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Managing your move: TMO breaks down moving myths

Posted July 5, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Austin Harvill

The summer season encroaches each and every day. Changes of command, farewell picnics and moving trucks mark this transitional time frame. However, do not fret — the Airmen at the Traffic Management Office are there to ease the stress during the moving process. Staff Sgt. Eva Simmons, 633rd Logistics Readiness Squadron traffic management specialist, explained…

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Redesigned program eases transition to civilian life

Posted August 29, 2012 by Joel Fortner

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — A redesigned program will help ease every Airman’s transition to civilian life and better apply their military experience, Air Force officials said. The program is the first major overhaul of the transition assistance program for military members in nearly 20 years. The effort began in response to a call from President Barack…

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Strong leadership today may save lives tomorrow

Posted November 9, 2012 by Commentary by Master Sgt. Kevin Wallace

An Afghan woman and her son ride a donkey through a U.S. Army scout presence patrol in Nawbor Village, Bala Murghab District, Badghis Province, Afghanistan, Jan. 16, 2011. The scouts, who hail from White Platoon, Bulldog Troop, 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, identified the woman’s family as having recently moved to the village, after insurgents…

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New resource helps troops, families plan deployments

Posted January 18, 2013 by Karen Parrish

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department launched a new resource to help troops and their families plan for the “before, during and after” of deploying. Barbara Thompson, director of DOD’s office for family policy, explained “Plan My Deployment” during an interview with the Pentagon Channel and American Forces Press Service. “This is a new, interactive, online…

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Combat-Ready Airmen Delivering Electronic Attack at a Moment’s Notice… Anywhere!

Posted March 29, 2013 by Senior Airman Camilla Griffin

Members of the 43rd Electronic Combat Squadron step to a EC-130H Compass Call here March 20. Aircrew will typically step an hour before takeoff, as it takes time to run checklists, start engines and taxi. Maj. Michael Padilla, 43rd Electronic Combat Squadron assistant director of operations, warms up on a treadmill before going for a…

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First of its kind: Enlisted mission planning course graduates weapons school

Posted May 24, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Gregory Brook

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The first-ever course taught at the U.S. Air Force Weapons School for enlisted intelligence professionals, the Advanced Enlisted Mission Planning Course, graduated six enlisted students for class 13-1 here May 17. When these Airmen return to their home units, they will work closely with their intelligence weapons officers and chiefs of…

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One of AF most decorated heroes passes away

Posted August 1, 2013 by

SHALIMAR, Fla. (AFNS) — One of the most decorated Airmen in Air Force history, whose career spanned three wars and four decades, has passed away. Retired Col. George Everett “Bud” Day, an Air Force pilot, shot down during the Vietnam War and imprisoned in the infamous “Hanoi Hilton” along with Sen. John McCain, defiantly resisted the North Vietnamese for…

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Air Force tuition assistance undergoing changes

Posted September 19, 2013 by Jayson Burns

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Changes to the application process and some of the guidelines for the Air Force tuition assistance program go into effect with classes that begin after Oct. 1. These changes will require supervisors to bear more responsibility for their Airmen filing for TA. “Supervisors will have in-depth control and will now be…

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New year is a perfect time to update contact information, records

Posted December 12, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — With the new year just around the corner, now is the perfect time for Airmen to double check and, if necessary, update their contact information, secure web account access and emergency records, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The traditional move season is over, so some Airmen may have…

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55 ECG welcomes next generation electronic attack capability

Posted February 27, 2014 by Captain Courtney Barnett

The 55th Electronic Combat Group successfully received their first Baseline-2 modified EC-130H Compass Call aircraft here, Feb. 20. This latest modification marks a significant milestone in the aircraft’s thirty-one year history and expands the Department of Defense electronic warfare capability portfolio. Since its first combat mission in 1989, as part of Operation Just Cause, to…

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