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Air Force leaders address aircrew crisis

Posted September 25, 2017 by

More than 60 Air Force senior leaders discussed the Air Force’s aircrew crisis which has left the service more than 1,500 pilots short of its requirements Sept. 22, 2017, at Joint Base Andrews, Md.

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Emily A. Kenney)
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Luck, timing and a little bit of skill

Posted October 29, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Emily A. Kenney

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — Jim Harkins, 11 years old at the time, soared through the air in a sailplane, wide-eyed and terrified. Surrounded by strange, loud noises, he kept a firm white-knuckle grip on the handles in front of him. At that moment he knew, he was done with flying. All he could think was,…

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Be a Green Dot

Posted April 27, 2016 by 2nd Lt. Lacey Roberts

TUCSON, Ariz. — In May members of the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing located at the Tucson International Airport will take the first step of a five-year strategy to decrease interpersonal violence across the Air Force when the Green Dot violence-prevention initiative gains momentum. The Air Force contracted with the non-profit organization, Green Dot etc. to…

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355th Communications Squadron

Posted January 9, 2015 by (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Cheyenne Morigeau)

Staff Sgt. Luis Permont, 355th Communications Squadron radio frequency transmissions systems supervisor, adjusts filters on a mixer to test a sound system output at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Dec. 22, 2014. The radio frequency transmissions shop performs maintenance on the mixer every 84 days to ensure it is fully functional and prepared for official ceremonial…

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AF seeks scholarship, fellowship applicants for 2016 programs

Posted June 5, 2015 by Shelly Petruska

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Active-duty Airmen interested in unique developmental opportunities may be eligible for the Olmsted Scholar, White House Fellows and Mansfield Fellowship Exchange programs. The programs offer unique professional career developmental experience for Air Force leaders, according to Kris Hunter, the Air Force Personnel Center officer of developmental education. Applicants…

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Art of teaching: with great power, comes great responsibility

Posted March 24, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Aristotle once stated, “Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” Training is…

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AF announces Operation Colony Glacier casualty recovery

Posted March 8, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force announced on March 7 the names of two service members who have been recovered from a C-124 Globemaster II that was lost on Nov. 22, 1952. Airmen 2nd Class Thomas Condon and Conrad Sprague have been recovered and will be returned to their families for burial with full military honors….

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AF Safety Center marks 20th anniversary

Posted January 13, 2016 by Keith Wright

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFNS) — This year the Air Force Safety Center commemorates the organization’s 20th anniversary. Since its designation, the basic mission has remained the same: preserving lives and combat capability through mishap prevention. Safety was originally designated under the Office of the Inspector General at Norton Air Force Base, California, shortly…

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AF addresses pilot shortage

Posted March 31, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Jannelle McRae

Lt. Gen. Gina Grosso, the Air Force manpower, personnel and services deputy chief of staff, testified on the pilot shortage before the House Armed Services subcommittee on Military Personnel in Washington, D.C., March 29, 2017.

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New Airmen get their bearings

Posted February 27, 2015 by Senior Airman Frank Casciotta

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — New Airmen go through a whirlwind of activities during the transformation of civilian to active duty Airman, which can be a confusing process. Lucky for new Airmen, there’s the First Term Airmen Center to catch them when they land at their first duty station. FTAC is a five-day program…

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