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Air Force major to be recognized at 2016 BET Awards

Posted June 29, 2016 by Maricris Moore

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Maj. Kenyatta Ruffin, an instructor pilot with the 469th Flying Training Squadron at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, will be recognized during the Shine a Light segment of the 2016 BET Awards to air live, June 26 at 8 p.m. PST/7 CST. Through Shine a Light, BET recognizes individuals…

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Leg day every day

Posted July 25, 2016 by Senior Airman Devin Boyer

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFNS) — His mind goes blank. All that exists is the terrain around him and the two wheels spinning below him — that is, until his body stops sweating completely. “It caught me so off guard; I got nauseated and wanted to vomit,” said Staff Sgt. Kyle Emmel, a cyclist from…

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General gives KC-46A progress report at symposium

Posted September 3, 2016 by John Parker

The first active-duty KC-46A Pegasus is slated to arrive at Tinker Air Force Base for routine maintenance three years from now, but preparations for the new aerial refueling tanker are in full swing across the Air Force, the program’s executive officer said. Brig. Gen. Duke Richardson, the Air Force program executive officer for tankers, delivered…

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Air Force promotions eliminates time-in-grade, time-in-service points

Posted November 18, 2016 by Kat Bailey

Time-in-grade and time-in-service points in active duty enlisted promotion consideration will be eliminated beginning with the 17E7 master sergeant promotion cycle, and all future promotion cycles, the Air Force recently announced. This is the final step in a gradual reduction of points for TIG/TIS that occurred one-third at a time over three years as part…

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Blended Retirement System Opt-In training now available to all Airmen

Posted February 1, 2017 by Kat Bailey

The Defense Department will implement the new Blended Retirement System in less than a year. While no one needs to make a decision until Jan. 1, 2018, all Airmen should take advantage of training and informational resources to research their options during 2017. Airmen eligible for the new BRS will begin receiving email notifications in…

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Air Force’s first HC-130 takes its final flight to retirement

Posted March 10, 2017 by Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Maurice

After more than 50 years of faithful service and rescue missions spanning the globe, King 52, the first HC-130 configured for Air Force rescue in 1964, retired March 6. King 52 was one of a few HC-130s converted to conduct rescue operations in the 1960s and tested at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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IA essential for cyber security

Posted October 13, 2015 by 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Information Assurance, or IA, education is important for keeping the military and civilian workforce up to speed in the constantly evolving cyberspace environment. IA is a critical piece of cyber security, which encompasses computer security, communications security and emissions security. All network users are required to complete information assurance training annually…

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CHIEFchat: Cody addresses new EPR form, Course 15

Posted August 7, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Chris Gross

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) — Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody addressed several topics during his latest CHIEFchat, including the new enlisted performance report and Course 15, at the Defense Media Activity here. Cody said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III handed off the task…

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Summer safety begins with risk management

Posted May 29, 2015 by Air Force Safety Center Public Affairs

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFNS) — Increased travel and leisure activities go hand in hand with the summer months, and require increased emphasis on risk management, said Bill Parsons, the Air Force chief of ground safety While Airmen and their families make the most of recreational opportunities during the summer, the period between Memorial…

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Diamond Sharp

Posted April 17, 2015 by

Name/Squadron: Staff Sgt. Daniel Nelson / 42 ECS First Sergeant: Master Sgt. Amanda Hass Duty Title: NCOIC Security When joined the AF: Dec. 7, 2007 Hometown: Escondido, CA Hobbies: Hiking, painting, woodworking, and Automotive repair Selection Reasons: Sergeant Nelson was hand selected to stand up the 42 ECS security shop. He completed 22 hours of…

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