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Around the Air Force: Oct. 17

Posted October 20, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, Air National Guard Airmen assist in extinguishing and monitoring the California wildfires and Kentucky ANG Airmen deliver over 7 million pounds of relief supplies to Puerto Rico.

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Blended Retirement System Opt-In training now available to all Airmen

Posted October 16, 2017 by Kat Bailey

The Defense Department will implement the new Blended Retirement System next year. While no one needs to make a decision until Jan. 1, 2018, all Airmen should take advantage of training and informational resources to research their options during the remainder of 2017. Airmen eligible for the new Blended Retirement System began receiving email notifications…

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Around the Air Force: Oct. 13

Posted October 16, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, Puerto Rico relief efforts continue and a group of spouses from Nellis Air Force Base teamed up to help Las Vegas mass shooting victims and their families.

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Around the Air Force: Oct. 11

Posted October 11, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force the Air Force hurricane cleanup efforts continue and the Pacific Air Forces Commander discusses PACAF’s mission.

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SecAF addresses air and space innovation

Posted October 6, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson spoke about the importance of modernization and innovation in space during a Center for Strategic and International Studies forum in Washington, D.C., Oct. 5, 2017.

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AF Services Activity launches drive for new club members

Posted October 6, 2017 by Carole Chiles Fuller

Hot on the heels of its 2017 Air Force Club Member Appreciation Program, the Air Force Services Activity is launching a drive to attract new members. Like the membership appreciation event, the new-member drive offers a grand prize of $10,000. “First, we showed appreciation to our members and encouraged them to convert their membership to…

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My Air Force: A flip of a coin

Posted October 6, 2017 by Story and photo by Senior Airman ASHLEY STEFFEN

After considering a college he couldn’t quite afford and a job he didn’t see escalating to a career, it came to a flip of the coin for Robert Parati to make the decision to enlist into the Air Force or Marine Corps. As the first member of his Filipino family to be born in the…

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Medical Airman saves newborn minutes from death

Posted October 6, 2017 by Story and photo by Tech. Sgt. RACHELLE BLAKE

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. ­— After severe weather left many with property damage, and even more without power, a patient missing an appointment might have been easily overlooked. For Senior Airman Taylor Scherff, 55th Medical Group Pediatric Clinic medical technician, something didn’t sit right. She knew she couldn’t wait for the normal call-back to…

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42nd ECS sim gets new glass cockpit with view

Posted October 6, 2017 by by Senior Airman ASHLEY STEFFEN

The 42nd Electronic Combat Squadron celebrated a re-opening Sept. 22 of their EC-130H Compass Call flight deck simulator. The upgraded flight simulator features the EC-130Hs new glass cockpit, which allows pilots to keep up with the aviation community and civilian advances. “With this upgrade, we are now capable of flying and navigating safely around the…

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Chairman tells senate erosion of military must stop

Posted October 6, 2017 by by JIM GARAMONE

WASHINGTON ­— The erosion of American military capabilities is real and must be halted, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Senate Armed Services Committee Sept. 26. Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford asked members of the committee to provide adequate, stable budgets so that the Defense Department can fight today’s battles, and…

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