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  • Bystanders key to preventing sexual assault

    When it comes to preventing sexual assault, Airmen have a responsibility to look out for their own, the Secretary of the Air Force's policy expert on preventing sexual assault told members of Congress here March 6. Charlene Bradley and other sister service representatives testified before the House Armed Services Committee Military Personnel
  • DOD officials release sexual assault statistics

    Defense Department officials here released March 17 a congressional report that examines sexual assault allegations in the military services and sets policies for reducing incidents. Key components of the annual analysis include a finding that indicates a rise in the number of incidents reported in fiscal 2008 and details of department-led
  • New records viewing system improves access to unit records

    Air Force Personnel Center officials will release the new Personnel Records Display Application (PRDA) in early April. PRDA is an electronic viewer for the Automated Records Management System, facilitating search, retrieval and management of personnel records in ARMS through a role based access process. "PRDA greatly enhances leadership's ability
  • 174th Command Chief stresses the Importance of Air Force Core Values

    The command chief of the 174th Fighter wing, Command Chief Master Sgt. David D. Heckman, held an awards ceremony recognizing the award nominees for the airman and noncommissioned officer of the quarter competitions during the last year. Heckman pointed out how well the Air Force core values dovetail with the mission of all the tenant units at
  • Hancock Field Launches Environmental Program

    Procuring chemicals used to clean floors and windows might appear to be a small mission however those chemicals have a major impact on an air base. At Hancock Field the base is converting to a greener and environmentally friendly cleaning system. The civil engineering control manager, Tech. Sgt. Michael D. Lucak, is leading this conversion
  • ARPC explains procedures for validating early retired pay

    Air Reserve Personnel Center officials are finalizing procedures for validating the receipt of retired pay before Citizen Airmen turn 60 years old. Since Jan. 28, 2008, Guard and Reserve Airmen can reduce the age they receive retirement pay by three months for each aggregate of 90-day period of qualifying active duty served in any fiscal year, but
  • Electric Gators

    Electric cars have arrived and are being used to support operations at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base as the base continues its efforts in going green. The Civil Engineering Squadron purchased two electric Gators TE Utility Vehicles; the utility vehicles made by John Deere, in October 2008 and have been using them daily to get around. "These
  • Alumni News - February 2009

    Thursday, February 19th brought the first of this year's monthly Alumni meetings. We may have a small group that's able to attend and participate, but we certainly make up for the lack of numbers in the amount of dedication we show to the 174th and to each other. Since the Thanksgiving Alumni Social back in November had been the last time some of
  • Reducing the Age to Collect Retirement Pay for Members of the Reserve Component

    Over a half century ago Congress established the age of 60 for retired members of the National Guard to become eligible for retirement pay. In contrast, members of the Active Component (AC) are able to qualify for retirement pay as early as age 37! This inequity persists, but remains one of the foremost issues of concern and fairness to our
  • 174th Fighter Wing members training to becoming certified instructors

    Wing senior leadership, unit members, family and friends were on hand to watch as 12 Airmen graduated from the unit's first Basic Instructor's Course on the 6th of February 2009. Air Education and Training Command sent Tech. Sgt. Ezekiel Jiminez to Hancock Field Air National Guard Base to teach a 5-week basic course that qualifies Airmen to become