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  • IDLC crafts combat-ready Defenders

    The Integrated Defense Leadership Course, which takes place at Camp James A. Garfield Joint Military Training Center and Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, was designed to provide Reserve Defenders with intensely focused hands-on training to achieve and maintain combat readiness.
  • Senate confirms Kendall to be Air Force Secretary

    Frank Kendall won confirmation from the Senate July 26 to be the 26th Secretary of the Air Force, placing an official with decades-long service in defense issues in the top civilian job at a time when the department is navigating new global challenges and wide-reaching modernization efforts.
  • Reserve Chaplain supports Surfside condo collapse victims, first responders

    Miami, Fla. first responders faced a nightmare scenario on June 24, 2021 when the Champlain Towers South building collapsed suddenly, trapping many residents and leading to a desperate search for survivors and casualties. Efforts spanned multiple agencies and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency. U.S. Air Force Capt. Eli Estrin, a Rabbi and chaplain assigned to MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.’s Readiness Integration Organization Detachment 6 put his own skills as a military chaplain to work aiding rescuers and victims.
  • Department of the Air Force approves special leave accrual for fiscal year 2021

    Air Force and Space Force members performing active service, and Reserve and Guard Airmen on Title 10 or Title 32 orders, can now accrue up to 120 days of annual leave for fiscal year 2021 instead of the typical 60 days of leave.
  • Senate confirms Gina Ortiz Jones to be Air Force Under Secretary

    In explaining the basis for choosing Jones, the White House highlighted that she was commissioned through the Air Force ROTC program while a student at Boston University and “has spent her career working to protect U.S. economic and national security.”
  • Spotlight: USAF Reserve associate unit integrated with Combined Space Operations Center

    Even though many may not know it, military coalition forces and civilians alike across the world rely on the U.S. Air Force Reservists who work alongside Space Force Guardians at the Combined Space Operations Center at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California.
  • CSAF delivers powerful message in new Air Force commercial

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., delivers a powerful message about air power and diversity in a new Air Force commercial titled “Helmet.” The dynamic 30-second spot aired for the first time on national T.V. during the NBA Finals pregame.“I was a captain when I was asked to do an interview about
  • Airmen help make dream come true for special fan

    Capt. Dennis Conner, 701st Airlift Squadron, at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, flew a C-17 Globemaster III over the state’s coast during the “Salute From The Shore” celebration July 4, 2021. Little did he know the impact that flight would have for him that day, as well as a family watching from the shore who would end up getting a private tour of a C-17.
  • Pair of Reservists earn Air Force honors

    Air Force Reserve Command senior leaders surprised two Reserve Citizen Airmen recently with the news that they have been selected for prestigious Air Force-level awards. Staff Sgt. Kristy L. Riley, 924th Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, was named one of the Air Force’s 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year, and Master Sgt. Jose R. Pagan Jr., 914th Maintenance Squadron, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, New York, was selected as the Air Force’s First Sergeant of the Year for 2021.
  • DAF announces the 12 Outstanding Airmen for 2021

    An Air Force selection board at the Air Force’s Personnel Center considered 35 nominees who represented major commands, direct reporting units, field operating agencies and Headquarters Air Force. The board selected the 12 Airmen based on superior leadership, job performance and personal achievements.
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