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  • Senate confirms Barrett to be Air Force secretary

    The 85 to 7 vote makes Barbara Barrett the third consecutive woman confirmed to lead the Air Force and its 685,000 total force Airmen. Barrett replaces Heather Wilson who resigned in May. Undersecretary Matthew Donovan served as acting secretary in the interim.
  • Air Force Recruiting Total Force Enterprise makes FY19 goal

    Air Force Recruiting Service had a successful performance in fiscal year 2019 as each of its components made goal for the yearThe Regular Air Force accessed 32,421 enlisted Airmen, 1,442 line officers, 763 health professionals and 34 chaplains. The Air Force Reserve assessed 7,323 enlisted airmen, 982 line officers, 361 health professionals and 50
  • SKYWARN training prepares volunteers on Peterson

    Military members and civilians took part in storm spotter SKYWARN training Oct. 3, 2019 at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. This training was made available for all individuals on base, including military, civilian, contractors and dependents to train volunteer storm spotters.
  • Reserve Citizen Airmen aide in Arctic Anvil 2019

    Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 815th Airlift Squadron, aka ‘Flying Jennies,’ with the 327th AS, provided airlift and airdrop support for the U.S. Army’s Joint Forces Exercise Arctic Anvil, Oct. 1 to 6, 2019.Arctic Anvil is a joint, multi-national, force-on-force culminating training exercise that is being held at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training
  • Air Force Recruiting creates classic association

    Air Force Recruiting Service reached a major milestone Oct. 1 when AFRS and Air Force Reserve Command Recruiting Service formed a classic associate partnership to bolster effectiveness and combine strategies.As part of the association, AFRC Recruiting Service will align its four recruiting squadrons to become the 367th Recruiting Group. The 367th
  • AFRC restructures the enlisted grade force

    On October 1, more than 3,500 enlisted Reserve Citizen Airmen will see upgrades to their grade authorizations.MAJCOM senior enlisted leaders and other key members reviewed, evaluated and restructured the enlisted grade authorizations as part of the Enlisted Grade Council, established in 2016. The council grew out of a continuous process improvement
  • Traffic light installation near east gate now underway

    Contractors began installing a full traffic light outside of the east gate at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, at Marksheffel Road, Sept. 20, 2019. Construction will take an estimated four weeks to complete. Todd Frisbie, Colorado Springs city traffic engineer, says construction has been scheduled outside of peak usage hours.
  • USAF reservists, Army Soldiers team up to improve deployment operations

    When Air Force reservists deploy it’s often alongside other military branches with similar missions. Challenges come into play because the processes and equipment are rarely the same. To tackle this issue, nearly 100 Soldiers from the Army’s 59th Quartermaster and 247th Composite Supply Companies out of Fort Carson came to the Reserve wing here to learn Air Force ground refueling processes from the 302nd Logistics Readiness Squadron’s fuels department earlier this month.
  • Air Force Reserve takes center stage at AFA conference

    AFRC leaders played a prominent role during the conference as Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, chief of the Air Force Reserve and AFRC commander, led discussions on “Using the Competitive Edge to Train How We Fight,” and Chief Master Sgt. Timothy White Jr., AFRC command chief master sergeant, joined a panel on “Building Enlisted Leaders.”
  • Reserve readiness for today and the future

    The reemergence of long-term strategic and great-power competition necessitates that the Air Force Reserve grow its capabilities to meet the demands of the future operating environment while integrating with AETC and the Air National Guard.
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