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  • 14th Air Force redesignated as Space Operations Command

    Air Force military and civilian personnel previously assigned to the Fourteenth Air Force are now assigned to SPOC by virtue of the redesignation action.
  • With the stroke of a pen, U.S. Space Force becomes a reality

    President Trump signed into law Dec. 20 the sprawling, $738 billion defense bill, making history by creating the Space Force as a stand-alone, sixth branch of the U.S. military and guaranteeing for the first time 12 weeks of paid parental leave for federal workers.
  • Space Force: Air Force Reservists to continue to support space operations

    The Space Force will initially be comprised of active-component members and civilian personnel who are conducting and supporting space operations today as part of Air Force Space Command. The secretary of defense, with advice from key Defense Department stakeholders, will work with Congress if legislation is needed to further integrate Air Force Reserve expertise into the Space Force in the future.
  • Santa's Helpers in the Pacific

    Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 44th Aerial Port Squadron supported aerial port operations mid-December with the 734th Air Mobility Squadron here during Operation Christmas Drop 2019. Reservists loaded more than 190 bundles aboard U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules and other partner aircraft for delivery to approximately 20,000 people living on remote islands spread across about 1.8 million square nautical miles throughout the Pacific.
  • Mississippi resident 403rd Wing Pilot for a Day

    One local Mississippi resident received a holiday treat a little early this year. The 403rd Wing commissioned 14-year-old Charles “Payton” Burge, of Carriere, Mississippi, as an honorary Air Force Reserve second lieutenant today as part of their Pilot for a Day program. “The Gulf Coast is very supportive of the Air Force Reserve and Keesler Air
  • Fitness center adds parent-child room

    The Sam Johnson Fitness Center at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida, recently opened a Parent-Child Room for use by all 482nd Fighter Wing personnel, tenants, and retirees. The new area will afford parents the opportunity to work out while watching their child or children play in an adjacent area separated by a 3-foot glass wall. The idea came to
  • Hill fighter wings receive final F-35A Lightning II

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Hill’s fighter wings received their final F-35A Lightning II Dec. 17. The delivery brings the total number of aircraft at Hill to 78.“This is a great milestone,” said Col. Steven Behmer, 388th Fighter Wing commander. “It marks the end of the beginning for us. Since receiving our first aircraft, our Airmen, alongside the
  • Citizen Airman pulls alert at Malmstrom AFB

    On Dec. 11, Capt. Spencer Huyck, 10th Missile Squadron mission combat crew commander, became the first Reserve Airman to pull alert for Malmstrom AFB.
  • Employee Assistance Program has new phone number, website

    The Air Force Employee Assistance Program, EAP, has a new phone number and website. EAP is a professional service that provides information, consultation, problem-solving counseling, resource identification and support to all Air Force civilian employees and their immediate family members.
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