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Air Force Enlisted Village: Not just a place to live, a place to call home

Posted September 18, 2014 by Commentary by Senior Master Sgt. Bill Fortenberry

I first visited the Air Force Enlisted Village as a young first sergeant in 2009, when I was stationed at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. I went to visit with the Tyndall Active Airmen’s Association, Tyndall’s E-1 to E-4 Professional Association, and was amazed at what I saw. This was also the first time I…

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Identifying, Refining, and Strengthening

Posted December 18, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Courtney Richardson

The 355th Fighter Wing practiced their ability to survive and operate under simulated conventional, chemical and biological conditions during an operational readiness exercise, Dec. 9-12. “The objective is to identify weaknesses, refine processes, strengthen decision making and force the Airmen to think outside of the box,” said Lt. Col. James Roy, 355th FW Inspector General….

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Air Force places 18 A-10 aircraft into ‘Backup Status’

Posted March 5, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force, with congressional authorization, will convert 18 primary combat-coded A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from active units and place them into Backup-Aircraft Inventory (BAI) status with the possibility to convert another 18 at a later date in fiscal year 2015. The Secretary of Defense has authorized the Air Force to place up to…

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Air Force officials expand electronic ADSC notifications

Posted March 29, 2012 by Staff

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force Personnel Center officials are expanding automated notifications to Airmen of personnel actions requiring them to sign active duty service commitment acknowledgement statements. The automated ADSC notifications were successfully tested in November 2011 for more than 800 Airmen selected for intermediate and senior developmental education courses. Since February,…

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D-M Technical Sergeants make rank

Posted May 17, 2012 by

More than 95 technical sergeants earned a future promotion to master sergeant through the Weighted Airman Promotion System here May 17. Air Force-wide, approximately 27.58 of eligible promotes were selected for promotion. Congratulations to the following Desert Lightning Team members: 12th Air Force  Tech. Sgt. Blake Carrington Tech. Sgt. Angelina Evans Tech. Sgt. Jessica Larsen…

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A-10 & C-130 Propulsion Shops

Posted July 19, 2012 by U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Christine Griffiths

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Stephen Shope, 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, installs a TF-34(A-10) engine fan disk. U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Dillon Marlink, Senior Airman Thomas Baksa, and Staff Sgt. Christopher Walker, all from the 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, install a T-56 (C-130) chinscoop assembly on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. U.S. Air Force Airman…

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Iraqi Air Force F-16 training takes off in Arizona

Posted September 6, 2012 by Maj. Gabe Johnson

While the Republic of Iraq anticipates an initial delivery of F-16 Fighting Falcons in September 2014, the pilots who will fly them embark on a historic partnership with the…

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The Ceremonial Guardsman

Posted November 16, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook

Basic Military Training can be tough and stressful, and it was no different for Kellen Ferguson. His days were spent dusting corners, tightening sheets and creating e-folds. It was a monotonous routine until one day the trainees were privy to a U.S. Air Force Honor Guard demonstration that set him on the path his Air…

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TSA expedites airport screening for wounded warriors

Posted April 5, 2013 by

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Transportation Security Administration now offers expedited airport screening to severely injured members of the armed forces. In addition to offering curb-to-gate service, TSA now allows wounded warriors to move through security checkpoints without having to remove shoes, light outerwear jackets or hats, officials said. “In recognition of the sacrifices of our…

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