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Default Air Force Logo Obama Announces Military-to-Civilian Skills Certification Program
President Barack Obama today announced a new presidential initiative aimed at preparing service members for civilian employment.Obama provided details about the military-to-civilian certification program during his visit to a Honeywell International Inc. plant in Golden Valley, Minn. Defense contractor Honeywell reportedly has hired hundreds of
0 6/02
2012
Default Air Force Logo Commentary: National Guard serves bravely at home, abroad
Six hundred ninety-three: That's how many brave, selfless National Guardsmen and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq and Afghanistan since 9/11 to ensure others a chance to enjoy freedom. Memorial Day is once again upon us, and it is important to reflect upon and honor those who have served in defense of our nation. Memorial Day grew
0 6/02
2012
Default Air Force Logo Air Force personnel services website renamed to myPers
The Air Force Personnel Services website is now known as myPers and has a new address. Airmen can access myPers via a secure link, https://mypers.af.mil, to use existing personnel services information and transaction applications.The site is customized, recognizing the user's affiliation as officer, enlisted, civilian, Reserve or Guard. There are
0 6/02
2012
Default Air Force Logo Commentary: Have a positive attitude, do the best you can, be yourself
"Beware the test." I don't recall which supervisor or mentor shared this with me or even exactly when it was passed, but I do know I think of it often and use it as a source of motivation. The point to the message is that every encounter, chance interaction, project, assignment or opportunity you experience on a daily basis throughout your career,
0 6/02
2012
Default Air Force Logo Memorial Day message from the Adjutant General of Wisconsin
Gov. Scott Walker, our commander in chief and a history buff, has often recalled the patriotism, devotion and sacrifice of Wisconsin residents in the early years of her statehood, when more than 90,000 volunteered to fight for the preservation of the union in the Civil War. Wisconsin Soldiers took part in some of the most decisive campaigns of that
0 5/26
2012
Default Air Force Logo Obama: Memorial Day honors the memory of the fallen
Memorial Day is a time for Americans to honor the memory of the service members who died in the nation's wars and an opportunity to pray for the day when such wars no longer occur, President Barack Obama said in his Memorial Day proclamation issued today."Our nation endures and thrives because of the devotion of our men and women in uniform, who,
0 5/26
2012
Default Air Force Logo Air Force safety officials launch Critical Days of Summer website
May 25th marks the first day of the Critical Days of Summer safety campaign. The summer is a welcome time of year marked by warmer weather and increased participation in outdoor activities. Unfortunately, it's historically the time of year when the Air Force experiences disproportionately more mishaps and fatalities off duty. To enhance awareness
0 5/26
2012
Default Air Force Logo Air Guard's first F-35 Lightning II pilots ready to take flight, make history
When military aviators of the future look back at the beginnings of the F-35 Lightning II program, they may see the names of two Florida National Guard pilots listed among the first to fly the Air Force's fifth-generation fighter jet.Air Force Lt. Col. Randal Efferson and Air Force Maj. Jay Spohn are the only Guard pilots currently assigned to the
0 5/26
2012
Default Air Force Logo One Year Ago: Joplin and LaCrosse Tornadoes
Anniversary is a reminder to "Listen, Act and Live!" May 22, 2011... two tornadoes strike on the same day. One hits LaCrosse Wisconsin packing winds of up to 120 mph on the city's south side. Fortunately no lives were lost. But the stormed caused millions of dollars in damage. The other tornado strikes Joplin, Missouri. It was one of the deadliest
0 5/18
2012
Default Air Force Logo Commentary: Developing mental toughness
The Department of Defense and the U.S. Air Force has invested millions of dollars and manpower hours into preparing warriors for the stress and mental fatigue of deployment. The Air Force uses a program called Landing Gear to help Airman understand and cope with the mental and physical strains of stress in combat situations. These are preventative
0 5/18
2012
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