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Air Force leaders address aircrew crisis

Posted September 25, 2017 by

More than 60 Air Force senior leaders discussed the Air Force’s aircrew crisis which has left the service more than 1,500 pilots short of its requirements Sept. 22, 2017, at Joint Base Andrews, Md.

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Fiscal year 2017 NDAA impact on Airmen

Posted December 30, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Jannelle McRae

The approval of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2017 provides a number of changes for Airmen, retirees, and families, to include stabilizing readiness and end strength, improving pilot retention, modernizing compensation and benefits and enhancing transparency in the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The NDAA authorizes an overall increase in manpower by…

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Davis-Monthan Mission Update PG 3

Posted December 1, 2017 by

355th Communications Squadron Mission: Provide 355th FW, 12th AF HQ, and tenant units’ command, control, communications, and computer capability with mobile and fixed communications systems, official mail and knowledge operations support. Secure critical base-wide information resources and exchanges. Anticipate and respond to dynamic customer and mission needs. Deploy professional communications Airmen. Vision: Aspire to exceed…

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Don’t underestimate the importance of sacrifices

Posted February 27, 2015 by Chief Master Sgt. Matthew Lusson

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) — As I was reviewing some enlisted performance reports and decorations today, I started contemplating a huge event in my life that occurred almost 20 years ago. In April of 1995, I asked my then girlfriend Tiffani, a fellow Airman at the time, to be my wife, for better…

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AF releases criteria for new valor ‘V,’ combat ‘C,’ remote ‘R’ devices

Posted June 23, 2017 by

Air Force officials released criteria for the new “V”, “C” and “R” devices, following the secretary of Defense’s Jan. 7, 2016, authorization. Following a comprehensive Military Decorations and Awards Review in 2015, the secretary of Defense implemented several changes to ensure the Defense Department’s military decoration and awards program continues to appropriately recognize the service,…

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Chasing opportunity to fulfill a dream

Posted March 23, 2016 by Dave Smith

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS) — (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series. These stories focus on individual Airmen, highlighting their Air Force story.) All children have dreams and it was no different for Lt. Col. Brett Chung growing up in Nagoya, Japan. Coming to the United States was something Chung thought…

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Air Force BMT introduces innovative Capstone Week

Posted January 30, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Joshua Strang

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force Basic Military Training at JBSA-Lackland will soon restructure its current eight-and-a-half-week course to make room for a new five-day program called Capstone Week, beginning with trainees entering BMT Jan. 27. “Our Basic Military Training today does a tremendous job developing young men and women into Airmen,” said…

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Service dog helps veteran with PTSD

Posted July 6, 2018 by by DEBBIE ARAGON

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — After battling night terrors and the pain and anxiety of post-traumatic stress disorder for decades, an Air Force veteran found his lifeline at the end of a dog leash. Ryan Kaono, a support agreement manager in the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, vividly remembers a few years…

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525 selected for promotion to chief

Posted December 17, 2015 by Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — The Air Force selected 525 out of 2,521 eligible senior master sergeants for promotion to chief master sergeant for a 20.83 percent selection rate. To see the selection list, go to the Air Force Portal or the myPers enlisted promotion page. Airmen will be able to access their…

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Online shopping benefit available Nov.

Posted February 3, 2017 by

DALLAS – After four years of coordination with the Defense Departments, Army and Air Force as well as several other federal agencies, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service will welcome home approximately 15 million veterans on Nov. 11. “AAFES is honored to offer this well-deserved benefit to those who raised their right hands, took…

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