(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook)
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Honorary Commander program creates a “perfect fit”

Posted September 15, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook

A community relations initiative, known as the Honorary Commander program, allows D-M to open its gates to prominent members of the local community. They come into base squadrons and groups and work side by side with military commanders.

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Scholarships for Military Children program opens Dec. 3

Posted December 5, 2013 by

FORT LEE, Va.,– Applications for the 2014 Scholarships for Military Children Program become available Dec. 3 at commissaries worldwide or on the Internet at http://www.militaryscholar.org. Applications must be turned in to a commissary by close of business Feb. 28, 2014. Packages must be hand-delivered or shipped via U.S. Postal Service or other delivery methods, not…

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AF announces change to reduction in force board schedule

Posted February 27, 2014 by Rose Richeson

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force leaders announced a change Feb. 20 to the officer reduction in force board, or RIF, originally scheduled to convene June 16 at the Air Force Personnel Center. Air Force officials are adjusting the timing of the board until later in calendar year 2014 due to legal limitations governing RIF boards. The delay…

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Writing skills key to good EPRs

Posted May 15, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Are you capturing what your Airmen are really doing for the Air Force when giving feedback and writing performance reports? Communicating well what Airmen do for the Air Force is the goal of military strategic writing. “Good communication has always been vital to the efficiency of our military mission,”…

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AF focuses fourth round of VERA/VSIP on headquarters reductions

Posted July 24, 2014 by

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — In an effort to lead its force management actions with voluntary programs, the Air Force announced a fourth round of civilian workforce shaping measures beginning July 21. This follows the recent Air Force announcement on headquarters organization and staffing reductions. Those changes are designed to eliminate redundant activities and improve efficiencies while also satisfying…

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Phased rollout to improve enlisted evaluation system

Posted September 25, 2014 by Senior Airman Alexander W. Riedel

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force chief of enlisted force policy outlined the implementation of the new enlisted evaluation and promotion systems at the 2014 Air Force Association’s Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition here Sept. 17. Developed in 1968, and implemented two years later, the existing Weighted Airman Promotion System has been in…

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The end of an era signals new beginnings for security forces

Posted January 8, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay

SILVER FLAG ALPHA, Nevada  — Ninety-five security forces Airmen from around the country attended the 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron’s last Base Security Operations course at the Silver Flag Alpha Range Complex outside of Las Vegas Dec. 6-20, 2014. The Airmen not only received critical pre-deployment skills during their course, but they unknowingly became part of…

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Increase your sphere of influence

Posted March 19, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Joshua Strang

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — In his November 2013 Roll Call, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody said that a nomination to a developmental special duty is an honor and expresses the faith and confidence leadership has in an Airman to purposefully shape our future. Earlier in 2013, 10 special…

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Angel Thunder 2015 wraps up

Posted June 11, 2015 by

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey) The blades of German Air Force CH-53GS begin to spin before being boarded by German and U.S. Air Force pararescuemen during Angel Thunder 2015 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, June 7. Angel Thunder is the world’s largest personnel recovery exercise. D-M hosted 11 partner nations…

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AFAF kicked off March 23

Posted March 29, 2012 by Staff

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. — The 2012 Air Force Assistance Fund campaign kicked off March 26 and will run through May 4. Four major charities receive contributions from the AFAF: the Air Force Aid Society, Air Force Villages, Air Force Enlisted Villages and the General and Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay Foundation. These charitable affiliates…

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