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Air Force’s inaugural ECHO Flight Airmen share their experiences
June 26, 2020
— Ten Airmen were part of the Defense Language Institute English Language Center’s first-ever ECHO Flight beta test, a replica of the U.S. Army ECHO Company program which has been carried out by DLIELC since 1975. ECHO flight’s mission was to provide English-language training and cultural immersion to enable anyone who would like to serve in the Air Force to do so effectively...
SECDEF visits BMT, sees how citizens become Airmen during COVID-19
June 17, 2020
— U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper visited U.S. Air Force basic military training cadre and recruits at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, as well as members of the Air Force Recruiting Service, for a first-hand look at how the service transforms citizens into American Airmen June 16...
Newlyweds graduate Basic Military Training together
April 11, 2020
— Due to safety precautions established in response to COVID-19 family members have not been able attend the graduation of their loved one from Basic Military Training for a number of weeks. That didn’t stop one couple from seeing each other at their BMT graduation March 26...
Turn quarantine time into quality time
April 1, 2020
— During the global pandemic that we find ourselves in today, it is important to remember to stay connected to our Air Force mission. Mission readiness means keeping a sound body and mind during trying times like these. In order to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Center for Disease Control has encouraged that all social gatherings and personal interactions be kept to a minimum. How can you stay away from COVID-19 and keep yourself from going stir-crazy at the same time? ...
The next transition from ABUs to OCPs: what to expect
February 3, 2020
— The next transition before the final uniform change from the Airman Battle Uniform to the newly regulated Operation Camouflage Pattern combat uniform will be effective June 1, 2020, for all Airmen...
37th TRW Command Chief: AIRMEN these days: Volume 1
December 10, 2019
— I’ve heard the comment, “Airmen these days” quite a bit over the years. It’s usually from a negative standpoint; how today’s Airmen are not as disciplined, dedicated, or mature as those from “back in my day…” To help others see the greatness in our Airmen who join and stay on our team (no matter what age) – I’m going to start a series which demonstrates it called “Airmen these days.” ...
Safety: A key component in any good holiday celebration
December 2, 2019
— The Air Force's top leaders highlighted winter and holiday safety hazards in a recently released tri-signature memorandum...
AFMC hosts Virtual Career Fair Dec. 17
November 21, 2019
— The Air Force Materiel Command, in conjunction with the Air Force Personnel Center, will host a Virtual Career Fair Dec. 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST. The event will focus on filling more than 100 vacancies across the command. ...
Air Force announces NCO Career Status Program for Airmen with 12 years of service
October 30, 2019
— The Air Force announced Oct. 30 it will implement the new Noncommissioned Officer Career Status Program for active duty Airmen, which will affect reenlistment contracts executed on or after Nov. 18...
Webb gets first-hand look at BMT, international training during 37th Training Wing immersion
August 2, 2019
— The 37th Training Wing Warhawks hosted Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Education and Training Command, and Chief Master Sgt. Julie Gudgel, AETC command chief, for a two-day immersion at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Aug. 1-2...
Commentary: creating high performance through job satisfaction
April 3, 2019
— Do you like your job? Do your Airmen like their jobs? If you answered no, why? How you answer those questions can say a lot about your organization. Believe it or not, you can create a better workplace for your Airmen...
Ruck march spanning 11 days, 830 miles, honors fallen special tactics Airmen
February 22, 2019
— Twenty special tactics Airmen began an 11-day ruck march at 2 a.m. Feb. 22 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Medina Annex, and will be traveling 830 miles to Hurlburt Field, Florida. The Airmen are rucking to pay tribute to Staff Sgt. Dylan Elchin, who was killed in Afghanistan Nov. 27, 2018, and 19 other special tactics Airmen who have been killed in action since 9/11. ...
Citing health, safety concerns, Air Force leaders order commanders to conduct ‘100% review’ of all base housing
February 20, 2019
— Responding to reports of poorly maintained and unsafe housing across several installations, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein on Feb. 19 directed commanders at every base worldwide to conduct a “100 percent review” of the condition and safety of all military housing by March 1...
433rd AW migrating to new AF Connect app
February 4, 2019
— The 433rd Airlift Wing app is migrating to the new AF Connect app...
Virtual, augmented reality may hold key to future Air Force training
January 22, 2019
— A demonstration of how virtual reality and augmented reality, or VR/AR, can benefit Air Force training processes took place Jan. 8 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. The demonstration was geared toward Airmen within the aircraft armament systems and munition systems, and gave a glimpse of how VR/AR applications can aid in providing an enhanced experience to Airmen preparing aircraft for combat missions...
Former 37th TRW commander attends BMT graduation unlike any other
December 12, 2018
— As a former 37th Training Wing commander, retired U.S. Air Force Gen. Andrew P. Iosue has seen countless Basic Military Training graduations. The graduation he attended Nov. 30, however, was like no other, as he witnessed his step-grandson, Michael Willett become Airman 1st Class Willett...
VIPER Clinic stands ready to keep security forces students fresh for the fight
October 17, 2018
— At the 343rd Training Squadron, the road to becoming a Defender in the U.S. Air Force is not for the faint of heart. Twelve-plus-hour training days, unpredictable weather, intense physical conditioning and a demanding academic curriculum are waiting for Airmen who wish to earn their place in U.S. Air Force Security Forces...
Revitalizing squadrons, Air Force outlines progress
August 10, 2018
— Since Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein announced his initiative to revitalize squadrons, the assigned task force produced many visible changes and is moving forward with additional changes in an implementation plan...
Air Force announces change to deployments
December 13, 2017
— The Air Force announced another milestone under the chief of staff’s number two focus area: Strengthening Joint Leaders and Teams...
Airmen encouraged to update their emergency data, Servicemembers’ Online Election System information
December 12, 2017
— Airmen should review and update their virtual Record of Emergency Data and their Servicemembers’ Online Election System information annually, before deploying and each time they experience a major life change, such as marriage or divorce, permanent change of station or birth of a child...