Air Force

AF officials announce civilian reduction in force

Posted January 8, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) —  In a continuing effort to meet Defense Department funding targets and rebalance the civilian workforce, some Air Force installations will implement civilian reduction in force authorities effective through April 4. Following a major command needs assessment in early August, more than 1,000 civilian overages were identified across 48 Air Force installations going…

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Mishaps increase in FY15 after historic safety year

Posted January 8, 2016 by Darlene Y. Cowsert

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFNS) — Taking the reins of Air Force chief of safety nearly six months ago, Maj. Gen. Andrew M. Mueller took command on the heels of the safest year in Air Force manned aviation history. Fiscal year 2014 ended with only seven Class A mishaps, which produced a rate of…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Larissa Greatwood
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Face of Defense: Air Force becomes a family affair

Posted January 8, 2016 by Air Force Airman 1st Class Larissa Greatwood

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — For one family, the Air Force was not only the answer to their immediate financial needs, but also the start of a multi-generational journey. Steve Nutt and his wife, Brittany Nutt, decided they were ready for a change. “I was working multiple jobs, only getting a couple hours of sleep…

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Green Dot to roll out across the Air Force

Posted January 4, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Airmen will take the first step of a five-year strategy to decrease interpersonal violence across the service in January when 1,500 Airman implementers attend one of 22 Green Dot prep sessions worldwide. The Air Force contracted the non-profit Green Dot organization to provide these violence prevention tools to the total Air Force…

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(U.S. Air National Guard Photo by 2nd Lt. Lacey Roberts)
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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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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessica H. Evans)
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Bittersweet – The ups and downs of a military family

Posted December 30, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Jessica H. Evans

Being in the military often means sacrificing many things one can take for granted. Holidays and birthdays are times people expect to spend with loved ones, but that's not always possible for service men and women.

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(U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Robert Cloys)
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Bagram honors fallen Airmen

Posted December 30, 2015 by Capt. Bryan Bouchard

Service members from Bagram Airfield came together Dec. 23 to honor the memories of six Airmen killed in an improvised explosive device attack two days earlier.

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Final ruling on Laughlin pilot misconduct released

Posted December 28, 2015 by Air Education and Training Command Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — A recent inquiry, directed by the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, into the investigation and disposition of alleged instructor pilot misconduct at Laughlin Air Force Base has concluded. Based on the Inspector General inquiry and general officer review, it was determined the investigations and subsequent administrative actions…

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525 selected for promotion to chief

Posted December 17, 2015 by Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — The Air Force selected 525 out of 2,521 eligible senior master sergeants for promotion to chief master sergeant for a 20.83 percent selection rate. To see the selection list, go to the Air Force Portal or the myPers enlisted promotion page. Airmen will be able to access their…

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Gone but not forgotten: Wreaths honor those who gave all

Posted December 15, 2015 by Sean Kimmons

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) — Once Susan Zerbe learned that a CH-47 Chinook helicopter had been shot down in Afghanistan, killing all 30 U.S. troops on board, she knew her son was one of them. “I heard it on the news that morning and I just knew he was on there,” she said of her son,…

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