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Air Force FY 2019 budget addresses great power competition

Posted February 14, 2018 by

The Air Force budget request of $156.3 billion for fiscal year 2019 builds on the progress made in 2018 to restore the readiness of the force, increase lethality, and cost-effectively modernize. Secretary of the Air Force Dr. Heather Wilson said the budget request is aligned with the National Defense Strategy, prioritizing long-term competition with China…

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AF upgrades to Windows 10

Posted February 14, 2018 by

In accordance with the Department of Defense mandate, the Air Force must complete the Microsoft Windows 10 migration by March 31, 2018. Any operating system not upgraded by the deadline will be denied access to the network.

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Air Force to institute new method to protect PII

Posted February 9, 2018 by

Air Force officials announced Feb. 6, 2018, emails containing personally identifiable information, and similar numeric constructs, will be blocked from transmission unless the email is encrypted. For members unable to send or receive encrypted emails, members will be directed to utilize the AMRDEC SAFE application. This is not a change in policy, but a new…

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Luke Days welcomes Navy Blue Angels

Posted February 2, 2018 by

The 56th Fighter Wing has moved Luke Days to March 17-18 in order to ensure the public a more robust and dynamic experience. The event is free and open to the public. The upcoming air show marks Luke’s 77th year of operation since its founding in 1941. The show will be headlined, for the first…

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Dentist charters private plane for Puerto Rico

Posted February 2, 2018 by by Tech. Sgt. RACHELLE BLAKE

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. — Every morning her brother wakes up at 2 a.m. to wait in line for gas with the rest of the island. After the 10 or 12 hour wait he moves to another line for five to 10 more hours for two bags of ice, which he brings home for…

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Attitude of gratitude is Airman’s story of resilience

Posted February 2, 2018 by by SHIREEN BEDI

“I already got my running blade,” said an enthusiastic Maj. Stephanie Proellochs. After only taking her first steps in November, Proellochs, a Medical Service Corps officer and recent amputee, was already thinking of how she would be able to run and eventually snowboard with her family. “Since I started walking on my prosthesis there are…

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People First

Posted February 2, 2018 by

Editor’s Note: The following is compiled from information from the Air Force Personnel Center, TRICARE, 355th Force Support Squadron, Airman and Family Readiness Flight, Veterans Affairs, the civilian personnel office and armed forces news services. For the complete story, go to the web address listed at the end of the story. Chief of AF focuses on…

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AF saves Airmen time, no more 1st-year evals

Posted February 2, 2018 by

Air Force officials announced in early January, Enlisted Performance Reports are no longer required for regular Air Force Airmen in the grade of airman first class and below with less than 36 months’ time-in-service or Air Reserve component airmen below the grade of senior airman. This policy change supports Air Force senior leaders’ focus on…

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Air Force saves Airmen time, no longer requires first year evaluations

Posted January 5, 2018 by

Air Force officials announced Jan. 4, 2018, that Enlisted Performance Reports are no longer required for regular Air Force Airmen in the grade of airman first class and below with less than 36 months’ Time-In-Service or Air Reserve Component Airmen below the grade of senior airman.  This policy change supports Air Force senior leaders’ focus…

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Around the Air Force: Jan. 4

Posted January 5, 2018 by

On this look around the Air Force the 418th Flight Test Squadron assists NASA and Airmen can now enroll in the new Blended Retirement System.

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