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OTS eliminates component distinctions

Posted March 19, 2015 by Phil Berube

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — The Air Force Officer Training School here has removed all service component distinctions from its line officer commissioning courses. Regular Air Force and Reserve cadets no longer receive their commissions through Basic Officer Training or Air National Guard cadets through the Academy of Military Science. With the start of…

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Increase your sphere of influence

Posted March 19, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Joshua Strang

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — In his November 2013 Roll Call, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody said that a nomination to a developmental special duty is an honor and expresses the faith and confidence leadership has in an Airman to purposefully shape our future. Earlier in 2013, 10 special…

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AF announces 23 AFSCs on reenlistment bonus list

Posted March 19, 2015 by Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs

Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas (AFNS) — Enlisted Airmen in 23 Air Force specialty codes may be eligible to receive a selective reenlistment bonus (SRB) effective March 12, Air Force officials announced March 12. The Air Force is moving forward with a higher end-strength, so AFSCs eligible for the SRB program will increase to address retention of…

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New Weather Wing to fall under 12 AF

Posted March 19, 2015 by Ryan Hansen

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. — The Air Force Weather Agency will be officially re-designated as the 557th Weather Wing. The change comes as a result of an Air Force organization management headquarters review announced last fall that reorganized the structure and processes for a number of units. “We have been working on this hard since the…

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Air Force waives renters insurance obligation in privatized housing

Posted March 12, 2015 by Breanne Smith

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) — Airmen signing a lease to live in privatized homes on base may no longer be covered by a renters insurance provision, due to a recent Department of Defense change in basic allowance for housing. The Department of Defense opted to eliminate the renters insurance component of BAH, an…

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Upholding uniform standards: Duty of all Airmen

Posted March 12, 2015 by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – — After enough time in service, many Airmen become very comfortable wearing the uniform. It becomes a part of them, yet at times there are those who occasionally forget the small conduct and appearance standards that come with wearing the uniform. Some Airman may have hair that is slightly out of…

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Intermediate, senior developmental education opportunities available

Posted March 12, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Eligible active-duty officers and Department of the Air Force appropriated-fund civilian employees can apply for intermediate and senior developmental education opportunities beginning in March. The civilian application window opened March 2, and applications are due to the Air Force Personnel Center no later than May 1. Officer nominations,…

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AFSOUTH trains for humanitarian crisis, joint operations

Posted March 5, 2015 by 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Public Affairs

Air Forces Southern joined forces with the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Southern Command and multiple other federal agencies to improve their ability to operate as a team in the event of a mass migration, Feb. 20-27, in Exercise Integrated Advance 2015. Integrated Advance (IA) is a biennial U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM)-sponsored interagency exercise that…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey)
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Air Force places 18 A-10 aircraft into ‘Backup Status’

Posted March 5, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force, with congressional authorization, will convert 18 primary combat-coded A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from active units and place them into Backup-Aircraft Inventory (BAI) status with the possibility to convert another 18 at a later date in fiscal year 2015. The Secretary of Defense has authorized the Air Force to place up to…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cheyenne Morigeau)
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Fuels Management team finds a new home

Posted March 5, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Cheyenne Morigeau

The 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of their new Fuels Management facility and Type III Fuels Hydrant System facility at D-M, Sept. 17, 2014. The new facilities are equipped with updated fuel systems to increase fuels management productivity. “Our main mission is to provide clean and dry…

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