• Thank-you for a great life

    Editor's note: This message was received on Oct. 17, 2013. The subject line contained the words, "Thank-you for a great life." Mr. Smith - we thank you for dedicating your life to service twice. Once as a member of your Air Force and a second time in the realm of education. We also appreciate that your words are encouraging and heart-felt and by
  • Congress Passes Bill Reopening Federal Government

    President Barack Obama signed legislation late yesterday night bringing federal employees back to work after Congress finally resolved the budget logjam that led to a 16-day shutdown.Senate leaders championed bipartisan legislation to reopen the government and remove the threat of government default on its debts. All federal government employees -
  • Public engagement once again affected

    Air Force community and public outreach was significantly impacted earlier this year as sequestration went into effect, and is now all but non-existent due to the partial government shutdown, with more than 800 events being canceled or withdrawn this year. As a result of sequestration and the government shutdown, roughly 45 million people did not
  • AETC welcomes new commander

    Gen. Robin Rand took command of Air Education and Training Command from Gen. Edward A. Rice Jr. during a ceremony here Oct. 10.Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, Air Force Chief of Staff, presided over the ceremony.Rand previously served as the 12th Air Force, Air Combat Command, commander. He is a command pilot with more than 5,000 flying hours, including
  • AETC commander retires after 35 years of service

    The commander of Air Education and Training Command retired Oct. 10, ending a 35-year career of service and commitment to the U.S. Air Force.General Edward A. Rice Jr., a command pilot with more than 4,000 flying hours, retired after handing AETC's reins over to Gen. Robin Rand in a change of command ceremony here Oct. 10. The son of an Airman,
  • AF releases government shutdown-related pay and leave impacts

    Air Force officials just released the following furlough-related questions and answers to inform military and civilians about pay impacts as a result of the government shutdown. Late in the recent pay cycle, the Air Force received updated guidance on how to record time and attendance for those employees who continued to work after the government
  • Government Shutdown: Frequently Asked Questions

    Below are frequently asked questions about the current government shutdown. If you don't find the answer to a question you have about the government shutdown and its impact on the Air Force, post your question as a comment below. We will research and try to find the answer for you and respond to your post here.WEBSITES / POINTS OF CONTACT- Defense
  • Air Force Basic Military Training - Honor Graduates Sept. 13

    Congratulations to the following 46 Airmen for being honor graduates among the 460 Air Force basic military trainees who graduated today:322nd Training SquadronFlight 551Barringer CarterMicah KillionJoshua Speziale Flight 552Chelsea BoehmeDarrielle MorrisAnna Pastor323rd Training SquadronFlight 550Vorakan ChalaopakCasey GrayDerick KaczkowskiZachary
  • Air Force Basic Miltiary Training - Honor Graduates for Sept. 6

    Congratulations to the following 43 Airmen for being honor graduates among the 437 Air Force basic military trainees who graduated today:320th Training SquadronFlight 539Jameson Baehler Jason Clever Eric ContrerasCheyne HansenMichael HentzDouglas PetersonFlight 540Kellie Clark Jessica Eloja Kathrine Geary Estrella Rodriguez Katherine Steel Angel
  • Airman aces medical logistics technical training

    A technical training student in the medical logistics program recently recorded a perfect score in the course for the first time in 10 years.Airman 1st Class Jamie Cushman achieved 100 percent test scores during the six-week course, which she completed June 3. The course's last perfect score came when medical education training was under the 882nd