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  • Share Your Adventure: help the Reserve team grow through testimony

    The peer referral program is the lead source generator for AFRC RS with one of four people referred by current Reservists joining the Air Force Reserve and is replacing the command’s Get1Now campaign. As manning levels continue to increase for AFRC and other branches of service and the nation’s economy continues to be strong, Share Your Adventure is a vital program to help recruiters gather quality leads and assure AFRC has the manning it needs to excel in its mission to fly, fight and win.
  • Technology, AFWERX, helping SF Academy graduates become more lethal, ready

    Recognizing the pace of change is accelerating, the Security Forces Academy at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland has taken full advantage of an opportunity to help field tomorrow’s Air Force faster and smarter by adding innovative technology into its apprentice course to help produce more lethal and ready Airmen.
  • 'So much effort is going to find our loved ones': POW/MIA families updated on identification efforts (Via Omaha World Herald)

    Until a few months ago, Jay Banta of Omaha knew next to nothing about his father’s cousin, Don Banta, who died at age 22 during World War II.Then, out of the blue, a representative of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency called and asked if he would provide a DNA sample to help identify his missing relative.“I was thrilled, I was surprised,” said
  • Finding Ender: Exploring the Intersections of Creativity, Innovation, and Talent Management in the U.S. Armed Forces

    Current national-level strategic documents exhort the need for creativity and innovation as a precondition of America’s continued competitive edge in the international arena. But what does that really mean in terms of personnel, processes, and culture? This paper argues that an overlooked aspect of talent management, that of cognitive diversity, must be considered when retooling military talent management systems. Going one step further, talent management models must incorporate diversity of both skill set and mindset into their calculus. Specifically, the Department of Defense (DOD) needs to recruit, retain, and utilize Servicemembers and civilians with higher than average levels of creativity and a propensity for innovative thinking. It needs “enders.”
  • 442d Fighter Wing Chief of Public Affairs retires after 442 oaths of enlistment

    Lt. Col. Joseph B. Walter, the Chief of Public Affairs for the 442d Fighter Wing, retired April 13, 2019, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., after administering his 442nd oath of enlistment.
  • 442d Medical Squadron welcomes new commander

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Patrick Barger, right, 442d Medical Squadron Commander, accepts the squadron flag from Brig. Gen. Roger Suro, 442d Fighter Wing Commander, during the change of command ceremony at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., May 4, 2019. Barger began his military career as an enlisted member and served his second assignment with the 442d
  • From refugee to Reserve Citizen Airmen

    In a new country, forced into a completely different way of life, could you make the most out of a seemingly bad situation? For Lt. Col. (Dr.) Shahin Etebar, this was a challenge he was willing to accept. “Failure was not an option,” said Etebar, a flight surgeon and the 476th Aerospace Medical Dental Flight commander at Moody Air Force Base,
  • 476th Fighter Group deputy commander recalls lessons learned as POW

    “I said goodbye to myself because I thought I was a dead man.”As a young first lieutenant, Lt. Col. Rob “Sweetness” Sweet, never thought he’d have to live a nightmare. But that’s just what happened when Sweet, now the deputy commander of the 476th Fighter Group at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, became a prisoner of war in 1991.On his 30th mission
  • 442 FW announces new USAF Connect app Favorite

    The 442d Fighter Wing announced the launch of a new mobile application on the USAF Connect platform March 22, 2019.
  • Reserve Citizen Airmen, Marines complete Tropic Koa ACE

    More than 270 Reserve Citizen Airmen and active-duty members return from the 442d Fighter Wing led exercise Tropic Koa ACE, a three-week joint readiness training held Feb. 11 - March 2 at Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Marine Corps Base Hawaii. During the three-week exercise, A-10 pilots logged 152 sorties and more than 350 flying hours, resulting in the successful accomplishment of numerous learning objectives and strengthening of crisis-response capabilities in the Pacific region.
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