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Around the Air Force: June 23

Posted June 27, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, SECAF and CSAF testify before the Senate Appropriations Committee for Defense on the 2018 Budget, an F-35 demonstration at the Paris Air Show, and Pacific Angel 2017 is set to get underway.

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AF releases criteria for new valor ‘V,’ combat ‘C,’ remote ‘R’ devices

Posted June 23, 2017 by

Air Force officials released criteria for the new “V”, “C” and “R” devices, following the secretary of Defense’s Jan. 7, 2016, authorization. Following a comprehensive Military Decorations and Awards Review in 2015, the secretary of Defense implemented several changes to ensure the Defense Department’s military decoration and awards program continues to appropriately recognize the service,…

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Application window opens for Air Force undergraduate flying training

Posted June 23, 2017 by Kat Bailey

Application packages for the next Undergraduate Flying Training selection board are due to the Rated Officer Assignments branch of the Air Force Personnel Center by Nov. 17, 2017.  The board, set for Jan. 22-25, 2018, will consider active-duty officer applicants to attend training as early as spring 2018. Those interested in becoming a pilot, combat…

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Destruction fosters partnerships

Posted June 9, 2017 by 1st Lt. Lacey Roberts

The Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing, partnered with the Tucson International Airport to give residents from Banner University Medical Center a lesson in automobile destruction during a patient extraction exercise at the airport, May 31.

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309th AMARG applauded for valuable AFSOC support

Posted June 2, 2017 by by 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group

Maj. Gen. Gregory Ferguson, the Air National Guard assistant to the commander, Air Force Special Operations Command, along with an MC-130H Talon II aircraft and its crew, recently visited the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group to recognize and pay tribute to the group’s contribution to the AFSOC mission. The command’s MC-130H and AC-130 Gunship…

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All in night’s work: MQ-9s maximize airpower downrange

Posted June 2, 2017 by by Tech. Sgt. NADINE BARCLAY

Editor’s note: Last names and squadron title withheld for operational security. CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — As many Americans sleep soundly in their beds, Airmen in attack squadrons across the 432nd Wing flying the MQ-1B Predator and MQ-9 Reaper from cockpits in the continental U.S. are having decisive effects in the fight against violent…

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Around the Air Force: May 31

Posted June 2, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, the Air Force plans to increase command support staff and the vice chief of staff discusses the nuclear triad.

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Posted June 2, 2017 by

U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christopher Maldonado An F-15E Strike Eagle streaks through the sky May 21 while performing for those in attendance during the Wings Over Wayne Air Show at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C.

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Exchange gives shoppers chance to win trip for two to M&M’s World

Posted June 2, 2017 by Courtesy of AAFES

Soldiers, Airmen and their families have the chance to win a trip for two this summer to one of three M&M’s World locations courtesy of the Army & Air Force Exchange Service. From now to June 30, authorized Exchange shoppers can enter the M&M’s World Sweepstakes at shopmyexchange.com/sweepstakes. The grand prize winner will receive a…

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Airmen ensured PCS privileges

Posted June 2, 2017 by Courtesy of 56th Comptroller squadron

It’s the season for permanent changes of station and every Airman should know the basic PCS entitlements. PCS entitlements (current 2017 rates) Per diem for driving A combined flat rate calculation cost (includes lodging plus meals and incidental expenses) Member: $142 Dependents per diem when traveling with the military member: -Age 12 or older will…

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