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  • OTS flight commander: Best job in the Air Force

    This fall, two events occurred which made me especially proud to be a flight commander at the United States Air Force Officer Training School. In October, the Academy of Military Science, which commissions line officers for the Air National Guard, celebrated the 40th Anniversary of its first graduating class. The following month, Commissioned
  • OTS marks 20,000 COT graduate

    The milestone was reached through 15 years of motivation, dedication and perspiration. Nov. 18 when the Officer Training School graduated its 20,000th commissioned officer trainee during a ceremony at Boyd Auditorium."As a flight nurse, (Commissioned Officer Training) has made me feel like I am now acculturated as a new Air Force officer and able
  • CI ratings: AU 'excellent,' wing 'sat'

    After months of hard work, Maxwell celebrated the end of the Air Education and Training Command compliance inspection with noisemakers, horns and hamburgers on Monday.Cowbells, whistles and sirens filled Polifka Auditorium when the Air University learned it had earned an "excellent" rating."This is a great report, and I am very pleased," said Lt.
  • Lieutenants take on recruiting efforts

    After the ROTC program helped them reach their goal of becoming Air Force officers, 20 second lieutenants are selected to share their experiences as part of the Gold Bar Recruiter program."In an effort to align with the Air Force chief of staff's vision of a diverse Air Force, Air Force ROTC began looking at diversity recruiting programs that had
  • ROTC summer field training paves way for tomorrow’s Air Force officer corps

    Air University is hosting a series of 28-day summer field training courses through late August for about 2,400 Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps students, all rising college juniors from more than 140 detachments across the country."Summer ROTC training is rigorous training for the students and will mentally and physically prepare them for
  • Sergeant Powell wins Air Force-level award

    When Senior Master Sgt. Mauree Powell, the first sergeant of the Holm Center, was named the 2011 Air Force First Sergeant of the Year, she said she was surprised and humbled by the honor."Winning this award was an unexpected and overwhelming surprise. I am still in disbelief that something like this could happen to me," Sergeant Powell said. "I see
  • Key Spouse program addresses needs of Air Force families

    Though it's a command program, the Key Spouse network focuses on the families, not the force.When a work issue arises, a military member may turn to someone in uniform. When spouses face challenges, they want to turn to other spouses, people they can relate to. This is the basis of the Key Spouse program."I recognize you all have choices, and thank
  • Jogging tracks offer great way to get fit

    Running is a great way to shed those winter pounds, and Maxwell-Gunter has plenty of facilities to suit everyone's needs.Charles Atchley, Maxwell-Gunter's sports director, encourages use of the base facilities - three designated indoor tracks at Maxwell, two at Gunter, as well as outdoor tracks at both locations.It is important the people using the
  • Airmen take aim at new firing range

    Airmen participating in firearm training will have something to look forward to the next time they shoot. Construction has just been completed on the new $15 million gun range, which will accommodate Air Force weapons qualification and any specially designed courses for security forces.The new range replaces the old one, which was constructed in
  • Revitalizing health care: Trainee clinic targets needs of short-term students

    The trainee health clinic aims to provide speedy, accurate acute medical care, allowing students to return to their classes."We'll place these students back in their training environment as quickly and safely as possible -- the key word being 'safely'" said Lt. Col. Michael Lundy, commander of the 42nd Aeromedical-Dental Operations Squadron. The
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7/2/2020
Some 120,000 members of the National Guard have responded this year to natural disasters, have participated in global military operations, responded to civil disturbances and responded to COVID-19, the chief of the National Guard Bureau said.
7/2/2020
The assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for military personnel policy and the Washington Headquarters Services director gave a Pentagon briefing on COVID-19 response efforts.
6/30/2020
Speeding ahead with the development of hypersonic weapons will require the Defense Department to be far less risk-averse than it is now, DOD's director of defense research and engineering for modernization said.
6/30/2020
The Missile Defense Agency is looking to adapt current technologies against the hypersonic threat while looking toward new capabilities.
6/26/2020
NATO welcomes nuclear arms talks between the United States and Russia, but would like China to join the negotiations, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said.
6/26/2020
China is actively working in Europe and Africa to subvert the infrastructure that has maintained peace since the end of World War II, the commander of U.S. Naval Forces in Europe and Africa and NATO's Allied Joint Force Command said.