U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Sarayuth Pinthong
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Roberson talks about successfully bringing airpower to fight while reducing risk to life, limb

Posted January 14, 2016 by Tim Barela

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — He’s responsible for the well-being of more than 60,000 command members and nearly 300,000 students each year – many of them teenagers who still feel bulletproof. And the cold reality is that at some points during his reign, he will lose Airmen under his command … not to war,…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Robert Scott)
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Learning my role

Posted February 24, 2016 by Senior Airman Ramon A. Adelan

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, California — Time and time again I hear, “Everyone makes senior airman, and it’s no big deal.” If it wasn’t a big deal, something to be proud of or a stepping stone, why is there a rank in the first place? I put on senior airman earlier this year and I can tell…

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Juggling enlisted life and advanced education

Posted March 17, 2016 by Master Sgt. Michael Voss

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — Now a Ph.D., Chief Master Sergeant Jackie-Lynn Brown recalls her mother pecking away, key by key, on an old, manual typewriter at the dinner table. She remembers her saying, “We can be 10 years older and have our degree or we can be 10 years older and not have…

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Internship program offers hands-on experience in military setting

Posted May 6, 2016 by Steve Warns

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) — Graduating college seniors interested in hands-on experience working with child and youth programs on military installations worldwide are encouraged to sign up for the Military Extension Internship Program (MEIP). The MEIP enables students to integrate their schooling with more professional knowledge and skills gained through practical, real-world work…

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AF continues to monitor Zika, infected mosquitoes could hit US this summer

Posted June 6, 2016 by Prerana Korpe

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFNS) — As the threat of infected mosquitoes reaching the U.S. climbs, the Air Force continues to closely monitor the emergence of Zika virus infections to help inform and protect Airmen and their families. The World Health Organization declared Feb. 1 that the Zika virus is a public health emergency of international concern….

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Training for new civilian performance management program now available

Posted June 29, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Bubba Franks

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Educational training is available to civilians and their supervisors in advance of the Air Force’s April 2017 transition to the new Department of Defense-wide Performance Management and Appraisal Program. A phased implementation of DPMAP, part of the DOD’s collaborative labor-management effort, New Beginnings, began in April 2016 with a limited number of…

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Professional bad guys: Space aggressors prepare Airmen for the enemy

Posted July 28, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Julius Delos Reyes

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — As midnight quickly approaches this July evening, the 100-degree temperatures fall to a mere 98 degrees on the base just outside of Las Vegas. The blue light from Vega’s laptop illuminates his face, as he goes to work, trying to determine if there’s a maintenance issue with the avionics, or…

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Nomination window open for 2017 Spirit of Hope Award

Posted September 9, 2016 by Kat Bailey

Nominations for the 2017 Spirit of Hope Award will be accepted by the Air Force Personnel Center through Feb. 20. The award, named for comedian and actor Bob Hope, recognizes a military member, former military member, civilian or organization that epitomizes his values of duty, honor, courage, loyalty, commitment, integrity and selfless dedication. Organizations and…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier)
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357th FS trains at Green Flag-West

Posted October 13, 2015 by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — More than 100 Airmen and eight A-10 Thunderbolt IIs from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, arrived at Nellis AFB to participate in Green Flag-West 15-10 from Sept. 13-25. Green Flag-West is an advanced, realistic, and relevant air-to-surface training exercise, preparing joint and coalition warfighters to meet combatant commander requirements across air,…

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AF implements restricted endorsement, stratification for E-8 EPRs

Posted August 7, 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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