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Introspection

Posted May 4, 2016 by Chief Master Sgt. Jack Johnson Jr.

NORFOLK, Va. (AFNS) — We were all created different. We think differently, perceive things differently and interpret success and failure through very different lenses. At each person’s unique period in life, they begin to look back, wondering if they truly made a difference. For many, that difference can only be defined by one’s self, regardless…

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Air Force increases access to behavioral health care

Posted June 7, 2016 by Prerana Korpe

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Nearly half of people with a treatable behavioral health disorder do not seek help from behavioral health professionals, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. However, 80 percent of this population does visit a primary care manager at least once a year. The Air Force Behavioral Health Optimization…

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Changing Air Force healthcare through innovation

Posted June 30, 2016 by J.D. Levite

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFNS) — Innovation is a buzzword often associated with new technology platforms or successful sports teams, but in reality innovation can apply anywhere someone comes up with a new idea or way of doing something. When it comes to health innovation and research in the Air Force Medical Service, it’s all about finding…

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Policy changes allow Airmen to retrain into special operations

Posted July 28, 2016 by Senior Airman Ryan Conroy

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — In a move to meet the high-demand signal for the Air Force’s Battlefield Airmen, the service announced changes to retraining and cross-flow, outlined in a policy memorandum dated April 25. The changes allow Airmen to be released from their current jobs in the Air Force to cross-train into the Special Tactics career…

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AF narrows locations considered for basing new RPA units

Posted September 9, 2016 by

The Air Force has selected candidate bases for a potential new MQ-9 Reaper wing with units at up to two locations. For the first location, the Air Force identified Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.; Moody AFB, Ga.; Mountain Home AFB, Idaho; Offutt AFB, Neb.; and Shaw AFB, S.C., as candidate bases to potentially host an…

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D-M Exchange expands layaway to include laptops, computers

Posted December 2, 2016 by Courtesy of AAFES

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is making it easier for military shoppers to keep in-demand gifts hidden away until the big day by extending fee-free layaway to computers, notebooks and laptops for a limited time. From now through Dec. 14, Davis-Monthan Exchange shoppers can use layaway to hold computers, notebooks, tablets and iPads…

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357th FS, 22nd STS team up for austere landings

Posted October 13, 2015 by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Four A-10C Thunderbolt II pilots from the 357th Fighter Squadron flew to the National Training Center range at Fort Irwin, California to conduct austere landing training, Sept. 22, while the unit was participating in Green Flag-West 15-10. The training involved the landing of A-10s on the unimproved surface of Bicycle Lake Army Airfield’s…

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The unstoppable Airman

Posted November 18, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Lealan Buehrer

PEORIA, Ill. (AFNS) — Airman 1st Class Tanya Brown was a fulltime everything three years ago — beautician, livestock farmer, college student, wife and mother to four children. Then, not being one to shy away from a challenge, the 35 year old decided to join the Air National Guard. Along the way, she earned a…

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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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Air Combat Command charts path for remote aircrews, units

Posted December 15, 2015 by Headquarters Air Combat Command Public Affairs

JOINT BASE LANGLEY- EUSTIS, Va.  — Air Combat Command officials announced the results of their study into the Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) community in an attempt to normalize operations and ensure long-term mission success. Initial recommendations from the command’s ongoing Culture and Process Improvement Program (CPIP) were derived from nearly 2,500 inputs from Airmen across the RPA…

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