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Air Force’s updated policy further promotes tobacco-free environments

Posted April 10, 2015 by Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force has led the military in advancing innovative tobacco control policies, such as the tobacco-free medical campus and prohibiting tobacco use outside “designated tobacco areas”. Now, an updated Air Force Instruction, published in March, seeks to further reduce health impacts from smoking, the nation’s leading cause of death. “The Air…

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Air Force ROTC detachment commander positions open to Reserve lieutenant colonels

Posted April 8, 2016 by by Bo Joyner

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Air Force Reserve lieutenant colonels interested in becoming Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps detachment commanders have until April 15 to submit an application under the Voluntary Limited Period of Active Duty program. Under VLPAD, opportunities to serve an active-duty tour for a period of three years and one…

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Yellow Ribbon program supports Airman inspired by family history

Posted July 31, 2015 by by Master Sgt. Megan Crusher

“When they shoot at you, you don’t hear it like in the movies,” said Almira Pasic. “You just feel it zip by you, it’s really kind of like a loud fly.” Almira is reminiscing on her life in Bosnia in 1992, when war broke out shortly after Bosnia declared its independence. It’s a far cry…

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‘The Spirit of Ronald Reagan’ gets nose art

Posted February 27, 2015 by by Linda Welz

Ms. Shayne Meder, U.S. Air Force retired and nose art artist, was on hand for the unveiling of her original nose art on a 452nd Air Mobility Wing C-17 Globemaster III, dubbed The Spirit of Ronald Reagan, at a March Air Reserve Base ceremony Feb. 19. The ceremony host, Col. Russell Muncy, 452 AMW commander,…

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Nominations for first Air Force enlisted RPA pilots being accepted

Posted July 9, 2016 by Kat Bailey

The Air Force is accepting nominations to fill its first class of enlisted remotely piloted aircraft pilots as part of a deliberate approach to enhance the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance mission. The first enlisted RPA pilot selection board will convene at the Air Force Personnel Center, Jan. 23-26, 2017, with application packages due to AFPC…

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Innovation: Never stop improving

Posted October 13, 2015 by by Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station commander

CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN AIR FORCE STATION, Colo. (AFNS) — “Another article on innovation?” you say. I don’t have to tell you that there are more challenges across the Air Force than any time that I can recall: manning reductions, reduced budgets, infrastructure we can no longer afford, new requirements; response to advanced cyber threats, and the…

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Civilian employers recognized for reserve support

Posted December 11, 2015 by by Megan Crusher

The Air Force Reserve is comprised of over 65,000 reservists, with the majority of those reservists being citizen Airmen, who along with their reserve career also have civilian careers that demand their time and attention. It takes dedication and determination for reservists to successfully manage their civilian career alongside their reserve career. In order to…

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Air Force implements additional security measures

Posted January 29, 2016 by by Secretary of the Air Force Command Information

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — In response to tragic events that have taken place on and off installations over the past few years, Air Force commanders can take additional measures to secure personnel and property on their installations through three programs that allow service members to carry weapons. The Air Force Security Forces Integrated Defense team established…

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229th Bravo Company deploys from March Field

Posted November 6, 2015 by by Capt. Perry Covington

The 229th Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Bravo Company deployed on October 24, 2015 from March Air Reserve Base to Northern Afghanistan to fulfill a 9-12 month deployment that was one of the first from Fort Irwin, California, in more than 10 years. The training facility’s primary mission is to ready troops for CONUS (continental U.S.)…

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Sexual assault survivor: ‘You are not alone’

Posted April 10, 2015 by By Staff Sgt. Nancy Kasberg

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AFNS) — I remember the day like it was yesterday. My heartbeat echoed in my head as I attempted to dry my sweaty hands on my jeans. I was 21 years old, sitting in a Korean court room, waiting to be questioned by prosecutors. How I ended up there was unreal….

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