Air Force

AF releases vision for development of autonomous systems

Posted June 26, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force released a vision document June 22 written by its former chief scientist which helps define a path to increased and effective autonomy. Autonomous Horizons, authored by Dr. Mica Endsley, provides direction and guidance on the opportunities and challenges in the development of autonomous systems for Air Force operations, and…

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Don’t throw a fit — get fit

Posted June 26, 2015 by SrA. GRACE LEE

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, ARIZONA — It’s a controversial topic that has been brought up by many Airmen — changing the abdominal circumference standards on the Air Force fitness assessment test. After months of debate, it was decided by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh III that the standards will stay the same….

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Service star authorized on GWOT Expeditionary Medal

Posted June 19, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Active-duty, Guard and Reserve Airmen who earned the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal for more than one of the five Defense Department approved Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal operations may now wear a service star device on the medal and service ribbon for the second and…

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Total force current, selected master sergeant evaluations close out Sept. 30

Posted June 19, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Regular Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve master sergeant and master sergeant-select enlisted performance reports will now close out annually on Sept. 30. In addition, as of June 3, master sergeants and selects will no longer receive change-of-reporting-official EPRs. Enlisted Evaluation System and Weighted Airman…

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Women’s AF history expands with new four-star

Posted June 12, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — In Air Force history a legacy has been written, by women, for women. The walls of the Women in Military Service for America Memorial are filled with stories of historic and iconic women from all U.S. military services that have served the nation. History has once again been written. Those halls now…

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Angel Thunder 2015

Posted June 12, 2015 by

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released) German and U.S. Air Force pararescuemen check their radios before a training exercise during Angel Thunder 2015 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 7, 2015. Angel Thunder is the world’s largest personnel recovery exercise. D-M hosted 11 partner nations and nine interagencies with a…

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AF seeks scholarship, fellowship applicants for 2016 programs

Posted June 5, 2015 by Shelly Petruska

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Active-duty Airmen interested in unique developmental opportunities may be eligible for the Olmsted Scholar, White House Fellows and Mansfield Fellowship Exchange programs. The programs offer unique professional career developmental experience for Air Force leaders, according to Kris Hunter, the Air Force Personnel Center officer of developmental education. Applicants…

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AF phases in employees’ injury, illness comp portal

Posted May 29, 2015 by Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — The Air Force, in conjunction with other Defense Department services, is phasing in the use of the Employees’ Compensation Operations and Management Portal (ECOMP), which is intended to eventually replace the current system used to file injury and illness compensation claims. ECOMP is a free, Web-based portal for…

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Summer safety begins with risk management

Posted May 29, 2015 by Air Force Safety Center Public Affairs

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFNS) — Increased travel and leisure activities go hand in hand with the summer months, and require increased emphasis on risk management, said Bill Parsons, the Air Force chief of ground safety While Airmen and their families make the most of recreational opportunities during the summer, the period between Memorial…

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Air Force moves to bring about RPA mission relief

Posted May 29, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

The Air Force is pursuing a range of options that will, in combination with a reset in the number of sustainable combat air patrols, help alleviate long-term stress on Remotely Piloted Aircraft crews. Initial efforts were announced by the Air Force Secretary and Chief of Staff earlier this year; new initiatives include incentive pay increases…

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