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Our Airman’s Creed

Posted August 16, 2013 by Master Sgt. David A. Kolcun

DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – Gen. T. Michael Moseley, the 18th Chief of Staff of the Air Force, introduced the Airman’s Creed on April 18, 2007. It provides Airmen a tangible statement of beliefs that we cherish. The Airman’s Creed was not created to regain some ideal that was lost or never otherwise identified,…

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Exchange operations to continue in event of government shutdown

Posted October 4, 2013 by

Following the government shutdown Oct. 1, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service will continue operations The Exchange will be largely unaffected by the shutdown as it is a non-appropriated instrumentality. Nearly 97 percent of its funding is generated by sales and less than three percent of its budget comes from tax dollar support. “Some…

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AFMC vice visits high desert

Posted November 27, 2013 by Tom Reynolds

Lt. Gen. Andrew E. Busch, Air Force Materiel Command vice commander (seated), is given a briefing at the Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force by Col. Roderick Cregier, Edward AFB F-35 program director, Nov. 21. Busch spent the day touring Edwards receiving program briefings from various test squadrons. The general also spoke at the Air…

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Force shaping board convenes in July

Posted January 31, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

The Air Force will convene a fiscal year 2014 Force Shaping Board here July 14 to consider eligible officers within competitive categories for continued retention, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Jan. 27. Categories include line of the Air Force, LAF-judge advocate, biomedical sciences corps, dental corps, medical service corps and nurse corps. The purpose…

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B-1B software upgrade to ensure future warfighting capabilities

Posted April 18, 2014 by Jet Fabara

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner An Edwards B-1B Lancer takes off on April 1, 2014, to begin testing its new Sustainment Block 16A software upgrades. The SB 16A software will work in conjunction with the long-range bomberís new glass cockpit configuration in order to ensure its capabilities in a fast-paced integrated battlefield of the…

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Airmen encouraged to review vRED

Posted July 11, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Ian Hoachlander

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas - When Airmen go through major changes in their life, such as marriage, a permanent change of station, or having a child, one of the first things that should come to mind is, “I have to update my Virtual Record of Emergency Data,” or vRED. While this is not always the…

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AF releases criteria for new service medal

Posted October 17, 2014 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Office

Courtesy graphic Graphic of the Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal. WASHINGTON - Air Force officials released nomination criteria for the new Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal, following Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James’ May 27, 2014, authorization. The medal will be awarded to individuals for their direct support of nuclear deterrence operations. “This service…

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Early retirement offered to select enlisted Airmen

Posted April 13, 2012 by Air Force News Service

Air Force officials announced an application window for targeted early retirements for enlisted Airmen. Eligible Airmen will have 15-19 years of service in fiscal 2012 and be in the grades of staff sergeant through master sergeant in overmanned career fields. The Temporary Early Retirement Authority application window will be open April 10-30 in order to…

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CMSAF Roy: ‘Future is now’

Posted August 10, 2012 by by Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Rojek

During recent visits to Air Force bases across the nation, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Roy discussed issues ranging from AEF Next to resiliency to developing 21st century Airmen. Air Force leaders...

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Civilians must schedule use or lose leave before Dec. 1

Posted November 16, 2012 by Debbie Gildea

The 2012 civilian employee leave year ends Jan. 12, 2013, and Air Force Personnel Center officials remind civilians that those who have more than the maximum carryover hours of annual leave on that date risk losing their leave. The maximum carryover ceiling is 240 hours for stateside employees, 360 hours for overseas employees, and 720…

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