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“Solicit help; don’t hide”

Posted July 10, 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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Air Force reveals newest recruiting campaign

Posted September 11, 2014 by Air Force Recruiting Service Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas  — The U.S. Air Force is bringing back its “Aim High” advertising slogan after a 15-year hiatus with the launch of the “I am an American Airman” recruiting campaign today. The integrated campaign, created by the Air Force’s advertising agency, GSD&M, includes three commercial spots as well as new video…

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Service members must update TSP by Jan. 31

Posted December 4, 2014 by Abigail Reid

Active duty members of the Army, Air Force or Navy making dollar-amount Roth contributions to a Thrift Savings Plan account should know that these deductions will stop on Jan. 31, unless action is taken. “The Roth [Thrift Savings Plan] contributions are going from a dollar figure to a percentage of pay,” said Kent Thompson, Financial…

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AEF Teaming brings new order of business to deployments

Posted February 26, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — For many Airmen deployments are hard to understand, and for leaders they’re hard to sell and to sustain. Implemented in October 2014, Air Expeditionary Forces Teaming was designed as a way to improve predictability, visibility and stability for units and Airmen while maintaining the flexibility to satisfy combatant commander requirements downrange….

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Increased mission requirements open doors for continued service

Posted May 21, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force is introducing several personnel and manpower initiatives to meet increased mission requirements outlined in the fiscal year 2016 President’s Budget. In order to enhance operational and mission capacity in support of combatant commanders, and to maintain readiness, the Air Force is setting a minimum active-duty force level of 317,000…

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Student flight experience ensures success at basic training

Posted August 19, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Michael Matkin

PHOENIX – An Airman’s memories of their first reporting statement or first time standing at attention are likely associated with memories of someone yelling at them. Most likely this occurred during the first few days of basic training, but what if recruits already knew facing movements, the Air Force core values and rank structure? How…

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Air Force officials: Check Professional Development Guide for errors

Posted March 22, 2012 by Staff

RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force officials announced today that some copies of the printed versions of the 2011 Professional Development Guide will need to be returned to unit Weighted Airman Promotion System monitors, as the documents may have a number of errors. “Airmen and Supervisors of Airmen using this version of the…

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Air Force provides aircraft pilot safety testimony to Congress

Posted May 10, 2012 by Master Sgt. Raheem Moore

WASHINGTON — The military deputy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition discussed tactical aviation programs during congressional testimony here May 8.

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2013 CDCs available online in September

Posted July 5, 2012 by Air Education and Training Command Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Airman Advancement Division’s online library, e-WAPS Online Reference Library Database, or e-WORLD, will soon have 2013 promotion cycle study reference material available. Airmen will be able to access the latest reference material by September. Past Career Development Courses are also available for those still studying for the 2012…

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AF senior leaders stress safety over Labor Day weekend

Posted August 29, 2012 by

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy issued the following message to all Air Force personnel: As our Nation pays tribute to American workers during Labor Day weekend, we thank all Airmen…

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