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New combat rescue helicopter HH-60W to perform personnel recovery mission

Posted December 4, 2014 by Daryl Mayer

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio (AFNS)  — The Air Force has officially designated the new combat rescue helicopter (CRH) as the HH-60W. The need to acquire a new personnel recovery capability resulted in the June 2014 contract award to Sikorsky for eventual production and fielding of up to 112 aircraft with a potential value of approximately $7.9 billion….

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Why Air Force Smart Operations – or AFSO?

Posted February 26, 2015 by 1st Lt. Jose R. Davis

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, TEXAS — Confucius once said that in order for a man to move a mountain he must first begin by carrying away its small stones. Now, if one is to imagine the Air Force as that giant mountain, how does an Airman begin trying to move it? That is,…

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Final Total Force Training Environmental Assessment released

Posted May 21, 2015 by

The final Environmental Assessment for Total Force Training, released here today by Air Combat Command, concludes a “Finding of No Significant Impact.” The Air Force will implement the proposed action alternative which places a cap on Total Force Training (formerly Operation Snowbird) flights at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base at 2,326 annual flights.  Officials state that…

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AF seeks GEICO 2015 Military Service Award nominees

Posted August 21, 2015 by Janis El Shabazz

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Air Force officials are accepting nominations for the 2015 Government Employees Insurance Company Military Service Awards. The annual awards recognize enlisted members from all military service branches, including active duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, for their contributions to military and civilian communities. The three award…

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National Public Service Award nominees sought

Posted March 22, 2012 by Staff

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — The Air Force is seeking nominations for the 2013 National Public Service Award, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced today. The National Public Service Award recognizes individuals at all levels of public service who have agency-wide responsibility; exhibit the highest standards of excellence, dedication and accomplishment over a…

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ACC confident in the F-22

Posted May 10, 2012 by Tech. Sgt. Amy Robinson

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — Gen. Mike Hostage, commander of Air Combat Command, talked with media at Langley Air Force Base, Va., April 30 about the national security imperative for the F-22, the status of efforts to identify a root cause for unexplained physiological incidents, and risk mitigation efforts since the Raptor’s return to…

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Fuel’s main responsibility is to keep aircraft filled, ready for the mission

Posted July 13, 2012 by U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Christine Griffiths

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Justin Spycher, 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron, refuels an A-10C on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in June. Sergeant Twiss examines gasoline filter paper samples…

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Mentorship program offers support to recovering Airmen

Posted September 6, 2012 by Tammy Cournoyer

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — The Recovering Airmen Mentorship Program connects wounded, injured or ill Airmen who are well along in their recovery with those who are just beginning the journey. The program is one of several implemented to help care for wounded warriors during their recovery, said Air Force Wounded Warrior Operations…

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Chief master sergeant promotion list announced

Posted November 16, 2012 by Senior Airman Michael Washburn

For any enlisted Airman, achieving the rank of chief master sergeant can often be the pinnacle of their military career. Of all enlisted Airmen, only one percent will ever make the rank of chief master sergeant during their time in the military. Those Airmen who hold the grade of E-9 are the cream of the…

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AF officials reschedule MilPDS upgrade

Posted January 18, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Originally slated for December of last year, Air Force officials will perform a major upgrade to the Military Personnel Data System, or MilPDS, in March. The Air Force Personnel Operations Agency here will upgrade and transfer MilPDS to the Defense Information Systems Agency Defense Enterprise Computing Center. The project…

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