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U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Kellie Askew, 442d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron deputy superintendent, presents his mother and granddaughter flowers during his promotion ceremony at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, Jan. 7, 2017. Askew left active-duty in 1996 and joined the Air Force Reserve unit at Hill AFB, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Missy Sterling) 442d AMXS gains new chief
U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Kellie Askew, 442d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron deputy superintendent, presents his mother and granddaughter flowers during his promotion ceremony at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, Jan. 7, 2017. Askew left active-duty in 1996 and joined the Air Force Reserve unit at Hill AFB, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior
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U.S. Air Force Col. James Brock, 442d Maintenance Group commander, addresses the men and women of the 442d Fighter Wing during the non-commissioned officer and senior NCO induction ceremony at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, Jan. 7, 2017. Brock congratulated the incoming NCOs and SNCOs on their promotions and thanked them for their dedication to the unit. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Missy Sterling) 442d MXG inducts new NCOs, SNCOs
U.S. Air Force Col. James Brock, 442d Maintenance Group commander, addresses the men and women of the 442d Fighter Wing during the non-commissioned officer and senior NCO induction ceremony at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, Jan. 7, 2017. Brock congratulated the 442d MXG for being named the 2016 Outstanding MXG in the Air Force Reserve Command.
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Sam Lane dreaming about taking on the world and education at age 7 or 8. (Courtesy photo/Tech. Sgt. Samantha Lane) The Formula:The Distributive Property of Achievement
I have tested a formula...motivation plus education multiplied by consistency and capital equals achievement, period. Regardless of your socioeconomic status, if you are motivated enough to accomplish your targets and take the time to acquire the necessary skill set you can do anything.
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Departing commander in chief, President Barack Obama, salutes the troops during an armed forces full honor farewell ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Jan. 4, 2017. Service members from across the services took part in the event, which included Defense Secretary Ash Carter and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford. Senior defense leaders thanked Obama for his accomplishments over the past eight years in protecting the nation and supporting the military. Army photo by Pvt. Gabriel A. Silva Defense Leaders Salute Obama at Armed Forces Farewell Ceremony
Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, hosted the armed forces full honor review farewell ceremony for President Barack Obama at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia.
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Stockings hang above a fireplace Dec. 23, 2016, in Valdosta, Ga. In the spirit of Christmas, the family of Airman 1st Class Janiqua P. Robinson, 23d Wing photojournalist, decorated their stockings and hung them by the chimney with care, hoping that Santa Claus would soon be there. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Janiqua P. Robinson) Making your presence a present
From decorating stockings, to buying and wrapping gifts, it’s so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of countless things we have to complete during the holidays that we forget to be present.
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Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, flanked by Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Michael Rhodes, deputy of
administration, Office of the Deputy Chief Management Officer,  arrive for the opening of a Pentagon exhibit commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, Dec. 20, 2016. DoD photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr
Pentagon’s Newest Exhibit Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Vietnam War
Vietnam veteran and former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel returned to the Pentagon to join Defense Secretary Ash Carter in officially opening an exhibit honoring the estimated 9 million Americans who served in the Vietnam War.
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Default Air Force Logo AFRC names 2016 Outstanding Financial Management and Comptroller Awards
Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Air Force Reserve Outstanding Financial Management and Comptroller Award.Unit Award Winners:Financial Analysis Office of the Year: 442 Fighter Wing Financial Management OfficeIndividual Award Winners:Financial Management Civilian of the Year (GS-08 and below, Payband 1):Ms. Leslie Ross, 442 FW/FMThe
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Tech. Sgt. Richard Paulk 23d Equipment Maintenance Squadron repair and reclamation craftsman uses a forklift to lower the fuselage of an A-10A Thunderbolt II onto a flatbed truck, Dec. 1, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. This was Moody’s last A-10A which was manufactured in 1980 in Baltimore, Md., and was officially completed on Nov. 3, 1981. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers) Airmen scrap Moody's last A-10A
Moody demolished its last remaining A-10A Thunderbolt II, the predecessor to the current A-10C model, on Dec. 1, here. The demolished aircraft was manufactured in 1980 in Baltimore, Md., and was officially completed on Nov. 3, 1981 before it was assigned to Air Force bases in South Carolina, the United Kingdom and Arizona. It was then brought to Moody in 2011 to be used as a training aircraft. A lot of A-10As received upgrades in technology that converted them to A-10Cs, but a few remained as static displays, training aircraft and some parts were sued for spare parts.
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U.S. Air Force Maj. Connie Chism, the infection preventionist and laboratory services supervisor with the 131st Medical Group, Missouri Air National Guard, explains to a volunteer how to act-out his symptoms for emergency and medical responders during a mass casualty exercise at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Dec. 3, 2016. Members from the Guard, Reserve and Active-Duty Air Force participated together for Whiteman's first total force mass casualty exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Missy Sterling) Team Whiteman conducts TFI Mass Casualty Exercise
The Missouri Air National Guard's 131st Medical Group joined with the active duty 509th and Air Force Reserve 442nd medical groups as a Total Force integrated team to practice working together in crisis situations. "This exercise was a way for us to examine our true TFI capabilities," said Lt. Col. Patti Fries, 131st MDG commander. "As a
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Senate confirms 442d Fighter Wing Commander to be Brigadier General
The following named officers were confirmed by the Senate on Dec. 7, 2016, for appointment in the Reserve of the Air Force to the grade indicated under title 10, U.S.C., section 12203:To be Brigadier GeneralAir Force Col. Brian K. Borgen has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Borgen is currently serving as commander,
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