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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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Team Davis-Monthan wins AFRC Recruiting award

Posted  January 8, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — “Team Davis-Monthan” won the Top Flight in Air Force Reserve Command Recruiting Service for FY 1015, having met 209 percent of their annual accessions goal. Additionally, Master Sgt. Adam Eldard, 943rd Rescue Group in-service recruiter, won Top Recruiter in the command for FY 2015, having met 235 percent of…

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Commentary

Wisdom teeth removal: Wise or not?

Posted  January 8, 2016

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — Some people have none, some people have more than four, but on a daily basis, patients are getting their wisdom teeth removed. Do you or your children have any? Are they predicted to be problematic in the future? These are questions patients should ask their dental providers to have…

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News

U.S. Service Member killed, 2 others injured in Marjah

Posted  January 8, 2016

WASHINGTON — A U.S. service member was killed and two others were injured today after they came under fire in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said. Defense Secretary Ash Carter was updated throughout the day on the situation, including through a previously scheduled videoconference with commanders in the Afghan capital of Kabul,…

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People and Places

Deployed doctor quarterbacks medical team

Posted  January 8, 2016

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (AFNS) — It’s 1999 and he steps onto the gridiron as a leader. It’s his team now. With big shoes to fill left by a record-setting signal caller, senior Cale Bonds is about to begin the final season of his college career as the starting quarterback of the U.S. Air Force Academy…

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Commentary

New year, new you? Tips for successful resolutions

Posted  January 4, 2016

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. (AFNS) — Have you ever gone into the new year certain this will be the year you change your life for the better, but after just a few weeks, you fall right back into the same habits? Well, you are not alone. According to John Norcross, a distinguished professor of…

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