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  • Air Force releases guidance for wear of PTU

    The Air Force has released guidance this month for wear of the physical training uniform, replacing previous guidance in Air Force Instruction36-2903. According to the message released from Air Force A1 and signed by Lt. Gen. Richard Y. Newton III, deputy chief of staff for Manpower and Personnel, effective immediately, individual items making up
  • Stop loss Airmen eligible for compensation

    Current and former Reservists and Guardsmen who were involuntarily extended on active duty beyond an approved separation or retirement date as a result of Stop Loss may be eligible for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay compensation. The 2009 War Supplemental Appropriation Act set aside $534.4 million to compensate Airmen and members of the Reserve
  • Fleece wear policy released

    The 98th Air Force Virtual Uniform Board has just released a policy message for wearing the new Air Force sage green fleece as an outer garment for the Airmen Battle Uniform. According to the message, the sage green fleece may only be worn over the ABU top, and is not authorized to be worn solely over a T-shirt, thermal underwear and similar
  • Mass enlistment for 445th Reservists to be held at Ohio State

    New enlistees coming into the Air Force Reserves and current reservists assigned to the 445th Airlift Wing will be standing in front of a crowd of more than 10,000 football fans, the Ohio State football team and the Ohio State University Marching Band to take the Oath of Enlistment during the pre-game Ohio State University vs. Wisconsin "skull
  • LEAD - An Airman's opportunity for education and commission

    Similar to West Point and Annapolis, the Air Force Academy is the Air Force's own four-year military academy that educates and trains young men and women in academics, leadership, military training, character and athletics. Academy graduates receive a Bachelor of Science degree and commission as a second lieutenant in the Air Force. In 1995,
  • Save the date for WPAFB Retiree Appreciation Day

    Military retirees in southwest Ohio, northern Kentucky and eastern Indiana may want to highlight Friday, Nov. 13 on their calendars. That's the date of the next Retiree Appreciation Day at the Hope Hotel here. The annual event features guest speakers, free medical screening, refreshments, information booths and door prizes. It's geared for all
  • Computer programmed to find FOD wins the "Golden Bolt" prize

    There's a funny thing that I've noticed in life. People tend to gravitate to what interests them the most and actually take on some of the characteristics of their affinities. In this particular case, the connection is rocks and computers. On August 12, 1981, IBM introduced to the world, their first personal computer named the "PC". The first IBM
  • Airmen can now apply to transfer Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits

    Department of Defense officials began accepting applications from Airmen to transfer Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to dependents June 29. "The Post-9/11 GI Bill transfer of benefits option is a landmark benefit to eligible Airmen," said Lt. Gen. Richard Newton III, deputy chief of staff for Air Force personnel and manpower. "The transfer option also
  • Men's health is often women's work

    Doctors called it "the Clinton effect." After former President Bill Clinton's quadruple bypass, men started visiting doctors in droves to request cardiac tests or discuss their symptoms. As it turned out, Clinton had been ignoring chest pain for several months. He had also stopped taking a drug his doctor prescribed to lower his cholesterol. Women
  • Reservists "Can do" attitude get a wheelchair to a handicapped man in Trinidad

    It took a lot of work, but thanks to two members of the 445th's 87th Aerial Port Squadron, a young man in Trinidad with cerebral palsy no longer has to be carried everywhere by family members. He now has a wheelchair. Master Sgt. Rob Haye from the APS was one of the catalysts. The sergeant, while talking with his neighbors Tom and Barb Shanahan who
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