Air Force

Forced distribution driving more promotions for top performers

Posted June 3, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Results of the first promotion board using the forced distribution process were released May 25, highlighting a close connection between commander recommendations and those selected for promotion. “These results are achieving the intended purpose of the new evaluation and promotion systems we previewed to our enlisted force during last year’s roadshows,” said Lt….

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Know your heritage, live the mission: 100 years of 48th Squadron lineage

Posted September 1, 2017 by by Lt. Col. CHARLES GILLIAM

“History makes you smarter, heritage makes you prouder.” – Gen. Robin Rand, Commander, Air Force Global Strike Command COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. — Along with the centennial commemoration of America’s entry into World War I, 2017 also marks the 100th anniversary of the 48th Squadron. On April 2, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson went before…

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Policy changes allow Airmen to retrain into special operations

Posted July 28, 2016 by Senior Airman Ryan Conroy

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — In a move to meet the high-demand signal for the Air Force’s Battlefield Airmen, the service announced changes to retraining and cross-flow, outlined in a policy memorandum dated April 25. The changes allow Airmen to be released from their current jobs in the Air Force to cross-train into the Special Tactics career…

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First Air Force theater security package deploys to Europe

Posted February 13, 2015 by USAFE-AFAFRICA Public Affairs

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — The U.S. Air Force deployed 12 A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft and approximately 300 Airmen as part of a theater security package to the 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve this week. The aircraft and Airmen, from the 355th Fighter Wing, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., and are…

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Luke F-16 crashes in Arizona

Posted January 22, 2016 by 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. (AFNS) — An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base crashed at approximately 8:45 a.m. January 21 north of Luke AFB in the vicinity of Bagdad, Arizona. Luke AFB officials are working closely with local authorities in a search and rescue operation. Due…

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Food for thought: Airmen asked to take AF food services survey

Posted May 12, 2016 by Air Force Services Activity marketing

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) — Taking care of Airmen and families remains one of the Air Force’s top priorities. Providing the best food service possible is an important aspect of doing that. It’s essential to listen to and respond to what people have to say. The 2016 Food Services Assessment Survey (FSAS), which…

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924th FG creates tight-knit family at Bama Park

Posted June 2, 2017 by Story and photos by Tech. Sgt. COURTNEY RICHARDSON

The 924th Fighter Group hosted a family day during drill weekend at Bama Park. Airmen assigned to the unit were released early to meet up with their families and spend time with other members of the unit. “We may go six-months before we get to see anyone’s spouse or children, so it’s important for us…

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New civilian appraisal program to begin in April

Posted December 30, 2016 by Richard Salomon

The Air Force will roll out a new Department of Defense civilian appraisal program in April 2017, designed to improve overall job performance, enhance supervisor and employee communication and more effectively develop and reward the workforce.   The new program, called the DOD Performance Management and Appraisal Program, is part of the DOD’s collaborative labor-management…

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E-3 Sentry (AWACS)

Posted March 4, 2016 by

The E-3 Sentry is an airborne warning and control system, or AWACS, aircraft with an integrated command and control battle management, or C2BM, surveillance, target detection, and tracking platform.  The aircraft provides an accurate, real-time picture of the battlespace to the Joint Air Operations Center. AWACS provides situational awareness of friendly, neutral and hostile activity,…

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IA essential for cyber security

Posted October 13, 2015 by 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Information Assurance, or IA, education is important for keeping the military and civilian workforce up to speed in the constantly evolving cyberspace environment. IA is a critical piece of cyber security, which encompasses computer security, communications security and emissions security. All network users are required to complete information assurance training annually…

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