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  • BLUE: The Call to Change

    In this edition of BLUE, we take a look at how the Department of the Air Force is changing to meet the challenge of Reoptimizing for Great Power Competition. From how the service is structured to how servicemembers will be trained and deployed, we examine what’s driving change, and how it impacts

  • Recruiting a Path Forward

    Staff Sgt. Tori Glover, 319th Recruiting Squadron enlisted accessions active duty recruiter, talks on her experience as a recruiter and the challenges recruiters currently face.

  • Forging a Foundation: Basic Military Training

    As educational concepts and technology improve, it’s vital that the Air Force keeps up with the status quo to maximize the learning capability of its Airmen and set them up for success once they reach their operational units. To that end, Robinson has directed AETC to adapt and transition to a

  • At Altitude: Brig. Gen. Christopher Amrhein-AFRS

    Brig. Gen. Christopher Amrhein took over command of Air Force Recruiting Service in June of 2023 in the middle of the service's first recruiting shortfall in decades. Now he speaks to Airman magazine about changes needed to meet future recruiting goals.

  • Virtual Reality reduces fuel emissions

    With the development and implementation of virtual reality, the U.S. Air Force integrates virtual reality training with live training. This lowers the cost of fuel, reduces risk, and helps lower the amount of fuel emissions on the environment.

  • Fire MILE creates a roadmap of educational benefits

    Firefighting may not have changed much over the years, but the way the Fire Academy plans to teach it, due to the Fire MILE (Mobile Interaction Learning Environment) and its integration with the classrooms at the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow. Fire MILE approaches

  • AETC First Faces: Major Tenaya Humphrey, Maxwell AFB

    Major Tenaya Humphrey, an AETC instructor pilot turned Air Command and Staff College student at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, talks about her evolving Air Force family, and the many roles she's played along the way."First Faces" began several years ago with chaplains from throughout AETC

  • AETC First Faces: Tech. Sgt. Guadalupe Galindo, Keesler AFB

    TSgt. Guadalupe Galindo, a weather instructor supervisor with the 335th Training Squadron at Keesler AFB, Mississippi talks about how he's overcome physical obstacles in his life and how he uses his success story to motivate himself in his career and life in general."First Faces" began several years

  • Chaplain “Artillery” Tillery: A retiring Vietnam War Era veteran

    Chaplain (Lt. Col.) John Tillery, 17th Training Wing, is retiring June 10. This will mark the last day of service of one of the last active duty Vietnam Era veterans.To get to where he is today, Tillery had to go through some rough patches that started before he even enlisted."I've been tied up,

  • AETC First Faces: Reece Hanchett, JBSA-Lackland

    Airman First Class Reece Hanchett, a Vehicle Operator from the 502 Logistics Readiness Squadron, JBSA-Lackland, looks back on that it was like to grow up in a broken home and wander the streets as a homeless teenager before finally finding direction and purpose as member of the United States Air