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Air Force leadership: Service must get handle on pay, benefits

Posted November 26, 2013 by Jim Garamone

GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. (AFNS) — The Air Force must control the growth of pay and benefits or the service will be hard pressed to perform its primary mission to fight and win America’s wars, the service’s top officer said here Nov. 25. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III…

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AF announces ‘pro-gear’ policy change

Posted February 20, 2014 by Joel Fortner

Air Force officials recently announced changes to the Department of Defense’s policy on transporting member’s professional books, papers and equipment, or PBP&E, shipped in household goods during permanent change of station moves. Known as “pro-gear,” the new PBP&E policy will impact orders issued on or after May 1. At that time, PBP&E will be limited…

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Air Force researchers test Google Glass for battlefield use

Posted April 24, 2014 by Senior Airman Alexander W. Riedel

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) – Whether trying to coordinate multiple aircraft in a three-dimensional battlespace, calling in precise close air support or evacuating personnel caught behind enemy lines – effective multitasking is at the heart of the mission for Air Force special operators. Researchers with the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force…

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“Solicit help; don’t hide”

Posted July 17, 2014 by Senior Airman Camilla Elizeu

Over the years, the term “Wingman” has evolved in the Air Force. The traditional military definition of a Wingman refers to the pattern in which fighter jets fly. There is always a lead aircraft and another which flies off the right wing of and behind the lead. This second pilot is called the Wingman because…

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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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Air Force ends pilot travel card program

Posted March 29, 2012 by Staff

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force recently decided to transition existing Controlled Spend Account travel cards to an enhanced Government Travel Card by the end of fiscal 2012. “The CSA, a pilot travel card program, provided some enhancements for travelers, but also brought about significant challenges for our most frequent travelers and those with unique…

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Single staffing tool goes Air Force wide

Posted May 17, 2012 by Erin Tindell

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, Texas — Beginning this summer, all Air Force civil service employees will have transitioned to a resume based system when seeking new positions for Air Force civilian vacancies worldwide. In 2010, the Air Force Personnel Center announced the transition to a single staffing tool for all Air Force job…

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CSAF’s ‘fini flight’ a ride of remembrance

Posted July 19, 2012 by Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. (AFNS) — When Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz climbed aboard the MC-130E Combat Talon I here July 12 for his last flight…

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New AFSC coming for AFSOC enlisted aircrew

Posted September 13, 2012 by Mike Martin

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. (AFNS) — Almost 470 flight engineers, aerial gunners and loadmasters who fly Air Force Special Operations Command’s CV-22, AC-130 and Non-Standard Aviation aircraft are transitioning to one Air Force specialty code, 1A9X1 Special Mission Aviation starting in November. Master Sgt. Ben Lerman, AFSOC’s aerial gunner functional manager, said In the case of…

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AF leaders brief BMT sexual misconduct investigation findings

Posted November 16, 2012 by Master Sgt. Jess Harvey

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force leaders announced Nov. 14 to members of the press here the results of the commander-directed investigation regarding the occurrences of sexual misconduct within basic military training between October 2010 and June 2011. The CDI was commissioned by Gen. Edward Rice, commander of Air Education and Training Command, June 20, 2012…

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