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Voluntary separation programs continue through August

Posted April 12, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Eligible officers and enlisted members have until Aug. 1 to submit their application for separation under the fiscal 2013 voluntary force management programs, Air Force officials reminded Airmen today. Announced in February, FY13 force management programs support the Air Force effort to reduce manning to the authorized end-strength by Sept. 30….

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New Professional Development Guide available

Posted June 20, 2013 by

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — The new Professional Development Guide, or PDG, AFPAM 36-2241, is now available at www.e-publishing.af.mil. Printed guides will be distributed to all promotion-eligible active duty Airmen in the grades of E-4 through E-8 and airmen first class with at least two years in service. Base and unit Weighted Airman Promotion…

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WEAR versus RAP: Similar but different

Posted August 22, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Hillary Stonemetz

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Should you WEAR it or RAP it? Well, that all depends. The We Are All Recruiters (WEAR) and the Recruiter Assistance Program (RAP) are two similar but different programs available to Airmen. Both programs are managed by Air Force Recruiting Service. WEAR WEAR is a permissive TDY program open to active…

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Enlisted EPME course return policy explained

Posted October 24, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. Lesley Waters

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force is giving three options to Airmen who were sent back to their home station while in the process of completing their respective Enlisted Professional Military Education course, as a result of the government shutdown. For the 900 affected Airmen who were attending Airman Leadership School or Noncommissioned Officer Academy…

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(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Hollie Hansen)
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Air Guardians visit 162nd

Posted January 16, 2014 by Senior Airman Jackson Hurd

Members and guests of the 162nd Air Guardians, an organization consisting of Southern Arizona community and business leaders, participated in a base tour of the 162nd Fighter Wing Jan. 11. The Air Guardians mission in Southern Arizona is to educate the community about the Air Guard and to support members of the 162nd and their…

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AF requests BRAC from House Appropriations Committee

Posted March 20, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie

The Air Force presented to the House Appropriations Committee panel its fiscal 2015 budget request March 12, showing it will take more risk with military construction and military housing and is requesting another round of base realignments and closures. “In the (fiscal year) 15 President’s budget request, the Air Force attempted to strike the delicate…

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Airmen can change how the Air Force does business

Posted June 19, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Creative, motivated Airmen are the key to changing how the Air Force does business, and every Airman has an equal opportunity to make a lasting contribution through the Airmen Powered by Innovation program, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Launched in April, API was initiated thanks to the…

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82 F-16Ds removed from flight status due to cracks

Posted August 21, 2014 by

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — U.S. Air Force officials recently removed 82 two-seat F-16D Fighting Falcons from flight status due to the discovery of canopy sill longeron cracks found between the front and rear pilot seats. The cracks were discovered following an immediate action time compliance technical order, or TCTO, to inspect all F-16D due to initial…

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Exchange service to extend return policy for holiday purchases

Posted October 30, 2014 by Jusika Martinez

To make gift giving easier, the Army & Air Force Exchange service is extending its return policy for items purchased from Nov. 1 to Dec. 24, 2014. The Edwards Air Force Base Exchange’s standard policy allows returns anywhere from up to 15 to 90 days of purchase with a sales receipt. The holiday return/exchange policy…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook/Released
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Royal Air Force trains with A-10s

Posted April 19, 2012 by Senior Airman Brittany Dowdle

The Royal Air Force’s Tornado GR4 is scheduled to be at Davis-Monthan until April 23 for Exercise Torpedo Focus. Torpedo Focus is a heavy...

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