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  • Air Force Recognizes Energy Action Month 2019

    October is Energy Action Month, an opportunity to highlight why energy is a critical enabler to combat capability for the U.S. Air Force and Department of Defense, and to encourage smarter energy use and management for installations, ground vehicles, and aircraft. Unveiled this year, the Air Force theme of “Energy Able, Mission Capable” educates Airmen about the importance of energy readiness and resilience for the global mission.
  • Deaf intern expands growth, service to country in AFMC security spectrum

    Former Premier College intern Tina Banerjee continues to look beyond the challenges of being born deaf as she returns to Air Force Materiel Command as a Palace Acquire intern in the 88th Air Base Wing Information Protection organization.“For the longest time, I knew I wanted to serve my country somehow. Being a part of this and what the Air Force
  • OEA Introduces the Energy StoryMap

    The Air Force Office of Energy Assurance (OEA) is excited to introduce a new tool that demonstrates how the team creates the pathway for energy resilience projects. The OEA StoryMap (https://arcg.is/1HDS8v) is an interactive web-based platform that visualizes the growth of an energy projects in the Air Force – from requirement identification and conceptual design through the transition to project execution or solicitation. The StoryMap shows OEA’s active engagements, current pilot initiatives and potential future energy resilience efforts.
  • Passion for fitness drives AFIMSC colonel

    As an Air Force Academy cadet, Yvonne Spencer hated running. Now – 14 marathons, 15 sprint/Olympic-distance triathlons, 10 half-ironman triathlons and 7 Ironman triathlons later – she says her passion for the challenge of training and competing has helped her become a better Airman and leader.
  • 2019 Warrior Games begin

    Jon Stewart, a comedian, was once again the master of ceremonies to officially open the games. He mixed humor with a compassion and seriousness about wounded warriors that seems to resonate with service members and families.
  • Echoes of 1999 rescue ring loud and clear for Goldfein, providing lessons and vision for today

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein has a direct answer when asked what echoes to this day, what continues to influence his thinking and actions even now, 20 years after he found himself on the ground in hostile surroundings, his F-16 in the distance smoldering and destroyed.
  • Blue Grit podcast features stories of resilience, strength

    You may have noticed a recent addition to the Air Force Portal homepage. A logo depicting a warrior looking over his shoulder with a fighter jet above him. It’s the face of the Blue Grit podcast. The podcast is the brainchild of Maj. Anna Fedotova, Los Angeles Air Force Base psychologist.
  • Air Force, celebrities create PSAs to encourage resiliency

    A couple of Hollywood celebrities will be featured in two upcoming Air Force public service announcements encouraging its workforce to seek help if and when it’s needed. Actors Jonathan Camp known for StartUp, Six, and American Fright Fest, along with Dave Kiley from the television show Diesel Brothers on Discovery Channel will appear in the first two of six ads scheduled for production.
  • How the Air Force got smarter about its aviation fuel use in 2018

    Did you know the Air Force is the largest consumer of fuel in the Department of Defense? This may not surprise you, if say, you’ve ever watched a sortie of F-35 Lighting IIs complete an aerial refueling, or witnessed a C-5 Galaxy lift (seemingly) effortlessly into the sky. In fact, the Air Force consumes approximately 2 billion gallons of aviation fuel annually – which is about 81 percent of the total Air Force energy budget (with about 17 percent used for facilities and 2 percent for ground vehicles).
  • One step at a time

    Senior Master Sgt. David Snyder put on his physical training uniform and fought the tension inside his chest. It was the day of his annual PT test. Like all his tests before, he had been preparing for months. But this time, he was a lot more nervous.
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