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Leaders: Good, bad, forgotten

Posted June 26, 2015 by Col. Sean McKenna

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — It’s been my Air Force experience there are three categories of leaders — the good, bad, and the forgotten.Everyone reading this probably thinks they’re in the first category, but we know that’s not the case. Airmen who work for you certainly wish that were true, but not every leader’s…

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Are you ready to transition out of your uniform?

Posted June 26, 2015 by Lt. Col. Sean Martin

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — Leaving the military is not as simple as staying home the day after your service commitment is up. Almost 23 years ago, after a summer vacation that lasted less than 48 hours, I showed up in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with about 1,000 of my new closest friends. Fast forward…

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561st JTS enhances warfighter TTPs

Posted June 26, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

Nellis AFB is home to many groups and squadrons with important mission capabilities that make the U.S. Air Force the most flexible and capable force possible.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter
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Airman’s Attic provides free items, goods

Posted June 26, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter

More often than not, an attic is usually the place where unused items slowly collect dust until they are forgotten. However, that’s not the case for this attic.

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GWOT Expeditionary Medal

Posted June 26, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Active duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Airmen who earned the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal for more than one of the five Department of Defense approved GWOT-EM operations may now wear a service star device on the medal and service ribbon for the second and…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle
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Nellis Airman ‘spares’ time for bowling passion

Posted June 26, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle

He slowly walks up to the foul line while simultaneously bringing his arm back, ready for the swing. He unleashes the ball and it swiftly rolls toward the 10 awaiting pins. With a boisterous noise similar to multiple champagne bottles being uncorked, the pins are sent flying and he is rewarded with a strike.

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Career Intermission Program application window

Posted June 26, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force Career Intermission Program application window opens July 1 for eligible Airmen interested in taking one to three years off active duty for personal or professional needs. Applications must reach the Air Force Personnel Center no later than Aug. 31, with the total force selection panel scheduled…

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AF begins enlisted professional military education enrollment notifications

Posted June 26, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas—Last week, the Air Force Personnel Center initiated a phased approach to notify approximately 83,000 Airmen of the requirement to enroll in the applicable enlisted professional military education distance learning course. AFPC will notify 20,000 Airmen at the beginning of each month until all members have been notified. In July 2014,…

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31st TES F-35s take on Green Flag 15-08

Posted June 26, 2015 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., waits off the wing of a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 927th Air Refueling Wing, MacDill AFB, Fla., after refueling during a Green Flag 15-08 training sortie in the…

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Ask the Doc

Posted June 26, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: When is the Hospital scheduling the 2015 school/sports physicals? A: July 14, 20, 22 and 30, and Aug. 5, 12, 18 and 20 at the Family Medicine Residency Clinic in the main hospital. We will have appointments available for children who are 6-18 years old with no chronic health conditions (i.e. uncontrolled asthma, diabetes,…

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