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  • Cyber operators host cyber certification training courses for SA youth

    In mid-2016, four Air Forces Cyber operators teamed to create a free cyber certification academy for San Antonio teenagers. Master Sgt. Shaun Herron and Staff Sgts. Charles Hackett, Justin Gonzalez and Austin Ellsworth’s dream became reality when their non-profit, GhostWire Academy, was born. Today, their team of seven hosts dozens of 13- to
  • Tributes flow in as nation mourns passing of George H.W. Bush

    President Donald J. Trump declared Dec. 5 as a national day of mourning for former President George H.W. Bush, who passed away Friday night at age 94. Trump joined countless others in paying tribute to Bush and his lifetime of service as a Navy pilot in World War II, congressman, ambassador to the United Nations, CIA director, vice president and president.
  • Policy changes for Post-9/11 GI Bill transfers

    Additional changes to the Post-9/11 GI Bill Transfer of Benefits policy were announced Nov. 14, 2018.
  • Major changes to medical policies good news for Air Force Reservists

    In an Aug. 28 letter, Col. John Buterbaugh, command surgeon at Air Force Reserve Command, outlined four initiatives to increase medical readiness across the command, including eliminating the medical case backlog, removing the mental health requirement differences between active duty and Reservists, providing more full-time medical staff to local units and increasing decision-making ability on medical cases at the wing and squadron levels.
  • SG increasing lethality at Wings

    The Surgeon General’s Office of the Air Force Reserve Command here is revitalizing the medical waiver adjudication process from the top down. They recently tested a new process where wing commanders have the authority to allow members to continue serving, in a full or limited range, while his or her waiver is being adjudicated at headquarters. The commander will review the member’s records and make the decision in conjunction with a local medical provider’s recommendation.
  • Reserve Command activates First Cyber Wing

    The Air Force Reserve Command’s first cyberspace wing was activated at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, during a ceremony held on Nov. 18.Maj. Gen. Ronald “Bruce” Miller, 10th Air Force commander, presided over the ceremony where Col. Lori Jones assumed command of the 960th Cyberspace Wing, whose mission is to provide combat ready Citizen
  • Cyber Deterrence; Team Buckley’s Warrior Airmen

    According to the Air Force Cyber Secure Campaign in 2016, 86 percent of the 8.2 million DoD e-mails received are malicious and blocked. U.S. adversaries use cyber tools to attempt to steal classified information and to copy intellectual property. Terrorists are on a persistent endeavor to obtain data and it is up to the Armed Forces to deter them. Recently, Buckley Air Force Base was handpicked alongside of six other bases to pilot a new program called Network As A Service, or NAAS, which will benchmark the way cyber deterrence in the United States Air Force is accomplished across the globe. Airmen who belong to the 460th Space Communication Squadron will no longer be limited to fixing technical issues, they will be defending our nation from very real cyber attacks
  • Federal laws keep marijuana illegal for Airmen

    Although the legalization of recreational and/or medicinal use of marijuana is growing at the state level, it is important to understand that federal law has not changed concerning the matter. This notice is intended to serve as a reminder that the use of marijuana, cannabidiol, cannabinoid derivatives, and THC-infused products is prohibited for
  • Scobee, Kelly outline vision, mission priorities

    Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, Chief of the Air Force Reserve, and Air Force Reserve Command Chief Ericka Kelly unveiled the new mission, vision and priorities for the Air Force Reserve and Reserve Citizen Airmen in a letter dated Nov. 5:
  • Service Members Civil Relief Act explained

    Many benefits exist to assist service members during their time in service, but a large segment of the military population remains ill-informed concerning some of the most important tools out there. The Service Members Civil Relief Act, passed by congress in 2003, builds upon previous acts that were established to support service members and their families.
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