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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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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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ESPYs honor retired Army Master Sgt. King

Posted October 13, 2015 by by George A. Smith

When retired Master Sgt. Cedric King came to watch the professional athletes arrive on the Red Carpet of ESPN’s Excellence in Sports Performance Awards (ESPYS) in Los Angeles, California, little did he know he would be joining the stars on the crimson ribbon of honor. It all started when the American Forces Network’s (AFN’s) Air…

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AF leadership talks total force current climate

Posted September 25, 2015 by by Staff Sgt. Kat Justen

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Members of senior leadership from the active-duty Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, as well as the principal deputy to the secretary of the Air Force for manpower and reserve affairs, convened for a discussion panel regarding the status of the total force at the Air Force Association’s Air…

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Happy 68th birthday U.S. Air Force!

Posted September 18, 2015 by from MilitaryTimes.com

The official date of the founding of the U.S. Air Force is Sept. 18, 1947. It was a momentous event that more than six decades later has demonstrated the achievement of an Air Force second-to-none, yet the Air Force’s history and heritage goes back a lot further. From the time that the U.S. military purchased…

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Airman benefits from National Guard Bureau assignment

Posted September 18, 2015 by by Master Sgt. Julie Avey

Ever wonder what it would be like to serve at the National Guard Bureau (NGB)? Staff Sgt. Ricky Evans of the then 163rd Reconnaissance Wing, March Air Reserve Base, recently returned home from a tour at the Air National Guard Readiness Center, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, where he served in the NGB Human Resources Directorate. “I had the opportunity…

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Mentorship is vital to professional growth

Posted September 11, 2015 by

After Deborah Lee James A letter to Airmen from Deborah Lee James, Secretary of the Air Force Airmen are the Air Force’s most important asset.  Over my 30 years in defense and industry, I’ve learned the importance of mentorship.  Leaders at all levels should be actively involved in their Airmen’s development, and all Airmen should…

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AF emergency managers emphasize planning during National Preparedness Month

Posted September 4, 2015 by by Jess Echerri

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) — September is National Preparedness Month and the Air Force Civil Engineer Center is leading the charge for servicewide participation. With a theme of “Don’t wait. Communicate. Make your emergency plan today,” this year’s focus is on emergency planning, to include development of evacuation plans and family communication plans…

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Johnson assumes command of 56th Aerial Port Squadron

Posted August 28, 2015 by by Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan

The 56th Aerial Port Squadron held an Assumption of Command ceremony at the Cultural Resource Center here on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. During the ceremony Col. Timothy McCoy, commander, 452nd Mission Support Group, March Air Reserve Base, passed the guidon to Maj. Mark E. Johnson, who accepted as the new 56 APS commander. “When we…

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Airman, Guardsman recognized as ‘heroes’ in Paris

Posted August 28, 2015 by by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane

PARIS (AFNS) — U.S. Ambassador to France, Jane D. Hartly, recognized Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone for his actions in saving countless lives during a terrorist attack aboard a train headed toward Paris Aug. 21. “We often use the word hero, and in this case I know that word has never been more appropriate,” Hartley…

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