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AF unveils airborne qualified radio able to support SRW

Posted February 20, 2015 by

In today’s complex battle environment, networked communications is key to the success of ground operations. The challenge facing the military today is how to extend that modern connectivity to air assets to enable support of ground operations. That challenge was met recently in a live demonstration using a contractor’s ARC-210 software defined radio (SDR), the…

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JBLE Airman overcomes defeat, pays it forward

Posted April 6, 2018 by Story and photo by Airman 1st Class MONICA ROYBAL

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — As he drove home on an overcast winter’s day, a flood of critical thoughts fueled feelings of defeat that consumed every moment since the blow horn was pressed to signal, “I quit.” Staff Sgt. Michael Svoleantopoulos, 497th Operations Support Squadron weapons tactician, returned from the Air Force Pararescue Indoctrination Course…

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Air Force nurse possessed optimism until end

Posted November 3, 2017 by by STEPHEN DELGADO

Editor’s note: This interview took place in July. Virginia Caldwell passed away Aug. 23. When we think of Kansas, we are reminded of The Wizard of Oz, Dodge City and the great Kansas University basketball teams, which included Wilt Chamberlain. Kansas also gave us the late Virginia Caldwell who served 31 years —1963 to 1994—…

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Air Force changes utility allowance for privatized housing residents

Posted May 23, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs 

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force revised its utility allowance policy May 18 to ensure quality on-base housing for military families and continue to cover utility costs for the average energy consumer. For new tenants, the revised policy for the majority of residents will now be calculated using monthly meter readings instead of a five-year average…

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Around the Air Force: Nov. 6

Posted November 6, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Gen. David Goldfein speaks at the 2017 Thanks USA Supporting our Troops Gala, and the Air Force continues to support recovery efforts in Puerto Rico.

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Victim advocates help in time of need

Posted May 8, 2015 by Senior Airman James Hensley  

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, AZ — Being a victim or survivor of a sexual assault can be a traumatic experience, but there are resources available to help at the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office. One of the most valuable resources is the victim advocate. “A victim’s advocate is basically a confidant for the survivor and support…

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane … it’s a UAV

Posted February 19, 2016 by Dave Smith

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS)  — Due to popularity and past holiday sales, the amount of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, have soared. The Federal Aviation Administration estimated more than one million UAVs were sold during the year-end holiday season. With that many new drones added to existing numbers, federal, state and local officials are concerned…

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Around the Air Force: Nov. 1

Posted November 1, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David Goldfein visits Joint National Guard Base McEntire, South Carolina, the 100th Air Refueling Wing participates in a joint training exercise over the Meditteranean Sea, and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright, speaks at the 2017…

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Family first: A story for Air Force spouses

Posted June 21, 2016 by Prerana Korpe

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFNS) — Jeff Hogg knows the role of the military spouse better than most because he understands the needs of the military lifestyle and the military family. He served in the Air Force for over 20 years before retiring and is the spouse of Maj. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, the Air Force deputy surgeon…

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AF phases in employees’ injury, illness comp portal

Posted May 29, 2015 by Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — The Air Force, in conjunction with other Defense Department services, is phasing in the use of the Employees’ Compensation Operations and Management Portal (ECOMP), which is intended to eventually replace the current system used to file injury and illness compensation claims. ECOMP is a free, Web-based portal for…

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