(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier)
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Being resilient, at all ranks

Posted July 3, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier

When Airmen join the Air Force, they immediately start going through resiliency training to help them overcome challenges they will endure during their military career. Approximately 20 chief master sergeants gathered to receive resiliency training and grasp what younger Airmen are being educated on today. “I think it is important for all the chiefs to…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Justin Brockhoff)
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Sovereign Skies: AFSOUTH partnership brings illicit air drug trafficking to a halt

Posted September 5, 2014 by Capt. Justin Brockhoff

(U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Justin Brockhoff) A Dominican Republic air force pilot and maintenance airman inspect an A-29 Super Tucano for a nighttime flight as part of an exercise to detect and track illegal drug traffic. The exercise is part of the Sovereign Skies Program, an initiative between the U.S., Colombian, and Dominican…

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Air Force members get new app to solve their own computer problems

Posted November 20, 2014 by Air Force Space Command Public Affairs

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — As the Air Force Enterprise Service Desk (ESD) goes virtual, Air Force members will see a new application on their computer that allows them to immediately tackle and fix their minor IT issues. The Virtual Enterprise Service Desk (vESD) is a client-based application that allows the user to solve common issues…

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75 day leave carryover ends Sept. 30

Posted February 19, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Effective Sept. 30, military members will no longer be able to carry more than 60 days of leave into the next fiscal year, in accordance with 2013 National Defense Authorization Act requirements. Unless they are approved for special leave accrual, regular Air Force and Active Guard Reserve, or…

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Challenge coins — history in the palm of your hand

Posted March 22, 2012 by

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — An Airman walks into the bar of the Enlisted Club and slams his hand against the table. Everything stops, and everybody at the bar looks at him as he lifts his hand to reveal the surprise — he just issued a challenge, a military coin challenge. That slamming of the…

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Air Force Specialty Code changes take effect in May

Posted May 3, 2012 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Various officer and enlisted Air Force Specialty Code changes will take effect in May, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Updated Air Force officer and enlisted classification directories have been posted on the Air Force Personnel Services website (see link below). These updates include AFSC change…

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Photos by Airman 1st Class Camilla A Griffin
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563rd Train over Tucson

Posted July 5, 2012 by Story and photos by Airman 1st Class Camilla A Griffin

The 55th Rescue Squadron and the 48th Rescue Squadron completed a training mission together June 27 over the rough terrain of Tucson, Ariz.

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High year of tenure changes take effect in 2013

Posted August 23, 2012 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — High year of tenure changes announced in December will go into effect in September 2013, Air Force Personnel Center officials reminded affected Airmen on Aug. 16. Changes will affect senior airmen, staff sergeants and technical sergeants, said Lt. Col. Tara White, AFPC retirements and separations chief,…

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Program gives recordable books to deployed Airmen

Posted November 9, 2012 by Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Air Force Personnel Center Directorate of Services officials are sending more than 900 recordable children’s books to learning resource centers at six deployed locations throughout the U.S. Air Forces Central Command’s area of responsibility. The Air Force Library Program collaborated with the Directorate of Services’ PLAYpass initiative to…

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358th FS to participate in deployment exercise

Posted January 11, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook

Personnel, including instructors and B course students, from the 358th Fighter Squadron are scheduled to deploy in support of Green Flag-West Jan. 11 through Feb. 5. Green Flag-West is an air and land integration combat training exercise held at Nellis AFB, Nev. It is a close air support and Joint exercise administered by the U.S….

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