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Air Force officials announce FY15 force structure changes

Posted March 14, 2014 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — Air Force officials released force structure changes March 10 resulting from the fiscal year 2015 President’s Budget announced March 4.. To ensure the service successfully transitions to a leaner force that remains ready, the Air Force plans to remove almost 500 aircraft across the inventories of all three components over the next five…

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Deployed father flies around the world to say I love you to son

Posted March 14, 2014 by

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Chief Master Sgt. Michael Bella, 33rd Rescue Squadron, was reunited with his son Jordan Bella, a student at Desert Junior-Senior High School March 7. Jordan stayed behind when his parents were re-assigned to Japan so that he could finish his senior year of high school at Edwards. Bella recently…

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Wingmen in action across AFMC

Posted March 14, 2014 by Kim Bowden

For many, “wingman” is just a buzzword or something discussed at stand-down days. However, Airmen across Air Force Materiel Command are putting the wingman concept into action. “As AFMC continues to emphasize a culture of respect and resiliency, it is important to remember that we all have a responsibility to be accountable for ourselves and…

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Air Force presents fiscal 2015 budget request

Posted March 7, 2014 by

The Air Force presented its fiscal year 2015 Presidents Budget request March 4, following similar briefings by the Department of Defense and its sister services. The fiscal 20 15 budget request repositions the force to focus on future challenges and opportunities, while continuing to recover readiness lost during sequestration in fiscal 2013, said Maj. Gen….

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SecAF outlines top priorities during ‘State of AF’ address

Posted February 28, 2014 by Rich Lamance

After her second month in office, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James laid out her top three priorities as part of a “state of the Air Force” address, during the final day of the 30th annual Air Force Association Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition Feb. 21.

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Renowned artist to paint ‘TPS Generations’

Posted February 21, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Aviation artist Mike Machat (left) examines the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School’s NF-16D, the one-of-a-kind Variable stability In-flight Simulator Test Aircraft (VISTA) with Calspan operations manager Jason Kirkpatrick (right), looking for any detail that could be lost in his painting. Machat, was recently commissioned to create a 70th…

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Next-generation mobility solutions beginning

Posted February 21, 2014 by Air Force Space Command Public Affairs

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – The initial rollout of modernized commercial mobile technologies, or CMT, has begun across the Air Force. The rollout will focus on BlackBerry replacement and executive users while the distribution process will be focused on enabling approximately 5,000 iOS devices. Major commands will be allowed to provision an accelerated amount…

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AF announces change to reduction in force board schedule

Posted February 21, 2014 by Rose Richeson

Air Force leaders announced a change Feb. 20 to the officer reduction in force board, or RIF, originally scheduled to convene June 16 at the Air Force Personnel Center.  Air Force officials are adjusting the timing of the board until later in calendar year 2014 due to legal limitations governing RIF boards. The delay is…

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CMSAF: ‘Don’t ever apologize for living our Air Force Core Values’

Posted February 21, 2014 by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri

U.S. Air Force graphic by Corey Parrish The Air Force’s top enlisted leader released his February edition of Roll Call Feb. 18, detailing the importance of holding high standards and fighting off complacency. Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody discusses the importance of core values, saying integrity first, service before self…

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Air Force launches enhanced civilian development site

Posted February 14, 2014 by

The Ira C. Eaker Center for Professional Development at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., recently made available a new tool to assist civilians with their professional development. The Civilian Development Resource Center is an online clearinghouse providing access to development roadmaps, learning programs and thousands of no-cost courses, books, videos, job aids, simulations, articles and…

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