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Air Force makes updates to enlisted evaluation policies

Posted January 23, 2019 by

The Air Force recently updated evaluation policies for enlisted Airmen, refining the process and requirements for enlisted performance reports. The revised policies are in response to feedback from the field and are geared towards increasing flexibility for commanders and empowering performance within the enlisted corps. “We are continuously making strides to reform our talent management…

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F-35 Demo Team pilot practices new maneuvers

Posted January 23, 2019 by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham

Capt. Andrew “Dojo” Olson, F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team commander and pilot has spent the last three months, designing, developing and practicing the maneuvers of the all new demo profile.

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U.S., Philippine AF conduct bilateral air contingency exchange

Posted January 21, 2019 by

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Anthony Small A U.S Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon deployed from Kunsan Air Base, Korea, lands to kickoff the Bilateral Air Contingent Exchange-Philippines (BACE-P) at Cesar Basa Air Base, Philippines, Jan.18, 2019. This is the seventh iteration of BACE-P established by U.S. Pacific Command and executed by Headquarters Pacific…

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B-2, F-22s conduct interoperability training

Posted January 18, 2019 by

Navy photograph by PO2 Kenneth Rodriguez Santiago A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit bomber deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., and two F-22 Raptors from the 199th Fighter Squadron at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, fly near Diamond Head State Monument, Hawaii, during an interoperability training mission Jan. 15, 2019. Three B-2 bombers and…

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Strong missile shield protects U.S., allies

Posted January 18, 2019 by David Vergun

President Donald J. Trump, Vice President Michael R. Pence and Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan announced the release of the 2019 Missile Defense Review Jan. 17 at the Pentagon. The MDR is the last of four strategic guidance documents that Trump directed the national security establishment to create to better guide decision-making on critical…

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Army Aviation leadership examines sustainment model with Navy

Posted January 18, 2019 by Lisa Hunter

Senior leaders from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command met with the senior leaders from the Naval Air Systems Command, Jan. 8, to discuss the Army Aviation sustainable materiel readiness structure and compare it to the Navy's structure.

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Virtual battlefield represents future of training

Posted January 16, 2019 by Jacqueline M. Hames and Margaret C. Roth

A four-man team of Soldiers sits in a nondescript building on Fort Belvoir, Va., each at his own desk, surrounded by three monitors that provide them individual, 3D views of an abandoned city.

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CCAF no longer required for promotion

Posted January 16, 2019 by

Due to an update to the enlisted personnel handbook, an associate’s degree from the Community College of the Air Force is no longer required for promotions, however, master sergeants still have to keep education in mind for their enlisted performance reports. While the CCAF itself is no longer required, an associate’s degree or higher is…

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New email survey aims to gauge Army housing quality

Posted January 16, 2019 by

Army photograph Residents of Family housing owned and leased by the Army in the United States and overseas, such as this Family housing at U. S. Army Garrison Humphreys, South Korea, received a survey via email on Jan. 15 asking them to rate the quality of housing and housing services. The survey runs through Feb….

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B-52s rotate in the Indo-Pacific

Posted January 16, 2019 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Christopher Quail A B-52 Stratofortress bomber from the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., sits on the flightline at Andersen AFB, Guam, Jan. 15, 2019. The bombers from Minot will assume responsibility for the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence mission from the 96th Expeditionary Bomb…

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