Tag Archives: Airmen


AF leaders share updates on space, nuclear enterprise at conference

By Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever and Senior Airman Michelle Patten
Air Force Public Affairs Agency

The second day of the Air Force Association Air and Space Conference in Washington D.C. enlightened attendees on current developments to the Air Force’s nuclear enterprise, space and cyberspace programs and other Air Force major commands, programs and initiatives.

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Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James (left center) and Air Force Chief of Staff Mark Welsh (center right) cut the ribbon at the ceremony officially opening the 2014 Air Force Association's Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition in Washington D.C. on September 15, 2014.  (U.S. Air  Force photo/Michael J. Pausic)

AF senior leaders kick off annual AFA conference

By Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever and Senior Airman Michelle Patten
Air Force Public Affairs Agency

Air Force senior leaders kicked off this year’s Air Force Association Air and Space Conference today in Washington D.C. They discussed several Air Force mission areas and hosted a Spouse and Family Forum focused on family resiliency.

Other Air Force commanders and directors held additional panel discussions on command and control, airpower in NATO, and updates about the Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, and U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa.

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Top 6 Air Force pride posts for 2014

By Staff Sgt. Antonio Gonzalez
Air Force Public Affairs Agency

Over the past week, we looked at the analytics from our Facebook page and compiled the top six Air Force pride posts from 2014. Our Saturday pride posts consist of an inspirational quote, a thought-provoking verse from a memorable song, or even a creative photo or graphic highlighting our Airmen and mission.

Check out our top pride posts, and tell us which one is your favorite!

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10 phrases Airmen say

By Capt. Victoria Hight
Air Force Public Affairs Agency

Everywhere you go, people use words and phrases that give away their origins. Those from the South may insist “ya’ll” is a legitimate contraction (which it is!). Midwesterners tend to refer to their favorite bubbly drink as pop, rather than soda. A dear friend of mine from Minnesota sneaks a very Canadian-sounding “eh?” at the end of her sentences.

The military is well-known for its distinctive jargon and unique phrases. Here’s our list of the top 10 military phrases we’ve heard you use on and off base.

1. Standby


This standby phrase (see what we did there?) originated from the old days of radio correspondence. It most often means “pause for the next transmission.” It’s also used frequently in phone conversations to put the other person on hold.

2. Voluntold and mandatory fun


A combination of the words volunteer + told = a phrase many in the military can relate to. Most of the time you are voluntold to attend mandatory fun. In everyday lingo, these phrases make their appearance during discussion of events you aren’t looking forward to attending. Continue reading

Future Airmen in the Delayed Entry Program meet the Air Force Recruiting Service commander

August 6 recruitment tweet chat

By the Air Force Public Affairs Agency

The Air Force Recruiting Service and the AF social media team participated in their 12th tweet chat on August 6 and received 90 recruitment questions from Twitter followers. During the hour-long Web event, the teams answered questions about assignments, enlistment requirements, the Delayed Enlistment Program and other career field-specific questions. In case you missed it, here are all the questions and answers from the chat. Continue reading