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  • Department of the Air Force releases findings on racial disparity review

    The Department of the Air Force released its report on the findings of an Air Force Inspector General independent review into racial disparity Dec. 21. The full report is available for download on AF.mil.
  • AFRC Top 3 Offers $500 Scholarship

    The Air Force Reserve Command's "Top 3" organization will be offering 20 individual scholarships in the amount of $500 each to further military and their family members college education pursuits. The purpose of the Top 3 organization is to promote communication, professionalism, responsibility, camaraderie, prestige and esprit de corps among the
  • Thrift Savings Plan for 2021 Update

    Each year the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) places limits on the dollar amount of contributions that can be contributed to the Thrift Savings Plan(TSP). For 2021, the annual elective deferral and Catch-up limits remain from 2020.  Additionally, on January 1, 2021, TSP will implement a new method for catch-up contributions called the "spillover"
  • Frontline health care workers among first in DOD for COVID-19 vaccine

    U.S. military communities in Washington, D.C., San Diego, and San Antonio are among the first in the Department of Defense to receive the COVID-19 vaccine Dec. 14 as part of the DOD’s initial distribution plan.
  • Scobee highlights Reserve contributions, future priorities

    Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, chief of the Air Force Reserve and commander of Air Force Reserve Command, highlighted the contributions of the more than 70,000 Reserve Citizen Airmen during an extremely busy 2020 and shared the Air Force Reserve future priorities during the Reserve Forces Policy Board’s quarterly meeting December 9. Throughout his speech, Scobee underscored the Air Force Reserve’s ability to deliver 20% of the Air Force’s overall operational and strategic capability with just 3% of the budget. He focused on the essential work Reserve Citizen Airmen accomplished with regard to the Department of Defense COVID-19 response and natural disaster support during 2020.
  • Installation Renaming

    On the Eastern side of Florida, nestled within the aptly named ‘Space Coast’, stand two Department of the Air Force installations with an unparalleled history. Though the installations themselves have undergone several name changes, the mission still remains tried and true. As of Dec. 9, 2020, the 45th Space Wing will continue lifting off to new heights as Patrick Space Force Base and Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.
  • Department of the Air Force moves Physical Fitness Assessments to April 2021, removes waist measurement from composite score permanently

    To ensure social distancing practices remain in place during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and to give Airmen and Space Professionals time to prepare, testing was delayed from October to January and is now further delayed to April.
  • Physical health can’t be on back burner

    The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many of our daily routines, making it easy to put healthy habits on the back burner. And it can be especially difficult if you’re working from or home or caring for other family members – or both. As we continue to cope, we can still make physical health a priority in our day-to-day routine by taking care of our health, engaging in physical activity, getting adequate sleep, and eating healthy.
  • Senior leaders provide update on strategic priorities

    Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, commander of Air Force Reserve Command, and Chief Master Sgt. Timothy White, AFRC’s command chief master sergeant, issued a memorandum for all Reserve Citizen Airmen November 30 titled AFR Strategic Priorities – Our Current Progress and Future Path. Here is the text of the memorandum:You are our greatest resource. Directing
  • Airmen enhance survival skills with SERE training

    PATRICK SPACE FORCE BASE, FLORIDA – 920th Rescue Wing Aircrew participated in Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) training near Patrick Space Force Base on Nov. 7.Life support technicians and SERE experts put the Airmen through a rigorous training scenario testing their survival skills late into the evening across several miles of thick
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