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Sequestration impacts ripple across Air Force

Posted March 15, 2013 by Alan Black

U.S. Air Force photo by Scott M. Ash Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III testifies before the House Appropriations Committee’s Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee, March 5 in Washington, D.C. (AFNS) — Air Force senior leaders issued updated guidance to leaders of Air Force major commands and addressed the service’s…

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Former WAC interviewed as one of oldest living Airmen

Posted March 15, 2013 by Randy Roughton

FORT MEADE, Md. (AFNS) — After Mildred McDowell left the Air Force in 1949, she had one regret – that she no longer had her Women’s Army Corps uniform. Fortunately, the year before she died, someone read a story about her life and sent her a replacement. When McDowell died at the age of 104…

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Air Force suspends military tuition assistance

Posted March 15, 2013 by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — In the wake of sequestration, the Air Force officially suspended military tuition assistance March 11. Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley announced the Air Force has officially suspended military TA for the remainder of fiscal 2013. The program will continue to be evaluated to determine the way ahead in fiscal 2014….

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Furloughs can begin April 26 DOD comptroller says

Posted March 15, 2013 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Unless Congress acts to end sequestration, furloughs for Defense Department civilian employees can begin April 26, the department’s comptroller said here March 11. Robert F. Hale discussed the furlough planning process with a Pentagon audience. The comptroller also took questions sent in via Facebook and Twitter. DOD is the only agency in…

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Raptors soar during Red Flag 13-3 . . .

Posted March 15, 2013 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster A three-ship formation of F-22 Raptors from the 27th Fighter Squadron out of Langley Air Force Base, Va., participate in Red Flag 13-3 March 5, over the Nevada Test and Training Range. The exercise is hosted by the 414th Combat Training Squadron out of Nellis AFB,…

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Ask the Doc

Posted March 15, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q: How would I know if I can continue to have my Primary Care provider after April 1? A. United Healthcare Military and Veterans will begin to provide health care for TRICARE in the West Region starting April 1. Meanwhile, TriWest continues to serve the 2.9 million beneficiaries in the West Region through March 31….

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Intramural Champions

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam Kendal Dismute, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron, shoots a free throw during the intramural basketball championship game against the 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron March 7 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 99th CES defeated the 57th AMXS 61 -55 to become the intramural basketball champions.

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Sequestration measures cancel Thunderbirds’ appearances past April 1

Posted March 8, 2013 by Maj. Darrick. B. Lee

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez Thunderbirds perform the Line Abreast Loop during the Commander of Air Combat Command Acceptance Air Show at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. on March 4. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — In response to sequestration actions, the Air Force and Air Combat Command officials have…

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Hacking away at tomorrow’s threats: Red Flag incorporates cyber domain

Posted March 8, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The United States has achieved global air superiority. It has a well trained and equipped military force, and the resources to provide and maintain peace and stability throughout the world. With these requisites met, many wonder how Nellis’ Red Flag exercise can possibly continue to prepare Airmen for future…

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Women play huge role in World War II aviation efforts

Posted March 8, 2013 by Martha Lockwood

The Air Force’s acceptance of women into the force dates back to long before the first “Women’s History Week” celebration in 1978. In 1942, the U.S. Army Air Corps took the unheard-of step of forming and employing two women’s aviation units. That same year, a unit of flight nurses who had not yet quite finished…

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