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Face of Defense: Airman’s art provides therapy, explores ancestry

Posted July 8, 2016 by Nick DeCicco

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., July 06, 2016 — Air Force Master Sgt. Bahiya Wilder, the 60th Operations Support Squadron’s aircrew flight equipment quality assurance flight chief here, paints many canvasses with her creativity. Her artistic side has inspired her 15-year military career as well as two paintings on display at the Solano Town Center Mall in…

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Carter announces policy for transgender service members

Posted July 7, 2016 by Office of the Secretary of Defense Press Operations

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced June 30 that transgender individuals will now be able to openly serve in the U.S. armed forces. The new Defense Department policy also establishes a construct by which service members may transition gender while serving, sets standards for medical care and outlines responsibilities for military services and commanders…

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AF selects first enlisted Airmen for Global Hawk pilot training

Posted July 7, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force recently selected the first 10 enlisted Airmen to attend RQ-4 Global Hawk pilot training, marking the first time since World War II enlisted Airmen will be behind the stick. The first combined enlisted and officer training course will begin October 2016, with the first enlisted Airmen expected to graduate in…

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Visualizing threats: A decade of threat modeling

Posted July 6, 2016 by Senior Airman Matthew

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFNS) — Dynamic explosions, missile launches and air-to-air dogfights are just a few animations the National Air and Space Intelligence Center threat visualization team create to help communicate potential threats in the world. For the past decade, these types of animations have allowed policymakers at all levels of government to watch…

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Supplement Safety: What does it mean to you?

Posted July 6, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kelsey Tucker

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. — Most people would rather place their trust in multivitamins and other supplements over prescription medications, thinking them to be safer and more natural due to their over-the-counter availability. The truth of the matter is that supplements are not regulated the way that prescription medications are – and that can be…

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The mission essential factors of diversity and inclusion

Posted July 6, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Erich B. Smith

TUCSON, Ariz. — Though Air National Guardsmen wear the same shade of green on their Airman Battle Uniforms or flight suits, Chief Master Sgt. Jacinta Figueroa points to how variety is important when it comes to the mindset of the 162nd Wing Airman. “You don’t want to color with the same crayon because everything is going to…

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A-10 pilot establishes milestone at USAFWS

Posted June 30, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.- The briefer approached the podium, prepared to lay out the day’s mission plan, turned to the fighter pilots, and opened the briefing with three simple words of greeting: “’Gentlemen . . . and ma’am.’” For Capt. Jessica Wyble, 66th Weapons Squadron A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot, the last word leaving the briefer’s mouth…

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Changing Air Force healthcare through innovation

Posted June 30, 2016 by J.D. Levite

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFNS) — Innovation is a buzzword often associated with new technology platforms or successful sports teams, but in reality innovation can apply anywhere someone comes up with a new idea or way of doing something. When it comes to health innovation and research in the Air Force Medical Service, it’s all about finding…

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Training for new civilian performance management program now available

Posted June 29, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Bubba Franks

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Educational training is available to civilians and their supervisors in advance of the Air Force’s April 2017 transition to the new Department of Defense-wide Performance Management and Appraisal Program. A phased implementation of DPMAP, part of the DOD’s collaborative labor-management effort, New Beginnings, began in April 2016 with a limited number of…

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One Stop Shop: Total Force Training Center – A 162nd Wing detachment

Posted June 29, 2016 by

Since last October, the center has facilitated training for 1,533 military personnel from 15 separate units across the joint force – all seeking to improve their warfighting skills before they deploy, or to complete required training they may not have been able to efficiently accomplish at their home base. “We are a one-stop shop operation,”…

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