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Putting mental health in focus

Posted May 6, 2016 by Prerana Korpe

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFNS) — Nearly one in five adults, or 43 million Americans, has a diagnosable mental disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Contrary to many other brain disorders, effective treatments are available for mental disorders. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time of year to bring awareness to mental…

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Forced distribution driving more promotions for top performers

Posted June 3, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Results of the first promotion board using the forced distribution process were released May 25, highlighting a close connection between commander recommendations and those selected for promotion. “These results are achieving the intended purpose of the new evaluation and promotion systems we previewed to our enlisted force during last year’s roadshows,” said Lt….

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One Stop Shop: Total Force Training Center – A 162nd Wing detachment

Posted June 29, 2016 by

Since last October, the center has facilitated training for 1,533 military personnel from 15 separate units across the joint force – all seeking to improve their warfighting skills before they deploy, or to complete required training they may not have been able to efficiently accomplish at their home base. “We are a one-stop shop operation,”…

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79th RQS hones skills during Red Flag 16-3

Posted July 26, 2016 by Senior Airman Jake Carter

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – For a pararescue Airmen, there is one simple creed that they live by, ‘That others may live’. Whether those “others” are down range or are on American soil in a training environment, the 79th Rescue Squadron, from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona came to Nellis to participate in Red…

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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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