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Recruiter Assistance Program: More than meets the eye

Posted February 20, 2014 by Senior Airman Ashley Nicole Taylor

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska  – I remember five years ago when I started the long process of joining the military. I was nervous, excited and had no idea what to expect when going into the Air Force. The person who assured me, mentored me and put tons of hours into my career is the reason why…

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Air Force launches new program to capture innovative ideas

Posted April 17, 2014 by

WASHINGTON (AFNS) – Air Force officials announced the creation of a new program April 4, designed to harness Airmen’s innovation. Airmen Powered by Innovation, or API, will replace three existing Air Force “good idea” programs – the Innovative Development through Employee Awareness, Productivity Enhancing Capital Investment, and Best Practices programs – and expand the role of Air Force…

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Lifer: Oath of enlistment has no expiration date

Posted July 17, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Alexis Millican

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. – After the alarm sounded and the Airman took cover in a nearby bunker, thinking he would be safe. That was until a rocket landed inside exploding upon impact. As a team of medics worked to locate survivors, they came across the Airman and pronounced him dead on scene. Tossing him aside…

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Air Force officials announce third round of VERA/VSIP

Posted March 27, 2012 by

In its continuing effort to meet the Defense Department requirement to maintain civilian manning at fiscal 2010 levels, the Air Force is offering a third round of Voluntary Early Retirement Authority and Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment beginning May 1. “The Air Force recognizes the invaluable contributions of our civilian workforce, but also recognizes the fiscal…

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355 FW says goodbye to 355 Fighter Wing Commander

Posted May 10, 2012 by Staff

The commander of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is being reassigned to the Pentagon, this upcoming summer. Col. John A. Cherrey, who has led both the 355 Fighter Wing and installation since June 2010, will be going to the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. in June to work a staff job at Headquarters...

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Government purchase card: Unsung heroes in the supply chain

Posted July 12, 2012 by Mr. Brian Fritts

Do you ever wonder how you receive the supplies, services, training and equipment that you use on a daily basis? Most Airmen never give it much thought. They just know when they have a requirement, it gets ordered and delivered. Normally, a warranted contracting officer is the only individual that has the authority to enter…

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Regulations govern political activities for federal employees

Posted September 6, 2012 by Capt. Bronson Malcom

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. — If you’ve turned on your TV lately, you may have noticed that campaign season is in full swing. Air Force members are encouraged to carry out the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship. As you choose where to cast your votes, however, it is important to remember that military…

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Lessons from Concessions: “Leading through service”

Posted November 16, 2012 by Tech. Sgt. Kodi Bailey

Quite often, Airmen are asked to volunteer for numerous on and off-base organizations. In many cases, assistance is required to work at concessions to help raise money for worthy causes or to work in other community activities. The work is sometimes hard, the hours sometimes long, but there is a lesson from working in these…

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GI Bill education transfer incurs 4 years for all Airmen

Posted January 18, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — When initially implemented, the Post-9/11 GI Bill education transfer program was phased in to enable Airmen nearing retirement to accept a 1-, 2-, or 3-year active-duty service commitment. That phase-in period expired July 31, 2012 and all active-duty Airmen now incur a 4-year ADSC, said Bruce Houseman, Air…

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AFSOUTH welcomes new command chief

Posted March 29, 2013 by Master Sgt. Kelly Ogden

A new command chief has taken on the role of senior enlisted adviser at 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern). Chief Master Sgt. Calvin D. Williams, an Alabama native who has been serving in the Air Force for 24 years, comes to 12th AF (AFSOUTH) after completing a 365-day tour in Kabul, Afghanistan, as the…

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