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Faith in captivity: Vietnam War POW inspires Airmen

Posted May 9, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Jenna Hildebrand

MILWAUKEE (AFNS) – With his hands bound in manacles, an imprisoned Air Force pilot watched from his bamboo holding cell as North Vietnamese soldiers moved a wounded American prisoner into the cell across from his. The pilot was shocked at the man’s appearance; his fingers were raw and his body was emaciated. His whole body was covered…

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Voluntary fiscal 2014 force management programs announced

Posted July 25, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) – The Air Force will implement several officer and enlisted force management programs for fiscal 2014, officials said. Force management programs enable the Air Force to both size and balance the force, with the goal of meeting mandated end strength numbers in the right career fields and at the right grades,…

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Airmen to be nominated for special duties

Posted September 6, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Candice C. Page

U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Erin O’Shea The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team rehearses for the 57th Presidential Inaugural on Jan. 11, at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Assignment to base honor guards will now be a vetted nomination process. LANGLEY AFB, Va. – Approved changes to the Air Force special duty program will…

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Dagger Point: New changes to the special duty program

Posted November 26, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant

Master Sgt. Angela Womack is the 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) First Sergeant. She began her 18-year career as an Aerospace Medical Technician. In addition to holding a variety of positions in the medical career field, she has also served as the Professional Military Education Instructor for Airman Leadership School and the Family Readiness…

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AF launches enhanced professional development site

Posted February 20, 2014 by

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala.  – The Ira C. Eaker Center for Professional Development recently made available a new tool to assist civilians with their professional development. The Civilian Development Resource Center is an online clearinghouse providing access to development roadmaps and learning programs and thousands of no-cost courses, books, videos, job aids, simulations, articles and much…

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48th RQS Rescue Training at the Titan Missile Museum

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

The 48th Rescue Squadron utilized the unique layout of the Titan Missile Museum in Green Valley to conduct high angle and confined space rescue training April 17.  A pararescueman from the 48th Rescue Squadron guards an area of the Titan Missile Museum during a simulated rescue exercise. The 48th RQS conducted the rescue training in…

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Tattoos: Good, bad, permanent

Posted July 24, 2014 by Senior Airman Timothy Young

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.  – Tattoos are becoming more commonplace in today’s society and therefore in the Air Force, which makes it important for Airmen to know what they are getting into before making a decision that will last a lifetime. Getting a tattoo can be a great way for someone to commemorate a moment in…

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AF announces 2012 aviator continuation pay program

Posted March 29, 2012 by Staff

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Air Force officials released the details of fiscal 2012 Aviator Continuation Pay program this week, with continuing focus on retaining highly-qualified manned and remotely piloted aircraft rated crew members. The ACP program gives some pilots and combat systems officers the opportunity for a financial bonus in exchange for…

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Warrior of the Week May 18, 2012

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Desert Lightning Team’s Weekly Warrior: Senior Airman Alex N. Donovan

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Air Guard recruit becomes U.S. citizen, heads to basic training

Posted July 26, 2012 by Maj. Gabe Johnson

At the U.S. District Court here 53 new American citizens took the Oath of Allegiance to the United States July 20; each one eager for the...

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