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  • 459th LRS Airman saves life during annual tour

    “I can’t let him drown, If I panic, we could both possibly lose our lives; focus, breathe, and get him to shore.”These thoughts that ran through Tech Sgt. Kyle Waddy-Jordan’s head as he fought to get his wingman safely to shore.Waddy-Jordan is a material management craftsman with the 459th Logistics Readiness Squadron. While on annual tour with his
  • Required financial readiness training for Reserve coming in November

    Beginning Nov. 15, financial readiness training will be required for all Reserve Airmen at defined key points throughout their military career.“In an effort to improve or sustain the financial readiness and literacy of all Airmen, the Air Force has directed that all military members will receive financial readiness training at key points throughout
  • Air Force announces new officer developmental categories

    In an effort to enhance the officer talent management system and enable tailored and agile development, the Air Force is expanding the single Line of the Air Force promotion category into six distinct developmental categories, senior officials here announced Oct. 21.
  • Thrift Savings Plan 2020 Contributions Limit increases

    Each year the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) places limits on the dollar amount of contributions that can be contributed to the Thrift Savings Plan(TSP). The limit for regular contributions (traditional and/or Roth) is referred to as the elective deferral limit, Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 402(g). For 2020, the elective deferral limit is
  • JBA to host AF Wounded Warrior CARE event

    JBA is scheduled to host the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program’s Northeast CARE event Nov. 15-23. The AFW2 Program provides personalized care and services for wounded, ill, or injured Airmen through adaptive sports programs, caregiver training and strategies, post-military transition assistance as well as benefits and entitlement assistance.  This
  • New ground transportation facility brings 11th LRS back together

    Earlier this summer, Joint Base Andrews started construction on a new building to house the 11th Logistics Readiness Squadron.The new complex will move all of the squadron’s ground transportation operations into one central location and improve mission effectiveness.Roughly three years ago, the original 11th LRS building caught fire, which resulted
  • Air Force transitions all US military treatment facilities to DHA

    This October, U.S.-based Air Force military treatment facilities transferred administration and management to the Defense Health Agency.Congress directed this transfer in the fiscal year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act. Establishing an integrated Military Health System will standardize health care delivery and business operations across all
  • Air Force releases criteria for new Remote Combat Effects Campaign Medal

    The new medal, established by then-Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, is part of a continuing effort to recognize U.S. Air Force military members in a non-deployed status who directly participated in a Department of Defense combat operation from a remote location.
  • Same team, different uniform: The story of an Iraqi translator who became an American Airman

    Airman 1st Class Saeed Shnawa is an Iraq native who served as a translator for coalition forces during Operation Iraqi Freedom and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 2017.