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Career Intermission Program provides hiatus from AF active duty

Posted September 9, 2016 by Kat Bailey

A year ago, Capt. Katie Evans, a personnel officer, had two choices: leave active duty to pursue full-time parenthood and hope to return some day, or apply for the new Career Intermission Program which would allow her to leave the service for a few years with a guaranteed return to active duty. CIP provides active…

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Goldfein discusses changing face of war

Posted November 23, 2016 by Jim Garamone

New technologies, new tactics, new threats, limited budgets -- all these have combined to change the face of warfare in the 21st century, and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein is among the leaders sorting out just what that will mean.

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162nd Airmen participate in first response course

Posted October 13, 2015 by Senior Airman Jackson Hurd 

TUCSON, Ariz. — Members of the Arizona Air National Guard partnered with other agencies for the Counter-CBRN All-Hazard Management Response (CAMR) course and full-scale exercise August 24- 27. The course is designed to provide Airmen with the ability to respond quickly and effectively to a WMD/CBRN attack on or off an installation. During the four-day training instructors…

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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…

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AFOQT scores updated as AF implements new test, form

Posted May 15, 2015 by Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Airmen who took Form S of the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test may see their test scores updated on May 22, when the Air Force converts scores to the new Form T metric, officials said May 12. According to Dr. Lisa Hughes, the Air Force Personnel Assessment chief,…

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AFSOUTH working with Colombia to develop space program

Posted April 17, 2015 by 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Public Affairs

American Airmen from the Space community traveled to multiple U.S. space operations locations with Colombian air force counterparts in February as part of a U.S. Southern Command subject matter expert exchange. According to Lt. Col Trae York, 12th Air Force and Air Forces Southern Director of Space Forces, the objective of the exchange was to…

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Pay dates increase for civilians in 2015

Posted February 27, 2015 by Janis El Shabazz

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Civilian employees will have 27 pay dates in 2015 compared to the usual 26, so some employees might need to adjust their Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) contribution elections to receive the maximum agency matching contributions for 2015. The Internal Revenue Code imposes a limit each year on the…

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AFAS steps up with education programs

Posted January 23, 2015 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Education can be a key to succeeding in life, especially for military members looking to make the Air Force a career. The costs associated with getting an education are on the rise, but the Air Force Aid Society can help take some of stress out of the process for dependents. For more than 70 years,…

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Astronaut rescue exercise proves Airmen ready to support space mission

Posted January 28, 2016 by Chrissy Cuttita

  PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) — It’s not common an astronaut must be rescued out of rough open waters after descending home to Earth in a crewed capsule. But when those space race-era days of human space flight return, a small Air Force detachment knows they will be ready. The 45th Operations Group’s…

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CV-22 Osprey

Posted March 4, 2016 by

The CV-22 Osprey is a tiltrotor aircraft that combines the vertical takeoff, hover and vertical landing qualities of a helicopter with the long-range, fuel efficiency and speed characteristics of a turboprop aircraft. Its mission is to conduct long-range infiltration, exfiltration and resupply missions for special operations forces. This versatile, self-deployable aircraft offers increased speed and…

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