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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Martin Luther King Jr. is honored the third Monday in January, each year, at Peterson Air Force, Colorado. President Ronald Reagan officially signed MLK day as a national holiday in 1983 but wasn’t officially observed until 1986. (Courtesy graphic) Martin Luther King & Black History
The year is 1963. Thousands of people are marching together in Washington, D.C. to participate in the nationwide struggle for civil rights and equality. Police officials and national guardsman stood alongside the march to mitigate the potential violence.
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Default Air Force Logo Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday: A day on, not a day off
As Martin Luther King Jr. Day approaches, many of us are deciding which activities to participate in on our day off, that we forget to reflect on the meaning behind this special celebration. The purpose of the holiday is to empower people to see their role in continuing the legacy of King. This holiday is an instrument used to inspire individuals to use their strengths, passions and talents to better the lives of others and impact their local and global communities.
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Aeromedical Evacuation: Flying Ambulances Flying ambulances: Aeromedical evacuation
The morning starts early with an alert about four hours before takeoff. Members of the 379th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron begin several mandatory tasks before boarding the aircraft. Nurses go over mission details, as medical technicians pack more than a thousand pounds of equipment on a flatbed that is ready to load onto the plane. They must take all their usual gear including bandages, intravenous fluid, regulators, defibrillators, suction units and various other pieces of medical equipment. They take these supplies partially as a precaution, as they don’t know what they may need to keep patients stable in the air above the Middle East.
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Air Force Col. (Dr.) Kimberly Pietszak, interim chief, Department of Quality Services, and assistant chief, Department of Medicine, examines Air Force Col. Patrick McCain at San Antonio Military Medical Center, Aug 26, 2015.  Getting regular checkups are vital step in maintaining one’s Individual Medical Readiness and aids an Airman’s ability to support the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Corey Toye) Medically ready to be mission ready
From periodic health assessments to regular dental exams, every Airman should know the importance of maintaining their Individual Medical Readiness (IMR) at all times.
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Maxwell AFJROTC launches Flight Academy program to address aircrew shortage
Headquarters Air Force Junior ROTC has launched a program aimed at potentially putting more pilots in the cockpits of military aircraft to help address the Air Force’s ongoing aircrew shortage. Beginning in the summer of 2018, select AFJROTC cadets who applied for a new Fight Academy scholarship will attend an accredited aviation program at one of six partnering universities to get a private pilot license.
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Staff Sgt. Jalen McMahan, right, looks on as Staff Sgt. Drew Brenner, middle, grades Staff Sgt. Kyle Altman disassembling his M-240B heavy machine gun during the 445th Security Forces Squadron heavy weapons familiarization training Dec. 17, 2017. 445 SFS weapons familiarization training
Staff Sgt. Jalen McMahan, right, looks on as Staff Sgt. Drew Brenner, middle, grades Staff Sgt. Kyle Altman disassembling his M-240B heavy machine gun during the 445th Security Forces Squadron heavy weapons familiarization training Dec. 17, 2017. Conducting weapons familiarization training ensures SFS members effectively use their weapon when
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force saves Airmen time, no longer requires first year evaluations
Air Force officials announced Jan. 4, 2018, Enlisted Performance Reports are no longer required for regular Air Force Airmen in the grade of airman first class and below with less than 36 months’ Time-In-Service or Air Reserve Component Airmen below the grade of senior airman. This policy change supports Air Force senior leaders’ focus on revitalizing the squadron and saving Airmen time. It is intended to eliminate an unnecessary administrative requirement and empower frontline supervisors, raters and commanders to frequently engage with their Airmen face-to-face, said Lt. Gen. Gina Grosso, deputy chief of staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services.
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Master Sergeant Jay L. Swanson, 445th Force Support Squadron first sergeant, talks to a veteran during the Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center complex Christmas party luncheon December 2, 2017 Airmen bring holiday cheer to Dayton area vets
Airmen from the 445th Airlift Wing participated in the annual Veteran Affairs Christmas party December 2, 2017, at the Dayton VA Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio.
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Default Air Force Logo ARPC announces CY 17 colonel promotions
Air Reserve Personnel Center officials announced results for the Calendar Year 2017 Air Force Reserve Line and Non Line Colonel Promotion Selection Boards December 22, 2017. The boards selected more than 160 Citizen Airmen for promotion.
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Staff Sgt. Aubrey L. Booher, 445th Aerospace Medicine Squadron health services management craftsman, is the 445th Airlift Wing January 2018 Spotlight Performer. 445 AW January Spotlight Performer
Staff Sgt. Aubrey L. Booher, 445th Aerospace Medicine Squadron health services management craftsman, is the 445th Airlift Wing January 2018 Spotlight Performer.
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