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  • Air Force’s fiscal 2020 budget focuses on modernization, readiness, confronting global threats

    The Air Force’s budget would rise to $165 billion in fiscal year 2020 under the White House spending plan unveiled March 12, a $10 billion increase that allows the service to grow, modernize and effectively adapt to an array of changing global threats.
  • Air Force's first female chief

    In 1960, Chief Master Sgt. Grace Peterson became the first female chief master sergeant. She was not only the first female chief master sergeant; she was part of the original group of senior NCOs to be selected for the rank of E-9.
  • Women's History Month: Saving lives as World War II flight nurse

    As a flight nurse during World War II, 1st Lt. Madeline “Del” D’Eletto, saw some of her first action transporting Soldiers wounded in D-Day landings back to Great Britain via aeromedical evacuation. From D-Day until the end of the war, D’Eletto spent her days caring for wounded soldiers aboard a Douglas C-47 Skytrain transport aircraft, flying from the battlefields of Europe to the hospitals of Great Britain. “It was raw, hard work,” she recalled.
  • Training for any mission, any environment

    More than 40 Citizen Airmen from the 154th Wing, 313th Airlift Squadron and 624th Regional Support Group conducted joint aeromedical staging and aerial port training here March 3 in order to build relationships and train for future real-world missions. The event was a collaborative effort between the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve focused on both enroute patient care and staging, and cargo preparation and loading.
  • AUAB power projection: En Route Patient Staging Facility

    Patients across U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility who require various degrees of medical treatment often find their way to Al Udeid, where they are met with open arms from Airmen of the 379th Expeditionary Medical Support Squadron’s En Route Patient Staging Facility. Medics from the ERPS combine medicine with mobility, working at both the base clinic and flightline to ensure safe transport and care is provided to patients waiting for transportation to locations that can provide the appropriate level of care.
  • New guidance for travel to Mexico

    The United States Army North Force Protection division has new guidelines regarding travel to Mexico to ensure that our service members are kept safe.
  • Air Force Reserve senior leaders visit deployed ADAB members

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, commander of Air Force Reserve Command, and Chief Master Sgt. Ericka Kelly, command chief of AFRC, visited deployed Air Force active duty, Air National Guard, and Air Force Reserve personnel at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 13, 2019.
  • COPE North Airmen demonstrate agility during Typhoon Wutip evacuation

    COPE North 2019 paused Feb. 22 as a precautionary measure due to hazardous conditions and potentially damaging winds caused by Typhoon Wutip.
  • Air Force formalizes policy on retention of non-deployable Airmen

    In accordance with Department of Defense policy on military retention of non-deployable service members, the Air Force implemented its guidance in a memo signed Feb. 19. Airmen who have been non-deployable for more than 12 consecutive months will be notified by their chain of command and evaluated for retention either through referral to the Disability Evaluation System or consideration for administrative separation.
  • Chief of Air Force Reserve approves changes to the Active Guard Reserve program

    Over the next three fiscal years, the AGR program will grow from 20 percent of Reserve full-time support to 26 percent. Therefore, the Human Capital Management Leadership Team was tasked to review current laws, policies and processes of AGR management to support the growth of the program and provide parity and longevity of other full-time forces.
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