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  • Duke Field shares holiday spirit

    Members of the military at some point in their careers have spent the holiday season hundreds, or even thousands, of miles away from friends and families. For some people, the happiest time of the year isn’t always that grand and can even bring with it feelings of sadness and isolation. In those times, the smallest act of kindness can have immense
  • Taylor made for this

    Maj. Samuel Taylor, 919th Security Forces Squadron commander, is the recipient of the Lt. Joseph D. Helton leadership award. Taylor earned the honor for exemplary leadership at the security forces technical school. The award was named after Joseph Helton, a security forces member from MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., who was killed after he volunteered to extend his deployment in 2009. Helton raised his hand because his deployed unit needed help after he was scheduled to return home. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dylan Gentile).
  • Royal Netherlands Air Force visits 2nd SOS, studies MQ-9 operations

    Members of the Royal Netherlands Air Force and Netherlands Special Operations Command visited the 2nd Special Operations Squadron here to learn about operating an MQ-9 squadron on Nov. 19, 2019.“Partnership building with allies and developing a common understanding” of the MQ-9 mission is an important part of what we do, said Lt. Col. Mario Rosa
  • HQ ARPC builds leaders through force development

    Maj. Gen. John C. Flournoy and a team of four colonels, came together Oct. 28 through Nov. 1 as the AY20/21 Reserve Developmental Education Designation Board (RDEDB).
  • HQ ARPC builds leaders through force development

    Maj. Gen. John C. Flournoy and a team of four colonels, came together Oct. 28 through Nov. 1 as the AY20/21 Reserve Developmental Education Designation Board (RDEDB).
  • Reserve activates special ops intel squadron

    Red lights strewn across the tile ceiling of the office building flashed continuously to alert the intelligence analysts of a visitor in the facility as specialists paused to reflect on their unique mission amidst the glow of several illuminated computer screens. Confiscated phones sat in a secure room at the entrance so nothing with wireless
  • Reservists receive more benefits with annual DoD mobilization authorities

    The United States Federal Code details mobilization authorities for Reserve Component support to Combatant Commanders. Currently, the Secretary of Defense and delegated civilian leadership utilize three authorities for Air Reserve support to Combatant Commanders, according to Air Force Reserve Force Generation Center officials.The authorities are,
  • Fitness guru keeps Duke Field fit to fight

    Physical fitness is so engrained in the military way of life, most Citizen Air Commandos don’t think twice about what it takes to run their wing’s fitness program. They show up on the scheduled date and time, take their fitness assessment, and then get back to the business of providing combat capability.At the 919th Special Operations Wing,
  • Air Force releases criteria for new Remote Combat Effects Campaign Medal

    The new medal, established by then-Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, is part of a continuing effort to recognize U.S. Air Force military members in a non-deployed status who directly participated in a Department of Defense combat operation from a remote location.
  • Air Force announces new officer developmental categories

    In an effort to enhance the officer talent management system and enable tailored and agile development, the Air Force is expanding the single Line of the Air Force promotion category into six distinct developmental categories, senior officials here announced Oct. 21.“This is an important step forward in the way Air Force leaders are developed,”
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