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  • Military moms improve conditions

    In 1948, the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act was passed allowing women in military service to receive the same pay and benefits given to men, but it didn’t protect women who wanted to be mothers. The act permitted the military to involuntarily discharge women who became pregnant. In the seven decades since, service women’s rights have
  • 26th OWS Airmen experience the pilot’s perspective

    Two Airmen from the 26th Operational Weather Squadron got to experience the weather they normally only forecast when they donned flight suits and took to the skies at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, Feb. 21, 2019. Tech. Sgt. Chris Bieber, 26th OWS shift supervisor, and Senior Airman McKayla Dejohnette, 26th OWS weather forecaster, received the opportunity to see firsthand how their weather products affect the mission when they took a familiarization flight on two F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft from the 4th Fighter Wing’s 333rd Fighter Squadron.
  • ACC Safety earns Maj. Gen. Benjamin D. Foulois Memorial Award

    Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Nicholas Kehoe, National Commander of the Order of the Daedalians, presented the Air Combat Command Safety Directorate with the Maj. Gen. Benjamin D. Foulois Memorial Award here on April 2, 2019, for fiscal year 2018.
  • Survey identifies potential homeless vets

    According to the United States Census Bureau there are more than 21 million veterans in United States and nearly 50,000 are homeless. Nebraska comes in slightly below the natural average with 241 homeless veterans. As a preventative measure, the Department of Defense, the Veterans Administration and the Unites States Interagency Council on Homeless created a system to identify veterans who may be at risk for homelessness.
  • Air Force Command and Control at the Start of the New Millennium

    The new millennium began with advances brought about by the technological boom of the 1990s, and the Air Force now faced the challenge of how to maximize operations using these new technologies.
  • Power crews prevent electrical catastrophe

    On March 14, the 55th Civil Engineer Power Plant team received an alarming call – flood waters had surpassed the base perimeter and showed no signs of slowing. They needed to safely shut off power to all buildings in the flood path as the waters slowly encroached on the southeastern side of the base. Morrow immediately called in two-person crews to start the electrical flood plan shutdown safety procedures to not only save equipment, but save lives.
  • Women at Robins

    Col. Katrina Stephens, 78th Air Base Wing vice commander at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, never really saw herself as separate from other Airmen by being a woman. She always believed that as long as people believed in her she could accomplish anything. Stephens is one of the Team Robins women highlighted in the March 2019 “Women at Robins” photo feature.
  • Offutt stands-up Emergency Family Assistance Center

    The Offutt Air Force Base Airman and Family Readiness Center is scheduled to host an Emergency Family Assistance Center March 21 and 22 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event will feature helping agencies such as A&FRC, Air Force Aid, Military and Family Life Counseling, Red Cross, legal assistance, first sergeants and chaplains. During the EFAC, members will also be asked to update their Air Force Personnel Accountability and Assessment System information and complete the needs assessment to ensure support is provided throughout the entire process.
  • Air Force's National Museum to commemorate 75th Anniversary of D-Day with events in May and June

    On June 6, 1944, D-Day - the largest amphibious assault in history - took place as more than 150,000 American, British, and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of heavily fortified French coast. This risky invasion of France’s Normandy region caused over 4,000 Allied casualties on the first day alone. Code-named Operation Overlord, the Normandy campaign led to the liberation of France and the beginning of the end of World War II in Europe. According to National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Curator Jeff Duford, the contribution of the U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF) to the D-Day invasion was essential to its success and unprecedented in its concentration and size.
  • CAS Close Airman Support

    Davis-Monthan’s Airmen are known to be strong, resilient and hard-charging. Time and time again the base has proven to be one of the best and has never backed down from the high end fight. The base and the Airmen have gone through many changes that have resulted in a higher operation tempo with very little room to fail. However, all of the hard work and dedication our Airmen provide can come at a cost.