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AF evolves policies to access more talent, maintain high standards

Posted January 13, 2017 by

The Air Force announced new policies on dress and appearance with regard to tattoos, as well as changes to service medical accession policy Jan. 9. These changes result from a review of Air Force accessions policies directed by Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James in 2016. “As part of our effort to attract and retain…

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AF selects Shaw AFB as the preferred location to host a new RPA unit

Posted January 13, 2017 by

The Air Force has selected Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., as the preferred location to base a new MQ-9 Reaper group, including mission control elements. Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.; Moody AFB, Ga.; Mountain Home AFB, Idaho; and Offutt AFB, Neb., were named as reasonable alternatives and will be considered as part of the environmental impact analysis…

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Around the Air Force: Jan. 13

Posted January 13, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James talks about her priorities during her tenure.

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AFPC to host two Exceptional Family Member webinars Jan. 12

Posted January 11, 2017 by Richard Salomon

The Air Force Personnel Center will hold two Exceptional Family Member Program webinars Jan. 12 discussing the program’s three components – assignments, medical and family support. EFMP allows Airmen to proceed to assignment locations where suitable medical, educational and other resources are available to treat special needs family members. The 90-minute sessions will be held…

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Around the Air Force: Jan. 11

Posted January 11, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, President Obama says farewell to service members and new synthetic tie downs and winch cables for the C-17 Globemaster III are saving the Air Force money.

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Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Joshua L. DeMotts
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SecAF highlights progress at AFA breakfast

Posted January 9, 2017 by Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James addressed the Air Force Association’s Air Force Breakfast Series Jan. 6, at the Key Bridge Marriot in Arlington, Va.

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Around the Air Force: Jan. 6

Posted January 6, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, Airmen march in the Rose Parade, coalition forces conduct more than 70 airstrikes in Syria and Iraq since the New Year, and an Air Force amputee is attempting to resume his career in Pararescue.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum
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USAFWC welcomes new Command Chief

Posted January 6, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Chief Master Sgt. Charles R. Hoffman recently became the new Command Chief Master Sergeant, for the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.

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AFSVA to implement new RPA childcare

Posted January 6, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Kristan Campbell

CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — When it comes to being stationed at Creech Air Force Base, service members with small children have a full plate. In addition to supporting a 24/7/365 mission, parents worry about the availability, quality and cost of care their child is receiving. The base’s remote location and limited access to…

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What service before self truly means

Posted January 6, 2017 by Chief Master Sgt. Bill E. Fitch II

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. — In the summer of 2002, my wife Denise taught me the true meaning of service before self. We had just been stationed at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, where I started teaching technical training school. We moved into a house on base, we met our neighbors and I started…

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