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Air Force

Raptors converge on F-22 CTF as it prepares to move

Posted September 14, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner Seven F-22A Raptors sit outside the 411th Flight Test Squadron Aug. 10. Four operational jets from three different bases are at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., for testing to help improve the long-term combat capability of the F-22 Raptor. Just after the turn of the century, it wasn’t unusual…

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Air Force

Around the Air Force: Sept. 13

Posted September 14, 2016 by

On this look around the Air Force combined U.S. and South Korean forces conducted a display of airpower and Airmen in Bulgaria participated in a new joint NATO air policing operation.

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Airmen stand for 9/11 memorial

Posted September 14, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

On Sept. 11, 2001, the United States experienced the largest attack on domestic soil since Pearl Harbor, causing the deaths of thousands of civilians and first responders.

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DoD

‘Be There’ suicide prevention theme resonates with troop values

Posted September 14, 2016 by Terri Moon Cronk

Preventing suicide requires the commitment of all in the Defense Department, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in a videotaped message at the Sept. 7 Suicide Prevention Month kickoff at the Pentagon. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Robert R. Ruark, military deputy to the acting Secretary of Defense for…

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Air Force

Nomination window open for 2017 Spirit of Hope Award

Posted September 9, 2016 by Kat Bailey

Nominations for the 2017 Spirit of Hope Award will be accepted by the Air Force Personnel Center through Feb. 20. The award, named for comedian and actor Bob Hope, recognizes a military member, former military member, civilian or organization that epitomizes his values of duty, honor, courage, loyalty, commitment, integrity and selfless dedication. Organizations and…

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Air Force

Career Intermission Program provides hiatus from AF active duty

Posted September 9, 2016 by Kat Bailey

A year ago, Capt. Katie Evans, a personnel officer, had two choices: leave active duty to pursue full-time parenthood and hope to return some day, or apply for the new Career Intermission Program which would allow her to leave the service for a few years with a guaranteed return to active duty. CIP provides active…

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Air Force

Updated EPME reenlistment, promotion eligibility policy takes effect in January

Posted September 9, 2016 by Kat Bailey

The Air Force’s updated reenlistment and promotion eligibility policy, which goes into effect Jan. 1, 2017, requires Airmen to complete their enlisted professional military education distance learning course within 12 months of the date they are notified by Air Force Personnel Center or automatically be rendered ineligible to reenlist, extend or promote until the requirement…

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Local

F-16s help strengthen bond between US/Pakistan Air Forces

Posted September 9, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Frank Miller A Pakistan air force F-16C Fighting Falcon assigned to the No. 5 Squadron, Pakistan Air Force Base Rafiqui, prepares for take-off at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 17. The No. 5 Squadron traveled more than 7,700 miles to participate in Red Flag 16-4. NELLIS AIR…

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Local

Utility allowance to receive changes

Posted September 9, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

The 99th Air Base Wing held a town hall meeting at the Nellis Base Theater to discuss the upcoming changes to utility allowances Aug. 30.

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Commentary

No off-season for the Chapel

Posted September 9, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Isela Gonzalez

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The National Football League season is right around the corner! Many of you have been looking forward to this season and hope to watch your team reach the Super Bowl. Growing up in New Mexico, I did not have an NFL team to call my own. Because of this,…

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