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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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Green Dot to roll out across the Air Force

Posted  January 4, 2016

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Airmen will take the first step of a five-year strategy to decrease interpersonal violence across the service in January when 1,500 Airman implementers attend one of 22 Green Dot prep sessions worldwide. The Air Force contracted the non-profit Green Dot organization to provide these violence prevention tools to the total Air Force…

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Mission Spread Holiday Cheer

Posted  December 30, 2015

Airmen of the 162nd Wing Arizona Air National Guard's Aerospace Ground Equipment shop embarked on a special mission to make the holidays a little brighter for a deserving family this year.

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessica H. Evans)
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Bittersweet – The ups and downs of a military family

Posted  December 30, 2015

Being in the military often means sacrificing many things one can take for granted. Holidays and birthdays are times people expect to spend with loved ones, but that's not always possible for service men and women.

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen)
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50 years of giving

Posted  December 30, 2015

U.S. Airmen carried on a tradition of giving this holiday season, donating and delivering presents to about 1,200 grade schools students at four schools in southern Arizona.

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Bagram honors fallen Airmen

Posted  December 30, 2015

Service members from Bagram Airfield came together Dec. 23 to honor the memories of six Airmen killed in an improvised explosive device attack two days earlier.

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