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Air Force has openings for civilian aircraft maintainers

Posted October 7, 2016 by by Kat Bailey

The Air Force is looking for qualified civilian aircraft maintainers to fill vital positions within the Air Force Civilian Service. Unique skills such as installation, modification, testing, repair and other critical areas are integral to ensuring the safety of Airmen around the world and the continued dominance of the Air Force in the global theater….

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‘Ghost Rider’ in the sky: B-52 departs Tinker in historic flight

Posted October 3, 2016 by John Parker

The first B-52H Stratofortress to be resurrected from long-term storage at the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group [Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.] to rejoin the active strategic bomber fleet soared into the sky from Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., Sept. 27, 2016.

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576th FLTS realigns administratively under 20th Air Force

Posted October 3, 2016 by Carla Pampe

The Air Force Global Strike Command Operations Directorate will transfer administrative control of the 576th Flight Test Squadron to the 20th Air Force Commander effective Oct. 1. According to Col. Craig Ramsey, the 576th FLTS commander, the purpose of this realignment is twofold: provide a clear administrative chain of command in a more typical military…

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The B-21 has a name: Raider

Posted September 20, 2016 by Mike Martin

The Air Force’s long-range strike bomber has officially been named the B-21 Raider. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James announced the results of the Air Force Global Strike Command led naming contest alongside selected members during her remarks at the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 19, 2016….

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A Brief History of the U.S. Air Force

Posted September 17, 2016 by Christopher McCune

For more than 100 years, the United States military has endeavored to master not just the battlefields that we sail or trod upon, but the realms of air and space. As the U.S. Air Force approaches its 69th birthday as an independent service on Sept. 18, we take these few moments to reflect on where…

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Around the Air Force: Sept. 13

Posted September 14, 2016 by

On this look around the Air Force combined U.S. and South Korean forces conducted a display of airpower and Airmen in Bulgaria participated in a new joint NATO air policing operation.

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AF narrows locations considered for basing new RPA units

Posted September 9, 2016 by

The Air Force has selected candidate bases for a potential new MQ-9 Reaper wing with units at up to two locations. For the first location, the Air Force identified Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.; Moody AFB, Ga.; Mountain Home AFB, Idaho; Offutt AFB, Neb.; and Shaw AFB, S.C., as candidate bases to potentially host an…

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Nomination window open for 2017 Spirit of Hope Award

Posted September 9, 2016 by Kat Bailey

Nominations for the 2017 Spirit of Hope Award will be accepted by the Air Force Personnel Center through Feb. 20. The award, named for comedian and actor Bob Hope, recognizes a military member, former military member, civilian or organization that epitomizes his values of duty, honor, courage, loyalty, commitment, integrity and selfless dedication. Organizations and…

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Career Intermission Program provides hiatus from AF active duty

Posted September 9, 2016 by Kat Bailey

A year ago, Capt. Katie Evans, a personnel officer, had two choices: leave active duty to pursue full-time parenthood and hope to return some day, or apply for the new Career Intermission Program which would allow her to leave the service for a few years with a guaranteed return to active duty. CIP provides active…

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Updated EPME reenlistment, promotion eligibility policy takes effect in January

Posted September 9, 2016 by Kat Bailey

The Air Force’s updated reenlistment and promotion eligibility policy, which goes into effect Jan. 1, 2017, requires Airmen to complete their enlisted professional military education distance learning course within 12 months of the date they are notified by Air Force Personnel Center or automatically be rendered ineligible to reenlist, extend or promote until the requirement…

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