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Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Todd Ernst shares memories of his friend Maj. Pete “Oly” Jahns with family and dignitaries at a ceremony on Feb. 13 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas honoring him for his efforts to get legislation changed to ensure Reserve and Guard families receive the same survivor benefits as active duty service members. Jahns perished on March 19, 2003, in a T-38 crash during a routine training flight at JBSA-Randolph. (Air Force photo by Janis El Shabazz, 340th Flying Training Group Public Affairs) Citizen Airmen recognized for DOD-wide impact
Retired Lt. Col. Todd Ernst believes the notion of “taking care of the military family” starts with taking care of your fellow Airmen. At a ceremony held here on Feb. 13, Ernst was recognized for doing just that. His efforts to help a fallen airman’s family led to a legislative change that ensures the more than 700,000 currently serving Reserve and
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340th Flying Training Group Superintendent, Chief Master Sgt. Jimmie Morris, greets John Fedrico, deputy assistant Secretary of the Air Force for  Reserve Affairs and Airman Readiness, during his visit here Feb. 13. Fedrico presented a letter of thanks to one of the unit’s own, retired Air Force Lt. Col. Todd Ernst. Ernst was honored for his efforts to help ensure families of Reserve and Guard service members receive the same survivor benefits as active duty service members. Fedrico also received a mission brief and got to experience the unit’s operations first hand. (Air Force photo by Janis El Shabazz, 340 FTG Public Affairs) Reserve Affairs senior civilian visits 340 FTG
The 340th Flying Training Group hosted John Fedrigo, deputy assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Reserve Affairs and Airman Readiness, here on Feb. 13. During the visit, Fedrigo was briefed on the 340 FTG mission and experienced the operations firsthand.As a member of the Senior Executive Service charged with planning, establishing policy for
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Airman 1st Class PeeJay Jack, a vehicle maintainer with the 290th Joint Communications Support Squadron, pauses for a photo Jan. 11, 2016, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. Jack witnessed a one-car accident on Interstate-4 and subsequently pulled the driver from their burning vehicle, prying open the car door and carrying the man to safety. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ned T. Johnston) Airman’s heroic act prevents fiery death
As his bare feet touched the cold morning floor, a chill ran up his spine. Sitting up on the edge of his bed, he sighed. His eyes turned to the screaming alarm clock on the bedside table -- 4:15 a.m.
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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Carlos Recorder, 433rd Training Squadron military training instructor, speaks to a group of Airmen from the 307th Bomb Wing during a recruiting session at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 11, 2017.  Recorder spoke of the need for qualified Airmen to train the Air Force of tomorrow and all the benefits, tangible and intangible, that come with the job.  Airmen were able to get their questions answered about becoming a MTI and meet individually with Recorder after the session. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ted Daigle/Released) Talking About Training
A military training instructor from the 433rd Training Squadron at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, visited the 307th Bomb Wing Feb. 11, 2017, looking for the best of the best to help train the future of the U.S. Air Force. Master Sgt. Carlos Recoder, 433rd TRS MTI, came to Barksdale Air Force Base, La., to recruit Air Force Reserve members as
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U.S. Air Force Thunderbird Air Demonstration Squadron  aircraft fly in a close-air formation during Aviation Nation on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 11, 2016. The Thunderbirds are the Air Force’s demonstration team that showcase the decisive combat power, precision and professionalism of the aviators, maintenance and support Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released) Air Force Leads DoD Support of Super Bowl LI
As fans don their colors to show support for their teams during Super Bowl LI in Houston, the Defense Department will also show its support with the Air Force leading the way as part of its 70th anniversary.
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U.S. Air Force Thunderbird Air Demonstration Squadron  aircraft fly in a close-air formation during Aviation Nation on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 11, 2016. The Thunderbirds are the Air Force’s demonstration team that showcase the decisive combat power, precision and professionalism of the aviators, maintenance and support Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released) Air Force Leads DoD Support of Super Bowl LI
As fans don their colors to show support for their teams during Super Bowl LI in Houston, the Defense Department will also show its support with the Air Force leading the way as part of its 70th anniversary.
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Airman 1st Class PeeJay Jack, a vehicle maintainer with the 290th Joint Communications Support Squadron, pauses for a photo Jan. 11, 2016, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. Jack witnessed a one-car accident on Interstate-4 and subsequently pulled the driver from their burning vehicle, prying open the car door and carrying the man to safety. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ned T. Johnston) Airman’s heroic act prevents fiery death
As his bare feet touched the cold morning floor, a chill ran up his spine. Sitting up on the edge of his bed, he sighed. His eyes turned to the screaming alarm clock on the bedside table -- 4:15 a.m.
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Dr. Gordon Curphy, leadership expert, briefs 39th Flying Training Squadron leadership at the JBSA-Randolph Parr Officer’s Club, Jan. 18, during a forum that took an in-depth look into squadron mission and leadership practices in the 39th FTS. (Photo by Janis El Shabazz) 39th Flying Training Squadron hosts leadership forum
The 39th Flying Training Squadron hosted leadership expert Dr. Gordon Curphy for an in-depth look into squadron mission and leadership practices on Jan. 18 at the Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Parr Officer’s Club. Curphy, a previous Air Force Academy graduate and instructor, helps organizations improve leadership bench strength, coach senior
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Default Air Force Logo DOD opens online exchange shopping to veterans
The Department of Defense announced Jan. 13 that veterans will soon be able to shop online at military exchanges.
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Staff Sgt. Barrett Cain III, 433rd Security Forces Squadron, greats his wife, Krystal and his son, Cain IV, upon his return Jan. 19, 2017 at the San Antonio International Airport, Texas. Thirteen Citizen Airmen returned from a six-month deployment to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. 433rd Security Forces Airmen return from deployment
Thirteen Citizen Airmen from the 433rd Security Forces Squadron returned from a
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