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Air Force

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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Miller named new AF Reserve deputy chief

Posted April 22, 2016 by by Air Force Reserve Command

WASHINGTON —  Miller & Miller sounds like the name of a law firm, but, actually, it’s going to be the Air Force Reserve’s new senior leadership team at the Pentagon. On Friday the Reserve announced that Maj. Gen. Ronald B. “Bruce” Miller has been selected to be the next deputy to the chief of the…

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AF generals testify for their future positions

Posted July 7, 2015 by by Senior Airman Hailey Haux

WASHINGTON (AFNS) – Two Air Force generals testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee during their nomination hearing as the next U.S. Transportation Command commander and new vice chairman to the Joint Chiefs of Staff July 14. Both were nominated by President Barack Obama and expressed their gratitude for the nomination, and if selected look…

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Cody gives enlisted perspective at AFA expo

Posted February 20, 2015 by By Staff Sgt. Christopher Gross

ORLANDO, Fla. (AFNS) — Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody outlined his top priorities for the enlisted force during the Air Force Association’s annual Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition in Orlando, Florida, Feb. 12. Cody talked to those in attendance and focused on key areas such as enlisted development, resiliency…

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Goldfein hosts first town hall with CMSAF

Posted July 23, 2016 by SrA. Hailey Haux

The Air Force’s top officer and enlisted leader hosted a town hall forum in the Boyd Auditorium at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., July 20, 2016.

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Enlisted Evaluation System roadshow unveils process

Posted October 13, 2015 by by Senior Airman Kevin Mitterholzer

Airmen were introduced to the new Enlisted Evaluation System at one of two briefings given here, Sunday, Oct. 4. The new system, which became effective Oct. 1, is designed to more easily recognize outstanding Airman. Under the old Enlisted Performance Report system, scores were easily inflated, making it more difficult to distinguish between exceptional and…

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