• May issue of Airman magazine now available

    Air Force Link News May 2, 2016 | 13:56 pm

    The May issue of Airman magazine is now available to download and is viewable through a Web browser. In the cover story, titled “‘We Chose This,’” you’ll go behind the scenes of the challenging training course required to become a Phoenix Raven at the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey.

  • The Honorable Michael Missal assumes leadership role at VA OIG

    VA Office of Inspector General Press Releases May 1, 2016 | 20:00 pm

    The VA Office of Inspector General welcomed Mr. Michael Missal, who was sworn in today by Mr. Robert McDonald, Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs to lead the Office of Inspector General (OIG). Mr. Missal was nominated to be the Inspector General by President Barack Obama on October 05, 2015, and unanimously confirmed by the Senate on April 19, 2016.

  • Goldfein nominated as 21st CSAF

    Air Force Link News Apr 29, 2016 | 16:21 pm

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced April 26 that the president has nominated Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein to be the 21st chief of staff of the Air Force, succeeding Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, who has served in the position since 2012.

  • VA Life Insurance Program Scores High in Veteran Satisfaction

    VA News Releases Apr 29, 2016 | 14:38 pm

    VA's Life Insurance Program received a strong customer satisfaction score of 81 on a scale of 100 from the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), an independent survey that scores customer satisfaction for more than 300 private companies and federal and local government agencies.

  • AF Week in Photos

    Air Force Link News Apr 29, 2016 | 08:10 am

    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 officials name SARC of the year

    Air Force Link News Apr 28, 2016 | 16:00 pm

    An Air Force captain earned the service’s 2015 Exceptional Sexual Assault Response Coordinator Award during a ceremony April 28 at the Pentagon.

  • Beale selected for Resilient Energy Demonstration Initiative

    Air Force Link News Apr 28, 2016 | 12:50 pm

    The Air Force has selected Beale Air Force Base, California, as the lead site for its Resilient Energy Demonstration Initiative (REDI) to develop and deploy innovative energy resilience technologies and business models, and then apply the results to other missions and installations across the Air Force enterprise.

  • F-35 program accelerating, at 'pivot point,' program chief tells Congress

    Air Force Link News Apr 27, 2016 | 13:57 pm

    The program executive officer of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft program said the rapidly changing, growing and accelerating program is at a "pivot point" as officials address a number of challenges. The F-35 program, also known as the Joint Strike Fighter program, is of vital importance to U.S. security, Lt. Gen. Christopher C. Bogdan told the Senate Armed Services Committee during an April 26 hearing on the program.

  • Airmen support earthquake relief efforts in Ecuador

    Air Force Link News Apr 27, 2016 | 13:46 pm

    The United States, in coordination with the Ecuadorian government, deployed 12 U.S. Airmen to Ecuador this week to support ongoing international relief efforts for victims of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the South American country April 16.

  • Air Force ROTC returns to Harvard

    Air Force Link News Apr 27, 2016 | 09:38 am

    Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James helped return the Air Force's tie to one of the country's most prestigious institutions April 22. The secretary signed an agreement at Harvard University, Massachusetts, re-establishing the Air Force ROTC detachment there.

  • Enlisted corps bestows highest honor upon Welsh

    Air Force Link News Apr 27, 2016 | 09:25 am

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III was inducted into the Air Force Order of the Sword during a ceremony April 22 in Montgomery, Alabama. An ancient tradition adopted by the Air Force in 1967, the Order of the Sword is the highest level of honor and tribute the enlisted corps can give its leaders.

  • VA Announces New Leaders

    VA News Releases Apr 26, 2016 | 14:30 pm

    The Department of Veterans Affairs today announced four senior leader appointments at facilities in Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

  • Pentagon spokesman: Up to 250 more U.S. forces to deploy to Syria

    Air Force Link News Apr 26, 2016 | 10:43 am

    Up to 250 additional U.S. personnel are being deployed to Syria to support local forces on the ground and build on successes of U.S. forces already deployed there in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the Pentagon's press secretary said April 25.

  • Airman swims into university’s hall of fame

    Air Force Link News Apr 25, 2016 | 15:56 pm

    For one 96th Test Wing Airman, the wild blue yonder isn't overhead but below and in front of his gaze as he stands on the starting block waiting for his signal. Upon the alert, he blasts off and pierces his calm blue horizon to begin a competitive swim. Senior Airman Francisco Perez Castillo, a 96th Maintenance Group administrator, has been swimming since age 4. He joined his first swim team a year after that.


    VA News Releases Apr 22, 2016 | 15:55 pm

    On April 19, I testified before the House Veteran Affairs Committee during a hearing related to delays in Veteran's Access to Healthcare. In the course of that hearing, a member of the Committee said that it was his understanding that the Department of Veterans Affairs refused to fire a VA Caribbean Health Care System employee who was convicted of an armed robbery in Puerto Rico. The member further asked what VA was doing to 'take care of the situation.'

  • Bremerton woman wins Kitsap Military Times prize

    Kitsap Military Times Apr 22, 2016 | 12:01 pm

    By TERRYL ASLA tasla@soundpublishing.com The Kitsap Military Times is a strong supporter of — and a strong presence at — Kitsap County Military Appreciation Day, April 16 at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds. At the booth, visitors could sign up to win a raffle for dinner for two at Tizley’s Europub in historic old town Poulsbo. [...]