In two separate bloggers roundtables last week, two Air Force leaders, Lt. Gen. Richard Newton III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy, touched upon some important topics that Airmen and families might be thinking about. The Year of the Air Force Family is over, but the lessons learned from it are being used to help Airmen and their families. Also, many things are in store for Airmen in the future, such as joint force training and an increased sense of community. �
General Newton pointed out that single Airmen need attention in addition to Airmen with families. The first Single Airmen’s Summit was held last year, in which issues, such as finances and suicide prevention, were discussed.
Chief Roy discussed a little nugget of news that many people might be happy to hear. Airmen who do an excellent job on their physical training will only need to test once per year, Chief Roy said.
PHOTO: Master Sgt. Rodolfo Gamez and his wife, Tech. Sgt. Christina Gamez, hold their children, Tomas, 4, and Eva, 3, for a portrait outside of their home. The Gamezes are set to deploy to two different locations for year-long deployments later this year. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Bennie J. Davis III)