Military installations off the beaten path

By Staff Sgt. Antonio Gonzalez Air Force Public Affairs Agency When you sign up to join the Air Force, you’re not only agreeing to put service before self, but also to put location before self. Sometimes you’ll find yourself stationed far away from friends and family. On other occasions, you’ll receive orders to serve at  remote locations for one year or more. While some remote bases are relatively close to civilization, these four military installations are located in the some … [Read more...]

Just fly your airplane

By Bo Joyner Headquarters, Air Force Reserve Command Public Affairs Maj. Gen. Stayce Harris is the first female numbered air force commander in the history of Air Force Reserve Command, but it’s not easy to get her to talk about her groundbreaking career. She would much rather chat about the 15,000 Air Force reservists who keep 22nd Air Force flying and fighting every day in 23 locations. “The 22nd has some amazing missions,” said Harris, who assumed command in July 2014 over the Reserve’s … [Read more...]

My stay in the land of the rising sun

By Senior Airman Soo Kim Air Force Public Affairs Agency For as long as I can remember, I’ve dreamed of a life in Tokyo, Japan. I had a crazy fascination with the island country to the Far East: the people, food, culture and most importantly, visiting all the historical monuments and landmarks. So when I completed my first assignment dream sheet for the Air Force, I left all the sections completely blank besides my number one choice: Yokota Air Base, Japan. I was thrilled beyond words when I … [Read more...]

Feb. 5 recruiting tweet chat

By the Air Force Public Affairs Agency The Air Force Recruiting Service and the Air Force social media team participated in their monthly tweet chat Feb. 5 and received 126 recruitment questions from Twitter followers. During the hour-long Web event, the teams answered questions about enlistment requirements, the Delayed Enlistment Program and other career field-specific questions. If you weren’t able to join the conversation, here are all the questions and answers from the chat. Thanks … [Read more...]

Air Force: By the numbers

By Air Force Public Affairs Agency How well do you know the Air Force and its Airmen? Do you know how many people it takes to fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace? We’ve compiled a few eye-opening facts about the officers, enlisted Airmen and civilians who make up our total force. Some of the numbers may surprise you. Info provided by: U.S. Air Force Live … [Read more...]