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CSAF utilizes new technologies to engage with Airmen

Posted January 23, 2015 by by Secretary of the Air Force public affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Chief of Staff of the Air Force Mark A. Welsh III teamed up with Google to launch a live discussion with Airmen from bases around the world, using video chat technology. Airmen asked both the general and his wife, Betty Welsh, questions about Air Force life, ranging anywhere from future mission and…

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Air Force releases FY17 first-term Airman retraining quotas

Posted August 22, 2016 by Kat Bailey

The Air Force has approved 1,688 fiscal year 2017 retraining quotas in 74 Air Force specialty codes for eligible active duty first-term Airmen. “The First Term Airman Retraining Program allows first-term Airmen, including staff sergeants who are in their first enlistment, to retrain in conjunction with a reenlistment,” said MSgt. Kris Reece, retraining policy and…

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Retiring ANG director, Lt. Gen. Stanley Clarke, looks ahead

Posted October 23, 2015 by by Phillip Swarts

It was 2003, and then-Col. Stanley Clarke was standing in the middle of the desert with orders to set up a base. “I’ve been asked before what my favorite platform is in the Air Force, and I tell people it’s the 10K forklift,” he said. “I had to build a base in the desert at…

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Official Photo-  SES Lisa Disbrow (U.S. Air Force Photo by Michael J Pausic)
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Acting under secretary of the Air Force appointed

Posted April 17, 2015 by By Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) —  President Barack Obama appointed Lisa S. Disbrow to serve as the acting under secretary of the Air Force March 30. Disbrow will take over for Eric Fanning who was recently appointed as chief of staff for Secretary of Defense Ash Carter. “Lisa Disbrow is already a tremendous asset to our Air Force…

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U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kat Justen
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AF Reserve Chief testifies on Reserve posture

Posted March 25, 2016 by by Lt. Col. Denise Kerr

Lt. Gen. James F. Jackson, chief of the Air Force Reserve and commander of Air Force Reserve Command, testified before the Senate Appropriations Sub-Committee for Defense alongside other Reserve chiefs and Guard directors, March 16. During the hearing, Jackson emphasized the importance of adapting to a rapidly changing security environment. “We must maintain a reserve…

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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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AFR/ANG Teen leadership summits announced

Posted March 20, 2015 by

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — Air Force Services Activity has announced two teen summits for dependent children of current Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve members. Dependents 14-18 years have until May 15 to sign up for the AFR/ANG Classic Summit in Dahlonega, Georgia, July 12-15, or the Adventure Summit in Estes Park,…

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AF uniform office designs for entire force; new modifications underway

Posted May 21, 2016 by Amy Rollins

When an airman gets dressed for his or her job, he or she dons apparel and equipment that were developed, produced, deployed, sustained, and modified by a group of fewer than 20 people working at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Don’t throw a fit — get fit

Posted June 26, 2015 by SrA. GRACE LEE

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, ARIZONA — It’s a controversial topic that has been brought up by many Airmen — changing the abdominal circumference standards on the Air Force fitness assessment test. After months of debate, it was decided by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh III that the standards will stay the same….

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Post 9/11 GI Bill: how to apply, transfer benefits

Posted January 16, 2015 by by Master Sgt. Timm Huffman

Editor’s note: This process applies to Air Force Reservists only. Members of the Air National Guard should refer to their retention office for information on how they can apply, transfer benefits. The Post 9/11 GI Bill is a great benefit for Reservists to use when they, or a family member, wish to pursue higher education…

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