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AF signs Total-Force Aircrew Management charter

Posted September 25, 2014 by Jennifer Cassidy

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Senior Air Force leaders signed a Total Force Aircrew Management charter Sept. 18, during the Aircrew Summit at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III , Director of Air National Guard Lt. Gen. Stanley E….

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Airmen must revalidate dependents by Dec. 31

Posted September 25, 2014 by Capt. Erika Yepsen

By Dec. 31, every Airman will be required to provide their servicing finance office with documentation for all dependents as part of Air Force audit readiness efforts. This one-time, Air Force-wide recertification process will allow the Air Force to validate Airmen’s basic allowance for housing entitlements, ensuring every dollar of the $5.4 billion the Air…

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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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355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron: Maintenance Flight

Posted September 25, 2014 by (U.S. Air Force Photos by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey)

The 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron’s Maintenance Flight performs phase inspections on A-10C Thunderbolt IIs after 500 flight hours. During a phase inspection, the A-10 is given a complete in-depth inspection, searching for foreign object debris, damage, cracked or worn parts, and also the phase ensures that every section of the airframe is intact with each…

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Air Force Enlisted Village: Not just a place to live, a place to call home

Posted September 18, 2014 by Commentary by Senior Master Sgt. Bill Fortenberry

I first visited the Air Force Enlisted Village as a young first sergeant in 2009, when I was stationed at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. I went to visit with the Tyndall Active Airmen’s Association, Tyndall’s E-1 to E-4 Professional Association, and was amazed at what I saw. This was also the first time I…

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Enlisted evaluation and promotion systems implementation timeline

Posted September 18, 2014 by

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — In July, the chief of staff and chief master sergeant of the Air Force announced a series of incremental changes to the Enlisted Evaluation and Weighted Airman Promotion Systems scheduled for implementation from August 2014 through January 2017. The evaluation and promotion systems changes are slated for implementation in a phased manner…

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67 plus years of airpower

Posted September 18, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Zachary Cacicia

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. (AFNS) — What does the Air Force want for its 67th birthday; new state of the art fighter jets, more unmanned aircraft, new maintenance facilities or how about additional satellites to launch into space? The answer is none of the above. What the Air Force really wants for its birthday…

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Tuition assistance program changes Oct. 1

Posted September 11, 2014 by Senior Airman Marcy Copeland

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Effective Oct. 1, new changes will go into effect that impact the Air Force Tuition Assistance Program. Personnel using the TA program will now be required to pass all undergraduate courses with a grade of “C” or higher. A grade of “D” will be considered a failing grade and…

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Air Force revamps AEF

Posted September 11, 2014 by

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force will deploy Agile Combat Support Airmen under its redesigned air expeditionary force construct October 1. The primary purpose of the redesign was to look at ways to deploy more ACS Airmen with their units and standardize dwell times across the Air Force as much as possible to present a…

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Air Force reveals newest recruiting campaign

Posted September 11, 2014 by Air Force Recruiting Service Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas  — The U.S. Air Force is bringing back its “Aim High” advertising slogan after a 15-year hiatus with the launch of the “I am an American Airman” recruiting campaign today. The integrated campaign, created by the Air Force’s advertising agency, GSD&M, includes three commercial spots as well as new video…

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