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AF senior leaders brief State of the Air Force

Posted March 8, 2016 by Mike Martin

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III discussed the State of the Air Force during a press conference at the Pentagon March 7. James acknowledged a lot has happened since the last State of the Air Force address in August 2015. “In October,…

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Air Force offers IT education

Posted June 1, 2018 by by 1st Lt. JESSICA RISMA

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — “It’s all the stuff I’ve always wanted to learn, and it’s completely free.” Two 53rd Computer Systems Squadron Airmen recently shared how the Air Force opened wide the doors of educational opportunity, and how they set themselves up for success in both the military and civilian worlds. “I’m a…

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HH-60G Pave Hawk

Posted March 4, 2016 by

Mission The primary mission of the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter is to conduct day or night personnel recovery operations into hostile environments to recover isolated personnel during war. The HH-60G is also tasked to perform military operations other than war, including civil search and rescue, medical evacuation, disaster response, humanitarian assistance, security cooperation/aviation advisory, NASA…

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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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SECAF outlines Air Force priorities during speech

Posted September 20, 2017 by Tech. Sgt. Natalie Stanley

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson discussed the state of the Air Force during the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference Sept. 18, 2017.

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Capt. Andrew “Dojo” Olson, F-35 Heritage Flight Team pilot and commander, performs a vertical climb in an F-35A Lightning II during the Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show Oct. 14, 2018, in Fort Worth, Texas. The F-35A Lightning II’s F-135 single-engine contains 43,000 pounds of thrust. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexander Cook)
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Smokin’ HOT F-35 …

Posted November 2, 2018 by

Senior Airman Alexander Cook Capt. Andrew Olson, F-35 Heritage Flight Team pilot and commander, performs a vertical climb in an F-35A Lightning II during the Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show Oct. 14 in Fort Worth, Texas. The F-35A Lightning II’s F-135 single-engine contains 43,000 pounds of thrust.

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Core values require credibility

Posted June 20, 2016 by Maj. Billy Dye

COLUMBUS AIR FORCEB BASE, Miss. — When I think about our Core Values of Integrity First, Service Before Self, Excellence in All We Do, I can’t help but think there is one word that sums all of these up: credibility. Merriam Webster defines credibility as the quality of being believed or accepted as true, real,…

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Air Force makes updates to enlisted evaluation policies

Posted January 23, 2019 by

The Air Force recently updated evaluation policies for enlisted Airmen, refining the process and requirements for enlisted performance reports. The revised policies are in response to feedback from the field and are geared towards increasing flexibility for commanders and empowering performance within the enlisted corps. “We are continuously making strides to reform our talent management…

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2016 Scientific Applications Specialist Award nomination packages due by Dec. 1

Posted November 18, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons

The 2016 Scientific Applications Specialist Award nomination packages are due to the Air Force Personnel Center no later than Dec. 1. This awards program recognizes the Outstanding Air Force Scientific Applications Specialist in three distinct categories: technician, supervisor and manager. The objective of the program is to recognize an individual technician, supervisor, and manager for…

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D-M PJs take first at ‘Rodeo’

Posted October 5, 2018 by

Staff Sgts. Brock Thomas and Romen Ramirez, 68th Rescue Squadron pararescuemen, won the title of “Best PJ” at the 10th biennial PJ Rodeo held Sept. 17 through 21 in San Antonio. More than 400 current and former pararescuemen, or PJs, and spectators gathered for active-duty, Reserve and retired PJs to compete in two-man teams for…

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