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vESD 2.0 rolls out Air Force wide

Posted February 12, 2015 by Air Force Space Command Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — A brand new version of the Virtual Enterprise Service Desk (version 2.0) is now available on unclassified computer desktops on the Air Force network. The vESD is an application on the desktop that empowers computer users to resolve minor information technology issues on their own, no longer requiring users to call the…

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Oceans apart: Airmen couple thrives on Valentine’s Day

Posted February 12, 2015 by Senior Airman Austin Harvill

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va.  — After jet-setting from Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, to Seattle, Denise prepared to embark on the grueling 10-hour plane ride to Japan. It was Christmas week and she was visiting her boyfriend, Johnny, for the first time since he moved earlier in 2014. Denise knew it would be hard to maintain their…

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Air Force presents FY 16 budget request

Posted February 5, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force presented its fiscal year 2016 President’s Budget request Feb. 2, following the Defense Department and sister services budget briefings. The Air Force fiscal year 2016 budget request supports the defense strategy and combatant commander requirements. It continues readiness recovery, reduces the short-term capacity risk assumed in the fiscal year 2015 budget…

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From the Staff Judge Advocate: Personal Financial Responsibility

Posted February 5, 2015 by Lt. Col. Debra Luker

SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C.  — When you joined the military, you may have been surprised to learn the Air Force had specific rules that governed your personal finances. Air Force Instruction 36-2906, Personal Financial Responsibility, dictates requirements of Airmen concerning areas of financial responsibility. Air Force members are required to satisfy all of their financial obligations, from…

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A-10s provide close air support for Green Flag exercise

Posted February 5, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Cheyenne Morigeau

Members of the 357th Fighter Squadron were given a unique opportunity to participate in Green Flag-West 15-03 during these past two weeks. Green Flag-West 15-03 is a joint close-air support exercise with the U.S. Army taking place at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif. “This is a really unique opportunity for us because…

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Paving the Way

Posted February 5, 2015 by Staff Sgt. E’Lysia A. Wray

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — People often think of diversity in the workplace as being defined as the hiring of different races and cultures. The Air Force envisions diversity to be more in-depth. According to the Air Force Instruction 36-7001, the Air Force broadly defines diversity as a composite of individual characteristics, experiences and abilities consistent…

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Special Operations develops ‘Iron Man’ Suit

Posted January 29, 2015 by Jim Garamone

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Tony Stark’s Iron Man suit is cool. But it’s not real. The Tactical Assault Light Operators Suit is cool, too. But it is real and may soon be protecting America’s special operations forces going into harm’s way. The TALOS suit “was chartered to explore and catalyze a revolutionary integration…

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Air Force, Army conduct joint service training

Posted January 29, 2015 by Story and photos by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey

U.S. Air Force and Arizona Army National Guard units conducted joint training at a southern Arizona military training range Jan. 20. A-10C Thunderbolt IIs from the 354th Fighter Squadron, based out of D-M, and a UH-60A Black Hawk helicopter from Detachment 1, C Company, 5-159th Air Ambulance, based out of Phoenix, conducted close air support…

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Air Force BMT introduces innovative Capstone Week

Posted January 29, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Joshua Strang

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force Basic Military Training at JBSA-Lackland will soon restructure its current eight-and-a-half-week course to make room for a new five-day program called Capstone Week, beginning with trainees entering BMT Jan. 27. “Our Basic Military Training today does a tremendous job developing young men and women into Airmen,” said…

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354th Bulldogs improve in-flight sight

Posted January 22, 2015 by Photos and story by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey

A-10C Thunderbolt II pilots of the 354th Fighter Squadron Bulldogs began flying with a new helmet mounted integrated targeting system. The Scorpion Helmet Mounted Cueing System provides pilots with the ability to rapidly cue sensors or weapons and to designate targets with a high degree of accuracy by simply “looking at” the target or point…

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