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Student flight experience ensures success at basic training

Posted August 19, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Michael Matkin

PHOENIX – An Airman’s memories of their first reporting statement or first time standing at attention are likely associated with memories of someone yelling at them. Most likely this occurred during the first few days of basic training, but what if recruits already knew facing movements, the Air Force core values and rank structure? How…

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Recruiters: Keepers of the keys

Posted August 18, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Joshua Strang

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Without keys, the vehicle doesn’t start. An Air Force career is much like taking a car for a drive. The trip has hills and valleys representing the highs and lows most Airmen experience as they take their career for a quick four-year spin around the block, or on a…

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Undergrad flying training applications due in November

Posted August 18, 2015 by Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — The 2016 Air Force Undergraduate Flying Training selection board will convene Jan. 25-28 to select applicants for 2016-2017 pilot, remotely piloted aircraft, combat systems officer and air battle manager training opportunities. Eligible active duty officers must apply by Nov. 20 and selection results will be released in February…

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Exchange shoppers can win $1,000 by using a MILITARY STAR card

Posted August 17, 2015 by

DALLAS – Every time military shoppers swipe their MILITARY STAR® card with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, they are earning a chance to win big with the MILITARY STAR® and Ashley Gives Back Sweepstakes. Through December, authorized shoppers will automatically earn one entry into the sweepstakes every time they use a MILITARY STAR®…

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ACC commander releases new command strategy

Posted August 13, 2015 by Air Combat Command Public Affairs

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. (AFNS) — Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the Air Combat Command commander, released ACC’s 2015 command strategy “Securing the High Ground” Aug. 10. The principles the document outlines are designed to chart a deliberate course for ACC that will transform today’s combat Air Force into the CAF of tomorrow. “This strategy outlines my…

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Air Force MWD handler reunites with best friend

Posted August 13, 2015 by Airman Sadie R. Colbert

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. — “It was a very long day of searching [a village in Iraq],” said U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Mark Bush, 28th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, referring to one day during a deployment to Iraq in 2010. “We searched vehicles in the area for hours, both parked and passing…

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CHIEFchat: Cody addresses new EPR form, Course 15

Posted August 6, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Chris Gross

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) — Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody addressed several topics during his latest CHIEFchat, including the new enlisted performance report and Course 15, at the Defense Media Activity here. Cody said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III handed off the task…

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Back to School, Air Force Style

Posted August 6, 2015 by (U.S. Air Force photo/Liz Copan)

(U.S. Air Force photo/Liz Copan) Basic cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy salute during a ceremony before Field Day, July 10, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Field Day is an annual competitive event that marks the halfway point through basic cadet training.

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AF implements restricted endorsement, stratification for E-8 EPRs

Posted August 6, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Restricted senior rater endorsement and stratification for senior NCO enlisted performance reports will be implemented in conjunction with the July 31 senior master sergeant EPR closeout date. Endorsement and stratification restrictions for senior NCOs are part of ongoing Air Force enlisted evaluation and promotion system changes underway since…

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A Q&A with Master Sgt. Jaime Lewis

Posted July 30, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant

The men and women of the 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) welcomed a new First Sgt. in May. Master Sgt. Jaime M. Lewis, began his career in 2000 as an Aerial Porter, where he performed duties such as passenger services, cargo warehouse worker, ramp services, special handling, and air terminal operation center controller. After…

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