Courtesy photo
Air Force

Special tactics Airmen killed in hostile incident

Posted September 3, 2015 by 24th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs

HURBURT FIELD, Fla. (AFNS) — Two special tactics Airmen, who were deployed in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, were killed near Camp Antonik, Afghanistan, Aug. 26. Capt. Matthew D. Roland, 27, and Staff Sgt. Forrest B. Sibley, 31, were at a vehicle checkpoint when two individuals wearing Afghan National Defense and Security Forces uniforms opened…

Full Story »

U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash
Air Force

AF Senior leaders give State of the Air Force address

Posted September 3, 2015 by Senior Airman Hailey Haux

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III held a State of the Air Force address at the Pentagon, Aug. 24. The first topic of discussion was about Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone’s heroic actions aboard a train in France. James…

Full Story »

GIBill_pict
Air Force

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…

Full Story »

Air Force

SecAF, CSAF, CMSAF present new “little blue book”

Posted September 3, 2015 by Air Education and Training Command Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody delivered the initial handout of the pamphlet, “America’s Air Force: A Profession of Arms,” Aug. 27 to the Air…

Full Story »

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel
Air Force

Meet the Airmen of Wake Island

Posted September 3, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (AFNS) — About 1,500 miles east of Guam, in the middle of nowhere in the Mid-Pacific, lies the small coral limestone atoll of Wake Island. Ahead of Guam by about two hours, a select group of four Airmen here are the first Americans to turn the calendar page every day….

Full Story »

Air Force

AF implements restricted endorsement, stratification for E-8 EPRs

Posted August 7, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Restricted senior rater endorsement and stratification for senior NCO enlisted performance reports will be implemented in conjunction with the July 31 senior master sergeant EPR closeout date. Endorsement and stratification restrictions for senior NCOs are part of ongoing Air Force enlisted evaluation and promotion system changes underway since…

Full Story »

(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant)
Air Force

AFSOUTH works with partner nations in annual exercise

Posted August 7, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman

Members of 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) came together with 19 other partner nations in a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored exercise that focused on ensuring the defense of the Panama Canal. PANAMAX is a training exercise with scenarios that are focused around the Panama Canal.  “The primary objective of the exercise was to practice the…

Full Story »

(Photo by Capt. A. Bongers)
Air Force

NATO’s first AWACS aircraft remains in the desert

Posted August 7, 2015 by Maureen Geraets-Head

It’s almost as if weather elements, mainly the heat and wind, absorbed all life that once enabled these aircraft to fly. Like mummies, patched with white coating, they are parked in orderly rows on sandy terrain, in a blasting sun. Most liquids have been drained, valuable parts have been removed. Some aircraft are waiting for…

Full Story »

Officer_pict1
Air Force

Crossing over: Enlisted to officer

Posted August 7, 2015 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona — For 2nd Lieutenant Shaun Chaplain, 56th Comptroller Squadron flight commander, he made the career decision he knew would change his outcome in the Air Force. From Airmen ranks to general officer, the Air Force makes sure Airmen are equipped with the tools they need to lead other Airmen. Before joining the…

Full Story »

Air Force

CHIEFchat: Cody addresses new EPR form, Course 15

Posted August 7, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Chris Gross

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) — Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody addressed several topics during his latest CHIEFchat, including the new enlisted performance report and Course 15, at the Defense Media Activity here. Cody said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III handed off the task…

Full Story »


All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.