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Core values require credibility

Posted June 20, 2016 by Maj. Billy Dye

COLUMBUS AIR FORCEB BASE, Miss. — When I think about our Core Values of Integrity First, Service Before Self, Excellence in All We Do, I can’t help but think there is one word that sums all of these up: credibility. Merriam Webster defines credibility as the quality of being believed or accepted as true, real,…

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NASA pilots enter new frontier

Posted July 14, 2016 by Senior Airman Bobby Cummings

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — NASA astronauts underwent full-pressure suit training at the 9th Physiological Support Squadron, July 7, 2016. The astronauts conducted training in a hypobaric chamber at simulated altitudes of more than 70,000 ft. Lt. Col. Nicole Mann, United States Marine Corps, NASA astronaut, and Christina Koch, NASA astronaut, are currently in…

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Air Force STEM scholarships available to college students

Posted August 19, 2016 by Kat Bailey

Eric Wineman completed both his undergraduate and master’s degrees with no student loan debt and now works for the Air Force as an electronics engineer, courtesy of the Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation Scholarship for Service Program. Part of the National Defense Education Program, SMART was established by the Department of Defense to provide…

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AF takes initial steps to reduce training unrelated to primary missions

Posted October 31, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett

The Air Force plans to reduce training not related to Airmen’s primary jobs in order to address concerns that excessive and non-mission related demands are impacting Airmen’s ability to focus on and accomplish their core duties, officials announced Oct. 31. As part of ongoing efforts to take care of Airmen and revitalize squadrons, Air Force…

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Air Force Marathon to feature two aircraft

Posted January 20, 2017 by

The Air Force Marathon has announced that they will be featuring not one but two aircraft on this year’s runners’ shirts and finisher’s medals. The event will feature both the F-22 Raptor and the P-51 Mustang.  “With this year being the Air Force’s 70th Birthday, we wanted to not only celebrate the future, with a…

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Air Force committed to fostering civilian talent

Posted March 3, 2017 by by Kat Bailey

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force has created a new leadership development course designed specifically for GS-12 and GS-13 civilians and equivalent pay schedules. The Air Force will undertake new measures to increase opportunities for civilians at the GS-12 and 13 levels to participate in professional development programs, using an additional $1…

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Around the Air Force: May 9

Posted May 10, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle-4 returns from its 718-day mission and the U.S. Air Force Academy superintendent testifies before Congress on the Academy’s sexual assault prevention and response programs.

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Face of Defense: Mother, daughter reflect on Air Guard service

Posted July 7, 2017 by Story and photo by 2nd Lt. TINASHA MACHONA

GOLDWATER AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Ariz. — Although set on different paths for military service, Air Force Master Sgt. Peggy Schmidt and Staff Sgt. Nichole Jordan of the Arizona Air National Guard’s 161st Air Refueling Wing has experienced a journey few Airmen can claim — one characterized by dedication, tradition and ultimately, love. “It is…

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Tactical signals intelligence originates in World War I

Posted September 1, 2017 by by LORI TAGG

FORT HUACHUCA — After the invention of the radio in the 1890s, the first widespread use of the technology for military communications occurred during World War I, when the ease of intercepting radio messages quickly spurred advances in encryption and decryption of codes and ciphers. The Military Intelligence Division in Washington, D.C. recognized the importance…

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Use your GI Bill wisely

Posted September 3, 2015 by Chief Master Sgt. Scott Robbins

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.  — Use Your GI Bill Wisely–It’s Worth More Than You Think. I’m constantly preaching to my Airmen about how completing a CCAF and Bachelor’s degree program will further their career opportunities in and out of the Air Force.  However, with a little bit of forethought, planning and the full utilization of all…

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