Adventure to Lackland: What did I get myself into?

By Senior Airman Soo C. Kim Air Force Public Affairs Agency Editor’s note: This is part one of a series detailing this author’s experiences at Air Force Basic Military Training and beyond. “What the heck did I get myself into?” Those were the only words running through my mind in that dark room. I looked to my left and right and saw unfamiliar sleeping faces. The cold metal bed frame squeaked with the slightest movement, the mattress was hard as a rock, and the comforter was scruffy and … [Read more...]

March 18 Tweetchat with Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James

By Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James conducted her second tweet chat March 18, providing insights on a variety of topics in today’s Air Force including diversity, modernization, force management and more. In case you couldn’t participate, here’s a summary of what was covered. @SecAF23: Thanks for joining in my 2nd tweet chat! I’m ready to update you on a few things & answer your questions. Use #SecAFChat to participate. @SecAF23: Whenever … [Read more...]

Favorite fan going-away gifts, redeployment mementos

By Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever Air Force Public Affairs Agency Last month, we asked you to share your most unforgettable going-away gifts or redeployment mementos, and you came through in grand fashion. We received more than 200 comments on our Facebook page with people sharing everything from plaques and retirement shadow boxes to custom, handmade keepsakes. Each item tells a unique story that connects an Airman with their flight, squadron, base and Air Force heritage. These particular gifts caught … [Read more...]

Cybercrime: How it affects you

By Special Agent Monte Stephens Air Force Office of Special Investigations Detachment 221 Cybercrime is the fastest growing and most dynamic area of crime. Ever-increasing reliance on cyber technology is allowing criminals to operate with virtual impunity across a range of criminal activities and jurisdictions. Although the types of crimes are not necessarily new (theft, fraud, extortion, drug proliferation and sex-based exploitation), the technology provides criminals an unprecedented range of … [Read more...]

Step Up, Step In: What’s a line of duty determination?

By Staff Sgt. Ryan Crane USAFE-AFAFRICA Public Affairs During the last five years, the Air Force notified the families of 232 Airmen that their son or daughter died. Although most anyone can tell you the military can be a dangerous job and being put in harm’s way is often just part of the commitment, the most disturbing part about that statistic is 212 of those Airmen died while off duty. Even more upsetting is that because of the circumstances surrounding the deaths, some families were … [Read more...]