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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

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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Enlisted members selected for promotion to get EPR on “select” grade closeout date

Posted April 24, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — In line with a recent update to the Air Force policy on enlisted performance report static closeout dates (SCOD), effective immediately, all future EPRs for promotion-selectees will close out on the date of the promotion-select grade. At the direction of Headquarters Air Force, Airmen promoted to technical sergeant…

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Air Force

OTS eliminates component distinctions

Posted March 20, 2015 by Phil Berube

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — The Air Force Officer Training School here has removed all service component distinctions from its line officer commissioning courses. Regular Air Force and Reserve cadets no longer receive their commissions through Basic Officer Training or Air National Guard cadets through the Academy of Military Science. With the start of…

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Air Force

Air Force presents FY 16 budget request

Posted February 6, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force presented its fiscal year 2016 President’s Budget request Feb. 2, following the Defense Department and sister services budget briefings. The Air Force fiscal year 2016 budget request supports the defense strategy and combatant commander requirements. It continues readiness recovery, reduces the short-term capacity risk assumed in the fiscal year 2015 budget…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Sarayuth Pinthong
Air Force

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)
Air Force

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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Air Force

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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Air Force

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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Air Force

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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