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  • Wing to improve personnel processes with PIE

    The 514th Air Mobility Wing held a Process Improvement Event (PIE) here June 24 through 27 to improve the productivity and efficiency of the wing’s Commander Support Staff (CSS).The CSS consists of a small group of personnelists, both Airmen and civilians, that provide a variety of administrative support to the wing’s members. The staff is
  • Post 9/11 GI Bill Policy Change

    In a DoD news brief from July 8, 2019, regarding the Post 9/11 GI Bill policy changes, the following points were conveyed. The policy implementation date is now January 12, 2020; originally, the policy was set to go into effect July 12, 2019. Last year the Department issued a revised policy that would limit eligibility to individuals with less than 16 years of service (DoD Instruction 1341.13, “Post-9/11 GI Bill,” May 31, 2013, Incorporating Change 1, July 12, 2018). This policy was set to become effective July 12, 2019; however, there is now a House sponsored language in the draft NDAA that if enacted would restrict the Department from having such a policy. The potential for confusion and inequity caused by implementing the more restrictive policy for a brief period and then having to reverse it, exceeds the benefit of implementing the more restrictive eligibility criteria. For this reason, an additional six month extension of the pending policy until January 12, 2020 was approved. If a service member has more than 16 years of service after January 12, 2020, he or she will not be able to transfer the GI Bill benefits. The provision requiring a service member to have at least six years of service to apply to transfer benefits remains unchanged in the policy.
  • Aim high! Utilize health, wellness coaching

    Life isn’t easy. That concept resonates with many people, without discrimination, and Reserve Citizen Airmen are no exception. Whether it’s problems at home, stress at work, becoming a new parent or deploying, Airmen may find themselves struggling at one or various points in their careers. Mental, physical and emotional barriers can all chip away
  • July Promotions

    These Airmen were recently promoted:AirmanVictor Georgi, 514 AMXSAlexander Nanni, 714 AMXS Airman 1st ClassTeani Rojas, 514 FSS Senior AirmanBrittany Cookemcmath, 714 AMXSMiguel Angel Cortes, 514 CESRichard Florival, 514 AMXSCrysten Herrera, 514 ASTSCalisha Joseph, 514 MXGMelad Naibee, 514 AMXSBrian Nguyen, 514 AMXSTyler Joshua Nicolella, 514
  • Northern Recruiting Squadron Change of Command

    During a Change-of-Command Ceremony at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst base theater, 14 June, Lt. Col. Gary P. Beckett relinquished command of the Northern Recruiting Squadron to Lt. Col. Timothy Martin. The Squadron commander leads a team of 100 Airmen spread throughout twenty states who recruit For the Air Force Reserve.
  • Westover hosts AFRC process improvement event

    Representatives from across Air Force Reserve Command recently held a rapid improvement event, here, June 10 through 14.The event aimed to pinpoint potential process improvements for current Logistics Readiness Officer (LRO), or 21R, training requirements. The overall project is an AFRC A4 human capital strategy, with the objective of creating an
  • Spec Ops in the Freedom Wing

    Maj. Daniel Toocheck is an optometrist assigned to the 514th Aerospace Medicine Squadron with the 514th Air Mobility Wing located in Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. Since he’s been a Reserve Citizen Airman, he has supported multiple Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) medical missions. IRTs are joint-training missions that increase deployment readiness while providing key services (health care, construction, transportation, and cybersecurity) while making a difference in American communities. Toocheck has performed seven medical IRTs in the last eight years to communities across the U.S.
  • The 514th AMW Showcase C-17 in Dulles Family Day and Outdoor Aviation Display

    The Smithsonian hosted the Innovation in Flight Family Day and Outdoor Aviation Display at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, June 15, 2019. The event included displays of various helicopters, vintage cars, and military and civilian aircraft. The largest aircraft present was a C-17 Globemaster III crewed by Reserve Citizen Airmen with the 514th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and 732nd Airlift Squadron, 514th Air Mobility Wing.
  • Operation Bright Future gives educators glimpse of the Reserve

    Reserve Citizen Airmen from several squadrons with the 514th Air Mobility Wing collaborated to host Operation Bright Future at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., June 8, 2019.  Operation Bright Future is an event in which educators from the local area were invited to fly with the 514th AMW in an effort to help them understand the
  • June Promotions

     These Reserve Citizen Airmen were recently promoted  Airman Nicole Graves, 714 AMXS Jordanne Harris, 514 CES Ygor Mendonca, 514 AMXS Justin Rodriguez, 714 AMXS   Airman 1st Class Alexandra McLean, 514 AMXS   Senior Airman Angela Antinozzi, 514 FSS Frank Giacoio, 714 AMXS James Guambana, 514 CES Eric Holmes, 714 AMXS Thomas John Joy II, 35