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Around the Air Force: July 21

Posted July 24, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright shares the major changes made to Enlisted Professional Military Education for the 21st century, Air Force medical practitioners work with their Fijian counterparts, and Edwards Air Force Base, California, engineers hosted a one-day innovation challenge.

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ramon A. Adelman
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Cleared Hot: Red Tails A-10 pilot spits fire in the fight against ISIS

Posted July 19, 2017 by Senior Airman Ramon A. Adelan

The darkness of a desert night surrounds his aircraft. The wind rushes past his cockpit.

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AF announces Enlisted Professional Military Education redesign

Posted July 19, 2017 by Senior Master Sgt. Katherine Grabham

Air Force officials announced major changes to the enlisted professional military education program today via an initiative called Enlisted Professional Military Education for the 21st Century, or “EPME 21.” A major initiative of EPME 21 is that time in service will no longer dictate an Airman’s EPME enrollment — Airmen will only be required to…

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Around the Air Force: July 19

Posted July 19, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force a Wounded Warrior receives the Pat Tillman award at the ESPYs, a medical exercise in Minnesota provides free healthcare for local residents, and Red Flag 17-3 features F-35s from both the Air Force and the Marine Corps.

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Air Force rolls out phased retirement program for eligible civilians

Posted July 17, 2017 by Richard Salomon

Eligible Air Force civilian employees now have the option of working part time in a “semi-retired” status, according to new Air Force Instruction 36-817, Civilian Phased Retirement Program. The civilian phased-retirement program allows eligible full-time employees to request to work on a part-time basis and receive a portion of their retirement annuity. Under the program,…

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Air Force releases first-term Airman retraining quotas for FY18

Posted July 12, 2017 by Kat Bailey

Eligible active-duty first-term Airmen may choose from more than 1,400 approved retraining quotas in over 20 career fields for fiscal year 2018. Retraining allows enlisted Airmen, to include staff and technical sergeants on their first enlistment, to retrain into skills where a shortage exists, in conjunction with a reenlistment. “A first-term Airman can apply to…

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AF selects 8,167 for promotion to technical sergeant

Posted July 12, 2017 by Richard Salomon

Air Force officials selected 8,167 staff sergeants for promotion to technical sergeant out of 25,552 eligible for a selection rate of 31.9 percent. The technical sergeant promotion list will be available on the Air Force Portal and myPers July 20, 2017, at 8 a.m., CDT. On July 21, Airmen can also access their score notices…

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Around the Air Force: July 12

Posted July 12, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, the location for the 2018 Warrior Games is announced, Airmen and Marines work together during F-35 refueling Lightning II exercise, and the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year have been announced.

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AF selects 8 finalist for Innkeeper award

Posted July 7, 2017 by by STEVE WARNS

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — Eight U.S. Air Force installations were selected as finalists for the Air Force Innkeeper Award. The award, managed by the lodging branch of the Air Force Services Activity, recognizes inns that provide the best hotel-type lodging and customer service to Air Force travelers. “The objective is to encourage innkeepers…

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Ground-breaking base-wide improvements
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Groundbreaking initiates base-wide improvements

Posted July 7, 2017 by Story and photos by Senior Airman MYA CROSBY

The 355th Communications Squadron recently held a groundbreaking ceremony at Heritage Hangar. The ceremony was in honor of the 355th CS working alongside Consolidated Networks contractors for a base information transport infrastructure upgrade project that would benefit the entire base. “It’s not just a 355th Fighter Wing thing, it’s a D-M thing,” said Capt. Michael…

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