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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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AF begins testing phase for women in combat roles

Posted April 23, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — In April 2015, the Air Force will begin conducting the physical evaluations required to explore opening the last six career fields currently closed to women. When the law prohibiting women in ground combat roles was rescinded, 99 percent of the positions within the Air Force were already inclusive of women. The current…

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Enlisted members selected for promotion to get EPR on “select” grade closeout date

Posted April 23, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — In line with a recent update to the Air Force policy on enlisted performance report static closeout dates (SCOD), effective immediately, all future EPRs for promotion-selectees will close out on the date of the promotion-select grade. At the direction of Headquarters Air Force, Airmen promoted to technical sergeant…

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Western Hemisphere cooperation highlights SICOFAA’s 54th Anniversary

Posted April 23, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant

Members of 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) gathered to commemorate another year of success for the System of Cooperation Among the American Air Forces, with a 54th birthday celebration April 16th. SICOFAA began as a meeting of officers from 13 different countries in 1961, led by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Thomas D….

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48th RQS Trains for the Real Deal

Posted April 23, 2015 by (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier)

Pararescuemen assigned to the 48th Rescue Squadron prepare to retrieve a simulated patient during a mass casualty exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, April 14. For this exercise, several D-M Airmen volunteered to play victims. This element added realism to the training, allowing the pararescuemen to work through the stress that each mission can bring….

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SNCOs: Contact AFPC to see if Course 14 completion is noted in records

Posted April 16, 2015 by Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Senior NCOs recently notified by the Air University Barnes Center for Enlisted Education that their Senior NCO Academy Distance Learning Course 14 Version 6 “failed” exam scores have been corrected may want to review their records to ensure updates are complete. In late 2013, Air Education and Training…

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Draft Supplemental EA open for public review and comment

Posted April 9, 2015 by

The 355th Fighter Wing released the 563rd Rescue Group Personnel Recovery Supplemental Environmental Assessment today for public review and comment. A 30-day comment period follows the release of the document. The comment period will end Monday, May 4, 2015. The draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment (SEA) and draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) evaluates the…

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Anything you can do I can do better

Posted April 9, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Sibling rivalry has always challenged people to do things better, like run faster or jump higher. Two brothers have taken that competition to new heights to make the Air Force greater. “We have always competed to find out who was the best,” said Senior Airman Leonel DeJesus-Martinez, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron…

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