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  • Former slave, two-time Olympian becomes an Airman

    After enduring countless hardships and overcoming unimaginable obstacles, Airman 1st Class Guor Maker, a dental assistant currently in technical training, found his way out of war-torn South Sudan, Africa and into the U.S. nearly 20 years ago.
  • Warrior Games make triumphant return to Colorado Springs

    Community and business leaders joined representatives of the military at the Air Force Academy last night to mark the 100-day countdown until athletes arrive in Colorado for the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games. Now in their ninth year, the Warrior Games are returning to Colorado Springs, the city that hosted the inaugural Games in 2010. The Warrior Games will be free and open to the public throughout the competitions from June 2 – 9, 2018.
  • FYI: Blended Retirement System

    One of the most wide-reaching and significant changes to military pay and benefits over the last 70 years took effect Jan. 1, 2018, with the implementation of the Uniformed Services Blended Retirement System, known as BRS. Nearly 1.6 million current service members have the option to remain in the current legacy “high-3” retirement system or to choose the BRS. Opt-in eligible service members have a year to make their retirement system election. The open period for the majority of service members is from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2018.
  • Meet the 'Baum Squad' - Brothers in Arms

    The term ‘Brothers in Arms’ stems from a long-time comradery between service members as they face adversity together and learn to rely on each other like family. For the Baumgartner brothers, that phrase has taken on a more literal meaning that spans three separate generations.
  • USAF depends on Foreign Area Officers to strengthen international partnerships and alliances

    The Defense Department and the Air Force have placed renewed emphasis on professionalizing the security cooperation enterprise, as indicated in the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2017. This decision highlights defense leadership’s resolve to more effectively build alliances with international partners.
  • Air Force preparing to launch fifth Orbital Test Vehicle mission

    The Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office is undergoing final launch preparations for the fifth mission of the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle. The OTV is scheduled to launch on Sept. 7, 2017, onboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle.
  • Living on-base or off, Air Force highly recommends renters insurance

    Airmen and their families leasing or renting housing on or off the installation need to be aware of the importance of renters insurance. Unforeseen fires, floods, theft or accidents can occur in anyone’s residence and Airmen need to understand the importance of protecting their families from financial hardship should such losses occur.The Air Force
  • New Air Force Space Operations Directorate achieves operating capability

    The Air Force selected the senior civilian and mobilization assistant for the deputy chief of staff for Space Operations directorate, or "AF/A11," Aug. 17, 2017. Mr. Shawn Barnes will serve as the assistant deputy chief of staff for Space Operations, and Maj. Gen. Pamela Lincoln has been named as the Mobilization assistant to the deputy chief of staff for Space Operations.
  • Air Force Stands Up New Headquarters Space Directorate

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson has approved the reorganization of the Air Force headquarters to establish a Deputy Chief of Staff for Space Operations, who will be a three-star Air Force general officer.
  • Space for the Win: Air Force Officer Recognized for Excellence in Space Operations

    PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Lt. Col. Kyle Pumroy, Chief of Space Force Structure Plans for the Space and Cyberspace Superiority Division, Directorate of Strategic Plans, Headquarters Air Force, was recently awarded the General Bernard Schriever Award by the National Space Club on March 10.The 60th annual National Space Club memorial dinner
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