Carrying the flag

By Airman 1st Class Jonathan Bass 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Imagine more than 73,000 people cheering at the top of their lungs, clapping and whistling as five blocks of red, white and blue are stretched across a pristine field by service … [Read more...]

Communication: the third pillar of the USAF Band of the West

By Senior Airman Daniel N. Thrower United States Air Force Band of the West As an Airman, I have communicated to active duty personnel, veterans and civilians in ways that military members at large will never do. A politician or statesman may be an … [Read more...]

Secretary of the Air Force’s 10 lessons in leadership and life

By Air Force Public Affairs Agency Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James conducted her first tweet chat Oct. 25, and discussed her top 10 leadership and life lessons. James said she was excited to share lessons learned during her 30-year … [Read more...]

Five things to know before you arrive at BMT

By Staff Sgt. Antonio Gonzalez Air Force Public Affairs Agency Getting ready to leave for Air Force basic military training can be an exciting, restless and confusing time. While you’re busy getting in shape and finalizing paperwork with … [Read more...]

Air Force debuts first plug-in electric vehicle fleet

By Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs The Air Force is debuting the first federal facility to replace its entire general-purpose fleet with plug-in electric vehicles Nov. 14. Miranda Ballentine, assistant secretary of the Air Force for … [Read more...]

How did we lose this young Airman?

Note: The accompanying photo is a stock image and does not reflect any persons in this story. By Col. Donald Grannan 88th Communications Group commander She was an Airman Leadership School distinguished graduate, earned staff sergeant her first time … [Read more...]

Air Force holds first hackathon

By Senior Airman Michelle Patten Air Force Public Affairs Agency You’re probably familiar with a marathon, a 26.2-mile running race, but have you heard of a hackathon? More of a mental race, a hackathon is dedicated to tech-savvy computer … [Read more...]

Never leave an Airman behind

By Airman 1st Class Ryan Callaghan 23d Wing Public Affairs I showed up at the 71st Rescue Squadron expecting to tag along on a training flight in an HC-130P Combat King: some Airmen were going to be jumping out of the plane, and I was going to take … [Read more...]

Building Airmen: A MTI’s perspective

No matter how long it has been since you completed basic military training, every Airman remembers their military training instructor. The yelling, humorous antics and valued mentorship…What are some of your fondest memories of your … [Read more...]

Enlisted promotions: How can I join the top 1%?

By Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever Air Force Public Affairs Agency Do you want to get promoted, expand your level of leadership and join the enlisted force’s top one percent? We researched how chief master sergeants worked their way through the … [Read more...]