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Air Force: B-2 pilot surpasses 1,000 hours mark

Posted September 20, 2013 by Senior Master Sgt. Mary-Dale Amison

A routine flying mission became a major achievement for the Missouri Air National Guard’s 131st Bomb Wing when Maj. Luke Jayne surpassed 1,000 flying hours in the B-2 Spirit Sept. 14.

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Navy: Submarine North Dakota christened in Groton

Posted November 7, 2013 by Lt. Timothy Hawkins

The Navy’s 11th Virginia-class attack submarine was christened in Groton, Conn., Saturday, during a late-morning ceremony at the General Dynamics Electric Boat, or GDEB, shipyard.

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Air Force: AF receives top honors for Special Victims’ Counsel Program

Posted April 18, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Torri Ingalsbe

Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie, USAF Members of the Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corp watch their award video during the 2014 Justice Department’s National Crime Victims’ Rights Service Awards ceremony April 9, at the Department of Justice, Washington D.C. The JAG Corps received the Federal Service Award for their work on their Special Victims’ Counsel…

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Air Force: Phased rollout to improve enlisted evaluation system

Posted September 26, 2014 by Senior Airman Alexander Riedel

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force chief of enlisted force policy outlined the implementation of the new enlisted evaluation and promotion systems at the 2014 Air Force Association’s Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition here Sept. 17. Developed in 1968, and implemented two years later, the existing Weighted Airman Promotion System has been in…

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New resource helps troops, families plan deployments

Posted January 11, 2013 by Karen Parrish

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department has launched a new resource to help troops and their Families plan for the “before, during and after” of deploying. Barbara Thompson, director of DOD’s office for family policy, explained “Plan My Deployment” during a recent interview. “This is a new, interactive, online tool that supports service members and their…

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Air Force: Force shaping board to convene in July

Posted January 31, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force will convene a fiscal 2014 Force Shaping Board here July 14 to consider eligible officers within competitive categories for continued retention, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Monday. Categories include line of the Air Force, LAF-judge advocate, biomedical sciences corps, dental corps, medical service corps and…

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Military recreation centers offer value to troops, Families

Posted June 20, 2014 by Donna Miles

WASHINGTON — Fans of the Armed Forces Recreation Centers, AFRCs, can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that because the crown jewels of the military’s morale, welfare and recreation programs are completely self-supporting, they’re unaffected by defense budget cuts and undergoing capital improvements. The AFRCs have served as centerpieces of the Family and Morale, Welfare…

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No decisions yet on cutting furlough days, official says

Posted August 2, 2013 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON – Despite media reports that say Defense Department civilians may face up to five fewer furlough days, “no decisions have been made at this time,” a Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday. More than 640,000 civilian employees are being furloughed one day a week for 11 weeks, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Nate Christensen said. These unpaid days…

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Air Force: First F-35 Lightning II arrives at Luke AFB

Posted March 14, 2014 by 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Escorted by two F-16 fighting Falcons, Luke Air Force Base’s first F-35 Lightning II arrived a little after 11 a.m. Monday, from the Lockheed Martin factory in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Air Force: CMSAF discusses ‘way ahead’ for Airmen

Posted August 22, 2014 by Rich Lamance

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Air Force’s top enlisted leader focused on the future force, the new enlisted evaluation system and professional development during the Air Force Sergeants Association Professional Airmen’s Conference here Tuesday. Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody addressed an audience where he talked about the challenges of a smaller Air…

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