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AF Portal goes mobile, gets face-lift

Posted November 27, 2013 by Justin Oakes

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. (AFNS) — Expected to launch by the end of 2013, the Global Combat Support System-Air Force, or GCSS-AF, is rolling out a revamped portal, which simplifies navigation, improves performance on low bandwidth connections and works from mobile devices. “The old system had become cluttered, difficult to navigate and was in…

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Asian American – Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Knowing the Facts

Posted May 2, 2014 by

Courtesy Photo One of the first Asian-American woman pilots, Maggie Gee joined the Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASPs). Since women were not allowed to regularly serve in combat at the time, she trained male pilots and also copiloted military planes for simulated dogfights. In 2010, she and other WASP pilots would receive the Congressional…

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Air Force recruiting software gets overhaul

Posted October 10, 2014 by Senior Airman Jamie Jaggers

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — A new system has revolutionized the recruiting process for more than 5,000 recruiters and interface partners within the Air Force active-duty, Guard, and Reserve components. Recruiters have long used computer-based software to track the paperwork and essential data of enlistees, from the first visit to a recruiter’s office, to the day of…

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Civil Air Patrol awarded Congressional Gold Medal

Posted March 20, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Gregory Solman

California Air National Guard photo/ Staff Sgt. Gregory Solman Civil Air Patrol World War II service members receive replicas of the Congressional Gold Medal at a ceremony held in their honor at the March Field Air Museum in March 2015. The U.S Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to five…

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AF officials plan for downtime to upgrade MilPDS

Posted April 27, 2012 by Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (AFNS) — The Air Force Personnel Operations Agency is upgrading and transferring the Military Personnel Data System to the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Defense Enterprise Computing Center later this year. During the scheduled 23-day upgrade project, MilPDS will not be available. Upgrades to MilPDS have not been accomplished because the system was…

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To the Airmen of the United States Air Force

Posted August 24, 2012 by by Gen. Mark A. Welsh III

(U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) I was sworn in as the 20th Chief of Staff of our Air Force, Aug. 10. It was a pretty humbling experience. Since I haven’t met most of you, I thought my first move as CSAF should be to say hello. You will probably get tired of hearing me…

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Transition Assistance Program mandatory for some Reservists

Posted November 30, 2012 by

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Some Reservists will be required to complete the Department of Defense Transition Assistance Program under legislation designed to reduce unemployment among veterans. The updated Transition Assistance Program went into effect Nov. 21. It now requires mandatory pre-separation counseling, an individualized transition plan, VA benefits briefing and the Department of…

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Air Force cuts aviation support at public events

Posted March 8, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the Air Force braces for the impact of sequester, leadership has cancelled all aviation support to public events for at least the remainder of the fiscal year and is standing down the Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team to save flying hours to support readiness needs. As of Mar. 1, active-duty, Reserve and…

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Former safety chief heads sexual assault prevention efforts

Posted June 14, 2013 by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senior officials announced that they have appointed a two-star general to lead the Air Force’s effort to reduce sexual assault within the ranks and provide victims the support they need. Maj. Gen. Margaret Woodward was appointed the new director of the reorganized Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office. In addition…

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Navy laboratory set to deliver new standards to U.S. Air Force

Posted August 30, 2013 by Troy Clarke and MC1 Chris Okula

U.S. Navy photo/Greg Vojtko Lance Doddridge, electrical engineer and physicist at Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Corona Division, splices fiber optic cable as he works on Linearity Calibration Standard (LCS) 8513. The patent-pending device, which compares fiber optic power test meters against a known standard, was recently introduced to the U.S. Navy’s calibration facility at…

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