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Deployment provides reservist teacher valuable experience for classroom

Posted March 3, 2017 by Story and photo by Senior Airman Andrew Park

Editor’s note: This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series. These stories focus on individual Airmen, highlighting their Air Force story. SOUTHWEST ASIA — Who was Archduke Franz Ferdinand? What year was the ice cream cone created? Who was the first person to fly around the world? Questions such as these might bring…

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Female Airmen gain time to make separation decision when pregnant

Posted May 1, 2017 by Kat Bailey

Female Airmen now have up to 12 months after having a baby to request separation from the service under the Air Force’s new Diversity and Inclusion initiative. This policy change, effective April 26, 2017, gives female Airmen more time to better understand and assess how they can balance a military career and family needs, ensuring…

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Around the Air Force: June 23

Posted June 27, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, SECAF and CSAF testify before the Senate Appropriations Committee for Defense on the 2018 Budget, an F-35 demonstration at the Paris Air Show, and Pacific Angel 2017 is set to get underway.

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Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Robert Cloys
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Global War on Terror

Posted September 1, 2017 by

On Sept. 11, 2001, the world changed. Following the attacks, in 2001, the U.S. Air Force was deployed against the Taliban forces in Afghanistan. Operating from Diego Garcia,  Chagos Archipelago, in the Indian Ocean, B-52 Stratofortress and B-1 Lancer bombers attacked Taliban positions. The Air Force deployed daisy cutter bombs, dropped from C-130 Hercules cargo…

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My Air Force: A flip of a coin

Posted October 6, 2017 by Story and photo by Senior Airman ASHLEY STEFFEN

After considering a college he couldn’t quite afford and a job he didn’t see escalating to a career, it came to a flip of the coin for Robert Parati to make the decision to enlist into the Air Force or Marine Corps. As the first member of his Filipino family to be born in the…

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AF strengthens ties with community through partnership program

Posted November 12, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force Community Partnership Program (AFCP), one of the 13 Make Every Dollar Count initiatives launched by the Air Force, is currently working with 51 installations and local communities to improve and strengthen community and Air Force partnerships. The AFCP program offers opportunities to military installations and local communities to partner…

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Service star authorized on GWOT Expeditionary Medal

Posted June 19, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Active-duty, Guard and Reserve Airmen who earned the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal for more than one of the five Defense Department approved Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal operations may now wear a service star device on the medal and service ribbon for the second and…

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12th Air Force bomb wings move to Air Force Global Strike Command

Posted April 24, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Air Force have directed the realignment of the Air Force’s B-1 bomber fleets and Long Range Strike-Bomber program from Air Combat Command to Air Force Global Strike Command, effective Oct. 1. The move will realign the Air Force’s core mission of global strike and all of…

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AF announces 23 AFSCs on reenlistment bonus list

Posted March 20, 2015 by Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs

Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas (AFNS) — Enlisted Airmen in 23 Air Force specialty codes may be eligible to receive a selective reenlistment bonus (SRB) effective March 12, Air Force officials announced March 12. The Air Force is moving forward with a higher end-strength, so AFSCs eligible for the SRB program will increase to address retention of…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika)
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Airman pulls woman from burning vehicle

Posted January 30, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — For Tech. Sgt. Justin Mahana, 823rd Maintenance Squadron support section chief, life is about helping those in need. When the 17-year veteran learned a coworker’s truck had broken down two-and-a-half hours away in Lake Havasu, Arizona, he volunteered his truck, trailer and time to help the junior Airman get it back…

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