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  • Radicalism and Cultural Homelessness

    Sarah Lyons-Padilla and Michele J. Gelfand
  • How the Air Force got smarter about its aviation fuel use in 2018

    Did you know the Air Force is the largest consumer of fuel in the Department of Defense? This may not surprise you, if say, you’ve ever watched a sortie of F-35s complete an aerial refueling, or witnessed a C-5 lift (seemingly) effortlessly into the sky. In fact, the Air Force consumes approximately 2 billion gallons of aviation fuel annually – which is about 81 percent of the total Air Force energy budget (with about 17 percent used for facilities and 2 percent for ground vehicles). Operational energy, or aviation fuel, is critical to mission success – but getting fuel to the warfighter involves complex logistical and technical challenges, intricate planning, and more importantly, poses safety risks to the troops transporting it. As the battlefield becomes increasingly multifaceted, energy resilience is a top concern for the Air Force, and optimized operations are an essential component to maintaining it.
  • Put STEM toys on the shopping list to entertain, inspire

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – From programmable drones and growing crystals to coding robots kids build themselves, toys based on science, technology, engineering and math are expected to grow globally close to 10 percent in the next few years, according to a report by Technavio. Besides making fun holiday gifts this year, STEM toys can
  • COMMENTARY: Hope

    “Hope is a powerful weapon, and one that no power on earth can deprive you of” Nelson Mandela
  • Nominate your civilian employer for the Freedom Award

    The Freedom Award is the highest honor the Department of Defense gives to employers for supporting National Guard and Reserve employees. The employers chosen exemplify what it means to go above and beyond federal requirements in support of military employees.Nominate your employer now at: www.FreedomAward.mil [ http://www.FreedomAward.mil ]The
  • Chief Wright to Airmen: Know your retirement options

    The opt-in deadline for the Blended Retirement System is December 31, 2018. Make your decision knowing only you can determine which system is best for you, and understand that if you opt into BRS, it is irrevocable. You only have one chance to make this choice, so it’s imperative you and those involved in making financial decisions for your family fully understand the pros and cons of both retirement systems.
  • The Biggest Audit in Human History ... Really?

    The first Defense Department-wide audit covered $2.7 trillion in assets and $2.6 trillion in liabilities for fiscal year 2018, making it most likely the largest known audit of an organization in history, the DOD comptroller said.
  • Joint Force Quarterly 91 (4th Quarter, October 2018)

    What do you think about the joint force? Where do we need to adapt to meet the future as you see it? Where does leadership make a difference to you, and what does good leadership look like? When you think you have some answers, JFQ is here to help you reach out to the joint force and beyond.
  • LCBP provides enterprise opportunities to lead, learn

    The Logistics Career Broadening Program offers company grade logistics officers the opportunity gain leadership skills and experience in depot, supply, sustainment and development missions through a two-year rotation at an air or defense logistics center. Officers are embedded within the organizations where they have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of depot processes while also looking for ways to improve and shape the future logistics processes they may someday lead.
  • Reserve Command activates First Cyber Wing

    The Air Force Reserve Command’s first cyberspace wing was activated at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, during a ceremony held on Nov. 18.Maj. Gen. Ronald “Bruce” Miller, 10th Air Force commander, presided over the ceremony where Col. Lori Jones assumed command of the 960th Cyberspace Wing, whose mission is to provide combat ready Citizen
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