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Air Force researchers test Google Glass for battlefield use

Posted April 24, 2014 by Senior Airman Alexander W. Riedel

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) — Whether trying to coordinate multiple aircraft in a three-dimensional battlespace, calling in precise close air support or evacuating personnel caught behind enemy lines – effective multitasking is at the heart of the mission for Air Force special operators. Researchers with the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force…

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“Solicit help; don’t hide”

Posted July 17, 2014 by Senior Airman Camilla Elizeu

Over the years, the term “Wingman” has evolved in the Air Force. The traditional military definition of a Wingman refers to the pattern in which fighter jets fly. There is always a lead aircraft and another which flies off the right wing of and behind the lead. This second pilot is called the Wingman because…

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67 plus years of airpower

Posted September 18, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Zachary Cacicia

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. (AFNS) — What does the Air Force want for its 67th birthday; new state of the art fighter jets, more unmanned aircraft, new maintenance facilities or how about additional satellites to launch into space? The answer is none of the above. What the Air Force really wants for its birthday…

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Air Force Band performs holiday flash mob

Posted December 18, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Devon Suits

CHANTILLY, Va. — ‘Tis the season where friends and family come together over a bountiful spread of food and drink — the time of year where gifts are exchanged and memories and traditions are made. But it is also the time of year when the U.S. Air Force Band surprises the world with another musical…

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Air Force waives renters insurance obligation in privatized housing

Posted March 12, 2015 by Breanne Smith

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) — Airmen signing a lease to live in privatized homes on base may no longer be covered by a renters insurance provision, due to a recent Department of Defense change in basic allowance for housing. The Department of Defense opted to eliminate the renters insurance component of BAH, an…

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AF seeks scholarship, fellowship applicants for 2016 programs

Posted June 4, 2015 by Shelly Petruska

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Active-duty Airmen interested in unique developmental opportunities may be eligible for the Olmsted Scholar, White House Fellows and Mansfield Fellowship Exchange programs. The programs offer unique professional career developmental experience for Air Force leaders, according to Kris Hunter, the Air Force Personnel Center officer of developmental education. Applicants…

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Air Force ends pilot travel card program

Posted March 29, 2012 by Staff

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force recently decided to transition existing Controlled Spend Account travel cards to an enhanced Government Travel Card by the end of fiscal 2012. “The CSA, a pilot travel card program, provided some enhancements for travelers, but also brought about significant challenges for our most frequent travelers and those with unique…

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Single staffing tool goes Air Force wide

Posted May 17, 2012 by Erin Tindell

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, Texas — Beginning this summer, all Air Force civil service employees will have transitioned to a resume based system when seeking new positions for Air Force civilian vacancies worldwide. In 2010, the Air Force Personnel Center announced the transition to a single staffing tool for all Air Force job…

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CSAF’s ‘fini flight’ a ride of remembrance

Posted July 19, 2012 by Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. (AFNS) — When Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz climbed aboard the MC-130E Combat Talon I here July 12 for his last flight…

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New AFSC coming for AFSOC enlisted aircrew

Posted September 13, 2012 by Mike Martin

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. (AFNS) — Almost 470 flight engineers, aerial gunners and loadmasters who fly Air Force Special Operations Command’s CV-22, AC-130 and Non-Standard Aviation aircraft are transitioning to one Air Force specialty code, 1A9X1 Special Mission Aviation starting in November. Master Sgt. Ben Lerman, AFSOC’s aerial gunner functional manager, said In the case of…

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