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Raising and lowering of the flag

Posted January 31, 2014 by Linda Welz

Staff Sgt. Randy Bowen and Tech. Sgt. Gary Robinson, 452nd Security Forces Squadron, bring down the U.S. Flag at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, amidst the blue skies and warm weather of the Southern California area. Retreat signifies the end of the duty day, and is performed as the National Anthem…

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AF to every Airman: Tell us your story

Posted July 3, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Torri Ingalsbe,

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force leaders want Airmen to share their stories with the world and designed the 2014 American Airman Video Contest with that purpose in mind. “Every Airman has a story — and smartphone technology now allows those Airmen to share those stories to a wider audience than ever before,” said Air Force…

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730th reactivated; paves new TFI path

Posted June 22, 2012 by by 2nd Lt. Kristin Mack

Over the past 11 years, Reservists and Guardsmen have routinely demonstrated their capabilities span far beyond the activities accomplished during monthly drills. By continually answering ...

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5-year clock puts re-employment rights in jeopardy

Posted October 5, 2012 by by Jim Strickland

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Eleven years ago many of us took off our suits, welder’s masks, gloves, donned our uniforms and went off to defend our nation following the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. We did not know what the future would hold. Our employers told us to go, do our duty. We…

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Air Force implements civilian hiring freeze

Posted January 25, 2013 by by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Air Force senior leaders directed a force-wide hiring freeze among other workforce actions in a memorandum sent to senior commanders, Jan. 16. The actions are part of the Air Force’s efforts to pursue reversible or recoverable steps to avoid impacts to core readiness caused by the looming possibility of sequestration and budgetary shortfalls. Civilian…

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MilPDS upgrade complete: Review emergency contact information

Posted April 12, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas  – If you married, have a new address or experienced significant life changes in March, you should review your emergency contact information to ensure it is accurate, Air Force Personnel Center officials advised. The Military Personnel Data System manages military personnel and pay information as accessions, separations, retirements, promotions, reenlistments, training, mobilization…

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Military One Source – Total Force Fitness

Posted July 12, 2013 by

Everyone knows that military service is a physically demanding job. Service members are constantly pushed to the limit physically in order to maintain strength, speed and agility. In recent years, though, the Department of Defense has adopted a more holistic approach to health and wellness that goes beyond the physical health and mental wellbeing of…

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AF implements changes to PT assessment

Posted October 25, 2013 by

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force has released further guidance on the implementation of several changes to the physical assessment test, which took place Oct. 21. The new guidance includes additions to the body composition component of the fitness assessment, delegation of appeal authority for fitness assessments and changes to the walk test. According to…

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Blake paved way for thousands of Air Force women

Posted March 21, 2014 by Dr. Robert Kane

The women of today’s Air Force can look back with pride to Staff Sgt. Esther McGowin Blake. “We consider her the first lady of the Air Force,” said William Chivalette, curator of the Enlisted Heritage Hall at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. “She raised her right hand to enlist in the U.S. Air Force on…

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BASH: Protecting our aircraft, Airmen

Posted August 22, 2014 by 2nd Lieutenant Bari D. Wald

U.S. Air Force photo/2nd Lt. Bari Wald David Briseño, wildlife biologist with the United States Department of Agriculture and head of Marchs’ Bird/Anti-Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH) program, prepares to fire a 12-gauge ‘shell cracker’ into the air with his shotgun. Firing ‘shell crackers’ is one of many pyrotechnic methods used in the BASH program to…

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