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  • Summer – A time to enjoy family, friends, and practice good risk management

    As Airmen approach and plan for summer activities, leadership at all levels should take the time to discuss risk management and highlight hazards Airmen may encounter during the upcoming months.
  • Wilson praises Airmen, expresses gratitude in farewell remarks reflecting on her tenure as Air Force secretary

    She praised the skill and dedication of Airmen while comparing lessons learned from gardening as a corollary for the qualities that make for good leaders and an effective Air Force secretary. You need a plan, she said; you need friends to help, meaning allies, and “as long as it’s safe, let people tinker with the tools.”
  • Air Force to pay up to $500 for spouse occupational license transfer during PCS

    The Air Force announced the spouse relicensure reimbursement program, May 15, which would provide financial relief up to $500 to Airmen whose spouses must obtain state occupational relicensures or recertifications during a permanent change of station or assignment across state lines.
  • Reserve Citizen Airman takes out-of-this-world oath

    The Air Force Reserve’s newest flight surgeon was sworn into service by an astronaut flying at 17,500 miles per hour aboard the International Space Station 210 miles above the Earth on May 4.
  • Keeping the family tradition alive

    A very reliable source for recruiting has long been recruiting people who have a family history of serving. Pentagon data showed in 2016 that 80 percent of recent troops came from a family where at least one parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, sibling or cousin has also worn their nation’s uniform. That statistic is changing as the number of people joining less often have a family member that has served and more emphasis is placed on non-family member recruiting.
  • Air Force senior leaders update OCP uniform guidance

    The Air Force announced April 23 new rules on Operational Camouflage Pattern uniforms that aim to better fit the needs of Airmen and the jobs they do while also holding fast to tradition.
  • Vice chief visit focuses on faster, more lethal Air Force

    Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson visited AFWERX-Austin and Pilot Training Next in Austin, April 9, to see how Air Force innovation initiatives are shaping tomorrow’s Air Force.
  • Mentorship critical for developing next leaders

    The 4th Air Force vice commander recently provided invaluable mentorship to Air Force Reserve officers at the 624th Regional Support Group here. Col. Robert Blake discussed two important events in every Airmen’s career: the Reserve Officer Development Plan, or R-ODP, and promotion boards.
  • Scobee testifies before Senate Appropriations Committee

    Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, chief of the Air Force Reserve and Air Force Reserve Command commander, joined his counterparts from the Army, Navy, Marine and National Guard, April 10, in front of the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee on Capitol Hill to testify on the fiscal year 2020 budget request for the National Guard and Reserve. Chairman Richard Shelby (R- Alabama) began by stressing the importance of the Guard and Reserve components to be sufficiently manned, trained and equipped to maintain and defend our national security interest.
  • MREP enhances professional development for Reserve, National Guard members

    Each year, military reservists and National Guard members exchange with partner countries for a once-in-a-life experience of becoming part of the host-nation’s military during their annual training days.
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