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  • Reserve effect from Social Security tax deferral

    A tax deferral is set to begin mid-September and, while we know it's happening, what does that mean for us Traditional Reservists here in the 442d Fighter Wing? To answer that question, it's important to understand what is affected by the tax deferral.As military members, we are subject to a social security tax, also known as the Old-Age,
  • 442d Logistics Readiness Squadron: Small but Mighty

    “I think when it comes to what our functions are in the LRS, a lot of folks don’t really understand what all we do or what we’re here to do,” said Chief Master Sgt. Shevaun McRoberts, the logistics supply manager and superintendent of the 442d Logistics Readiness Squadron here. “We support the flying mission in every way we can, personnel support
  • DOD Crowdsources Efforts to Promote Diversity, Inclusion

    The Defense Department is crowdsourcing to find better ways to promote diversity and inclusion.
  • CMSgt Bass installed as the Air Force’s 19th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force

    Chief Master Sgt. JoAnne S. Bass formally took the reins Aug. 14 as the Air Force’s 19th Chief Master Sergeant, in the process becoming the first woman and the first person of Asian American descent to be elevated to the service’s highest-ranking enlisted officer.
  • CATM: Training Combat-Ready Airmen

    Defenders with the 442d Security Forces Squadron attend a Combat Arms Training and Maintenance course, Aug. 11, 2020, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo.
  • US Defense, Air Force Departments invite hackers to re-imagine how space systems are secured

    On Aug. 7 to 9, the Department of the Air Force and DOD’s Defense Digital Service will premiere the Space Security Challenge 2020, a mixture of virtual workshops and prize challenges related to securing space systems, including a live capture-the-flag (CTF) style satellite hacking competition dubbed “Hack-A-Sat.”
  • Air Force removes administrative burden, allows pregnant and postpartum women to attend PME

    Pregnant and postpartum members may now attend professional military education without an exception to policy, and are also exempt from the requirement to have a passing fitness assessment prior to attending. Previous policy prevented pregnant women and women within their one-year postpartum deferment period from attending PME, creating an unintended barrier to their developmental milestones. 
  • Diversity and Inclusion update

    The Department of the Air Force, on behalf of both the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force, stood up a special task force June 9, to address the issue of racial, ethnic and other demographic disparities and their impact on the forces.
  • AF Week in Photos

    This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
  • Air Force publishes resources to support Airmen & Space Professionals in courageous conversations

    To equip leaders in leading those necessary conversations, the Department of the Air Force developed a resource list on race-specific issues, unconscious bias, diversity and inclusion, among others.
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