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Technical sergeant promotion release delayed

Posted May 29, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Technical sergeant promotion selection results, originally scheduled for release May 28, will be delayed to enable the Air Force to continue to validate extensive system changes to the Weighted Airman Promotion System (WAPS), officials announced. The 2015 technical sergeant promotion cycle is the first to incorporate recent changes in the enlisted evaluation…

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Women in Service Review Rollout due in 2016

Posted January 16, 2015 by Amaani Lyle

WASHINGTON – Following the 2013 repeal of the Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule, the secretary of defense will announce final decisions to integrate remaining closed occupations and any approved exceptions to policy on or about Jan. 1, 2016, a Pentagon official reported. Juliet Beyler, the Defense Department’s director of officer and enlisted personnel…

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President Trump nominates Wilson as Air Force secretary

Posted February 3, 2017 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced Jan. 23 that he intends to nominate Heather Wilson as Secretary of the Air Force. In a statement released Jan. 25, Secretary of Defense James Mattis said Wilson, and her fellow military service secretary nominees, have his utmost confidence. “They will provide strong civilian leadership to strengthen military readiness,…

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The new fight: Writing cyber into the science of war

Posted July 31, 2015 by

Every year, the Aspen Security Forum brings together the top minds in defense, intelligence and homeland security. This year, more than ever, the conversation is turning to cybersecurity – protecting computer networks and everything attached to them. Cyber is constantly changing the way conflicts and combat unfold. Here, former U.S. Navy Rear Adm. William Leigher offers insights…

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26th Annual Bataan Memorial Death March

Posted April 10, 2015 by 1st Lt. Dorothy Ridenour

WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. — On March 22, six members of the Diagnostic Flight from the 355th Medical Support Squadron participated in the 26th Annual Bataan Memorial Death March at the U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range. “The march tested our endurance as well as filled us with pride and understanding for the sacrifices of those…

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Pentagon ends ban on transgender troops in military

Posted June 30, 2016 by by Lolita C. Baldor

The Pentagon announced June 30 that transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces. Saying it’s the right thing to do, Defense Secretary Ash Carter laid out a yearlong implementation plan declaring that “Americans who want to serve and…

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DOD studying implications of wearable devices giving too much info

Posted January 30, 2018 by by Jim Garamone

DOD photograph by Jim Garamone The Defense Department urges service members and DOD civilians with wearable electronic devices to use the strictest privacy setting. Officials made the suggestion after publication of a “heat map” showing concentration of U.S military personnel overseas. Defense Department officials are studying security issues raised by physical conditioning trackers that also…

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IP offers personal look into what CFC stands for

Posted October 29, 2015 by Maj. Neil Gregory

COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. — The Combined Federal Campaign is something I look forward to each year. It is important to me because it easily permits me to support organizations that raise awareness, funds research, and assists those afflicted by a rare genetic disorder that runs in my family. One of my older brothers…

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Enlisted evaluation, promotion systems updated

Posted June 26, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — With static closeout dates for each rank in place, the Air Force announced it will update the enlisted performance report forms and utilize new forced distribution and senior rater stratification restrictions to round out the incremental changes to enlisted evaluation and promotion systems with performance as the driving factor in promotions. For…

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Combat Search and Rescue: A Legacy Continues

Posted February 27, 2015 by

(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma) An HH-60 Pave Hawk hovers 200 feet above the ground with a 600-pound load during a weight check at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti on Jan. 26, 2015. The weight check was to make sure the hoist was operational after being repaired. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff…

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