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First sergeants to supervisors: Here are 4 things you should know

Posted December 4, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. Vanessa Kilmer

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. (AFNS) — There are approximately 2,600 active-duty Airmen assigned to Fairchild Air Force Base and nine fully trained, diamond-wearing first sergeants on duty. That’s a little more than 280 Airmen to one first shirt. This proportion is not uncommon at most bases around the command and the Air Force. Acting…

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Resurrection of the Ghost Rider

Posted February 19, 2015 by Master Sgt. Greg Steele

Barksdale Air Force Base, La.  — After almost seven years of slumber, a sleeping giant awakened in the Arizona desert. It prepared to take flight Friday the 13th from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, on a historic journey to resume the mission for which it was created; provide strategic long-range bomber support anywhere in the world, at any…

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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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Air Force aiding Airmen

Posted March 22, 2012 by Staff

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. — Air Force Aid assists Airmen in numerous ways whether it’s getting them home for a loved one’s sickness, passing or to assist in helping Airmen pay bills they cannot afford. Among the Air Force non-profit organizations is Air Force Aid is one of the most popularly used. U.S. Air…

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Air Force officials to launch myPers

Posted May 3, 2012 by Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Air Force officials are launching a new name for online personnel services and human resources knowledge: myPers. Rebranding the Air Force Personnel Services website, previously known as AFPERS, requires more than just a flip of the switch. Members of the Air Force Personnel Center are in the process…

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A-10 first aircraft to use alcohol-based fuel

Posted July 5, 2012 by Minty Knighton

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) — On June 28, the 40th Flight Test Squadron made history here flying the first aircraft to use a new.…

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Rules of the road, the airfield

Posted August 29, 2012 by Senior Airman Jack Sanders

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Driving onto the Airfield at an Air Force base can be a daunting process for any Airman.

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AFOSI tip line lets base-level agents investigate crime

Posted November 9, 2012 by Staff Sgt. Carolyn Herrick

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — The Air Force Office of Special Investigations recently announced its first anonymous tip line, which operates via the Internet, SMS (text messaging), and a smart phone application. This tool will allow anyone to provide OSI with anonymous tips on everything from drugs and theft to terrorist activities and potential…

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U.S. Southern Command commander visits D-M

Posted January 18, 2013 by

Marine Gen. John F. Kelly, U.S. Southern Command commander, discusses the mission of the 612th Air and Space Operations Center with Col. James Bortree, 612th AOC commander here, Jan. 14. The 612th AOC provides command and control of air and space power in USSOUTHCOM’s area of responsibility, to include 31 countries covering a sixth of…

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Not too soon for spouse’s job hunt before moving

Posted March 29, 2013 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON (AFPS) — As service members start to receive their orders for summer moves, it’s time for working spouses to update resumes, start networking for job opportunities and contact career counselors at their new locations, a Pentagon official recommends. In an interview with American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel, Meg O’Grady, program manager…

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