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Jacqueline Cochran Commentary: Soaring with the wind and stars
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Leadership remains the most crucial aspect of our mission as we seek to build a resilient, agile workforce centered on agility and innovation.General characteristics of leadership include guidance, direction, and influence to accomplish the task or mission. However, even more significant in mission
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2017
Graphic of SOC school building with SOC logo Squadron Officer School expands to better align with CSAF focus areas
Air University’s Squadron Officer School has redesigned its program to better align with the needs of the Air Force. The new course has increased from five to six-and-a-half weeks, commencing with Class 18A which starts July 31, 2017.
0 7/08
2017
The Air Force Medical Service is launching a mobile app that will let users access the news and information available on the AFMS website right from their smartphones. New Air Force health mobile app available for patients
The Air Force Medical Service has launched a new mobile app to connect Airmen and patients to news and information about the AFMS. The new app is a mobile version of the AFMS website, and lets users customize their experience based on the Air Force military treatment facility, or MTF, they use. This way, patients can get information about clinic
0 7/06
2017
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Lt. Gen. L. Scott Rice, Air National Guard director, accepts the 2016 Air Force Marathon MAJCOM Challenge trophy with members of his winning team June 27, 2017, during the annual CORONA Top conference held at Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command. The presentation took place before a crowd of the Air Force’s senior leadership gathered here for a series of top-level meetings. The MAJCOM Challenge serves as a friendly service-wide competition that challenges each major command to encourage its respective Airmen to participate in the annual race. This year’s 21st annual Air Force Marathon is scheduled for Sept. 16, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) Air National Guard wins 2016 Air Force Marathon MAJCOM Challenge
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Lt. Gen. L. Scott Rice, Air National Guard director, accepts the 2016 Air Force Marathon MAJCOM Challenge trophy with members of his winning team June 27, 2017, during the annual CORONA Top conference held at Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command. The presentation took place before a crowd of the Air
0 7/01
2017
Gen. Robin Rand, Commander, Air Force Global Strike Command, addresses attendees as the last speaker during the Focus on Defense Symposium June 21 at the Eccles Center in Ogden, Utah. The symposium focused on how industry partners and government leaders view and respond to nuclear triad agile sustainment and life cycle logistics support in today’s environment.  (U.S. Air Force/Alex R. Lloyd) Focus on Defense: Sustaining the nuclear triad
The 2017 Focus on Defense Symposium was held June 21st at the Ogden Eccles Center and was co-hosted by the Air Force Sustainment Center and Utah Air Force Association.
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2017
A Minuteman launch facility under construction, circa 1962. (Photo courtesy Library of Congress) Programmed Depot Maintenance: A major milestone in Minuteman III sustainment
Since the first Minuteman I came on alert during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missiles have been the cornerstone of America’s nuclear deterrent force. Designed for a 10-year life, the Minuteman III is still going strong after more than 45 years as the ground-based leg of the U.S. Strategic Triad, one of the two legs the Air Force supports.
0 6/22
2017
June is PTSD awareness month. The Air Force Medical Service is employing treatments for PTSD that makes a real difference in the lives of Airmen suffering from this invisible wound of war. PTSD treatment confronts the trauma behind the disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder is considered one of the “signature wounds” of the current conflicts in the Middle East. But many people may not know that there are highly effective treatments being deployed for this invisible wound at Air Force hospitals and clinics today. It’s normal to feel stressed and anxious after a traumatic event. For
0 6/22
2017
Senior Airman Anthony Padilla, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, folds the blue star section of the flag. Cutting the blue field of stars from the red and white stripes, thereby renders it no longer a flag. Honor Guards from Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field participated in the flag retirement ceremony held at the American Legion Post 235 in Fort Walton Beach, June 14. (U.S. Air Force photo/Kristin Stewart) Honor Guards perform first flag retirement on National Flag Day
Eglin and Hurlburt Field Honor Guards perform their first flag retirement ceremony with American Legion Post 235 from Fort Walton Beach on Flag Day.
0 6/19
2017
U.S. Air Force Occupational Safety is seeking field level recommendations in review of- and comments on- the new publication style of AFI 91-203. Comments are now being taken regarding AFI 91-203, chapters 1-11, Air Force Consolidated Occupational Safety Instruction, in an effort to gain insight and perspectives from stakeholders. (U.S. Air Force Illustration by Susan Merhege) Airmen invited to comment on safety publication
To gain insight and perspective from all Air Force stakeholders, the Air Force Safety Center requests informal comments on the draft revision of Air Force Instruction 91-203, Air Force Consolidated Occupational Safety Instruction.  The AFI is the Air Force’s Occupational Safety and Health instruction and defines the Air Force’s minimum safety, fire
0 6/12
2017
Nature's Hazards: Hornets, wasps and bees Nature’s hazards: Bees, wasps, and hornets
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Bees, wasps, and hornets are the deadliest non-human animals in America. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, bee, wasp, and hornet stings cause an average of 58 deaths yearly, and the best way to avoid being stung is prevention. These insects sting primarily to defend themselves,
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2017
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