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New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement begins July 31

Posted July 24, 2017 by Peter Holstein

Starting July 31, 2017, Airmen undergoing their annual Periodic Health Assessment may notice something new. A Mental Health Assessment will now be part of every annual PHA, to help ensure that Airmen suffering from undiagnosed mental health issues are referred to the necessary care. Mental health issues are a serious problem for U.S. Armed Forces…

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Christian Clausen
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SecAF gets firsthand look at MQ-1, MQ-9 mission

Posted July 24, 2017 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson visited Creech Air Force Base July 19, 2017, to get a closer look at the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper mission.

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Around the Air Force: July 21

Posted July 24, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright shares the major changes made to Enlisted Professional Military Education for the 21st century, Air Force medical practitioners work with their Fijian counterparts, and Edwards Air Force Base, California, engineers hosted a one-day innovation challenge.

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Command and Control: The key to winning wars

Posted July 21, 2017 by Senior Airman Dustin Mullen

Four F-22 Raptors fly in and secure the airspace, behind them two F-16 Vipers ready their payload and prepare to drop bombs on an enemy target.

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Air Force photograph by Master Sgt. Nadine Barclay
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MQ-9 model makes international debut

Posted July 19, 2017 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

The MQ-9 Reaper model made its first transnational debut at the Lethbridge International Air Show July 14-16, 2017, in Lethbridge, Alberta province, Canada.

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AF announces Enlisted Professional Military Education redesign

Posted July 19, 2017 by Senior Master Sgt. Katherine Grabham

Air Force officials announced major changes to the enlisted professional military education program today via an initiative called Enlisted Professional Military Education for the 21st Century, or “EPME 21.” A major initiative of EPME 21 is that time in service will no longer dictate an Airman’s EPME enrollment — Airmen will only be required to…

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Around the Air Force: July 19

Posted July 19, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force a Wounded Warrior receives the Pat Tillman award at the ESPYs, a medical exercise in Minnesota provides free healthcare for local residents, and Red Flag 17-3 features F-35s from both the Air Force and the Marine Corps.

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew Sarver
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53rd TEG welcomes new commander

Posted July 17, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew Sarver Col. Brian Schafer, 53rd Test and Evaluation Group commander, speaks to the crowd during the group’s change of command ceremony at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 11, 2017. The mission of the 53rd TEG is to provide the warfighter with the latest in software, hardware,…

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Air Force rolls out phased retirement program for eligible civilians

Posted July 17, 2017 by Richard Salomon

Eligible Air Force civilian employees now have the option of working part time in a “semi-retired” status, according to new Air Force Instruction 36-817, Civilian Phased Retirement Program. The civilian phased-retirement program allows eligible full-time employees to request to work on a part-time basis and receive a portion of their retirement annuity. Under the program,…

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Avengers assemble

Posted July 14, 2017 by Sgt. Lillian Stephens

Marine Corps photograph by Sgt. Lillian Stephens Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 “Wake Island Avengers,” 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, wait for pilots to walk to three F-35B Lightning IIs on the first day of Red Flag 17-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 10. Red Flag 17-3 is a realistic combat training…

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