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Personal accountability: The critical link of our core values

Posted September 21, 2012 by Col. Joe Turk

We all know and live by our Air Force core values: integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do. There have been many articles written on our core values and what they mean to us; however, as a junior officer I never gave serious thought to how I felt about them. That…

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GI Bill education transfer incurs 4 years for all Airmen

Posted January 18, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

When initially implemented, the Post-9/11 GI Bill education transfer program was phased in to enable Airmen nearing retirement to accept a 1-, 2-, or 3-year active duty service commitment. That phase-in period expired July 31, 2012 and all active duty Airmen now incur a 4-year ADSC, said Bruce Houseman, Air Force Personnel Center education services…

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Furloughs can begin April 26, DOD comptroller says

Posted March 15, 2013 by Jim Garamone

Unless Congress acts to end sequestration, furloughs for Defense Department civilian employees can begin April 26, the department’s comptroller said here March 11. Robert F. Hale discussed the furlough planning process with a Pentagon audience. The comptroller also took questions sent in via Facebook and Twitter. DOD is the only agency in the U.S. government…

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Sexual assault is a ‘cancer,’ Welsh says

Posted June 7, 2013 by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri

The Air Force chief of staff testified in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee along with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and service chiefs from the Army, Navy Marine Corps and Coast Guard on pending legislation regarding sexual assaults in the military June 4.

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SOFIA Observatory returns from New Zealand deployment

Posted August 9, 2013 by

NASA’s SOFIA flying observatory flares for landing at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif., upon its return from its inaugural three-week southern hemisphere deployment to New Zealand Aug. 2. NASA’s SOFIA flying observatory taxis in to the Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility after landing moments earlier at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif., Aug….

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Weapon system sustainment gains highlight results of command’s 5-center construct

Posted September 20, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Alexander W. Riedel

Improved sustainment of service weapon systems tops the list of command accomplishments after a year-long reorganization effort, the Air Force Materiel Command’s top general said here Sept. 16.

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K-9 training

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Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Military Working Dog, Schmykel, held his grip as Col. Robert Hoff, 412th Mission Support†Group commander,†swung him in the air during a military working dog demonstration Nov. 8. Schmykel is trained not to release the bite until commanded to by his handler, Staff Sgt. Manuel Rodriguez (right), 412th Security Forces…

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Nominations sought for 2014 FAPAC award

Posted January 24, 2014 by Sammie King

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas - Nominations packages are due no later than Jan. 31, 2014 for the Federal Asian Pacific American Council Military Meritorious Service Award, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The award honors military members who have fostered an innovative and harmonic environment between the military and Asian Pacific American civilian community and Department…

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Airmen do’s, don’ts regarding political activities

Posted April 11, 2014 by Capt. Kiko Ochoa

Many Airmen face one question every four years or so, “How politically active can I be? This article provides a brief description of the limitations applicable to service members when it comes to political activity. The political activities of service members are governed by DOD Directive 1344.10, and Airmen in particular are subject to the…

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AF test pilot school applications due in June

Posted June 20, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas - The 2014 USAF Test Pilot School selection board will convene here Aug. 5-8 to consider candidates for July 2015 and January 2016 classes, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Applications must reach Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command Air, Space and Information Operations by June 23, 4 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time….

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