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Air Force releases criteria for new combat medal

Posted February 22, 2013 by

Air Force officials released nomination criteria for the new Distinguished Warfare Medal Feb. 15, following defense officials’ announcement of the new decoration days prior. The DWM will be awarded to honor individuals for single acts of extraordinary achievement, not involving acts of valor, that directly impact combat or other military operations approved by the secretary…

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Next Boeing GPS IIF satellite arrives at Cape Canaveral for launch

Posted September 20, 2013 by

Boeing workers lift the Global Positioning System IIF-5 satellite onto a transporter following its Aug. 1 arrival at the Navstar Processing Facility on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. Boeing shipped the fifth GPS IIF satellite from its satellite factory in El Segundo, Calif., on a U.S. Air Force C-17 airlifter. Workers will fuel the…

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Early retirement offered to select enlisted airmen

Posted April 13, 2012 by

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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Airmen invited to share their stories with recruits

Posted August 2, 2012 by

Each year, thousands of men and women join the U.S. Air Force. Now, those airmen have the opportunity to tell their stories in their own videos known as “Airmen Stories.” The videos will give potential Air Force...

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Lockheed Martin-built infrared surveillance satellite launched successfully

Posted March 22, 2013 by

The U.S. Air Force’s second Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO-2) spacecraft, built by Lockheed Martin, was successfully launched today at 5:21 p.m., EDT, March 19 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The SBIRS program delivers timely, reliable and accurate missile warning and infrared…

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2012 Air Force Climate Survey coming soon

Posted May 11, 2012 by by Jon Hanson

Air Force active duty, Reserve, Guard, appropriated fund and non-appropriated fund civilians have an opportunity to voice their concerns to leadership during the 2012 Air Force Climate Survey, which kicks off May 14 and runs through June 22. The chief of staff of the Air Force-directed survey enables Air Force personnel to provide feedback to…

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Cody named next Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force

Posted November 9, 2012 by

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III has named Chief Master Sgt. James A. Cody to serve as the 17th chief master sergeant of the Air Force. Cody will assume his new position on Feb. 1, following the Jan. 31 retirement of current Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy….

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Fourth Boeing GPS IIF satellite joins constellation on orbit

Posted May 17, 2013 by

With the May 125 launch of the fourth GPS IIF satellite, Boeing and the U.S. Air Force continue modernizing the Global Positioning System that millions of people worldwide rely on as a navigation and timing resource.

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Total Force Personnel Services Customer Experience survey launches June 22

Posted June 22, 2012 by by TSgt. Steve Grever

Air Force officials will distribute an online survey June 22 to to solicit feedback about user’s experiences using the myPers-Total Force Service Center and myPers website. Thousands of Regular Air Force, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and civilian members will be asked for their participation in the survey. Mary McAfee, the quality assurance project…

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Air Force splits space, missile career field for officers

Posted February 22, 2013 by

The Air Force has split the space and missile career field in an effort to ensure more focused development for officers performing these critical missions in increasingly complex operational environments, Air Force officials announced Feb. 15. Under the old construct, more than 50 percent of space-coded company grade officers’ development time was spent as a…

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