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Dempsey: No plans to close military commissaries

Posted January 30, 2014 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Contrary to some news reports, there are no plans to close military commissaries, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said. But Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey added that the budget environment is forcing the department to look for savings anywhere possible. The chairman first addressed this issue during his Facebook…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier)
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Changing the way we inspect

Posted March 27, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier

The 355th Fighter Wing became the fifth fighter wing in Air Combat Command to be evaluated under the new unit effectiveness inspection program. A UEI is an inspection that was implemented in August 2013. It combines consolidated unit inspections and operational readiness inspections into one continuous inspection. Prior to this implementation, a wing’s major command…

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Pilots, combat systems officers may be eligible for retention incentives

Posted June 26, 2014 by

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Eligible active-duty pilots and combat systems officers have until Sept. 30 to apply for the fiscal year 2014 Aviator Retention Pay Program, Air Force officials said June 25. “As we resize our force with the right balance of skills to meet Air Force mission requirements and continue to focus on retaining high-performing…

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Defying age: A resilient rebel on eight wheels

Posted September 5, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. (AFNS) — At nearly twice their ages and half their sizes, Lt. Col. Melanie Friedman stands out among those wearing the same uniform. The deputy director of intelligence at the Curtis E. Lemay Center for Doctrine Development and Education, ties her laces together just like the rest of them, and…

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AF completes historic fuel conversion

Posted November 7, 2014 by Master Sgt. Brad West

The Air Force officials took an important step in fiscal responsibility and supply chain efficiency with the conversion of the final stateside installation from Jet Propellant 8 (JP-8) fuel to the more common and commercially available Jet A fuel, Oct. 29 at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The transition to Jet A completed a…

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AF officials announce FY16 budget force structure changes

Posted February 12, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS)  — Air Force officials released force structure changes resulting from the fiscal year 2016 President’s Budget, Feb. 6. The fiscal year 2016 budget will continue the Air Force’s divestment strategy presented in fiscal year 2015, but will re-phase the retirement of several weapons systems later into the Future Years Defense Program (FYDP) in order to…

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AF begins testing phase for women in combat roles

Posted April 23, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — In April 2015, the Air Force will begin conducting the physical evaluations required to explore opening the last six career fields currently closed to women. When the law prohibiting women in ground combat roles was rescinded, 99 percent of the positions within the Air Force were already inclusive of women. The current…

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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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Air Force officials clarify Bronze Star approval process

Posted April 26, 2012 by Amaani Lyle

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Recent heightened interest in the Bronze Star Medal has led Air Force Central Command and Air Force Personnel Center leaders to further explain the criteria and approval process for its recipients. Col. Scott Arcuri, AFCENT director of manpower, personnel and services, said candidates can expect a consistent and rigorous review process for…

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JA announces new programs

Posted June 21, 2012 by 355th Fighter Wing Legal Office

Applications for the Funded Legal Education Program and Excess Leave Program are being accepted from Jan. 1 to March 1, 2013. The number of FLEP and ELP applicants selected in any academic year is determined based on the needs of the Air Force. The FLEP is a paid legal studies program for active-duty Air Force…

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