Friday, March 14, 2014

On the cover

Master Sgt. Rodney Kizzia, 19th Component Maintenance Squadron first sergeant, fills out his Air Force Assistance Fund donation slip March 11 at Little Rock Air Force Base. The AFAF will run March 9 through April 11 with a goal to raise $98,000 and have 100 percent contact. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cliffton Dolezal)

Combat Airlifter
of the Week
Staff Sgt. Andrew Ham, 314th Operations Group noncommissioned officer in charge of group training, conducts a local-area survival briefing March 11 at Little Rock Air Force Base. Ham, a native of St. Louis, is the unit training coordinator for three squadrons and the group staff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Chad Chisholm)



Airman 1st Class Clement Chhay, a 19th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft metal technologies apprentice, practices his tungsten arch welding skills March 11 at Little Rock Air Force Base. Technicians in AMT can both repair and manufacture machined, nonprocurable aircraft components. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cliffton Dolezal)

FY15 Force Structure Changes
Air Force officials released force structure changes resulting from the Fiscal Year 2015 President’s Budget Monday. To ensure the service successfully transitions to a leaner force that remains ready, the Air Force plans to remove almost 500 aircraft across the inventories of the Guard, Reserves and active duty components over the next five years.

Program helps Airmen adjust to military lifestyle
Service members at Little Rock Air Force Base, have developed a new program, the Airman Family Sponsor Program, to assist Airmen in adjusting to their new military lifestyle. This program, in the works since July 2012, became a permanent and important step for Airmen who are transitioning from basic military training and technical school to their first duty station.

‘We know we joined a boys club’
Women have been proudly serving in the United States Marine Corps for almost 100 years. It all started in 1918 when Pvt. Opha Mae Johnson became the first woman to enlist in the Marine Corps Reserve.

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