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  • CSAF shares insight, expectations

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein visited the main Air University campus Aug. 7, at Maxwell Air Force Base.The purpose of his visit was to address the students of Air War College and Air Command Staff College as they begin their academic year, as well as speaking with the university’s faculty on development and hear their questions
  • Merrill takes command of 919th SOW

    The 919th Special Operations Wing began a new chapter in its storied past with a change of command ceremony here Aug. 2, 2019 in front of distinguished visitors, community partners and several hundred Citizen Air Commandos. Col. Frank L. Bradfield III, who took over the unit in August 2017, relinquished command to Col. Kevin Merrill marking the end
  • CMSAF Wright talks resiliency, readiness at all call

    Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright discussed resiliency and readiness with an auditorium filled with Tinker Airmen during an All Call held at the Hudiburg Chevrolet Center during his base visit July 30-31, 2019. “The primary reason for me to do base visits is coming out to see what a base is capable of and get the understanding of
  • Reserve implements changes to fitness assessments

    Air Force Reserve has resumed Fitness Assessments for the month of August to comply with changes to the Fitness Screening Questionnaire that are effective immediately. Changes were made to the FSQ to improve the safety, health, and welfare of all Citizen Airmen. Changes to the questionnaire allowed members the opportunity to validate sickle cell
  • Chase earns award for leading

    Master Sgt. Jason Chase, 919th Special Operations Maintenance Squadron, received the Air Commando Association's non commisioned officer of the year award for 2018 from Col. Frank L. Bradfield III, 919th Special Operation Wing commander (left) and Chief Master Sgt. Peter Webb, 919th SOW command chief. The mission of the Air Commando Association is to serve memebrs of Air Force Special Operations by educating others on the Joint Special Operations Forces mission. Chase earned the award for exemplary leadership at Duke Field and in support of contingency operations around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jon McCallum)
  • Star treatment

    Maj. Gen. Brian Borgen (right) listens to Maj. Clint Amy, 711th Special Operations Squadron, discuss the mission and training requirements of Combat Aviation Advisors at Duke Field, Fla. July 16, 2019. Borgen, current serving as the 10th Air Force commander, and other senior Air Force Reserve officials from throughout the command visited the base in Northwest Florida to thank Citizen Airmen for their support of the wing's unique mission and learn more about challenges the unit is facing. Citizen Air Commandos discussed a variety of topics with the visiting leaders to include readiness requirements and initiatives involving technology and private industry which could enhance the special operations capability within the Air Force Reserve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heather A. Stacy).
  • Developmental education opportunites for Reserve Citizen Airmen

    Air Force Reserve Citizen Airmen are selected every year to attend Developmental Education courses boarded through the Reserve School Selection Board (RSSB A&B), Reserve Developmental Education Designation Board (RDEDB), and Enlisted Developmental Education Board (EDEB). The boards are held quarterly over a five-day period at HQ Air Reserve
  • UPDATE: Changes coming to G.I. Bill Transfer of Education Benefits for Guard, Reserve

    *Editor’s Note: This article was originally published May 17, 2019. Updates were made July 10, 2019*Applicable to: Air National Guard and Air Force ReserveNOTE: PLEASE DISREGARD MESSAGE IF YOU HAVE EXECUTED A TRANSFER OF POST-9/11 GI BILL EDUCATION BENEFITS AND FULFILLED THE REQUIRED SERVICE COMMITMENT. Follow this link to review your current GI
  • Online worksheet to replace biannual AGR review board

    Lt. Gen Richard Scobee, Chief of Air Force Reserve, approved changes to the Active Guard Reserve program earlier this year which are expected to be implemented September 1. One significant change to the program was the elimination of an AGR Review Board, or ARB, which was held twice a year. The board was co-chaired by the Deputy to the Chief of Air
  • Air Force officials announce tour length changes

    The tour length reduction from four to three years for military training instructors, military training leaders, Air Education and Training Command technical training instructors with prefix “T”, “J”, or “X” and stateside professional military education instructors was announced July 1, renewing the focus on increasing operational readiness and improving Airmen resiliency.
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