Uniformed Leadership Against JCS Change

Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz joined the Joint Chiefs Chairman, vice chief, and other Service Chiefs last week in unanimously recommending against giving the National Guard Bureau chief a permanent seat on the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Lawmakers, such...

McKinley: Guard’s Voice Deserves to be Heard

The National Guard’s roll has changed significantly since Sept. 11, 2001, and those increased responsibilities should be recognized by giving the Guard a permanent seat at the table of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Gen. Craig McKinley, National Guard...

Change of Command in Alaska

Lt. Gen. Stephen Hoog replaced Lt. Gen. Dana Atkins as the US military’s senior leader in Alaska. “Here is an impressive leader with a distinctive career, uniquely well suited to assume this strategically important post and manage the multi-faceted nature...

A Penchant of Valor

The Air Force has decorated 11 airmen from the California Air National Guard’s 129th Rescue Wing with the Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor for rescue missions in Afghanistan from 2009 to 2010. Bestowing one of the Air Force’s highest awards...

Private House on the Prairie

Family housing at Minot AFB, N.D., will officially transfer from the Air Force to a private residential development company next spring, announced base officials. They signed an agreement with private developer Balfour Beatty Communities to improve and manage the base’s...

Recruiting Service has First Smart Phone App

The Air Force Recruiting Service released its first smart phone application called “USAF Make it Fly.” Available for Apple iPhones, a version for Android devices also is expected this month. Make it Fly is designed to challenge users by allowing...

Snug as a Giant Bug

Aircraft and maintenance crews on the flight line at Robins AFB, Ga., will soon enjoy the cover and protection of eight additional C-130-sized shelters. Workers on Nov. 2 began the first phase of construction to add three of those hangars...