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August 2022 Edition

914th, welcome back to the August UTA from a long summer break. We have special guests from AFRC and AMC/A10N so be sure to welcome them to NFARS. It's going to be a busy and long drill with the exercise. Be vigilant and safe as you move throughout the weekend.

Maj. Gen. John Healy will accept command of Air Force Reserve Command on August 3. Healy, who was confirmed by the Senate last night, will replace Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, who served as the Chief of the Air Force Reserve and Commander of AFRC since September 2018. Scobee is retiring after 36 years of service. You can watch the ceremony on Facebook.

In the latest episode of Tactical Edge, AFRC Deputy Commander, Maj. Gen. Matthew Burger joins Maj. Gen Jeffrey Pennington, Commander, Fourth Air Force, for part III of the current series, with an in-depth discussion of fiscal matters, strategic alignment and readiness and training. Listen to it on YouTube.

The Airman & Family Readiness Center (A&FR) is hosting three separate resume workshops throughout August. Polish up your resume and walk into your next job interview prepared! Click here to learn how to register.

​​The Non-Extended Active Duty Airmen Commissioning program is a path for enlisted members to earn a commission in the USAF Reserve. Non-Extended Active Duty Airmen Commissioning Boards are held to select candidates for vacant non-rated line position(s) If selected by the Board, you will not have earned your commission, but have met your first hurdle in the path to becoming a Second Lieutenant. Packages due by August 26, 2022. Contact your chain of command or commander's support staff to get started.

Current as of August 2, 2022

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