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Air Force takes swift action against sexual assault

Posted August 2, 2013 by Maj. Gen. Margaret Woodward

WASHINGTON, D.C. — It’s not an overstatement to say that the past many years have been challenging for those in the military working to prevent sexual assault and sexual trauma. However, for those who’ve been victimized it has been much worse, and we should never forget that. The harm in this crime is not just physical;…

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AF looks to collaborate with public

Posted August 2, 2013 by

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, Texas — For the first time in its history, the U.S. Air Force is seeking input from the public to help solve three real-world, unclassified projects. Known as “The Air Force Collaboratory,” the Air Force’s newest STEM initiative goes live Thursday on www.airforce.com/collaboratory. The educational online platform will offer the…

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Officers, enlisted members offered early retirement

Posted August 2, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Technical and master sergeants, captains, majors and lieutenant colonels in certain Air Force specialties may apply to retire with fewer than 20 years of active service under the Temporary Early Retirement Authority, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. Commonly referred to as the 15-year retirement, TERA is one of several…

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U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Carlin Leslie
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Waist measurement failures non-factor for most Airmen

Posted August 2, 2013 by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri

U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Carlin Leslie The waist measurement portion of the fitness assessment is the second least reason for failure among Airmen. WASHINGTON, D.C. — Recent comments on social media sites show there’s a rumor among Airmen that the abdominal circumference component of the Fitness Assessment is where the largest majority of…

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U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard
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High fidelity mannequins provide training realism

Posted August 2, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal Capt. (Dr.) Prentice Bowman, 99th Medical Operations Squadron internal medicine physician , waits to begin an advanced cardiac life support training simulation with the use of high fidelity mannequins at the Nellis Medical Simulation Center July 29 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. ACLS training conducted…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles
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Twelfth CMSAF visits Nellis

Posted July 26, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles Retired Chief Master Sgt. Eric Benken, the 12th CMSAF, speaks with members of the 99th Force Support Squadron Airman Leadership School staff during an orientation visit July 19 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Benken served as the CMSAF between 1996 and 1999. NELLIS AIR FORCE…

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Holding Airmen accountable: Mandatory discharge for sexual assault

Posted July 26, 2013 by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Air Force recently adopted two new measures to eliminate sexual assault from within the ranks, including requiring discharge for Airmen who commit sexual assault, and requiring the Air Force’s most senior commanders to review actions taken on these cases. According to Capt. Allison DeVito, chief of JAG’s victim issues and policy branch,…

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The Bucket List: Part 2

Posted July 26, 2013 by Lt. Col. Susan Dickson

LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. — It seems that everyone has a Bucket List these days. You know, the list of all the things you dream of doing before you die or “kick the bucket.” There are websites and books dedicated solely to help you formulate the perfect list. Maybe you want to swim with…

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Combating stress

Posted July 26, 2013 by Lt. Col. Paul Tombarge

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Stress. The Oxford dictionary defines stress as “a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.” We’ve all experienced it; some more than others. With the continuing budget shortfalls, uncertainty of sequestration furloughs, a pending compliance inspection and the upcoming summer move cycle, many…

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Reserve unit earns AFA President’s Award

Posted July 26, 2013 by Maj. Jessica Martin

LAS VEGAS — Two members of the 91st Attack Squadron were recently recognized for their performance operating remotely piloted aircraft. Maj. Mark, MQ-9 Reaper pilot, and Master Sgt. Nicholas, MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper sensor operator, received the 2013 Air Force Association’s Outstanding Reserve Aircrew President’s Award for their accomplishments in support of overseas contingency…

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