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Air Force

On/off duty — we are Airmen 24/7

Posted October 14, 2015 by Commentary by Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.  — My job as a public affairs professional consists specifically of communicating with the public to gain support for our Air Force personnel, resources and missions. Although my job’s primary purpose is to strengthen the bonds between the Air Force and the public to promote public understanding and support of the Air…

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Air Force

A backseat view of combat airstrikes

Posted June 13, 2016 by Capt. Sybil Taunton

SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFNS) — Throughout the month of May, the air coalition has been able to strike lucrative targets including: logistics lines, command and control and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant financial resources through more than 1,800 strike sorties. “My goal as the air component is to actually put pressure on (ISIL) wherever they…

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F-35A Lightning II Conventional Takeoff and Landing Variant

Posted March 4, 2016 by

The F-35A is the U.S. Air Force’s latest fifth-generation fighter. It will replace the U.S. Air Force’s aging fleet of F-16 Fighting Falcons and A-10 Thunderbolt II’s, which have been the primary fighter aircraft for more than 20 years, and bring with it an enhanced capability to survive in the advanced threat environment in which…

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Air Force

Civilian tuition assistance increases to $1M, expands eligibility

Posted December 5, 2016 by Kat Bailey

The Air Force has received an additional $400,000, for a total of $1 million, for its 2017 civilian tuition assistance program, and all permanent, full-time appropriated fund employees, including those in wage-grade positions, are now eligible to participate. Employees are required to have a current acceptable performance appraisal on file and are eligible whether or…

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Air Force

Blood donor month: Be a silent hero with gift of life

Posted January 21, 2016 by Lt. Col. Julianna L. Olson

DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE, Ga. (AFNS) — The Air Force has a long history when it comes to the national blood donation system. The system dates all the way back to World War II when the Army Air Corps created the capabilities to transport much needed blood products from the United States into campaign theaters….

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Air Force

Airman represents Air Force through special duties

Posted November 25, 2015 by Senior Airman Breonna Veal

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va.  — He stands in front of a seated audience. Much like a spotlight, all eyes are on him as he waits for the music to start. But this isn’t the typical routine for Air Combat Command Heritage of America Band vocalist, Tech. Sgt. Richard Vasquez, Jr. As he firmly grips the Air Force…

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Air Force

D-M Exchange expands layaway to include laptops, computers

Posted December 2, 2016 by Courtesy of AAFES

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is making it easier for military shoppers to keep in-demand gifts hidden away until the big day by extending fee-free layaway to computers, notebooks and laptops for a limited time. From now through Dec. 14, Davis-Monthan Exchange shoppers can use layaway to hold computers, notebooks, tablets and iPads…

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Air Force

DOD VOLED to hold virtual education fair Nov. 19

Posted November 12, 2015 by Ed Barker

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AFNS) — In an effort to expand the reach of military voluntary education and help make higher education accessible for all service members, veterans and family members, the Defense Department’s Voluntary Education Program will host its first virtual education fair Nov. 19. The online fair is designed to enable members’ participation from anywhere…

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Air Force

HC-130J Combat King II

Posted March 4, 2016 by

The HC-130J replaces HC-130P/Ns as the only dedicated fixed-wing Personnel Recovery platform in the Air Force inventory. It is an extended-range version of the C-130J Hercules transport. Its mission is to rapidly deploy to execute combatant commander directed recovery operations to austere airfields and denied territory for expeditionary, all weather personnel recovery operations to include…

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Air Force

Palace Chase offers early separation opportunities to Airmen

Posted October 13, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev., — Each year thousands of people answer the nation’s call by enlisting or commissioning in the United States Air Force. Some will only serve one term and some will serve many. Sometimes an Airmen may decide that they no longer wish to serve on active duty, but would rather serve on a…

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