Air Force

Protect power, enhance readiness

Posted October 5, 2018 by emmauribe

The Air Force’s theme of “Protect the Power” serves as a call to action for members of our Air Force community to practice energy efficient habits in their daily lives. Resiliency of our energy supply and distribution systems is now our number one goal. D-M is out in the forefront in this area, working with…

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When can I get my OCPs?

Posted October 5, 2018 by by Staff Sgt. MATTHEW COLEMAN-FOSTER

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.  —  The official wear date for the operational camouflage pattern uniform is Oct. 1. Some Airmen preparing to deploy, or who have deployed previously and those who have been assigned to Air Force Special Operations Command or Air Force Global Strike Command may already have these uniforms. Others have already…

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D-M PJs take first at ‘Rodeo’

Posted October 5, 2018 by

Staff Sgts. Brock Thomas and Romen Ramirez, 68th Rescue Squadron pararescuemen, won the title of “Best PJ” at the 10th biennial PJ Rodeo held Sept. 17 through 21 in San Antonio. More than 400 current and former pararescuemen, or PJs, and spectators gathered for active-duty, Reserve and retired PJs to compete in two-man teams for…

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Lt. Gen. Brian Kelly Gives Air Force Personnel Update
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The ‘Airmen We Need’: Air Force personnel update

Posted October 5, 2018 by by Staff Sgt. VICTORIA TAYLOR

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Lt. Gen. Brian Kelly, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services, outlined the Air Force’s strategy for the “Airmen We Need” campaign at the Air, Space, Cyber Conference Sept. 17 in National Harbor. To further their development, Kelly said total force Airmen must have proper manning, be trained to…

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ACC commander releases new command strategy

Posted September 10, 2018 by

Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, released ACC’s 2018 Strategic Plan on Sept. 10, 2018. According to the document, the goals and priorities it outlines will ensure ACC continues to deliver combat-ready Airmen to exploit and control air, space and cyberspace. The strategy is based around Holmes’ three priorities: revitalizing squadron readiness, developing…

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Cadet reflects on importance of diversity

Posted September 7, 2018 by by Cadet 2nd Class STEVEN LUNA

Editor’s note: This commentary was first published Sept. 17, 2014. U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — America is great for a vast number of reasons and although we can point out many reasons why our country is so remarkable, I say we owe our success largely to our diverse backgrounds and culture within our nation….

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Airman seizes opportunity for adventure

Posted September 7, 2018 by Commentary by Airman 1st Class ALEXANDER COOK

Have you ever had an opportunity come up in your Air Force career that you were unsure of? Has the thought of failure kept you away from your full potential? Some say it’s pure luck or who you know that determines what type of awesome opportunities you get to be a part of. While some…

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AF officials announce NCO retraining program

Posted July 27, 2018 by Richard Salomon

The Air Force has announced the Noncommissioned Officer Retraining Program for fiscal year 2019 and will update the number of available slots on the retraining advisory on or about Aug. 1.  The retraining program allows Airmen on their second or subsequent enlistments in adequately manned Air Force career fields to retrain into selected specialties to…

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Around the Air Force: July 26

Posted July 27, 2018 by

On this look Around the Air Force, F-22 pilots practice firing live missiles during exercise Combat Archer. Air Mobility Command is accepting applications for active-duty mobility pilots to pioneer a new aviator technical track program, and the Joint Space Operations Center transitioned to a Combined Space Operations Center.

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Shaw AFB Airmen earn DFC for saving 88 lives

Posted July 6, 2018 by by Airman 1st Class BRIEANNA STILLMAN

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. — Col. Daniel Lasica, former 20th Fighter Wing commander, presented the Distinguished Flying Cross to Capts. John Nygard and Salvador Cruz, both 79th Fighter Squadron instructor pilots, June 7 at Shaw Air Force Base. The fourth highest medal of recognition is not simply given, it is earned, said Lasica. Doing…

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