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Brown formally installed as 22nd Air Force Chief of Staff
Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett administers the oath of office to incoming Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. during the CSAF Transfer of Responsibility ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Aug. 6, 2020. Brown is the 22nd Chief of Staff of the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Wayne Clark)
Aug. 6, 2020 - In remarks following the formal “Change of Responsibility” ceremony in which he took over from retiring Gen. David L. Goldfein, the 21st Chief of Staff, Brown acknowledged an array of people who influenced his life. Among them were his wife, Sharene, and his parents, as well as a list of Air Force colleagues, including Goldfein and other “extraordinary leaders.”

U.S. Army North aviation chief awarded Order of St. Michael
Lt. Gen. Laura J. Richardson (left), U.S. Army North Commanding General,presents Chief Warrant Officer 4 Laura Ingraham, an aviation safety officer assigned to U.S. Army North, with the honorable Order of St. Michael bronze medal at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Aug. 4. The Order of St. Michael is an Army Aviation Association of America award presented to nominated Army aviators who make a significant contribution to their field and highly demonstrate the Army Values.
Aug. 6, 2020 - Lt. Gen. Laura J. Richardson, U.S. Army North commanding general, presented Chief Warrant Officer 4 Laura Ingraham, an aviation safety officer assigned to U.S. Army North, with the honorable Order of St. Michael bronze medal at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Aug. 4. The Order of St. Michael is an Army Aviation Association of America award presented to nominated Army aviators who make a significant contribution to their field and highly demonstrate the Army Values.

JBSA First Sergeant Diamond Sharp Awards
The Diamond Sharp Award is sponsored by the Joint Base San Antonio First Sergeants Council and recognizes outstanding Airmen who continually exceed the standard to meet the Air Force mission.
Aug. 6, 2020 - The Diamond Sharp Award is sponsored by the Joint Base San Antonio First Sergeants Council and recognizes outstanding Airmen who continually exceed the standard to meet the Air Force mission.

‘This is it!’ former war refugee lives dream as Reserve Citizen Airman
Tech. Sgt. Muris Secerbegovic, 433rd Maintenance Group quality assurance inspector, stands near a C-5M Super Galaxy July 22, 2020, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Secerbegovic escaped civil war as a child in Bosnia-Herzegovina in the early 1990's. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison)
Aug. 6, 2020 - The United States can be a land of opportunity for immigrants and refugees arriving from war-torn regions. As a result of the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina from 1992 to 1995, an estimated 40,000 Bosnian refugees immigrated to St. Louis, Missouri, in the 1990s and early 2000s. Tech. Sgt. Muris Secerbegovic, 433rd Maintenance Group quality assurance inspector in the 433rd Airlift Wing here, was one of them.

Guard, active duty and Reserve forces help Texas hospitals
Maj. Gen. Tracy Norris, the Adjutant General of Texas (left), converses with U.S. Army North Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson (right), during a visit to the Texas State Operations Center in Austin, Texas, July 16, 2020. While there, military and civilian leaders strengthened their partnership and discussed the joint military COVID-19 operation in support of federal efforts and the state. U.S. Northern Command, through U.S. Army North, remains committed to providing flexible Department of Defense support to states in need as well as the Federal Emergency Management Agency in support of the whole-of-nation COVID-19 response.
Aug. 5, 2020 - More than 1,200 service members from the Texas National Guard and the active and reserve components of the Army, Navy and Air Force have joined forces to support Texas hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Air Force recognizes Safe + Sound Week
This year's Safe + Sound graphic. Air Force partners with OSHA in Safe + Sound Week each August. Safe + Sound is a nationwide event to raise awareness about workplace safety. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Susan Merhege)
Aug. 5, 2020 - The Department of the Air Force partners with OSHA in Safe + Sound Week each August. Safe + Sound is a nationwide event to raise awareness about workplace safety.

Air Force improves assignment process for co-parents, considers custody agreements
The Department of the Air Force recently announced great news for parents – the ability to defer an assignment or be stationed near their children with a court-ordered child custody decree.
Aug. 5, 2020 - The Department of the Air Force recently announced great news for parents – the ability to defer an assignment or be stationed near their children with a court-ordered child custody decree. Assignment authorities will now be able to consider requests for an assignment or deferment to a location near their children, even if the co-parents are not married.
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