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  • Battle tested

    MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, AL -- The United States Air Force Officer Training School is the premier leader-development institution within the Profession of Arms.Every year, hundreds of prior service individuals and civilians apply through various means of application, with an acceptance rate below 20

  • Iowa Air National Guard member goes the distance

    Sioux City, IA -- Running remains one of the most used forms of exercise to stay fit. Not everybody loves to run, but the benefits are undeniable for U.S. Air National Guard member, Lt. Col. Jennifer Carlson.  Carlson works as the 185th Air Refueling Wing Deputy Support Group Commander at her Air

  • CSAF visits Vermont ANG

    VERMONT AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Vt. (AFNS)  -- Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., visited with Vermont Air National Guard Airmen April 1.Brown met with Airmen, local civic leaders and held an all-call.During the all-call, Brown emphasized his priority of accelerating change within the Air

  • How an Air Guard pilot beat cancer, continued to fly

    BRADLEY AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Conn. -- Air Force Lt. Col. Richard Paul Mastalerz II works as a pilot, full-time for United Airlines and part-time for the Connecticut Air National Guard, where he also serves as Deputy Group Commander of the 103rd Operations Group. Mastalerz, a husband and father

  • Airman's lifestyle changes opened door to military service

    MARTINSBURG, WV -- “Discipline” and “resilience” are terms that many members of the military are familiar with. They are ideals taught from day one of enlistment, engraved in the lifestyle associated with military service and carried throughout a service member’s career.For one Airman at the 167th

  • Resilience is key for new psychological health director

    MCENTIRE JOINT NATIONAL GUARD BASE, S.C. – During his deployment to Turkey, Rico Brown witnessed a mental health technician juggling multiple social service jobs for hundreds of Soldiers. “I saw the opportunity to observe and to see there was a gap. There had to be a way to contribute more,” Brown

  • Called to comfort: Mass. military chaplains provide support during COVID-19

    During these challenging times, people are seeking comfort and compassion to help them not only with any medical issues they may be facing, but also the emotional challenges that come with increased stress.Chaplains from the Massachusetts National Guard (MANG), as well as the Massachusetts Organized

  • Weathering COVID-19: mental resilience

    PORTLAND, Ore. – In times of national crisis, it’s easy to become emotionally overwhelmed and forget to take your own mental health into consideration. The rapid onset of COVID-19 has brought a multitude of financial and personal stresses for Airmen and their families.On March 25, Defense Secretary

  • Weathering COVID-19: financial resilience

    PORTLAND, Ore. – With the outbreak of the coronavirus, we’re living in uncertain times. More and more schools and businesses are closing to reduce the spread of COVID-19. As a result, many people are working from home or out of work indefinitely. If you feel you’re in a precarious financial

  • CMSAF Wright: The 'Airmen We Need' must be resilient

    In order to win tomorrow’s war, defend the homeland and remain a safe and secure nuclear deterrent, Airmen must be well trained, well led, agile and resilient, according to the Air Force’s most senior enlisted leader.