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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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(U.S. Air Force Photos by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey)
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355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron: Maintenance Flight

Posted September 25, 2014 by (U.S. Air Force Photos by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey)

The 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron’s Maintenance Flight performs phase inspections on A-10C Thunderbolt IIs after 500 flight hours. During a phase inspection, the A-10 is given a complete in-depth inspection, searching for foreign object debris, damage, cracked or worn parts, and also the phase ensures that every section of the airframe is intact with each…

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Commissary Rewards Card helps patrons save

Posted December 18, 2014 by

FORT LEE, Va. – Customers looking to save even more than the usual 30 percent on their groceries can reach for their personal plastic: the Commissary Rewards Card. The Defense Commissary Agency’s digital coupon redemption system allows commissary patrons to access and clip coupons and store them on their card to be scanned at the…

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Upholding uniform standards: Duty of all Airmen

Posted March 12, 2015 by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – — After enough time in service, many Airmen become very comfortable wearing the uniform. It becomes a part of them, yet at times there are those who occasionally forget the small conduct and appearance standards that come with wearing the uniform. Some Airman may have hair that is slightly out of…

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Programs provide opportunities for internships, jobs

Posted June 4, 2015 by Janis El Shabazz

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Recent college graduates interested in federal employment can take advantage of current open recruiting for the Recent Graduates Program as well as three other programs offered by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to make becoming a federal employee easier. The Recent Graduates Program, the Air Force Summer…

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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

Posted May 17, 2012 by

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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AF plans for downtime to upgrade MilPDS

Posted September 13, 2012 by Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force Personnel Operations Agency here is upgrading and transferring the Military Personnel Data System to the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Defense Enterprise Computing Center later this year. The upgrade project is scheduled to take 23 days to complete. During this period, MilPDS will not be available. Upgrades…

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