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Air Force selects 534 for promotion to colonel, lieutenant colonel, major

Posted February 3, 2017 by

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force has selected 534 active-duty officers for promotion as a result the 2016A Medical and Dental Corps central selection boards for colonel, lieutenant colonel and major. The boards selected 76 lieutenant colonels for promotion to colonel, 159 majors for promotion to lieutenant colonel and 299 captains for…

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AF leaders: Total force essential to readiness

Posted March 27, 2017 by Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett

Air Force senior leaders testified on the current state of the total force readiness before the House Armed Services Committee in Washington, D.C., March 22, 2017.

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First term airmen courses receive curriculum overhaul

Posted May 19, 2017 by

The Air Force has rolled out a new First Term Airmen Course dedicated to developing Airmen as next-generation leaders. 

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AF selects 8 finalist for Innkeeper award

Posted July 7, 2017 by by STEVE WARNS

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — Eight U.S. Air Force installations were selected as finalists for the Air Force Innkeeper Award. The award, managed by the lodging branch of the Air Force Services Activity, recognizes inns that provide the best hotel-type lodging and customer service to Air Force travelers. “The objective is to encourage innkeepers…

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AF to implement Second Assignment In-Place Pilot Program

Posted September 8, 2017 by Senior Master Sgt. Allison Day

The Air Force will allow limited fighter aircrew to extend their time at certain assignments in an effort to improve quality of life, quality of service and help retain experienced aviators for longer than 20 years. Beginning Sept. 7, 2017, the Air Force will implement the Second Assignment In-Place Pilot Program for active duty, late-career…

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357th FS, 22nd STS team up for austere landings

Posted October 13, 2015 by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Four A-10C Thunderbolt II pilots from the 357th Fighter Squadron flew to the National Training Center range at Fort Irwin, California to conduct austere landing training, Sept. 22, while the unit was participating in Green Flag-West 15-10. The training involved the landing of A-10s on the unimproved surface of Bicycle Lake Army Airfield’s…

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The unstoppable Airman

Posted November 18, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Lealan Buehrer

PEORIA, Ill. (AFNS) — Airman 1st Class Tanya Brown was a fulltime everything three years ago — beautician, livestock farmer, college student, wife and mother to four children. Then, not being one to shy away from a challenge, the 35 year old decided to join the Air National Guard. Along the way, she earned a…

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Increased mission requirements open doors for continued service

Posted May 21, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force is introducing several personnel and manpower initiatives to meet increased mission requirements outlined in the fiscal year 2016 President’s Budget. In order to enhance operational and mission capacity in support of combatant commanders, and to maintain readiness, the Air Force is setting a minimum active-duty force level of 317,000…

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Air Combat Command charts path for remote aircrews, units

Posted December 15, 2015 by Headquarters Air Combat Command Public Affairs

JOINT BASE LANGLEY- EUSTIS, Va.  — Air Combat Command officials announced the results of their study into the Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) community in an attempt to normalize operations and ensure long-term mission success. Initial recommendations from the command’s ongoing Culture and Process Improvement Program (CPIP) were derived from nearly 2,500 inputs from Airmen across the RPA…

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Flyovers: Sight, sound of freedom

Posted February 20, 2015 by Airman Pedro Mota

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — They are breathtaking, flawless and can cause the viewer to have goosebumps. They look easy, but, according to those who perform them, flyovers take training, skill and precise decisions to execute. The most recent flown in the area was the Super Bowl flyover, where the Thunderbirds, officially known as…

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