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  • Landmark joint meeting held to promote culture & regional training

    The Services Culture Center Working Group recently convened at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., with a goal of improving the cultural awareness, knowledge, and understanding of military personnel across the Department of Defense. The newly formed group is a grassroots effort to share information, products and tools to make
  • Deployment opportunities available for civilians

    Whether it's helping Iraqis with reconstruction projects or assisting Afghans with their motor pools, the Air Force relies on its civilian work force to help meet its global mission requirements. And the Air Force is not alone. In 2007, more than 1,100 Department of Defense civilians volunteered to fill 129 provincial
  • Air Force named among top HBCU supporters

    In a 2009 survey, U.S. Black Engineer and Information Technology magazine recently named the Air Force among the "Top Supporters of Historically Black Colleges and Universities." USBE & IT magazine and the College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Science at Howard University, Washington, D.C., saluted top corporate
  • AF looks for best, brightest to fill first sergeant positions

    Taking care of today's Airmen is the responsibility of everyone in leadership and supervisory positions in the Air Force. But, for a select group of senior non-commissioned officers, this specific mission is their primary job. Air Force first sergeants are the eyes and ears of a unit and serve as the commander's critical
  • New options available for accompanied Korea tours

    Air Force members headed to certain locations in Korea can now request an accompanied tour and serve with their families for two or three years. Current base facilities, such as housing, schools, and support activities, will limit the number of Airmen authorized to serve the accompanied, command sponsored tours initially.
  • Cycling “throwdown” held at 25 AF libraries

    AF libraries record 9,600-mi on bikes; celebrate National Library Week Participants at 25 Air Force bases cycled more than 9,600 miles as part of a recent program to celebrate National Library Week, April 13-17. What does cycling have to do with libraries one may ask? The miles ridden were part of a program called the
  • New online application added to voluntary assignments

    Air Force officials recently introduced a new Web-based application that allows Airmen to withdraw or cancel a voluntary assignment from their desks at their convenience. Voluntary assignments are assignments that are self-initiated and that Airmen can apply for on their own. They differ from normal assignments because they
  • New club members get 3 month free membership

    All eligible personnel who join any Air Force club between June 15 and Aug. 15, will automatically receive three months of free dues as part of the Air Force's 2009 club membership campaign. New members will also receive the benefits of a free cash back rewards program and a six-month, zero percent annual percentage rate on
  • Air Force Services Agency changes hands

    Col. Sandra Adams assumed command of Headquarters Air Force Services Agency during a change-of-command ceremony May 12 at the officers club here. Colonel Adams, who recently completed a six-month deployment to Afghanistan and served as the agency's director of programs for nearly a year, succeeds Col. Frederic Ryder who
  • Relief coming soon for Airmen affected by housing slump

    Servicemember and federal employee homeowners relocating for their job are among groups of Airmen expected to soon have access to the Homeowners Assistance Program. Legislation passed in February allows the Secretary of Defense to make a determination to temporarily expand assistance to homeowners facing a military move
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