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U.S. Air Force to kick off COOL program

Posted March 26, 2015 by Senior Airman William J. Blankenship

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. (AFNS) — The Community College of the Air Force officially launched the Air Force Credentialing Opportunities On-Line program March 16. Air Force COOL is a pathway for enlisted Airmen to earn industry recognized professional certifications and licenses to enhance their active-duty work and to prepare them as they transition to…

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Military leads the way in equal opportunity

Posted March 26, 2015 by 2nd Lt. Ryan Young

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — What does it take to change a nation? What force has the power to move millions of people in their fundamental views of the world? For Christopher Daniels, a U.S. Air Force colonel, that answer is simple: leadership. In his words, “The true agent of change is true leadership.”…

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AFAF gives all Airmen a chance to pay it forward

Posted March 26, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — It’s Sept. 12, 2005. Senior Airman Dennis Hutchison is recovering from a hard day’s work on the flightline of Robbins Air Force Base, Georgia, when he receives a call that tragedy had struck. “I got a notification from my family that my father had passed away,” Hutchison said. “I immediately contacted…

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OTS eliminates component distinctions

Posted March 19, 2015 by Phil Berube

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — The Air Force Officer Training School here has removed all service component distinctions from its line officer commissioning courses. Regular Air Force and Reserve cadets no longer receive their commissions through Basic Officer Training or Air National Guard cadets through the Academy of Military Science. With the start of…

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Increase your sphere of influence

Posted March 19, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Joshua Strang

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — In his November 2013 Roll Call, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody said that a nomination to a developmental special duty is an honor and expresses the faith and confidence leadership has in an Airman to purposefully shape our future. Earlier in 2013, 10 special…

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AF announces 23 AFSCs on reenlistment bonus list

Posted March 19, 2015 by Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs

Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas (AFNS) — Enlisted Airmen in 23 Air Force specialty codes may be eligible to receive a selective reenlistment bonus (SRB) effective March 12, Air Force officials announced March 12. The Air Force is moving forward with a higher end-strength, so AFSCs eligible for the SRB program will increase to address retention of…

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New Weather Wing to fall under 12 AF

Posted March 19, 2015 by Ryan Hansen

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. — The Air Force Weather Agency will be officially re-designated as the 557th Weather Wing. The change comes as a result of an Air Force organization management headquarters review announced last fall that reorganized the structure and processes for a number of units. “We have been working on this hard since the…

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Air Force waives renters insurance obligation in privatized housing

Posted March 12, 2015 by Breanne Smith

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) — Airmen signing a lease to live in privatized homes on base may no longer be covered by a renters insurance provision, due to a recent Department of Defense change in basic allowance for housing. The Department of Defense opted to eliminate the renters insurance component of BAH, an…

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Upholding uniform standards: Duty of all Airmen

Posted March 12, 2015 by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – — After enough time in service, many Airmen become very comfortable wearing the uniform. It becomes a part of them, yet at times there are those who occasionally forget the small conduct and appearance standards that come with wearing the uniform. Some Airman may have hair that is slightly out of…

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Intermediate, senior developmental education opportunities available

Posted March 12, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Eligible active-duty officers and Department of the Air Force appropriated-fund civilian employees can apply for intermediate and senior developmental education opportunities beginning in March. The civilian application window opened March 2, and applications are due to the Air Force Personnel Center no later than May 1. Officer nominations,…

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