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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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DoD

Face of Defense: Soldier spreads joy through love for piano

Posted  December 28, 2015

Among Army Spc. Anne Lee's earliest memories, she said, is being a young girl staring at the pianist during Sunday church services and wondering what it took to make that kind of music.

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Air Force

Final ruling on Laughlin pilot misconduct released

Posted  December 28, 2015

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — A recent inquiry, directed by the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, into the investigation and disposition of alleged instructor pilot misconduct at Laughlin Air Force Base has concluded. Based on the Inspector General inquiry and general officer review, it was determined the investigations and subsequent administrative actions…

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Sports

She has a need for speed

Posted  December 28, 2015

She runs the 1.5-mile run in 9:15 and she's placed first on all the 5-kilometer runs she's attended. Like a machine, she zones out and focuses on the task at hand--running.

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Commentary

Improve yourself

Posted  December 21, 2015

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona — As the Holidays rapidly approach, many of us will reflect on our past year in the Air Force to see if it was time well-spent. We may look back at all we’ve done or haven’t done, and decide whether or not we feel fulfilled; whether or not we have contributed to…

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Commentary

Keep Your Holidays From Going Up in Flames

Posted  December 21, 2015

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. — For most of us, the holiday season represents a time for family festivities and good cheer. What few of us consider is that the holiday season is a time when there is an increased risk of home fires. According to Davis Monthan Fire Emergency Services, many households engage in holiday activities…

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