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Security clearance investigations to include social media activity

Courtesy photograph People who use social media are constantly reminded to be careful when posting and sharing information. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence recently enacted a new policy under which federal agencies may consider publicly available social media information in connection with an application for a security clearance. People who use social…

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AF uniform office designs for entire force; new modifications underway

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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Team March Push-up challenge brings awareness to Veteran suicides

More than 75 Team March members gathered near the main gate Friday morning, April 22, with a common goal – to bring awareness to the high rate of Veteran suicides by performing some push-ups. The event was dedicated to Elias Reyes Jr., brother of Master Sgt. Mario Reyes-Jauregui, 452nd Security Forces Squadron, who led the…

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Gen. David L. Goldfein nominated as 21st CSAF

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced April 26 that the president has nominated Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein to be the 21st chief of staff of the Air Force, succeeding Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, who has served in the position since 2012. “I’m extremely humbled by the…

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May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian-Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru…


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Russian missiles ‘complicate’ Syria airstrikes

Posted  December 4, 2015

U.S. and coalition airstrikes against the Islamic State group will continue despite Russia’s decision to send advanced S-400 surface-to-air missiles to Syria, said the commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command. “Yes, it does complicate things a little bit, and we’ll put some thought to it, but we still have a job to do here, and…

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California Air National Guard Wingmen share thankful thoughts at annual Thanksgiving Meal

Posted  December 4, 2015

As the smell of turkey and pumpkin pie fills the air, and fall tablescapes are created, we often reflect on what we have in our lives for which we give thanks. During this year’s annual Thanksgiving feast at the 163rd Attack Wing, March Air Reserve Base, California, several Airmen took part in sharing a meal…

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USAF Military Training Instructor opportunities

Posted  December 4, 2015

Military Training Instructors (MTIs) from the 433rd Training Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, visited March Air Reserve Base November 22, to share potential MTI opportunities with March Reservists. Master Sgt. Jose Rodriquez, training supervisor, 433 TRS, and Tech. Sgt. Kenneth McGuane, MTI, 433 TRS, handed out informational pamphlets and discussed job qualifications, career benefits…

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Obama signs annual defense authorization bill

Posted  December 4, 2015

After an extra month wait, the annual defense authorization bill is finally law. President Obama signed the budget and policy bill on Wednesday, marking the 54th consecutive year the measure has survived Washington political fights to become law. The most significant result for troops is the renewal of dozens of specialty pay and bonus authorities,…

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RPA officer incentive-pay to increase to $35K

Posted  December 4, 2015

Congress has ordered the Air Force to increase aviation incentive pay for officers flying Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) from $25,000 to $35,000. The 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which Congress passed Nov. 10 after President Barack Obama vetoed the first version, also includes an amendment ordering the Air Force to send it a report on…

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