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Seabee’s “Can Do!” saves AFN BC $130k

Posted January 24, 2014 by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist John Harrington

DOD photo/Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist John Harrington Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4’s Chief Petty Officer Scott Henske (right, white hat) checks and adjusts a diesel fuel tank’s position to the inch at its new location prior to dropping it fully to the pad Dec. 20, 2013, at the American Forces Network Broadcast Center, March…

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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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What is a Phoenix Raven?

Posted June 15, 2012 by by Staff Sgt. Mark Estroga

Founded in 1997, the Phoenix Ravens are the elite of the Air Force Security Forces. They deploy to areas where security is deemed inadequate and are the first to set foot off the plane. In order to be...

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Roth contributions to open to all active duty troops

Posted October 5, 2012 by By Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Active duty members of the Army, Navy and Air Force are now able to contribute to the Roth Thrift Savings Plan as part of their investment planning, Defense Financing and Accounting Service officials said, Sept. 28. The after-tax contributions will be electronically deducted from service members’ pay accounts. Active duty service members…

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AF releases new ‘vision’ document

Posted January 18, 2013 by by Master Sgt. Jess Harvey

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Air Force released a new Vision document outlining the force’s vision and way forward. “Focused on ‘Airmen, Mission and Innovation,’ I believe this short document captures what today’s Air Force is all about and where I think we ought to focus on for tomorrow,” said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen….

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Reductions won’t affect most TRICARE prime beneficiaries

Posted April 12, 2013 by Military Health System News Release

FALLS CHURCH, Va.,– Despite upcoming service area reductions, TRICARE Prime will remain a health care option for 97 percent of the more than 5 million beneficiaries eligible for the health care plan, Military Health System officials said. The 3 percent difference that comprises about 171,000 beneficiaries who mostly reside more than 40 miles from a…

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National Guard Bureau campaign targets sexual assault

Posted July 12, 2013 by Air Force Maj. Gary Arasin

ARLINGTON, Va., – The National Guard Bureau here has launched a comprehensive campaign designed to assist National Guard units in combating sexual assault as part of a military wide effort to protect victims and eradicate the crime from the ranks. “We are helping the states with training and development of programs to address this problem…

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ARPC limits mailings due to a lapse in funding

Posted October 18, 2013 by Lt. Col. Belinda Petersen

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — As a result of the recent lapse in appropriations, there are currently no funds for officials at the Air Reserve Personnel Center here to mail personnel documents such as retirement certificates, separation documents, and recognition packages. Only documents required by law, such as Freedom of Information Act queries, Board…

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Equal Opportunity Leadership training helps Soldiers prevent discrimination

Posted March 21, 2014 by 1st Lt. Fernando Ochoa

U.S. Army photo/Sgt. 1st Class Walter Talens Brig. Gen. Scottie Carpenter, 311th Expeditionary Sustainment Command commanding general, congratulates the graduates of the Equal Opportunity Leadership course at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., March 7. The 311th Expeditionary Sustainment Command (ESC) conducted Equal Opportunity Leadership training at March Air Reserve Base Feb. 28 through March 7,…

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Strategic agility is the future of the Air Force

Posted August 22, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Torri Ingalsbe

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — As the Air Force prepares for new challenges and opportunities of the coming decades, it faces sobering 21st-century realities: global centers of power have become more distributed and the terrorism threat more dispersed. Most importantly, the emerging environment is demonstrating a trend that could prove to be the defining one of current…

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