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Trauma czar acts as lynchpin of care when patients clinging to life

Posted March 15, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Rau

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (AFNS) — With the whirl of activity rushing around her and the advice of nearly 20 specialists being presented, it’s the job of Maj. (Dr.) Valerie Sams to decide the medical treatment to go forward with that could ultimately decide whether the patient lives or dies. As the 455th Expeditionary Medical Group…

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Air Force clubs to award $23,000 in scholarships

Posted April 29, 2016 by Carole Chiles Fuller

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) — May 20 is the deadline to apply for the 2016 Air Force Club Scholarship Program. During the past 17 years, the program has provided college tuition assistance to more than 440 Air Force Club members and their eligible family members. As in the past, applicants must be club…

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Forced distribution driving more promotions for top performers

Posted June 3, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Results of the first promotion board using the forced distribution process were released May 25, highlighting a close connection between commander recommendations and those selected for promotion. “These results are achieving the intended purpose of the new evaluation and promotion systems we previewed to our enlisted force during last year’s roadshows,” said Lt….

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Around the Air Force: July 6

Posted July 9, 2016 by

In this look around the Air Force, an F-35A Lightning II makes a trans-Atlantic flight, an Airman runs 694 miles for post-traumatic stress disorder awareness, and the Minnesota Air National Guard deploys to South Korea.

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Nominations for first Air Force enlisted RPA pilots being accepted

Posted August 10, 2016 by Kat Bailey

The Air Force is accepting nominations to fill its first class of enlisted remotely piloted aircraft pilots as part of a deliberate approach to enhance the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance mission. The first enlisted RPA pilot selection board will convene at the Air Force Personnel Center, Jan. 23-26, 2017, with application packages due to AFPC…

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9/11 tower challenge

Posted October 7, 2016 by

(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman) Members of the Tucson Police Department and the Davis-Monthan AFB Honor Guard came together to post the colors during the 9/11 Tower Challenge at the University of Arizona Football Stadium in Tucson, Ariz., Sept. 9, 2016. The 9/11 Tower Challenge is held every year in honor…

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Fiscal year 2017 NDAA impact on Airmen

Posted December 30, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Jannelle McRae

The approval of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2017 provides a number of changes for Airmen, retirees, and families, to include stabilizing readiness and end strength, improving pilot retention, modernizing compensation and benefits and enhancing transparency in the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The NDAA authorizes an overall increase in manpower by…

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BLUE: A step ahead

Posted February 13, 2017 by tomlear

Air Force TV has released the latest episode of the Air Force’s flagship television program, BLUE. Staying a step ahead in current and future conflicts required a new edge in air warfare. In this episode, we introduce you to the newest fifth-generation, multi-role fighter aircraft, the F-35A Lightning II.

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Mom, son grow up in big Air Force family

Posted April 7, 2017 by by Tech. Sgt. Julianne Showalter

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A family atmosphere has long been rooted in the 145th Airlift Wing and the Dietz family champions this statement. Senior Airman Jonathan Dietz, of the 145th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, is the youngest son of Chief Master Sgt. Susan Dietz of the 145th Medical Group. Jonathan Dietz is deploying for the first time…

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Overcoming adversity, Airman finds home in Air Natl Guard

Posted June 2, 2017 by by Tech. Sgt. Traci Howells

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. — He slowed the car to a stop and pulled into the parking lot. Shutting the engine down, he looked around the vehicle. Everything he owned was crammed into the small space that had become his home for the past few months. He glanced at the brick building: Air Force…

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