U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler
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Joint U.S. forces train together during integrated Green Flag exercise

Posted August 29, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 309th Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., taxis to the runway during Green Flag-West 14-10 at Nellis AFB, Nev., Aug. 21. Green Flag exercises give visiting units the opportunity to train in air-to-ground combat operations. Many of the…

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Romania air base replaces Transit Center Manas

Posted August 29, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel

“It’s so green here,” is often the first words uttered from service members as they step off an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III here after arriving from Afghanistan or other deployed locations.

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F-16Ds removed from flight status due to longeron cracks

Posted August 22, 2014 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs.

WASHINGTON — U.S. Air Force officials recently removed 82 two-seat F-16D Fighting Falcons from flight status due to the discovery of canopy sill longeron cracks found between the front and rear pilot seats. The cracks were discovered following an immediate action time compliance technical order, or TCTO, to inspect all F-16D due to initial structural…

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CHIEFchat: ACAs, future Enlisted Performance Reports

Posted August 22, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Christopher Gross

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. — Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody addressed the Airman Comprehensive Assessment, or ACA, how it influences enlisted performance reports, and how those reports will affect future promotions during his latest CHIEFchat at the Defense Media Activity, here. “Its important people get ready for this idea…

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CSAF Call to Airmen: 2015 Reading List

Posted August 22, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie

For the past eight years, the chiefs of staff of the Air Force, along with the chief master sergeants of the Air Force, have created a comprehensive reading list of motivating and inspiring material that invigorates and gives a perspective to Airmen in their Air Force careers, highlighting a common theme.

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AF implements static EPR closeout dates, eliminates change of reporting

Posted August 15, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The first in a series of changes to the enlisted evaluation and promotion systems announced July 31 will include implementation of static enlisted performance report closeout dates, or SCOD, for each grade and elimination of change of reporting official EPRs. Evaluation system changes are focused on purposefully evolving the enlisted…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika
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Nellis Airmen save elderly couple during flash flood

Posted August 8, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Left to right: Tech Sgt. Adam Dixon, Staff Sgt. James Maxwell and Airman 1st Class Christopher Fitzgerald, all members of the 820th RED HORSE, pose for a photo Aug. 5 in front of the spot where the three Airmen, assisted by three members of the…

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Team works to solve POV shipment issues

Posted August 8, 2014 by Mark Diamond

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command and U.S. Transportation Command are standing up a team of transportation experts this week to quickly address the most significant challenges and concerns military customers are facing when shipping their privately owned vehicles. On May 1, International Auto Logistics, known as IAL, assumed…

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Air Force to change enlisted evaluations, promotions

Posted August 8, 2014 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — Air Force officials announced a series of sweeping changes to the Enlisted Evaluation System and Weighted Airman Promotion System July 31. The changes are intended to ensure the Air Force truly makes job performance the driving factor and will be implemented incrementally beginning in August 2014 and continuing through early 2016. Additional information…

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Air Force tests new chief master sergeant EPR form

Posted August 8, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force leaders will test the newly developed AF Form 912, Enlisted Performance Report [CMSgt], during the calendar year 2014 Regular Air Force Command Chief Master Sergeant Screening Board, which convenes at the Pentagon in September, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Development of a chief master sergeant evaluation form is…

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