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Air Force accepting nominations for chief of staff award

Posted April 19, 2012 by Jon Hanson

Each year the Air Force chief of staff presents the Chief of Staff Team Excellence Award to teams that use a systematic approach to enhance mission capability, improve operational performance and create sustained results. Nominations for this year’s award are due June 29. Major commands, headquarters Air Force, including field operating agencies and direct reporting…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Camilla Griffin)
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Airmen of the 55th Rescue Squadron return home from a 125-day deployment

Posted June 14, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Camilla Griffin

Airmen from the 55th Rescue Squadron returned from a 125-day deployment in Southwest Asia June 4. Families and friends awaited the more than 50 Airmen who deployed at the 55th Rescue Squadron...

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Combat training supports 21st century strategy

Posted August 16, 2012 by Charles Ramey

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. (AFNS) — As the nation winds down from a decade of combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Department of Defense is shifting its focus to the future and recently introduced new strategic guidance describing the projected security environment and key military mis-sions for which the department will prepare. “Our…

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AF releases RFP for new helicopter

Posted October 25, 2012 by

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition announced today the posting of the Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) Request for Proposal (RFP) to the Federal Business Opportunities website, signaling the official launch of this high priority Air Force acquisition program. The RFP defines an integrated, capability-based, best-value approach….

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A Dignified Deployment

Posted December 14, 2012 by Staff Sgt. Caitlin Jones

“These quilts are for anyone who’s been touched by war, and outside of a direct combat unit in Afghanistan–you have been touched by war more than anyone in the United States military.” Those were words I had heard a few times during my deployment to Dover Air Force Base, Del. Only this time, they were…

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MilPDS upgrade begins

Posted March 7, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Military Personnel Data System will be offline for 23 days to allow the Air Force Personnel Operations Agency to upgrade and transfer military personnel data to the Defense Information Systems Agency Defense Enterprise Computing Center, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. MilPDS is the primary records database for…

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Holocaust survivor visits 162nd FW

Posted April 26, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Heather Davis

She spoke softly, her English fragmented by a crisp Polish accent as she told of her torn youth. Sorrow blanketed the audience, the impact of her words bringing shock, anger and a few tears. She spoke with purpose, her words calm but filled with horrific visions of cruel injustices. Her message – remember the atrocities…

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DeCA begins testing Internet-ordering, curbside pickup

Posted July 11, 2013 by

FORT LEE, Va., – It’s called “CLICK2GO,” and Fort Lee, Va., commissary shoppers were the first to buy groceries online and pick them up at the store curbside when the service began Wednesday, July 10. In testing the new Internet-ordering and curbside pickup service at Fort Lee, the Defense Commissary Agency seeks to provide what…

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Same-sex spouses eligible for join spouse, accompanied assignments

Posted September 6, 2013 by

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Air Force military members with same-sex active duty spouses are now eligible for join spouse assignment consideration and those with a civilian same-sex spouse are now eligible for command sponsorship consideration, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Following a June 26 Supreme Court decision finding Section 3 of…

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AF Portal goes mobile, gets face-lift

Posted November 14, 2013 by Justin Oakes

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – Expected to launch by the end of 2013, the Global Combat Support System-Air Force, or GCSS-AF, is rolling out a revamped portal, which simplifies navigation, improves performance on low-bandwidth connections and works from mobile devices. “The old system had become cluttered, difficult to navigate and was in need of an update,” said…

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