Mission Spotlight: “To honor with dignity” 8 days ago
AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy -- The silent remembrance of fellow wingmen and leadership was interrupted by the slow tap of in sync low quarters marching across the pavement of the flight line.
"I was sad and honored at the same time," said Staff Sgt. Shekita Williams, 31st Force Support Squadron Aviano Air Base honor guardsman. ...
Family Child Care 9 days ago
DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. -- A child being born, to some new parents, is the happiest but also the scariest moment of their life. Questions about finances and proper parenting techniques are sure to be on any new parent's mind.
But something that might not be in the forefront of the new parents' mind is childcare. What are the options for babysitters, daycare, and what programs do the Air Force provides? The many options might be overwhelming....
Team Seymour honors sacrifices of military chil... 9 days ago
"Military children deal with a lot of pressures," said Jasmine Carroll, 4th Force Support Squadron youth program director. "Parents deploy, get different assignments and go overseas. Sometimes it is easy to overlook the sacrifices our youth make for their military sponsors."...
50 CES inspector nabs final four tickets 14 days ago
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Mike DeCastro never expected the scratch tickets to amount to anything, but the promotion was kind of fun to play and it made him keep track of a lot of teams in the NCAA basketball tournament.
The 50th Civil Engineer Squadron construction inspector first heard of the Air Force Hoops promotion during early March, when the Schriever Outdoor Recreation and Information Tickets and Travel Office began distributing scratch tickets for the promotion. Four winners from Air Force bases worldwide were selected to attend the NCAA Final Four tournament April 5-7 in Arlington, Texas along with a person of their choosing.
Vandenberg AFB Teen Council members spearhead p... 20 days ago
Lompoc, CA - Teenagers from the Vandenberg AFB Youth Center Teen Council helped give the community a brighter future by conducting the Bridgehouse Project. They prepared and served a spaghetti dinner for our local families in need at the Lompoc Bridgehouse Shelter. Teens collected donations of pasta and sauce to make the dinner for weeks in advance. They cooked and served the final product to over 75 individuals at the Shelter.
Clinic helps players connect with lifetime sport 22 days ago
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – For individuals who are looking for a new way to spend time with friends or trying to find a new hobby, their local pro shop may have the solution. Installation golf clubs around the Air Force are offering the Get Golf Ready initiative, which introduces new players of all ages to golf at a beginner-level environment.
“Get Golf Ready was specifically designed to introduce new players to golf in a whole new way,” said Chris Bowles, Air Force Golf Program. “Our goal is to provide players a comfortable atmosphere while learning about golf at a minimal cost. Players learn everything they need to know to step onto the golf course with confidence.”
Raising the roof: Team Shaw aids Habitat for Hu... 23 days ago
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- Through a recent volunteer partnership with Kershaw County Habitat for Humanity, the 20th Force Support Squadron here has been able to assist in building a home in Camden S.C.
More than 45 Airmen from the 20th FSS and the 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron have dedicated more than 100 hours to the organization.
PT challenge: EOD style 24 days ago
LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- In the movie "The Hurt Locker," actor Jeremy Renner gave the audience a fanciful rendition of what it was to be an explosive ordnance disposal technician in the U.S. military. But the men and women of the 56th Force Support Squadron, in cooperation with the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron, are set to show what it takes physically to do the job the movie stars made look easy.
The Warrior PT Challenge is an annual series of physical events held by the Bryant Fitness Center. Each year, a mission set is chosen for the challenge. This year, the Airmen at EOD get a chance to show what it takes to do their job. Most of the physical challenges are derived from the movements and physical abilities required for EOD technicians to do their job while deployed or at home station.
55th Force Support Squadron named best in the A... 24 days ago
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. -- The 55th Force Support Squadron has gone back-to-back!
The squadron was recently named the 2013 Air Force General Curtis E. LeMay Trophy winner as the best force support squadron in the Air Force for the second year in a row.
"I couldn't be happier and more excited for our FSS teammates," said U.S. Air Force Col. Gregory Guillot, 55th Wing commander. "They do a tremendous job for all of us here at Team Offutt and I'm very proud of them for earning the coveted Lemay Trophy."
Shaw NCO of character, courage, commitment 43 days ago
For one Shaw NCO portraying character, courage and commitment is exactly the type of airman she is.
“Our military is the one place that you get looked at strictly by your rank and how you perform your job,” said Staff Sgt. Robbie Powell-Greenwood, 20th Force Support Squadron First Term Airman Center NCO in charge. “It’s all based on what you do, not what gender you are.”...
81st FSS prepares families for deployments 44 days ago
KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. -- The 81st Force Support Squadron held Operation Hero March 8, for base personnel and their families.
Operation Hero is a bi-annual event that helps familiarize military family members with deployed environments, equipment and activities.
"It lets kids see what their parents may do in a deployed environment," said Master Sgt. Marcus Hogsten, 81st FSS. "Having tangible ideas for what family members may be eating or wearing while overseas can relieve anxiety."...