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New instruction puts spotlight on standards, culture

Posted August 16, 2012 by Tech. Sgt. Shawn J. Jones

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AFNS) — When referencing fundamental standards, Airmen now have a single source: Air Force Instruction 1-1, Air Force Standards. As one of the capstone acts of his 39-year career, Gen. Norton Schwartz, Air Force chief of staff, put his signature on the brand new instruction, which communicates in one document the…

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Combat training supports 21st century strategy

Posted August 16, 2012 by Charles Ramey

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. (AFNS) — As the nation winds down from a decade of combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Department of Defense is shifting its focus to the future and recently introduced new strategic guidance describing the projected security environment and key military mis-sions for which the department will prepare. “Our…

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Air Force looks to put wings on enlisted retrainees

Posted August 16, 2012 by Senior Airman Christina Brownlow

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) — Enlisted Airmen have the opportunity to earn a pair of wings and go fly, fight and win America’s wars. Air Force officials are looking for retrainees to become career enlisted aviators as flight engineers, aircraft loadmasters, flight attendants, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operators. The duties and responsibilities…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Washburn)
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PJs train for overseas operations

Posted August 10, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Michael Washburn

From the Craycroft gate on D-M, it’s approximately 138 miles to our destination at Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field for the July 25 combat search and rescue training mission…

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CCAF announces solution to residency requirement

Posted August 10, 2012 by Senior Airman Melanie Holochwost

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Airmen who attend a Defense Department or Tri-Service technical school can earn their Community College of the Air Force degree sooner than once thought. There are a few ways to check the residency box off the list of degree requirements, according to Tech. Sgt. Russell Wroten, CCAF service degree…

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AF CSA travel card transitions to GTC

Posted August 10, 2012 by Tech. Sgt. Shawn J. Jones

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The terms and conditions for the Air Force’s travel charge card are changing, but Airmen can hang on to their blue cards. From Aug. 7 through the end of September, the Air Force Banking Office will e-mail some 300,000 Airmen, informing them that their controlled spend account card will convert back to…

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Dagger Point with Lt. Col. (retired) Dana Willis

Posted August 10, 2012 by Senior Airman Brittany Dowdle

Mr. Dana Willis is a United States Air Force retired lieutenant colonel. He served 28 years on active duty status. When he was active duty, Lt. Col. Willis was a foreign affairs specialist.

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NCO retraining program application window opens

Posted August 3, 2012 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — More than 1,300 noncommissioned officers may apply for retraining under the fiscal 2013 NCO Retraining Program, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The two-phase program is used to balance and sustain the enlisted force by moving second-term and career Airmen from overage career fields to shortage career fields,…

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Aspiring artists get shot at shopping spree in Exchange contest

Posted August 3, 2012 by

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service and Crayola are inviting military children to show their colorful side for a chance at a $250 shopping spree in the Crayola Coloring Contest. Authorized shoppers 16-years-old and younger can go to www.shopmyexchange.com/Community/patriotfamily to download and print the official contest illustration. “We know there are some…

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AF officials poll members on food service needs, expectations

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

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, Texas  — Air Force officials over the next eight weeks are distributing an online food services assessment survey to more than 260,000 active-duty Airmen and civilians to gather information about customers’ food service needs and expectations. Air Force senior leaders chartered the survey to proactively identify and meet customer…

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