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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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SPPV office fortifies Green Dot initiatives

Posted December 2, 2016 by by 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

The Air Force, and society at large, are facing an ongoing challenge that is drastically affecting lives each day. While we fight wars in the Middle East, we are also taking on an enemy much closer to home. Interpersonal and self-directed violence are realities the Air Force is combating with a variety of programs. The…

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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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Air Force recognizes nurses and medical technicians

Posted May 15, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Michael Cossaboom

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C.  — Running from May 6-12, nurses and medical technicians throughout the Air Force were recognized for the care they provide to Service members and their families. The theme of the week “Ethical Practice and Quality Care,” serves as a platform to celebrate the ways nurses and medical technicians provide safe, efficient, and…

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All Air Force occupations open to women

Posted December 15, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced all occupations in the U.S. military will be open to men and women alike during a press conference Dec. 3. The announcement came after a thorough review of findings from the last three years of studies, and the subsequent recommendation of service secretaries and the chairman of…

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Don’t underestimate the importance of sacrifices

Posted February 27, 2015 by Chief Master Sgt. Matthew Lusson

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) — As I was reviewing some enlisted performance reports and decorations today, I started contemplating a huge event in my life that occurred almost 20 years ago. In April of 1995, I asked my then girlfriend Tiffani, a fellow Airman at the time, to be my wife, for better…

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Airmen get a refresher on water survival training

Posted January 16, 2015 by

Tech. Sgt. Brent Reynertson, 55th Electronic Combat Group evaluator and mission crew supervisor, prepares to drag another Airman through the water during a water survival training refresher course here Jan. 5. The drag simulates the moments an aircrew member experiences after landing in the water with a deployed parachute. Staff Sgt. Whitni Levering, 42nd Electronic…

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