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Voting now open for American Airman Video Contest

Posted August 15, 2014 by Senior Airman Michelle Patten

  Voting for the 2014 American Airman Video Contest is now open and runs until Aug. 22 at 3 p.m. CDT. The contest launched July 1 for all Total Force Airmen to showcase their Air Force stories in short selfie videos. “Every Airman has a story – and smartphone technology now allows those Airmen to…

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AF implements career intermission pilot program

Posted August 8, 2014 by Air Force News Service public affairs

WASHINGTON — Up to 40 active-duty, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard officers and enlisted members who meet eligibility requirements will be offered between one and three years of partially-paid time out of uniform to focus on personal and professional pursuits under the Career Intermission Pilot Program, or CIPP, Air Force officials announced July…

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Air Force to change enlisted evaluations, promotions

Posted August 8, 2014 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force officials announced a series of sweeping changes to the Enlisted Evaluation System and Weighted Airman Promotion System (WAPS) July 31. The changes are intended to ensure the Air Force truly makes job performance the driving factor and will be implemented incrementally beginning in August 2014 and continuing through early 2016….

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452 APS hosts Marine training operation

Posted August 1, 2014 by Capt. Kristin Mack

U.S. Air Force photo/Marvin Tucker Senior Master Sgt. Rick Fowler inspects a tie-down chain during a training exercise held at March ARB, July 21. The exercise allowed Marines from Camp Pendleton to apply mission essential tasks in n air mobility environment. More than two dozen light armored reconnaissance vehicles, equipment and personnel were transported by…

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Development course builds leadership skills for reserve officers

Posted August 1, 2014 by by Maj. Ian Phillips U.S. Central Command

More than fifty Guard and Reserve officers trained with their NATO counterparts during leadership exercises at the 20th annual International Junior Officer Leadership Development (IJOLD) course July 12-19.

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Air Force creates Installation and Mission Support Center

Posted July 25, 2014 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

The Air Force is centralizing its installation support management within a newly created Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center (AFIMSC), Air Force officials announced July 11. The change resulted from a comprehensive effort to reduce overhead costs; increase efficiencies; eliminate redundant activities; improve effectiveness and business processes; and will help meet the Defense Department’s…

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AF introduces Total Force Commissioning Process

Posted July 25, 2014 by Bekah Geffert

Air Force officials announced the Total Force Commissioning Process July 10. This new process allows the Air Force to provide multiple career avenues for officers being commissioned through Air Force ROTC

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IMPORTANT INCIDENT REPORTING NUMBERS AND PROCEDURES

Posted July 11, 2014 by

For 24-hour security assistance, call the Base Defense Operations Center (BDOC) at 655-2981 through 2985. Use if you need immediate security assistance Use to report all criminal activity Use to report Resource Protection issues Use to report traffic accidents To report incidents affecting Protection Level 1, 2 or 3 resources, call the Security Incident Hotline…

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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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Pulse on Air Force force-shaping management

Posted June 27, 2014 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

Several factors have resulted in fewer Airmen eligible for current and upcoming involuntary force management boards. Air Force leaders recently decided to bolster manning for nuclear-related career fields, an intention to make adjustments to account for budgetary uncertainties tied to proposed force structure changes. Those actions, coupled with previously approved voluntary applications and recent increases…

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