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Default Air Force Logo Scholarships for military children opens Dec. 15
The holiday season is a busy time of year, with enough deadlines, preparations and celebrations to tax even the most organized among us. That’s why the Defense Commissary Agency is informing its patrons now that the Fisher House Foundation’s Scholarships for Military Children program will begin accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year
0 12/06
2017
Claudette Wells, an acquisition program manager for the Air Force Technical Applications Center, Patrick AFB, Fla., stands near the dock at Frederiksted, St. Croix as she prepares to head out to work as a Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster relief volunteer.  Wells was part of FEMA's Surge Capacity Force that helped those affected by Hurricane Maria, a Category 5 storm that barreled through the Caribbean in September 2017.  (Courtesy photo) AFTAC civilian returns to duty after Hurricane Maria relief efforts
“They have no power, no running water, limited transportation, little food, and the damage is unimaginable.”Those are the words of Claudette Wells, an acquisition program manager for the Air Force Technical Applications Center here, speaking about the citizens of St. Croix, a U.S. territory. Wells recently returned from the island nation after
0 11/30
2017
Col. Steven M. Gorski (right), commander of the Air Force Technical Applications Center, and Chief Master Sgt. Michael Joseph, AFTAC’s command chief, pose next to the plaque that officially dedicates the center’s research laboratory after former AFTAC senior scientist, Michael Harkins, at a ceremony at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, Colo.  Harkins’ official portrait is on the right.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Susan A. Romano) AFTAC names lab after ‘giant’ of nuclear forensics
The Air Force Technical Applications Center dedicated its research laboratory in Colorado after a pioneer of gas analysis techniques at a ceremony held Oct. 24, 2017.Formerly known as Operating Location GT, the Harkins Laboratory Complex was officially named after Michael Harkins, a nuclear engineer who served as the senior scientist of AFTAC’s
0 11/17
2017
Defying odds: An Airman’s focused journey Defying odds: An Airman’s focused journey
It is 5 a.m. and the sun has yet to rise on a chilly morning where all that can be heard are the crickets chirping at the Main Fitness Center at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. Inside, however, the clacking and grunts of those pushing their bodies to their limits fills the room as Staff Sgt. Jaquelynn Madsen, 20th Civil Engineer Squadron
0 11/16
2017
Moody Airmen render salutes during the 23d Maintenance Squadron re-designation ceremony, Nov. 9, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Lt. Col. Neal Van Houten took command of Air Combat Command’s second largest squadron, leading the 800 men and women who are responsible for executing safe and reliable maintenance on aircraft systems, ground equipment and munitions to support the 23d Wing's attack and rescue missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash) Re-designated 23d Maintenance Squadron continues legacy
Approximately 800 Airmen from the 23d Component and Equipment Maintenance Squadrons merged to become the 23d Maintenance Squadron, Air Combat Command’s second largest maintenance squadron, during a re-designation ceremony, Nov. 9, here. As these Airmen stood in formation behind unfurled guidons, bearing new names, they now abide by a new motto – ‘MXS!... The Biggest!... The Best!’
0 11/13
2017
Recent change to civilian tuition assistance; course limits increased for FY18 AF civilian tuition assistance increases course limits
Air Force officials have raised the course limit for civilian tuition assistance from one course per semester or quarter to two courses for fiscal year 2018.
0 11/08
2017
Each week of the month is dedicated to a specific preparedness-based theme, accompanied by a set of skills that can be used by service members and their families to remain ready for various emergency scenarios. Moving toward preparedness
September is National Preparedness Month, and this year’s overarching theme, according to www.ready.gov, is “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.” Each week of the month is dedicated to a specific preparedness-based theme, providing service members and their families the skills needed to remain ready for any emergency scenario that could impact
0 9/01
2017
N/A Air Force introduces new, improved tool to manage civilian benefits
The Air Force is the first agency in the Department of Defense to roll out a new tool that helps government civilians more effectively manage their benefits and entitlement information.
0 8/28
2017
A-10 Thunderbolt IIs from Moody Air Force Base, Ga. perform a missing man flyover during the funeral of John Dean Armstrong, a member of the Flying Tigers, June 17, 2017, in Hutchinson, Kan. The A-10s are from the 23rd Fighter Group, which traces its lineage to the American Volunteer Group, the Flying Tigers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Trevor Rhynes) Air Force salutes ‘Flying Tiger’ after 75 year journey home
Blood is thicker than water. For the family of an American Volunteer Group pilot killed in a 1941 training accident in Burma, it ran the Pacific Ocean and spurred a search lasting until his remains reached Kansas 75 years later. John Dean Armstrong, a Hutchinson, Kan. native, was buried Saturday, June 17, in his hometown, his life celebrated by
0 6/17
2017
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels fly in formation during the Wings Over Wayne Air Show, May 21, 2017, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Seymour Johnson AFB hosted the free, two-day air show as a way to thank the public and local community for their ongoing support of the base’s missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kenneth Boyton) Wings over Wayne 17 Air Show wows spectators
Seymour Johnson Air Force Base hosted a two-day, free, Wings Over Wayne Air Show, May 20-21, 2017. The event featured more than 20 acts, including demonstrations by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, the F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team, a 4th Fighter Wing 75th Anniversary review flight and more. The air show attracted more than 230,000 people from across the globe to the base over the weekend, beating the previous 2015 attendance record. Various civilian aircraft and U.S. Air Force demonstration teams flew prior to the Blue Angels, the show’s headliner, who performed at about 3 p.m. on both days. While the audience below watched with eyes glued to the sky, the team executed multiple aerial stunts with precision.
0 5/25
2017
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