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  • Pilots leaving active duty have safe landing place in Reserve, Guard

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – As COVID-19 travel restrictions ease around the world, commercial airlines are looking to hire more pilots. Air Force officials want to remind active-duty pilots leaving the Air Force for the civilian aviation industry that such a move doesn’t have to end their service to their country.Air Force Recruiting
  • Recruiting steady despite COVID-19 challenges

    Recruiters developed new ways to get enlistees into the U.S. Air Force despite pandemic challenges by using live video communication and online record processing. Recruiting figures stayed steady throughout the fiscal year with recruiters expecting to reach their end goal. Combat Aviation Advisors, civil engineers, and security forces members are all high in demand.
  • CSAF delivers powerful message in new Air Force commercial

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. delivers a powerful message about air power and diversity in a new Air Force commercial titled “Helmet.”
  • AMC approves operational use of the Centerline Drogue System as first KC-46A Interim Capability Release milestone

    Air Mobility Command commander Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost approved the Centerline Drogue System mission set as the KC-46A Pegasus’s first Interim Capability Release to the joint force on DATE. This ICR decision provides more daily “taskable” operational capabilities to the joint team, increasing operational capability to tanker fleet requirements and increased tanker capacity.
  • Air Force makes more rights available for housing tenants

    Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas -- The Department of the Air Force is implementing the remaining four rights for housing tenants, including a universal lease, a process to resolve disputes with property owners and procedures for withholding rent when applicable.The Department of Defense issued policy guidance in February 2021 on the
  • COVID-19 pandemic not over, concerns over Delta Variant growing

    Nearly 68% of active duty personnel have been vaccinated against COVID-19 with at least one dose. But that still leaves many service members vulnerable to the delta variant of the virus, health officials at the Pentagon said.
  • “Grizzly” rips through KC-135 nose

    The 940th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron unveiled its seventh nose art, “Grizzly,” June 13, 2021, at Beale Air Force Base, California. The bear and the artwork itself are new, but the grizzly has a historical reference tied in.Beale’s air refueling mission went away after the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) in 2008, but was returned in 2016. At
  • AFRC command chief, command first sergeant visit 940 ARW

    Chief Master Sgt. Timothy C. White Jr., command chief master sergeant, and Chief Master Sgt. Travon W. Dennis, command first sergeant, both from Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, visited the 940th Air Refueling Wing during their unit training assembly weekend, June 12-13, 2021, at Beale AFB, California. The senior leaders
  • Col. Aufderheide assumes command of 940 ARW

    Col. Erik L. Aufderheide assumed command of the 940th Air Refueling Wing from Col. Jeffrey J. Downs during a change of command ceremony June 12, 2021, at Beale Air Force Base, California.Maj. Gen. Jeffrey T. Pennington, Fourth Air Force commander, March Air Reserve Base, California, presided over the event. He thanked the members of the 940 ARW and
  • Air Force coins official Maintenance Duty Uniform, adds immediate wear of tactical OCP caps

    Air Force commanders of units with aircraft maintenance, industrial and other labor intensive Air Force Specialty Codes will have the option to authorize wear of a standardized, maintenance duty uniform, also referred to as coveralls, which may be worn on a day-to-day basis upon publication of the updated AFI 36-2903 anticipated for August 2021.