.K. earlier in day?
A30: You need to contact the public affairs office for an official statement.

Q31: If my SO re-enlists, can he stay at his same base or does he have to re-locate?
A31: Assignments are based on the needs of the AF and will vary by each person and career field.

Q32: How can I get in contact with my recruiter? He never answers the phone.
A32: Call, leave a message with your contact info, and give them 5 business days to return your call. If no one responds, call us at 1-800-423-USAF.

Q33: What is the typical GPA required for a Type 1 AFROTC scholarship?
A33: You need a 3.0 or higher and be in the top 10% of your class, to include other factors. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/13d5048.

Q34: I’ve been enlisted since March and still have no contract. Do more contracts come available after the fiscal year?
A34: DEP is usually 3-9 months. Talk to your recruiter for more information.

Q35: After technical school, who do I talk to in order to continue my education?
A35: Once you complete upgrade training at your first base, talk to your supervisor or visit the base education office to begin taking college classes.

Q36: What are the basic necessities to become a PJ?
A36: Meet the requirements to join the Air Force and pass the PAST screening test. Talk to a recruiter for more info.

Q37: I scored an 88 on the ASVAB and my lowest mage score was an 87. I got a strength code of N. How come I couldn’t get jobs like SERE?
A37: Along with the ASVAB, other detailed testing is used to measure and determine your successful qualifying, as well as job availability for SERE.

Q38: If I request to be stationed at a particular place, what are the chances I’ll actually get stationed there?
A38: Anything is possible, but it will depend on the needs of the Air Force and where your job skill is needed.

Q39: Are you allowed to use a calculator in the ASVAB recruiting test?
A39: No, you have to do it the old-fashioned way with a paper and pencil (scratch paper).

Q40: Our teenager is studying Arabic. Is that a language in high demand in the Air Force?
A40: Languages are based on the DLAB test score, but that is a language eligible for those who qualify.

Q41: Is it rare or hard to be a dental assistant?
A41: That is a harder job to get, but it’s not impossible.

Q42: Can I fly with @AFThunderbirds at the @WONGRome air show now that I will fit?
A42: We wish we could let everyone experience a flight, but we cannot authorize flights for people.

Q43: What does it take to become an emergency medicine physician?
A43: It takes years of dedication and education. When you have applied, and are accepted to medical school, please contact an Air Force Health Professions Recruiter and apply for our Health Professions Scholarship Program.

Q44: How long is the wait from DEPS if applying for EOD?
A44: The average in DEP is 3-9 months and you must also have a passed the PAST test.

Q45: How family oriented is the Air Force?
A45: The Air Force strives to provide a quality of life conducive to all its personnel.

Q46: What are the educational and physical requirements to become a pilot?
A46: You can find the requirements for becoming a pilot here: bit.ly/12KwCAu.

Q47: What does the AF do to prevent sexual harassment among its troops?
A47: The U.S. Air Force takes an aggressive, yet proactive approach, with zero tolerance to prevent sexual harassment.

Q48: How long does it take to become a C-130 pilot after BMT? And what are the requirements?
A48: You must be commissioned as an officer, then complete a 13-month Student Undergraduate Training Program. Length and location may vary depending on type of aircraft.

Q49: Which language is most needed at this time?
A49: The type of language we need is ever-changing. However, we are looking for those individuals who are proficient in Persian Dahri.

Q51: My recruiter says that MEPS is only processing security forces. How long does it usually take to go back to normal?
A51: An Air Force recruiter is required to recruit people for specific jobs based on the needs of the Air Force. The MEPS permits only a specific number of applicants to process per month by service.

Q52: Where is the stargate?
A52: In the Sci-Fi series “Stargate,” it was located at the Cheyenne Mountain Complex in Colorado.

Q53: Would it be quicker/easier to enlist and transfer over to officer than going through the officer commissioning process?
A53: The decision to enlist is yours to make. Many individuals have enlisted and applied for Officer Training School as enlisted members, and have been selected.

Q54: What rank do I need to be to become K-9 handler?
A54: You must already be on active duty, meet the requirements, be 5-skill level, submit an application and be selected.

Q55: What is your take regarding the Air Force in comparison with the air forces of other superpower nations?

A55: Contact an Air Force public affairs office for additional information or stay tuned to http://www.af.mil.

Q56: Are you taking any prior service members at this time?
A56: The Prior Service Program is open at this time for a limited number of jobs. Please contact an Air Force recruiter for more information and guidance.

Q57: I’m 17 years old and have asthma, but haven’t had a true attack since I was 12 years old. Can I enlist or join AROTC in college?
A57: Asthma is potentially disqualifying. Ask your recruiter to have a MEPS doctor prescreen your medical records for a preliminary ruling.

Q57: How long is it typically to go to basic training after your job becomes available?
A57: From the date you enlist until the day you depart for Basic Military Training is approximately 3 to 9 months. The actual date you ship to BMT is determined by the needs of the Air Force.

Q58: After graduating high school, what are the steps to becoming a fighter pilot? Does the Air Force pay for college after high school?
A58: Meet general requirements listed at bit.ly/12KwCAu, obtain a degree on your own or earn one after enlisting, then apply for a commission. You can take advantage of our Tuition Assistance Program once you have completed basic training, technical training and upgrade training.

Q59: Can you have tattoos in the Air Force?
A59: Check out our FAQ about tattoos and piercings here: http://bit.ly/15KYpPs.

Q60: What are the requirements to become a Tactical Air Controller or TACP/JTAC?
A60: You must meet the requirements to enlist in the Air Force, and pass a Physical Abilities Stamina Test. Please see an Air Force recruiter for information and guidance.

Q61: I’m thinking about joining, should I go right after high school or enroll in an AFROTC program?
A61: You may enlist in the Air Force directly out of high school, and begin taking advantage of our many benefits right away. You can also choose to enroll in AFROTC and receive a commission after you complete your undergraduate degree.

Q62: Is it true that you get paid by your rank?
A62: Pay is based on rank and the time you have served. Learn more about the enlisted pay scale at bit.ly/16LxJO3.

Q63: If I have a high school diploma, do I have to have college credits to enlist in the Air Force?
A63: If you have a high school diploma, you will meet the educational requirements to enlist. Earning 20 college credits or more may qualify you for advanced rank.

Q64: I’m thinking about joining, should I go right after high school or enroll in an AFROTC program?
A64: You may enlist in the Air Force directly out of high school, and begin taking advantage of our many benefits right away. You can also chose to enroll in AFROTC and receive a commission after you complete your undergraduate degree.

Q65: I would like a fly along in a B-52. How can we make this happen?
A65: We wish we could let everyone experience a flight, but we cannot authorize that.

Q66: What’s the best way to get in touch with a recruiter?
A66: You can get in touch with a recruiter in your area here: bit.ly/11uA68V.

Q67: What is the age limit or cut off to enlist?
A67: Non-prior service applicants must be at least 17 to apply and in Basic Military Training before their 40th birthday.

Q68: Is it possible for someone to enlist if they are mentally capable to join, but not physically capable?
A68: You must be mentally, physically and morally (i.e., law violations, etc.) qualified to join the U.S. Air Force.

Q69: What does the commissioning staff of the Air Force Academy look for to get accepted? I’m enlisted right now.
A69: Your SAT/ACT scores, Prior Academic Record, which is your academic composite score, and your activities in high school, community service and work, including any unusual accomplishments in, or out of school, is your Extracurricular Composite score. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/1zhPqIR.

Q70: What’s the most reliable fighter available to the USAF?
A70: The U.S. Air Force has many diverse weapon systems to choose from. The conflict will determine the type of aircraft used for the best outcome.


Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:18:19 +0000
 
Air Force Week in Photos
This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.


Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:52:00 GMT
Air Force Week in Photos
This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.


Fri, 10 Oct 2014 14:05:27 GMT
Air Force Week in Photos
More than 40 athletes represented the Air Force during the 2014 Warrior Games from Sept. 28 to Oct. 4, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This weekly feature showcases some of those wounded warriors.


Fri, 03 Oct 2014 16:56:00 GMT
Air Force Week in Photos
This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.


Fri, 26 Sep 2014 18:25:50 GMT
Air Force Week in Photos
This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.


Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:16:00 GMT
 
Air National Guard soars skies over Poland

Airmen from the U.S. and Polish Air Forces started training together at the 33rd Air Base at Powidz Air Base, Poland, Oct. 15, 2014, for the start of Aviation Detachment rotation 15-1.

Roughly 50 Airmen and three C-130 Hercules aircraft from the 182nd Airlift Wing, Illinois Air National Guard, Peoria, Illinois, will participate in the training hosted by Detachment 1, 52nd Operations Group, in Lask Air Base, Poland.

"Our mission here is to support the Aviation Detachment rotation and build upon the interoperability between our two forces," said U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Douglas Applegren, chief of tactics for rotation 15-1. "We have been looking forward to this rotation ever since we found out about it, and our Airmen are excited to work and train together with the Polish air force."
more...
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:30:00 EST
Ramstein teams with German partners during exercise

Ramstein Airmen in concert with German disaster response authorities participated in a combined major accident response exercise, or MARE, here Oct. 18.

The exercise tested German and U.S. first responders' ability to react to a massive on-base accident, from initial notification to the recovery phase.  The MARE was an opportunity to train and rehearse roles and responsibilities in a crisis between Ramstein Airmen and German partners.

"Our German counterparts from the Kaiserslautern area brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to the scenario," said Col. Lee Smith, 86th Airlift Wing vice commander. "Together, we used our skills to test our interoperability and coordination during a crisis and I am very pleased with the results."
more...
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:29:00 EST
Black Eye Campaign: Did you notice?

Imitation bruises, black eyes and scratches painted the faces of more than 15 male and female volunteers to educate individuals for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, during the second annual Black Eye Campaign here, Oct. 3.

Airmen, civilian employees and spouses roamed the base to see if bystanders would step up and ask them if they were okay.

"This is a one-day social experiment that brings awareness about domestic violence and shows how seldom people are willing to step out or offer assistance," said Keith Baronsky, 31st Medical Operations Squadron Family Advocacy Program outreach manager.
more...
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 03:05:00 EST
Airman takes second chance

"Hey babe, I've got some really hard news you need to hear," she said, choking back tears on the phone. "Remember the cops on Spring Street last night? It was Henry. He's gone. I'm so sorry."

Even four years later, my ex-girlfriend's words still echo throughout my head relentlessly and it brings me back to that night.

Henry Dang was my best friend throughout my tenure at Windsor Locks High School.  We met during my awkward transition into a new school and a new place at the end of my sophomore year.
more...
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 06:29:00 EST
Spangdahlem Air Base honors the "Big Man"

For some, it's a great honor to have a building, street or room named after you. For one Airman, known by as "big man" in the local German community and the base, this honor has become a reality.

The gymnasium inside the Eifel Power Haus was named after George Price, 52nd Force Support Squadron special events coordinator, Oct. 16, 2014.

"If I had to sum George Price up in one word it would be 'icon'," said Jude Sorg, 52nd FSS deputy commander. "I think that there is not a better honor that his community and this base could give to George other than to memorialize this particular gymnasium that will last forever in George's name. There is nobody that has given more time, energy, volunteerism and actually more work to fitness and sports in the Spangdahlem area."
more...
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:44:00 EST
Team Mildenhall and RAF Lakenheath join for fitness challenge


more...
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:58:25 EST
Return of the sax: Firefighter plays to home crowd with Tops in Blue

As Tops in Blue played to a crowd of almost 500 Oct. 1, 2014, one sparkly-suited performer shone a little brighter than the rest as he played his heart out on the saxophone on his home turf.

Senior Airman Bobby Lucas, 100th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department firefighter from Toledo, Ohio, is part of this year's Tops in Blue entertainment group and has been travelling the world with them, playing to Airmen and their families at bases scattered far and wide.

Lucas's fellow firefighters were at the concert showing their support for the young fireman they hadn't seen in months.
more...
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:56:00 EST
 
Pilot reaches milestone -- 9,000 B-52 flying hours


more...
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 02:22:00 EST
Members from 7th AF selected for service-level EWI program

Two members assigned to 7th Air Force have been selected to participate in the Education With Industry program, an Air Force-level developmental education program managed by the Air Force Institute of Technology.  

The program, per its handbook, is a highly-selective and competitive non-degree educational assignment where the member is placed within an industry related to his/her career field.

For Capts. Alyson Busch and Jonathan Walsh, that means an assignment in a civil engineer related field.
more...
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:09:00 EST
Airman stops attack dead in its tracks

In August of 2013, Alaska Air National Guardsman Master Sgt. Brian Neild was enjoying his weekend.

The sun was out even though the temperature was brisk, and he was with some friends wandering around a market in downtown Anchorage. They settled at a café, a place with a view of the main Anchorage bus station.

It was then the AKANG personnel systems manager watched a woman start arguing with a middle-aged man.

The argument escalated and the man, who was roughly six-foot-two and whose dress and thin appearance implied he might be homeless, grabbed the woman by the neck and pinned her against the wall.
more...
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 20:03:00 EST
General Robinson takes command of PACAF

Gen. Lori Robinson took command of Pacific Air Forces from Gen. Hawk Carlisle Oct. 16 during a change of command ceremony here.

Presiding over the ceremony, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III praised Carlisle's past accomplishments and expressed confidence in Robinson as the new commander of PACAF.

"Gen. Lori Robinson is a phenomenal leader and a proven operator," Welsh said. "She fully understands what it takes to be successful in this business and has all the tools to take this command to even higher levels of performance."
more...
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:21:00 EST
Osan Airman makes AF softball team

As she steps onto the field, her body is overcome with an adrenaline rush. The winning, the losing, the years of competing at different platforms has pushed an Airman to continuously take her talents to a higher stage.

Senior Airman Amber Devlin, 694th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group program manager, was selected Sept. 3, 2014, to be part of the Air Force Women's Softball team during her first time trying out for the team.

"The highest level I played at before joining was on my high school team, then on the base team after joining the Air Force," Devlin said. "Trying out for the Air Force team was a challenge and something I've wanted to do after I enlisted."
more...
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:33:49 EST
Aircrew members go behind-the-scenes of 735th AMS

The first Operation Aircrew Orientation took place here Oct. 9.

The half-day information exchange hosted by the 735th Air Mobility Squadron gave members of the 535th Airlift Squadron a look at the squadron's day-to-day operations.

"This is an opportunity for locally stationed aircrew members to be educated on how aerial port and maintenance functions in the 'en route' environment," said Maj. Lloyd Richardson, 735th AMS director of operations.

Richardson said the orientation was especially important considering the unique relationship the squadrons share. Though the 735th AMS often provides service for the aircraft and aircrews from the 535th AS, the two squadrons belong to separate major commands and parent units.
more...
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 21:17:00 EST
PACAF modifies Command Strategy

Gen. Hawk Carlisle, Pacific Air Forces commander, released an update to his PACAF Command Strategy for promoting stability, security and engagement in the Asia-Pacific region.

"I recently directed my staff to reassess our Command Strategy based on the rapidly changing security challenges within the region.  We must also take careful consideration of fiscal budgetary limitations," Carlisle said.

"My intent however has not changed.  We will defend U.S. and Allied territory, protect U.S. interests, promote regional stability and free access, deter aggression, and maintain our readiness posture to use Airpower to respond to the full spectrum of military contingencies," Carlisle said. "We will expand engagement, increase combat capability and improve our warfighter integration to achieve our goals."
more...
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 16:32:27 EST
Air Force implements TDY policy changes

Recently, the Air Force started implementing two temporary duty policy changes that will impact travel reimbursements for Airmen.

The first change, which took effect Oct. 1, made changes to the Joint Travel Regulations, Reimbursable and Incidental Expense Policy. The second will be a change in long-term TDY per diem expenses and take effect Nov. 1.

Incidental expenses

Under the new policy, Contiguous U.S. laundry expenses, tips to baggage handlers by uniformed members and ATM fees are now considered incidental expenses and are no longer reimbursable as separate miscellaneous expenses. These expenses will now be added to the current list which includes such items as tips to porters, baggage carriers, bellhops, hotel maids, stewards and stewardesses.
more...
Wed, 8 Oct 2014 21:28:00 EST
Icemen firefighters kick-off Fire Prevention Week

Icemen families packed into Eielson's Fire Station 2 to enjoy a day of fun during an open house Oct. 5.

The first open house in 10 years was held in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week which began a series of activities held around base.

"The purpose of this open house is to get the public in here and aware of the fire department, Fire Prevention Week and why we hold it," said Senior Airman Nick Belair, 354th Civil Engineer Squadron fire prevention technician. "This year's Fire Prevention Week theme is 'Working smoke alarms save lives, test yours every month' and we really want to make the public aware of how important working smoke alarms are, not having one could mean life or death during a fire."
more...
Wed, 8 Oct 2014 15:16:00 EST
JBPHH provides temporary home to Navy aircraft

U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aircraft that have been temporarily relocated to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, due to airfield construction at Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay commenced flying operations Oct. 1.

The 18 aircraft from Kaneohe Bay, which include 12 P-3 Orions, four C-20 Gulfstreams, two MK-58 Hawker Hunters and more than 175 maintainers and aircrew members, will perform their primary mission of anti-submarine, anti-surface warfare and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance from JBPHH for the next two months. 
more...
Tue, 7 Oct 2014 18:09:00 EST
Experienced Lawyers in Defense Base Compensation Claims

Copyright © 1999 - 2014
About Us | Advertise | Contact Us | Press Releases | Privacy Policy | Help
Powered by MilitaryDMA | 1106 West Park Street, #403 | Livingston, MT 59047 | 406-333-0274