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Draft OSB EA available for public review

Posted August 3, 2012 by

Air Combat Command released the Draft Operation Snowbird Environmental Assessment today for public review. The draft EA can be viewed at http://www.dm.af.mil/library/operationsnowbirdenvironmentalassessment.asp and at several local libraries in the Tucson area. The Draft OSB EA can be viewed at the following locations: Eckstrom-Columbus Branch Library, 4350 East 22nd St. Quincie Douglas Library, 1585 East 36th…

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Protocol can handle that

Posted September 20, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook

The 355th Protocol office can be called a Jack-of-all-trades that wears many hats. From distinguished visitor stays to the Air Force Ball, Protocol has a hand in ensuring a multitude of base events run smoothly. One of their main duties is DV hospitality. These important guests can range from Air Force leaders to foreign dignitaries…

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Military OneSource connects troops, families to resources

Posted November 30, 2012 by Amaani Lyle

WASHINGTON (AFPS) — As the Information Age continues to shape modern communication, the Defense Department has revitalized and consolidated the Military OneSource website to better serve military members and their families, a Pentagon official said in a recent interview. Zona Lewis, military community outreach online and resource operations manager, told the Pentagon Channel and American…

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Airmen eligible to retrain in March must submit packages now

Posted February 7, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Air Force officials are encouraging active duty Airmen who are eligible to retrain in March to submit their completed retraining packages through the myPers website by Feb. 15 to avoid processing delays. First term Airmen interested in retraining before their windows close in March need to…

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Hagel seeks to limit convening authority powers under UCMJ

Posted April 12, 2013 by Karen Parrish

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will ask Congress to change military law so that commanders cannot overturn major convictions, the secretary announced in a written statement issued April 8. Article 60 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice currently gives power to “convening authorities,” or commanders, to set aside a conviction or decrease punishment following a…

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Air Force sets plan to integrate women in combat jobs by 2016

Posted June 20, 2013 by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri

WASHINGTON (AFNS) – The Air Force released details of the service’s plan to fully integrate women into previously closed career fields June 18. The implementation plan was recently submitted to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel for review.

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Critically Manned: military working dog handler

Posted August 22, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Josh Slavin

Military working dog handlers make up a small niche in the security forces career field. The handlers strictly work with K9s to provide security to military installations. Some of the main duties for the MWDs, as well as the handlers are detection and patrol. “We try to be out and as visible as possible,” said…

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Home-cooked meals away from home

Posted October 24, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Josh Slavin

For many young Airmen, their first duty station is the first time they have lived on their own. The base chapel is doing its part to ease the transition. Every Sunday, The LOFT hosts a dinner for the Airmen living in the dorms. The meals are provided by spouses, enlisted members, and off-base groups. The…

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AF releases Kadena AB HH-60G accident report

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JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (AFNS) – Pacific Air Forces officials released the results Jan. 21, of its investigation into an HH-60G Pave Hawk aircraft mishap which occurred Aug. 5, 2013, northeast of Kadena Air Base, Japan. Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the Pacific Air Forces commander, directed an investigation into the incident which resulted in the…

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Air Force continues force management programs

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Washington (AFNS) — Air Force leaders announced a resumption of all force management programs March 15 following a recently discussed strategic pause. “After providing senior leadership a chance to evaluate the programs and assess our early progress, we are ready to resume immediate processing of voluntary applications in most categories and begin notifying Airmen of their…

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