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Air Force seeks nominations for 2017 Outstanding AF Civilian Employees of the Year Award

Posted August 12, 2016 by Kat Bailey

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas–Air Force officials will accept nominations for the 2017 Air Force Association Outstanding Air Force Civilian Employees of the Year Award through Jan. 6. Each year the AFA recognizes four Air Force civilian employees for outstanding achievement in four categories:  Civilian Wage Employee of the Year, Civilian Program Specialist (GS-1 through…

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Air Force set to launch next-to-last GPS IIF satellite

Posted November 2, 2015 by Space and Missile Systems Center Public Affairs

LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFNS) — Air Force Space Command’s Space and Missile Systems Center and its mission partners are scheduled to launch the 11th Boeing-built Global Positioning System IIF satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 launch vehicle Oct. 30 from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force…

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Airman represents Air Force through special duties

Posted November 25, 2015 by Senior Airman Breonna Veal

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va.  — He stands in front of a seated audience. Much like a spotlight, all eyes are on him as he waits for the music to start. But this isn’t the typical routine for Air Combat Command Heritage of America Band vocalist, Tech. Sgt. Richard Vasquez, Jr. As he firmly grips the Air Force…

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US, Australia, Japan launch Operation Christmas Drop

Posted December 10, 2015 by Senior Airman Cierra Presentado

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (AFNS) — With the holiday season now in full swing, C-130 Hercules aircrews and support personnel from Japan Air Self-Defense Force, Royal Australian Air Force and the 374th Airlift Wing at Yokota Air Base, Japan, began spreading cheer and joy while practicing critical humanitarian aid/disaster relief (HA/DR) training by delivering…

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Climate survey is opportunity to share opinions with AF leaders

Posted April 3, 2015 by Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — The Total Force Climate Survey, available from March 13 to April 27, offers active-duty, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and civilian Airmen a chance to express their opinions, perceptions and suggestions to help leaders improve their units. The Air Force Survey Office (AFSO) here began emailing participation…

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From the Staff Judge Advocate: Personal Financial Responsibility

Posted February 13, 2015 by Lt. Col. Debra Luker

SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C.  — When you joined the military, you may have been surprised to learn the Air Force had specific rules that governed your personal finances. Air Force Instruction 36-2906, Personal Financial Responsibility, dictates requirements of Airmen concerning areas of financial responsibility. Air Force members are required to satisfy all of their financial obligations, from…

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Mission Spread Holiday Cheer

Posted December 30, 2015 by 2nd Lt. Lacey Roberts

Airmen of the 162nd Wing Arizona Air National Guard's Aerospace Ground Equipment shop embarked on a special mission to make the holidays a little brighter for a deserving family this year.

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One man’s power behind the iron

Posted February 16, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The circumference of his arms test the strength of the fabric of the normally baggy sleeves of his Airman Battle Uniform, which stretches across his chest just far enough to look like a snug fit. It’s easy to see that he’s a large man, and though his uniform may…

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AF senior leaders brief State of the Air Force

Posted March 8, 2016 by Mike Martin

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III discussed the State of the Air Force during a press conference at the Pentagon March 7. James acknowledged a lot has happened since the last State of the Air Force address in August 2015. “In October,…

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Goldfein nominated as 21st CSAF

Posted April 27, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Alyssa C. Gibson

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced April 26 that the president has nominated Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein to be the 21st chief of staff of the Air Force, succeeding Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, who has served in the position since 2012. “I’m extremely humbled by the…

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