• Changes make it easier for Reservists to meet transition program requirements

    Recent policy changes are making it easier for Air Force Reservists to meet mandatory Transition Assistance Program requirements. “All Reservists on orders for 180 consecutive days or more are congressionally mandated to complete transition requirements before their orders end,” said Mandie Holovach, Air Force Reserve Command’s Transition
  • Shanahan Asks All DoD Personnel to Read, Internalize New Defense Strategy

    All Defense Department personnel need to be in alignment with the new National Defense Strategy to make the joint force more lethal and strengthen alliances, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said.
  • Free Tax Filing Software Available to Military Members

    With the new year bringing a new tax season, Military OneSource has launched its free tax software to support military members and their families in the annual task of filing.
  • Socially acceptable: Know what to post, what not to share

    While social media is great for telling the Air Force story, keeping personnel informed and staying in touch with family and friends, it is especially important for Airmen and their families to limit personal and certain work information when posting things online.
  • First AFWERX storefront opens in Las Vegas

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, along with guest of honor Vice President Mike Pence as well as the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein, opened the AFWERX-Vegas storefront Jan. 11 at the Howard Hughes Center in Las Vegas.
  • Martin Luther King & Black History

    The year is 1963. Thousands of people are marching together in Washington, D.C. to participate in the nationwide struggle for civil rights and equality. Police officials and national guardsman stood alongside the march to mitigate the potential violence.
  • The value of decompression: Transition center helps deployed members prepare for life back home

    There’s a little-known gem nestled in the hills of Germany that can help all who are deployed decompress before returning home.The Deployment Transition Center is on Ramstein Air Base in Germany and stands ready to assist anyone who meets the attendance criteria by providing a buffer to decompress and prepare for their normal life back home. “The
  • Employee Assistance Program available to all civilians

    For civilian employees of Air Force Reserve Command who need a little helping hand in dealing with any of life’s myriad challenges, assistance is just a phone call or a mouse click away.As of Oct. 1, the Air Force started offering Federal Occupational Health's Employee Assistance Program and Worklife4You services to all of its civilian employees,
  • Blended Military Retirement System to take effect Jan. 1

    One of the most wide-reaching and significant changes to military pay and benefits over the last 70 years goes into effect Jan. 1, 2018, with the implementation of the Uniformed Services Blended Retirement System, known as BRS.The new system blends aspects of the traditional defined benefit retirement pension system, with a defined contribution
  • Stress, depression and the holidays: Tips for coping

    The holiday season often brings unwelcome guests: stress and depression. And it's no wonder. The holidays present a dizzying array of demands; parties, shopping, baking, cleaning and entertaining, to name just a few.