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  • CMSAF Wright: The Airmen We Need must be resilient

    In order to win tomorrow’s war, defend the homeland and remain a safe and secure nuclear deterrent, Airmen must be well trained, well led, agile and resilient, according to the Air Force’s most senior enlisted leader. Building upon Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson’s discussion of the “Air Force We Need” and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein’s assessment of how to use the advantages of multi-domain operations, Wright said the “Airmen We Need” must be well trained, well led and agile in addition to resilient.
  • 37th FTS IPs conduct off-station training, train Notre Dame AFROTC cadets

    Instructor pilots and 22 T-6 Texan IIs from the 37th Flying Training Squadron recently returned from a TDY to South Bend, Indiana, where they conducted instructor continuation training for end of year requirements and were also able to work with cadets from the Notre Dame Air Force ROTC detachment 225. From Sept. 6-10, the 37th FTS accomplished 188 sorties and also increased knowledge and proficiency for all IPs in an off-station training environment.
  • Cultivate, Create, Connect

    Team BLAZE, as we approach this Labor Day, I wanted to thank each and every one of you for what you do for the 14th Flying Training Wing and the U.S. Air Force. Our nation understands today’s security environment is changing and we need to be ready to meet a near-peer threat on the battlefield and restoring readiness is vital to that strategy.
  • Only DoD human-rated centrifuge gains full operational capability

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Aug. 2 in the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing, to celebrate the full operational capability, or FOC, of the only human-rated centrifuge in the Department of Defense.
  • Air Force transitions to a single combat uniform

    Air Force leaders announced the service will move to a single combat utility uniform, adopting the Operational Camouflage Pattern, or OCP, already in use by the Army and Airmen in combat zones and in certain jobs across the Air Force.
  • Service Secretaries: People Are Most Important Part of DoD’s Success

    Speaking at a forum here March 12 on issues surrounding the president’s fiscal year 2019 defense budget request, the three service secretaries agreed that the Defense Department’s most crucial need is continued investment in people.
  • Advance assignment notification enhancement prompts commander, Airmen career discussions

    Commanders will now receive seven-day advance notification of assignments for their Airmen as the Air Force’s Personnel Center takes steps toward a more transparent and interactive assignment system. This change supports Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein’s “Revitalizing Squadrons” effort, ensuring commanders are aware of assignments given to their Airmen.
  • Columbus ALS graduates Class 17-6

    Columbus Air Force Base graduated 16 Airmen from Airman Leadership School Class 17-6 here Aug. 24.
  • Calling all millennials: Fight for your reputation

    As the debate over a massive generational gap within the military becomes more prevalent, members within different generational groups should pause and consider what each contributes to mission success, rather than what makes one better than the other. Yes, I am technically a millennial; however, I am so much more than that and I do not take pride
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