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  • Win by Listening

    We have all been there--while you are planning your next vacation, otherwise daydreaming, or thinking about how you're going to squeeze "blood from a turnip" to get the mission accomplished--you hear your co-worker or loved one say: "Are you listening? What did I just say?" If you're wise, your

  • "DYK...Your Official Military Personnel Record is Online?"

    Did you know...Your Official Military Personnel Record is Online?Now that your personnel record is electronic, you have access to it 24/7. You can view and print forms or manage your record when it's convenient for you. Simply use the Personnel Records Display Application (PRDA) on the myPers

  • A Change is Going to Come!

    Last year was full of changes in our senior leadership at many levels. New visions, new goals and greater expectations typically follow changes in leadership. Gen. Mark A. Welsh III is the new Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force. Welsh will be speaking to the Air Force Association in Montgomery on

  • Our Legacy

    Since September 11, 2001, all members of the 117th Air Refueling Wing have shown a never ending commitment to fulfilling the mission in the nation's fight against terrorism, knowing that the lives of all military personnel have changed forever. On September 11, 2001, our once peaceful nation came

  • Combined Federal Campaign

    Did you know that the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the ONLY charity fundraising drive authorized by the DoD to target government employees? This annual event is a chance to give back to your local, national, or international community. The best part is that the CFC is comprised of THOUSANDS of

  • Managing Our Time

    "Time is what prevents everything from happening at once." - John Archibald WheelerToday's military is busier than ever. We deploy more now than ever before. There are requirements which must be met within specified times prior to deployment such as computer based training (CBTs) and other items on

  • A Year in Review

    As I write this article, Thanksgiving is still two weeks away, but you will read this with Christmas on your mind. This is a special time of year: a time for celebration of holidays and evenings spent with family and friends eating way too much desert, a time to reflect on our past and contemplate

  • Force Development - Do You Have a Plan?

    Where to you want to be in five, ten or 15 years with respect to your ANG career? A lot of attention is being given lately to "having your squares filled" and being ready - NOW - to take on greater responsibilities. Unexpected opportunities come up sometimes with virtually no-notice, and you need to

  • Retirement Process

    Did you know...myPers Can Assist You with Your Retirement Process?Are you a Regular Air Force, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve or AF Civilian member nearing retirement eligibility and asking yourself, "Where do I begin?" The answer to that question is myPers. The myPers website is a total

  • February Safety Brief

    The Air Force has experienced ninety-three finger amputations from FY03 through FY12. This is an average of 7.25 amputations per year:FY 03: SixFY 04: TwoFY 05: ThirteenFY 06: SevenFY 07: TwelveFY 08: TenFY 09: ElevenFY 10: SeventeenFY 11: FiveFY 12: ThreeFY 13: Seven and counting...Already in FY13,