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  • First Sergeants: More Than a Position, A Calling That Requires Having a Heart as Strong as a Diamond

    The Air Force first recognized the outcry for a career field that focused on the health and well-being of Airmen and the overall unit by establishing the first sergeant position in 1961. This move was then followed by the Strategic Air Command’s 15th Air Force opening their own first sergeant school in 1967 at March Air Force Base, California. It is vital for units to have first sergeants that have their finger on the pulse of a command. By getting service members at every level the chance to be taken care of fosters an environment of open communication. This transparency allows for both junior enlisted and top leadership to succeed in their mission.
  • DOD Crowdsources Efforts to Promote Diversity, Inclusion

    The Defense Department is crowdsourcing to find better ways to promote diversity and inclusion.
  • Late summer pests: Staying safe both on and off duty

    As Airmen look to the outdoors for physically distant activities, the risks of pests impacting those activities increases. It is vital Airmen and their families know what to look out for and know how to stay safe.
  • Women's Equality Day – Recognizing Soldiers who lead the way

    Aug. 26 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment guaranteeing and protecting women's constitutional right to vote.
  • Reservists train to serve patients in the air

    The 932nd Airlift Wing's Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron (AES), flew aboard a busy medical training flight August 22, 2020, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.. Reserve Citizen Airmen, Technical Sgt. Ian Warrior and Master Sgt. Brandi Seibel, speak about the mission before loading gear on a C-17 aircraft, provided by the 445th Airlift Wing, a reserve
  • CY20 USAFR lieutenant colonel promotion board, CY20 major continuation board results to be released

    Headquarters Air Reserve Personnel Center is scheduled to release the results for the CY20 U.S. Air Force Reserve Lieutenant Colonel Promotion Boards and the CY20 Major Selective Reserve continuation boards Sept. 2, 2020. The select list, along with the promotion board statistics, will be available on myPers on that day. The mail release date
  • DOD Offers Diversity and Inclusion Counseling Resources

    The DOD partnered with various programs, including Military Family Life Counseling and Military OneSource to leverage their non-medical counseling expertise to address diversity and inclusion (D&I) issues.
  • Total Force recruiting philosophy pays off personally for current and future Airmen

    DENTON, Texas – As Air Force Recruiting Service transitions to a Total Force recruiting model, a pair of recruiters here have been successfully practicing Total Force recruiting for years.“We have worked together since late 2016, having offices right next to each other,” said Master Sgt. Michael Hammers, an Air Force Reserve recruiter. “We have
  • CMSgt Bass installed as the Air Force’s 19th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force

    Chief Master Sgt. JoAnne S. Bass formally took the reins Aug. 14 as the Air Force’s 19th Chief Master Sergeant, in the process becoming the first woman and the first person of Asian American descent to be elevated to the service’s highest-ranking enlisted officer.
  • Leadership creates safe space for honest conversation

    Over the last days, weeks, months and years, its undeniable that racial tensions have heightened, in part fueled by national events and media coverage. To bring everyone together and create a moment for members to express their thoughts, HQ ARPC Command Chief, Chief Master Sgt. Billie Baber, and HQ ARPC First Sergeant, Senior Master Sgt. Tony Peel, hosted two safe space conversations.
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