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Posted August 6, 2015 by

Army Pvt. Leila Y. Araiza Zozaya Army Pvt. Leila Y. Araiza Zozaya has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant)
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12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Warfighter of the Week: Master Sgt. Leah Chavez

Posted August 6, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant

Master Sgt. Leah Chavez, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) A1 contingency operations and planning manager, was recognized as the Warfighter of the Week, July 10, 2015. Chavez, a native of Houston, Texas, has been serving in the Air Force for 12 years. She served five years with the Air National Guard and seven years…

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(U.S. Air Force Photo by 2nd Lt. Lacey Roberts)
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Arizona Airmen memorialize fallen Iraqi fighter pilot

Posted July 24, 2015 by 2nd Lt. Lacey Roberts

Members of the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing honored the life and memory of Iraqi Air Force Brig. Gen. Rasid Mohammed Sideeq Hasan during a memorial service here July 7. Hasan died June 24 after his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed near Douglas, Arizona, during a night training mission.  He trained with Air Guard members…

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Decorations processing initiated through vPC

Posted July 9, 2015 by Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Supervisors of active-duty Airmen can now use the virtual Personnel Center via myPers to initiate and track decorations throughout the review and approval process. “The online application allows for automated routing and approval, in addition to prepopulating certain personnel data in the forms,” said Christine Stingley, the military…

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D-M Air Force Clubs Scholarship Program winner

Posted June 18, 2015 by

Delaney Alyssa Drew receives a check for $500 from the Air Force Clubs Scholarship Program by 2nd Lt. Charles Hulsizer, 355th Force Support Squadron career development chief, Col. Rodger Schuld, 355th Mission Support Squadron commander, and Maj. Stephen Anderson, 355th Force Support Squadron commander. Air Force Services, Food & Beverage Branch announced the winners of…

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Service star authorized on GWOT Expeditionary Medal

Posted June 18, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Active-duty, Guard and Reserve Airmen who earned the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal for more than one of the five Defense Department approved Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal operations may now wear a service star device on the medal and service ribbon for the second and…

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Technical sergeant promotion release delayed

Posted May 28, 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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New automated evals, decorations processing available

Posted May 21, 2015 by Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Beginning in May, supervisors of active-duty Airmen will be able to initiate, process, track and sign officer and enlisted evaluations using myPers, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced May 15. Additionally, beginning in June, supervisors of active-duty members will be able to use myPers to initiate and track…

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Deployed 355th SFS Defender received recognition

Posted May 14, 2015 by

SOUTHWEST ASIA  — Airman 1st Class Tinalouise Dunbar, from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, was recently selected by 386th Air Expeditionary Wing leadership as April’s Unsung Hero Award recipient. Dunbar distinguished herself by protecting the US Speaker of the House, 30 distinguished visitors, six Senators and two British members of Parliament. She liaised with the United States Secret…

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Air Force recognizes nurses and medical technicians

Posted May 14, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Michael Cossaboom

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C.  — Running from May 6-12, nurses and medical technicians throughout the Air Force were recognized for the care they provide to Service members and their families. The theme of the week “Ethical Practice and Quality Care,” serves as a platform to celebrate the ways nurses and medical technicians provide safe, efficient, and…

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