Air Force announces OTS non-rated selection board results
A total of 495 men and women from across America have earned an opportunity to become Air Force leaders following their selection for an officer's commission, officials announced Nov. 24.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:31:57 GMT
8 selected for nuclear, missile squadron command, chief of safety
Eight lieutenant colonels and lieutenant colonel-selects have been selected for nuclear and missile operations squadron commander and chief of safety positions, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced Nov. 25.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:28:31 GMT
AFA Outstanding AF Civilian Employee of the Year nominations due
Air Force officials are accepting nominations for the Air Force Association (AFA) Outstanding Air Force Civilian Employee of the Year.

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:26:35 GMT
41 total-force Airmen selected as KC-46 aircrew
Forty-one officers and enlisted members from active duty, Air Force Reserve and the Air National Guard have been selected as KC-46 Pegasus initial operational test and evaluation aircrew, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Nov. 24.

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:08:20 GMT
President announces Hagel’s resignation as defense secretary
Praising Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s “class and integrity,” President Barack Obama announced Nov. 24 at the White House that Hagel will leave his post.

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:16:26 GMT
AF closes FY14 force management programs
Airmen who met the service’s reduction in force board were notified of the board’s results Nov. 19, bringing the fiscal year 2014 force management programs to an end.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:37:00 GMT
Pentagon holds 4th Annual Pentagon Sitting Volleyball Tournament
Fifty-two active-duty and veteran athletes from each of the military services and the U.S. Special Operations Command participated in the 4th Annual Pentagon Sitting Volleyball Tournament Nov. 20 at the Pentagon Athletic Club.


Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:32:38 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, 21 Nov 2014 17:43:00 GMT
AF presented with 2014 Defense Disability Award
The Department of the Air Force recently received the Secretary of Defense trophy for the best disability program among large military components for the third consecutive year.


Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:23:34 GMT
SecAF visits Guam during Pacific tour
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James visited here Nov. 19-20, to meet with Airmen and gain a better understanding of the central role the island base plays within Pacific Command as part of engagements at Pacific Air Force bases.


Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:57:27 GMT
 
Operation Warmheart: Airmen helping Airmen during the holidays
By Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever Air Force Public Affairs Agency It’s amazing to see our Airmen and families come together to help those less fortunate in our communities. Their charitable spirit isn’t only for those outside the base, but for Airmen, families and civilians we team up with every day – our Air Force family. One incredibly rewarding […]

By Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever
Air Force Public Affairs Agency

It’s amazing to see our Airmen and families come together to help those less fortunate in our communities. Their charitable spirit isn’t only for those outside the base, but for Airmen, families and civilians we team up with every day – our Air Force family.

One incredibly rewarding program many Airmen support is Operation Warmheart. This non-profit organization distributes charitable donations to service members and their families all year long, and disperses a majority of its funding during the holiday season.

In 2014, there have been many creative ways Airmen serving at bases around the globe have raised money and volunteered to organize Operation Warmheart fundraising events. Here are just a few examples of how Airmen have come together to help those in need this year.

Runner hands off canned goods photo
A runner hands canned goods to a member of the Joint Base Langley-Eustis First Sergeants Council as part of the proceeds for the Operation Warmheart 5k food run Nov. 7, 2014. Operation Warmheart is an outreach program for Langley and provides assistance to Airmen and their families year-round. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kayla Newman/Released)
Operation Warmheart helps JBLE members in need

At Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, the base first sergeants council built more than 400 Thanksgiving baskets, and collected money and food donations. According to Master Sgt. Liesbeth Bowen, 633rd Air Base Wing wing staff first sergeant, there have been a higher demand for families in need of assistance.

“Operation Warmheart is the first sergeants’ avenue to help JBLE service members through hardships,” Bowen said. “We normally provide service members in need with funding for food or bills once they’ve exhausted all options.”

Leadership school packs canned goods photo
Airman Leadership School Class 15-2 students assist base first sergeants in assembling Thanksgiving meal baskets in the Diamond Mart as part of Operation Warmheart at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Nov. 16, 2014. Each basket destined to Ellsworth families who qualify, contained ingredients to make traditional Thanksgiving dishes including mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, green bean casserole and turkey or ham. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Hada/Released)
Operation Warmheart provides holiday dinners for Ellsworth Airmen, families

After three months of planning and preparation, Airmen at Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, teamed up to assemble more than 170 Thanksgiving meals for Airmen and their families as part of Operation Warmheart.

“The holidays are a special time for us,” said Senior Airman Jonathan Yang, 28th Operations Support Squadron airfield management technician. “That’s why it’s important to help out those who are struggling or going through difficult times.”

Comissary bagging photo
Senior Airman Andrey Antonyuk, 603rd Air and Space Communications Squadron radio frequency transmissions technician, and Senior Airman Jeremy Walkes, 86th Communications Squadron Special Missions Flight satellite communications technician, bag a customer’s groceries during a two-day commissary bagging event for Operation Warmheart Nov. 23, 2014 at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Larissa Greatwood/Released)
Operation Warmheart brings holiday cheer to KMC

At Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Airmen from the Kaiserslautern Military Community First Sergeant Association purchased $17,500 worth of commissary gift cards to give to Airmen and their families to buy holidays meals for Thanksgiving. The funds were raised through a two-day commissary bagging event as well as other volunteer activities connected to the association’s “Ring a Bell” campaign.

“The money is for anyone in need,” said Master Sgt. David Delgado, 83rd Network Operations Squadron, Detachment 4 first sergeant. “We’ve provided relief for those who have suffered from fires, active duty deaths or something as simple as not being able to pay an electric bill. It’s a very discreet operation done through the first sergeants.”

Softball tournament photo
The team “Reloaded” poses with the first sergeants after winning the championship during the Operation Warmheart softball tournament July 26, 2014, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Teams from across Idaho participated in the event lasting 72 hours. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Malissa Lott/Released)
Airmen help families, boost morale during softball tournament

Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, hosted an Operation Warmheart softball tournament this summer, which raised money for Airmen in the Gunfighter community. Softball teams played for 72 hours straight, People also donated other goods like diapers and canned food, which were distributed through the base first sergeants council. The softball tournament began 25 years ago to help families of Airmen supporting Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

“It brings people together from the civilian and military worlds to take care of Air Force warriors and their families,” said Allen Niksich, 366th Force Support Squadron community readiness specialist.

We’re proud and grateful of all our Airmen, supervisors, and leaders who go out of their way to ensure their coworkers and their families are taken care of during the holidays. We know their efforts help ease the financial burdens felt by many peoplein our community this time of year.

How are you supporting your fellow Airmen and their families this holiday season?

Featured image: Members of Team McConnell place donated food items in bags Nov. 25, 2014, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Approximately 200 Thanksgiving baskets being put together by volunteers, and first sergeants delivered them to Airmen in need of a helping hand. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tara Fadenrecht/Released)


Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:30:47 +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, 21 Nov 2014 17:43:00 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, 14 Nov 2014 14:37:00 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, 07 Nov 2014 18:54:44 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, 31 Oct 2014 17:41:00 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, 24 Oct 2014 14:56:00 GMT
 
To innovate, we can't be afraid to fail

"Throughout history, people with new ideas - who think differently and try to change things - have always been called troublemakers." - Richelle Mead, author.

The Air Force is pushing hard for us to innovate. You hear it when our senior leaders give speeches or post articles imploring us to improve. Examples include the AFSO21 process or the new Airmen Powered by Innovation program launched in April. All of that is great, except for the fact that over the last 30 years, we've created an organization that is resistant to failure.
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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:45:00 EST
Airmen get equipped


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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:09:38 EST
USAFE's band of brothers; a performance to remember


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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 02:41:43 EST
Ebola Facts

Though the Ebola outbreak of 2014 is almost completely isolated to Africa, it has been documented by the World Health Organization as the largest, most complex spread since 1976, with case fatality rates varying from 25 to 90 percent.

Below is information and prevenitive measures on Ebola

Key facts

· Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, is a severe, often fatal illness in humans.

· The virus is transmitted to people from wild animals and spreads in the human population through human-to-human transmission.
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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:22:26 EST
Armchair philosophy, helping Airmen think critically

More is expected of Airmen today than ever before, said Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, 3rd Air Force and 17th Expeditionary Air Force commander, during his recent visit to Royal Air Force Lakenheath.

Airmen need to be sharper and more well-rounded because the Air Force has fewer people to accomplish the same mission, he said at an all-call Nov. 13.

The Lakenheath Philosophical Society, founded by Tech Sgt. Jason Harlan, 48th Munitions Squadron conventional maintenance production supervisor, seeks to develop the critical-thinking skills Airmen need to better themselves, both in their jobs and in their day-to-day lives.
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:18:30 EST
24/7 Force Protection


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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:23:26 EST
Ready, set, load! 493rd wins quarterly competition


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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:19:42 EST
 
F-22 pilots demonstrate an alert mission over Alaska


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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:28:00 EST
Accepting follow-on forces the Wolf Pack way

From dawn to dusk and late into the night hours, the roaring sounds of fighter aircraft filled the skies of the Korean Peninsula, Nov. 14 to 22.

To sustain the largest flying exercise on the Korean Peninsula, Kunsan AB adapted to meet the needs of multiple units who joined the Wolf Pack from across the Pacific. As sorties were generated between five different services using eight different airframes, the 8th Fighter Wing proved its ability to rapidly establish mission capability and unity of command in Exercise Max Thunder 14-2.
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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:52:00 EST
Max Thunder: Yokota trains combat mobility

The 36th Airlift Squadron participated in Exercise Max Thunder 14-2, flying alongside Republic of Korea military counterparts to integrate their airlift capabilities in a simulated combat environment.

Max Thunder is a biannual, large-scale employment exercise aimed at increasing U.S. and ROK interoperability and ultimately enhances the two countries' commitments to maintain peace in the region.

"We are the only C-130 airlift piece in the Pacific, so it is critical that we have this experience on the peninsula," said Maj. Andrew Baker, 36th AS weapons and tactics flight commander. "When the call goes out from the commanders in South Korea, [anything from humanitarian relief to combat operations], we are right next door and we are going to support them with whatever they need."
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 01:25:00 EST
36th CES strives to save last tree of its kind

The 36th Civil Engineer Squadron partnered with the University of Guam and the Guam National Wildlife Refuge to protect and populate an endangered species of tree at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.

The last mature seed-bearing Serianthes Nelsonii tree on Guam is located on Andersen. In order to populate and replace the tree with other trees of the same species, the tree needs to be healthy and sustain long-term viability, something which is a concern.

In 2012, a project began in 2012 where $75,000 was contracted out to increase the understanding of the ecology of Serianthes Nelsonii plants and to develop appropriate conservation measures and recovery actions for the species, said Leanne Obra, 36th CES natural resource program manager.
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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:18:00 EST
U.S., Japan partner to beautify local park


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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:00:00 EST
Pacific Air Forces command chief holds enlisted all call


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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:45:00 EST
UNC celebrates the 69th anniversary of the United Nations in Japan

Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, commander of the United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, and U.S. Forces Korea traveled to Tokyo as the host and guest speaker at a reception honoring the 69th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations held Tuesday evening at the New Sanno Hotel in Tokyo.

The reception was attended by Japanese and international dignitaries who gathered to honor the founding of the UN, recognizing what UNC and United Nations Command-Rear contributed and accomplished in the region for the over 60 years. 
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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:37:45 EST
SECAF visits Andersen during PACAF engagement

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James visited here Nov. 19 through 20 to meet with Airmen and gain a better understanding of the central role Andersen plays within Pacific region.

During her visit, members of Team Andersen briefed James on some of the unique missions found at Andersen, including the continuous bomber presence and theater security package programs, the U.S. Army's terminal high altitude area defense battery site and the Pacific Regional Training Center.
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:55:00 EST
Kunsan hosts Exercise Max Thunder 14-2

U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps and Navy personnel and aircraft are training with Republic of Korea air force units in the semi-annual, bilateral training exercise, Max Thunder 14-2, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 14 through 22.

Exercise Max Thunder 14-2 consists of more than 1,300 Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines working alongside elements of the ROKAF to conduct exercise scenarios simulating combined flying operations against hostile forces.

U.S. forces are jointly coordinating with ROK air forces personnel on all aspects of training, including planning, large force employment tactics and debriefing for the largest flying exercise held on the Korean Peninsula.
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:26:00 EST
U.S. Air Force, JSDF Rescue Squadrons participate in Keen Sword

Personnel from  the Japan Self Defense Force are teaming up with Kadena Air Base's 33rd Rescue Squadron and  Eielson's 212th Rescue Squadron in support of a Japan-wide, joint-bilateral exercise that will run until Nov. 19.

Exercise Keen Sword is a bilateral field training exercise held biennially since 1986. The exercise is designed to increase the interoperability of U.S. Forces and the JSDF to effectively and mutually provide for the defense of Japan, or respond to a regional crisis or contingency situation in the Asia-Pacific region.
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Sat, 15 Nov 2014 19:12:00 EST
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