(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Josh Slavin)
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Critically Manned: military working dog handler

Posted August 22, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Josh Slavin

Military working dog handlers make up a small niche in the security forces career field. The handlers strictly work with K9s to provide security to military installations. Some of the main duties for the MWDs, as well as the handlers are detection and patrol. “We try to be out and as visible as possible,” said…

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Home-cooked meals away from home

Posted October 24, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Josh Slavin

For many young Airmen, their first duty station is the first time they have lived on their own. The base chapel is doing its part to ease the transition. Every Sunday, The LOFT hosts a dinner for the Airmen living in the dorms. The meals are provided by spouses, enlisted members, and off-base groups. The…

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AF releases Kadena AB HH-60G accident report

Posted January 23, 2014 by

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (AFNS) – Pacific Air Forces officials released the results Jan. 21, of its investigation into an HH-60G Pave Hawk aircraft mishap which occurred Aug. 5, 2013, northeast of Kadena Air Base, Japan. Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the Pacific Air Forces commander, directed an investigation into the incident which resulted in the…

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Air Force continues force management programs

Posted March 20, 2014 by

Washington (AFNS) – Air Force leaders announced a resumption of all force management programs March 15 following a recently discussed strategic pause. “After providing senior leadership a chance to evaluate the programs and assess our early progress, we are ready to resume immediate processing of voluntary applications in most categories and begin notifying Airmen of their…

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Libraries launch summer reading program

Posted June 19, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Ian Hoachlander

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Summer is just around the corner and right now is the perfect time to begin putting together your family’s summer reading list. Air Force libraries have launched the summer reading program, “Paws to Read” and are planning a host of activities for children, teens and adults. Activities will…

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The Judge Advocate General’s Corps announces law school programs

Posted August 21, 2014 by

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) — Officers interested in continuing to serve the Air Force as a judge advocate are able to apply to the Funded Legal Education Program, or FLEP, and the Excess Leave Program, ELP. Officers selected for FLEP have the opportunity to attend law school at the Air Force’s expense while…

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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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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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