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Celebrating 50 years of the CMSAF

Posted April 3, 2017 by

In April 1967, Chief Master Sgt. Paul Airey set on a path untraveled by any other Airman in the U.S. Air Force. “It was 50 years ago that [Airey] became the first Airman bestowed the honor of being called chief master sergeant of the Air Force,” said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L….

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AF proposes 1,600 personnel increase to command support staffs

Posted May 26, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Alyssa C. Gibson

The U.S. Air Force plans to increase commander support staff manning across the force by 1,600 by fiscal year 2022 increasing total authorizations to more than 6,300.  Currently, the personnel increase calls for 170 officers, 469 enlisted and 961 civilians with all civilian hires authorized for fiscal 2018.  The increase in CSS manning ties directly…

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AF announces Enlisted Professional Military Education redesign

Posted July 19, 2017 by Senior Master Sgt. Katherine Grabham

Air Force officials announced major changes to the enlisted professional military education program today via an initiative called Enlisted Professional Military Education for the 21st Century, or “EPME 21.” A major initiative of EPME 21 is that time in service will no longer dictate an Airman’s EPME enrollment — Airmen will only be required to…

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FSS celebrates Air Force’s 70th Anniversary

Posted September 20, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore Maj. Erika Chute, 355th Force Support Squadron commander, serves an Airman a special lunch during the Air Force’s 70th Anniversary meal at the Desert Inn Dining Facility at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 18, 2017. The 355th FSS leadership decided to serve Airmen in…

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Around the Air Force: Nov. 8

Posted November 8, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force President Trump visit Yokota Air Base, Japan, the chief master sergeant of the Air Force gets on Instagram, and the 130th Airlift Wing returns from deployment.

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Remembering F-117 Nighthawk’s last mission

Posted May 4, 2018 by by Tech. Sgt. ROBERT BARNETT

WASHINGTON — It’s been 10 years since the F-117 Nighthawk retired, an aircraft so secret Nevada folklore labeled it a UFO. The Nighthawk pilots were known by the call sign “Bandit,” each earning their number with their first solo flight. Some of the maintainers were also given a call sign, said Wayne Paddock, a former…

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Deployed Airmen keep Compass Call flying

Posted October 21, 2015 by

(U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Bryan Bouchard) U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Adam Luna, a 41st Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit aerial repair technician deployed from the 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., conducts a post operations check on a EC-130H Compass Call aircraft following a mission Oct. 20, 2015, Bagram…

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Payday lenders prey on Airmen

Posted July 31, 2015 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona — Loans can be very useful in life. From paying off bills to moving expenses, loans can help Airmen out when they need it. Sometimes Airmen are attracted to a less than ideal option of obtaining cash other than getting a traditional loan. What they may not realize is that going to…

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Assistance program provides GS employees counseling, more

Posted May 8, 2015 by Joanne Perkins

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFNS) — Personal and family problems can diminish a person’s happiness, health and ability to be their best at home or at work. With help from the Employee Assistance Program, employees of authorized federal agencies can resolve these matters and become happier, healthier and more effective. According to Ed Thomas,…

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A-10s deploy to Romania for Operation Atlantic Resolve

Posted April 10, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden

CAMPIA TURZII, Romania — Twelve U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs deployed as a 90-day theater security package in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve to Campia Turzii, Romania, March 30. As part of the deployment, the U.S. and Romanian air forces will be flying together over the plateaus in the heart of Transylvania for Dacian Thunder 2015….

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