(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Camilla Griffin)
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Airmen of the 55th Rescue Squadron return home from a 125-day deployment

Posted June 14, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Camilla Griffin

Airmen from the 55th Rescue Squadron returned from a 125-day deployment in Southwest Asia June 4. Families and friends awaited the more than 50 Airmen who deployed at the 55th Rescue Squadron...

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AETC commander visits Arizona Air Guard, shares vision

Posted June 7, 2012 by 1st Lt. Angela Walz

The commander of Air Education and Training Command met with Citizen-Airmen here June 2 to experience a drill weekend at the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Fighter Wing. As temperatures at Tucson...

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Airmen will have more assignment prep time

Posted June 7, 2012 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Following a full review of the permanent change of station orders process, Air Force Personnel Center officials have implemented a new policy that will allow members more time to schedule move-related appointments, said Dave Faris, the AFPC PCS budget/assignment analysis section deputy chief. Defense funding rules require that…

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Policy change to allow reservists to carry leave balance

Posted June 7, 2012 by Col. Bob Thompson

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force Reserve officials are working to change policy to allow reservists who earn days of leave to carry those days over from year to year. New laws and Department of Defense instructions permit reservists to carry over the leave days. However, policy and procedures have not caught up with the new…

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‘C-code’ not a deployment or PCS disqualifier

Posted June 7, 2012 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, TEXAS (AFNS) — Contrary to common belief, a medical assignment limitation code, commonly known as the “C-code,” does not disqualify an Airman from deployment, and it does not identify an Airman for medical discharge. A “C-code” applied to a member’s profile for medical reasons is one of the various…

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Development team to select chief nurses in June

Posted June 1, 2012 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Lieutenant colonel and lieutenant colonel-select nurses interested in chief nurse opportunities must ensure their Airman Development Plan is up to date and statement of intent is submitted by the June 11 suspense, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The nurse corps development team will convene in June to select…

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Nellis AFB Rescue Squadrons to hold memorial run for “Pedro 66”

Posted June 1, 2012 by 1st Lt. Laura Balch

“There’s never a day I don’t remember the guys, the crash. Never a day I don’t hurt. I wake up thinking about it. I go to bed thinking about it. There’s nothing you can do except put your head down and keep...

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New, lighter ABU available in June

Posted May 24, 2012 by Tech. Sgt. Jess Harvey

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The new, Rip-stop Airman Battle Uniform (RABU), featuring a lighter nylon-cotton blend, will be available to Airmen at 16 U.S. bases and through AAFES online starting in June. The wear policy for the light-weight RABUs will be exactly the same as for the ABUs. The only difference between the ABU and the…

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Fallen Airman remembered on anniversary of death

Posted May 24, 2012 by Commentary by Master Sgt. John Neeley

Four years ago, following an honorable career as an Air Force Master Sergeant, the Davis-Monthan AFB and Air Force Communities lost one of its retired defenders. On June 1, 2008 in Tucson, Ariz., an armed man fired a rifle into the homes of two of his neighbors and fled as the first responding Pima County…

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Air Guard helps grant ‘Bucket List’ wish for ailing senior

Posted May 24, 2012 by Maj. Gabe Johnson

Dreams of blasting off the tarmac in a fighter jet don’t fade with age as one Arizona senior taught Airmen here May 17. When approached by the Bucket List Foundation, a non-profit much like the Make a Wish...

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