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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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Local

New maintenance hangar unveiled at 309th AMARG

Posted  December 8, 2015

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — A ribbon cutting ceremony unveiling the new 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group maintenance hangar was held Dec. 7. The $25 million, 76,746-square-foot high-bay hangar is now a high-visibility flagship 309th AMARG facility and features accommodations for VIP visitors in a two-story administration section with an overlooking observation deck. “This wonderful…

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Veterans

A widow’s story: Living by faith

Posted  December 7, 2015

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) — Just before sunset on Veterans Day, she sat next to her husband’s headstone at Arlington National Cemetery, reminding her three children how their father was with God in heaven and what it means to have faith. Faith has kept Heather Gray moving forward. It’s what has gotten her…

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2016 promotion test feedback survey now available online

Posted  December 7, 2015

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The 2016 Air Force Enlisted Promotion Test feedback survey is now available on the Air Education and Training Command Airman Advancement Division web site. The survey focuses on the knowledge areas evaluated on the test and the study references listed in the promotion cycle Enlisted Promotions References and Requirements…

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Events

Starry, Snowy, Southwest Night held at Bama Park

Posted  December 7, 2015

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — A free family event was held at Bama Park Dec. 3. The annual “Starry, Snowy, Southwest Night” was organized by the 355th Force Support Squadron and Outdoor Recreation with approximately 30 volunteer Airmen assisting during the event. Sixty tons of snow were split into two areas for people of all ages…

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Commentary

Improving relations between subordinates and leadership

Posted  December 7, 2015

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Commanders intent is a doctrinal term used in planning combat missions to communicate a desired end-state to subordinates. It describes a goal, timeline, and includes an acceptable level of risk. It is purposely vague in how to reach the goal. This is so subordinates can infuse their own expertise and information…

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