Missileer gears up, pulls first alert

October 29th, 2014 Comments off
Early October, 2nd Lt. Holley Macpherson, a 320th Missile Squadron deputy missile combat crew commander, took a major step in her career. She manned a launch control center (LCC) for the first time.

VA to expand Fry scholarship to surviving spouses

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The Department of Veterans Affairs announced it will begin accepting applications by mail on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, for the Fry Scholarship under newly expanded eligibility criteria to include surviving spouses of service members who died on active duty. The expanded criteria for the Fry Scholarship is the latest in a series of VA actions to implement provisions of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 ("Choice Act").

Senior NCOs lead wingman tactics process, foster culture of innovation

October 29th, 2014 Comments off
Senior NCOs from the 480th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing are leading the charge in the wing's newly created Wingman Tactics Process, created to collect and review best wingman practices already in place throughout the wing, and then share those ideas with the rest of wing Airmen.

Global Strike forces participate in strategic command, control exercise

October 29th, 2014 Comments off
U.S. Strategic Command, in coordination with other combatant commands, services and appropriate U.S. government agencies Oct. 29 concluded Exercise Global Thunder.

Senate confirms Gordon Tanner as top Air Force lawyer

October 29th, 2014 Comments off
The United States Senate recently confirmed Gordon Tanner, whom President Obama nominated in April, to the position of general counsel of the Air Force. The General Counsel is the principal legal officer and chief ethics official of the Department of the Air Force. As the General Counsel, he provides oversight, guidance and direction for legal advice provided by more than 2,600 Department of the Air Force military and civilian lawyers worldwide.

Airmen lead the way in last pre-Ranger course

October 28th, 2014 Comments off
Twenty-one Airmen from around the Air Force were put to the test both physically and mentally in their pursuits to attend the U.S. Army Ranger school during the Ranger Assessment Course (RAC) Oct. 2-16, at Silver Flag Alpha range, Nevada.

Nominations open for 2015 Fisher humanitarian award

October 28th, 2014 Comments off
Air Force officials are accepting nominees for the 2015 Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher Distinguished Civilian Humanitarian Award. Completed nomination packages are due to the Air Force Personnel Center by March 19.

Airman aids Washington D.C. crash victim

October 28th, 2014 Comments off
An Airman from the 89th Communications Squadron here, saved the life of a middle-aged Washington D.C. woman after witnessing her car crash Oct. 16.

AF to implement DOD TDY policy changes

October 28th, 2014 Comments off
The Defense Department recently implemented two TDY policy changes impacting travel reimbursements for Airmen. The first change took effect Oct. 1, and made changes to the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR), Reimbursable and Incidental Expense Policy. The second will be a change in long-term TDY per diem expenses and takes effect Nov. 1.

Minot AFB awarded most reading minutes

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Minot Air Force Base was awarded first place for the 2014 Summer Reading Program, for the most minutes read, with more than 1.1 million minutes of reading time.