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34 ICBM launch officers implicated in cheating probe

Posted January 16, 2014 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Thirty-four intercontinental ballistic missile launch officers at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., have been implicated in cheating on the ICBM launch officer proficiency test, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said Jan. 15. The revelations emerged during an investigation into alleged illegal drug possession, James said. The officers range in rank from…

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AF officials announce FY15 force structure changes

Posted March 14, 2014 by

WASHINGTON  – Air Force officials released force structure changes resulting from the Fiscal Year 2015 President’s Budget today. To ensure the service successfully transitions to a leaner force that remains ready, the Air Force plans to remove almost 500 aircraft across the inventories of all three components over the next five years. “The FY15PB request favors a…

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Key spouse program key to family readiness

Posted June 12, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force spouses are key to maintaining stability on the home front as Airmen maintain focus on the war front, according to the wife of the Air Force’s top officer. The key spouse program is an official unit/family program overseen by commanders designed to enhance readiness and establish a sense of unity…

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AF implements static EPR closeout dates

Posted August 14, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

The first in a series of changes to the enlisted evaluation and promotion systems announced July 31 will include implementation of static enlisted performance report closeout dates, or SCOD, for each grade and elimination of change of reporting official EPRs. Evaluation system changes are focused on purposefully evolving the enlisted evaluation system to ensure job…

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Pedro 66 survivor defines resiliency

Posted October 16, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Torri Ingalsbe

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AFNS) — When the combat rescue helicopter Pedro 66 was brought down by enemy fire June 9, 2010, in Afghanistan, retired Master Sgt. Christopher Aguilera thought his life was over, literally. “I thought my last job as an aerial gunner was to make sure that the aircraft and everything around us burned…

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Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Leadership

Posted April 12, 2012 by

The 355th Fighter Wing is the host unit at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Davis-Monthan AFB is home to 6,100 military and 1,200 civilians. It is one of the largest and busiest Air Force bases in the United States.  Commander, Colonel John A. Cherrey  Colonel John A. Cherrey is the commander of the 355th Fighter Wing,…

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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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AF CSA travel card transitions to GTC

Posted August 10, 2012 by Tech. Sgt. Shawn J. Jones

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The terms and conditions for the Air Force’s travel charge card are changing, but Airmen can hang on to their blue cards. From Aug. 7 through the end of September, the Air Force Banking Office will e-mail some 300,000 Airmen, informing them that their controlled spend account card will convert back to…

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Active-duty Airmen can pass education benefits to dependents

Posted October 11, 2012 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — More than 86,000 active duty Air Force members have transferred Post 9/11 GI Bill education benefits to dependent family members since the benefit transfer program was implemented in August 2009. However, many who did so were unfamiliar with the process and ended up in a difficult situation, while…

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