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  • AF leaders target sexual assault in latest 'Letter to Airmen'

     WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley, Chief of Staff of the Air Force General Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James A. Roy issued a tri-signature "Letter to Airmen" Nov. 16.As part of an effort to increase awareness of sexual assault, the Air Force's top three leaders reminded Airmen that
  • AF eliminates civilian skill code requirements

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas -- The Air Force has rescinded the manual used to define civilian position skill codes in one of several ongoing administrative actions geared toward transforming civilian hiring, determining employee training and development needs, and selecting employees for training under competitive procedures, Air Force
  • Operation Home Cooking brings 'Military City, USA' Airmen together

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas -- San Antonio metropolitan area families have an opportunity to express their hospitality to Airmen and trainees from Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland by including them in their family's Thanksgiving Day dinner, during "Operation Home Cooking" Thursday.Area families may invite two Airmen/trainees as a "general
  • Cody named next Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force

    WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III has named Chief Master Sgt. James A. Cody to serve as the 17th Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force.Cody will assume his new position Feb. 1, following the Jan. 31 retirement of current Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Roy. Roy's retirement will culminate more than 30
  • AF leaders brief BMT sexual misconduct investigation findings

    WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Air Force leaders announced Nov. 14 to members of the press here the results of the commander-directed investigation regarding the occurrences of sexual misconduct within basic military training between October 2010 and June 2011.The CDI was commissioned by Gen. Edward Rice, commander of Air Education and Training Command, June
  • Operation Home Cooking enters 37th Year

    San Antonio area families can express their warmth and hospitality to Airmen and trainees at Lackland AFB by allowing them an opportunity to enjoy a holiday meal and family atmosphere through "Operation Home Cooking."In its 37th year, the program provides the opportunity for families to share their traditional Thanksgiving celebrations with Air
  • Air Force leaders issue Veterans Day message

    - WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy send the following Veterans Day message to the Airmen of the U.S. Air Force:"Our Air Force's success is founded in the sacrifice of generations who served before. This Veterans Day, we
  • Military Working Dog Foster Program

    JBSA-LACKLAND, Texas -- U.S. Army Col. Kelly Mann, director of the Department of Defense Military Working Dog Veterinary Service, holds a military working dog puppy at the Holland Military Working Dog Hospital during the American Veterinary Medical Association president's visit to the facility, Oct. 22 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. The MWD
  • Competing for Ms. Veteran America

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- At the 322nd Training Squadron, she's a master Military Training Instructor. Away from the squadron, she's the mother of a 1½-yearold little boy.At work, she's disciplined, and tough, and her voice can be heard loud and clear from one end of the drill pad to the other. At home, she lets her long hair fl ow,
  • SecAF visits basic military training

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- In the wake of ongoing investigations into professional misconduct that occurred at basic military training, Air Force Secretary Michael Donley met with BMT leaders at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Oct. 23."It was important for me to talk to the commander and military training instructors about