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Policy changes allow Airmen to retrain into special operations

In a move to meet the high-demand signal for the Air Force’s Battlefield Airmen, the service announced changes to retraining and cross-flow, outlined in a policy memorandum dated April 25, 2016.

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Policy changes allow Airmen to retrain into special operations

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — In a move to meet the high-demand signal for the Air Force’s Battlefield Airmen, the service announced changes to retraining and cross-flow, outlined in a policy memorandum dated April 25. The changes allow Airmen to be released from their current jobs in the Air Force to cross-train into the Special Tactics career…

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Air Force Brothers: piloting their careers since birth

(U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman Jackson N. Haddon)ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — The year was 2013; the President of the United States was flying to Israel for Passover and three C-17 Globemaster III’s and one C-5 Galaxy would be accompanying him. Two of the pilots had more than the mission in common; they…

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First-female amputee to return to cockpit

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. –After an above-the-knee amputation, one HC-130J pilot solidified her place in history as the sixth amputee and the first-female amputee to return to the cockpit July 22. Following nearly 15 months of rehabilitation, learning to walk, run and fly again, U.S. Air Force Capt. Christy Wise, 71st Rescue Squadron HC-130J…

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Goldfein hosts first town hall with CMSAF

The Air Force’s top officer and enlisted leader hosted a town hall forum in the Boyd Auditorium at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., July 20, 2016.


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Applying pressure

Posted  February 15, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Running through the same morning routine before work, Ivan Grijalva climbed into his truck for his commute to work. As he was driving down a Tucson country road, a single headlight appeared in Grijalva’s rearview mirror. The vehicle sped past his truck and proceeded ahead. The fast-moving motorcycle headed towards a…

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#InnovateDLT: Innovation by consolidation

Posted  February 15, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The 355th Fighter Wing commander, U.S. Air Force Col. James Meger, reached out to Airmen of Davis-Monthan AFB to get ideas for innovating the base through a new initiative called Innovate DLT, which gives Airmen a direct line to the him and allows them to define a problem or propose an…

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People and Places

Love, Service, and Sacrifice

Posted  February 12, 2016

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — “Will you marry me?” It’s a phrase that invokes an abundance of emotions for many, and depending on the answer, the beginning of a new journey. Marriages and relationships are all about compromise, communication, teamwork, sacrifice, commitment and love.Everyone has an opinion of what makes a marriage successful. Most married couples will…

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Air Force rolls out FY 2017 space budget

Posted  February 12, 2016

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force leaders met with the media to discuss specifics of the service’s fiscal year 2017 space budget at the Pentagon Feb. 11. Winston A. Beauchamp, the deputy undersecretary of the Air Force for space, and Maj. Gen. Roger Teague, the director of space programs for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Acquisition,…

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162nd Wing alert detachment receives Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

Posted  February 12, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. — The Air Force Outstanding Unit Award has been awarded to the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing Aerospace Control Alert detachment located at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base for the period of Nov. 1, 2012 through Oct. 31, 2014. The award is given to units that have distinguished themselves by outstanding achievement and distinctly standout…

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