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ANGEL THUNDER’S Non-conventional Assisted Recovery in Flagstaff

Posted May 28, 2015 by Staff

ANGEL THUNDER participants will conduct Personnel rescue exercises using Non-conventional Assisted Recovery (NAR) techniques in Flagstaff, June 1-13. ANGEL THUNDER is the world’s largest personnel recovery exercise hosted by Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson Ariz. It is supported by 12 nation-partners and over 3,000 personnel. NAR is a recovery tactic used in contested environments…

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Air Force moves to bring about RPA mission relief

Posted May 28, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

The Air Force is pursuing a range of options that will, in combination with a reset in the number of sustainable combat air patrols, help alleviate long-term stress on Remotely Piloted Aircraft crews. Initial efforts were announced by the Air Force Secretary and Chief of Staff earlier this year; new initiatives include incentive pay increases…

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Final Total Force Training Environmental Assessment released

Posted May 21, 2015 by

The final Environmental Assessment for Total Force Training, released here today by Air Combat Command, concludes a “Finding of No Significant Impact.” The Air Force will implement the proposed action alternative which places a cap on Total Force Training (formerly Operation Snowbird) flights at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base at 2,326 annual flights.  Officials state that…

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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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Commissaries support environment year round

Posted May 14, 2015 by Staff

FORT LEE, Va.– Green purchasing, food bank donations and recycling highlight a long list of things the Defense Commissary Agency is doing to reach “net zero waste” and other environmental goals. The agency has long focused on the reduction of waste, recycling materials, conservation of resources and becoming more energy-efficient overall, said Randy Eller, deputy…

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AF ROTC detachment command opportunities available

Posted May 14, 2015 by Shelly Petruska

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Eligible active-duty line of the Air Force lieutenant colonels and lieutenant colonel-selects interested in summer 2016 Reserve Officer Training Corps detachment command opportunities have until May 27 to request consideration for these positions. Command opportunities are expected to open at more than 50 educational institutions, said Sundy Muniz,…

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AFOQT scores updated as AF implements new test, form

Posted May 14, 2015 by Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Airmen who took Form S of the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test may see their test scores updated on May 22, when the Air Force converts scores to the new Form T metric, officials said May 12. According to Dr. Lisa Hughes, the Air Force Personnel Assessment chief,…

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Civilian Airmen serve their country, deploy with military teammates

Posted May 7, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — More than two million public employees protect the nation through service in the armed forces, and more than 183,000 of them are Air Force civilian full-time, part-time, term, temp and nonappropriated fund Airmen. Often working behind the scenes in support of their military teammates, civilian Airmen help provide a stable foundation at…

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Website improves, simplifies military child care search

Posted May 7, 2015 by Shannon Carabajal

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) — With frequent moves, Air Force families face the challenging, and often frustrating task of making new child care arrangements every few years. A new Defense Department website is helping ease those moving transitions by simplifying the search and registration process for child care. MilitaryChildCare.com (MCC) offers access to…

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U.S., Czech Republic train in close air support operations

Posted April 30, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany  — Four U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft forward deployed to Namest Air Base, Czech Republic, April 8, 2015, as part of a theater security package in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. “The Czech Republic air force invited us to come out here to train with their JTACs for a week,”…

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