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  • Avionics Airman returns to EAA AirVenture to inspire next generation

    OSHKOSH, Wis.--Sometimes all it takes is one mentor to spark an interest and a future Airman is generated.Two years prior to enlisting in the Air Force in 2017, Staff. Sgt. Lydia Whitney, of the 756th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, was inspired by aviators at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s GirlVenture Camp
  • Bioenvironmental engineer speaks out on officer corps diversity, increases Air Force recruiting opportunities for Puerto Rico

    While their tropical island homes may be hard to leave, for many Americans on U.S. territory islands such as Guam and Puerto Rico, the call to service is strong. The opportunity to join military service, however, may not be as easily available for some.For Air Force hopefuls in Puerto Rico, there are now more opportunities to excel, thanks to a
  • Air Force Recruiting kicks off Special Warfare summer surge

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Air Force Recruiting Service is turning up the heat this summer with a Special Warfare recruiting surge. The idea is to stockpile potential warriors in the developmental pool to have them ready for Basic Military Training by fiscal 2022.“This is an ‘all-in’ effort by our Air Force recruiters to answer the
  • Chicagoland launches first Total Force Air and Space Force recruiting office

    GURNEE, Ill. — A ribbon cutting ceremony for the nation’s first Total Force Air and Space Force recruiting office was held in Gurnee, Illinois, July 27, 2021.The Gurnee Mills Mall storefront station will provide recruiting services for the active duty Air Force, Illinois Air National Guard and Space Force — all components of the Department of the
  • Pilots leaving active duty have safe landing place in Reserve, Guard

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – As COVID-19 travel restrictions ease around the world, commercial airlines are looking to hire more pilots. Air Force officials want to remind active-duty pilots leaving the Air Force for the civilian aviation industry that such a move doesn’t have to end their service to their country.Air Force Recruiting
  • Recruiting steady despite COVID-19 challenges

    Recruiters developed new ways to get enlistees into the U.S. Air Force despite pandemic challenges by using live video communication and online record processing. Recruiting figures stayed steady throughout the fiscal year with recruiters expecting to reach their end goal. Combat Aviation Advisors, civil engineers, and security forces members are all high in demand.
  • Continuing a legacy of greatness: Trainees tour Lakehurst with historian

    Story by Mr. Walt Napier, 514th Air Mobility Wing historian.
  • CSAF delivers powerful message in new Air Force commercial

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., delivers a powerful message about air power and diversity in a new Air Force commercial titled “Helmet.” The dynamic 30-second spot aired for the first time on national T.V. during the NBA Finals pregame.“I was a captain when I was asked to do an interview about
  • Security Forces, OSI consolidate personnel in Protective Services Operations

    State-side Department of the Air Force Protective Services Operations (PSO) were bolstered in April 2020 with the consolidation of Office of Special Investigations and Security Forces personnel under the 1st Field Investigation Squadron headquartered at Quantico, Virginia.
  • The Air Force Starts Here Podcast: Guests Return to BMT graduation

    In episode 53 of The Air Force Starts Here podcast we discuss the decision to open Air Force basic military training graduation to guests starting July 22.
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