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AF selects 16,506 for promotion to staff sergeant

Posted August 26, 2016 by Kat Bailey

Out of the 39,064 eligible senior airmen, 16,506 were selected for promotion to staff sergeant, Air Force officials announced Aug. 25. The overall selection rate was 42.25 percent, with an average selectee overall score of 360.88. Officials selected 2,318 Airmen with a promote now recommendation for 14.04 percent of the total selects; 5,762 Airmen with…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz
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AF to grow, enhance Nellis group with close air support focus

Posted August 26, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force

Nevada’s Nellis Air Force Base plans to restructure the 57th Operations Group to enhance its focus on close air support integration, Air Force officials announced Aug. 16.

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AF to reduce additional duties

Posted August 26, 2016 by Mike Martin

WASHINGTON — Airmen need more time to focus on their core missions. Air Force senior leaders said that’s the message they received from Airmen and it’s the reason they made the decision to reduce additional duties. In a memorandum to Airmen released Aug. 19, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Smoot
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Bomber trio participates in first integrated bomber operation in Pacific

Posted August 26, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Richard Ebensberger

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Smoot A B-52 Stratofortress, B-1 Lancer and B-2 Spirit fly over Guam after launching from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for an integrated bomber operation Aug.17. This mission marked the first time in history that all three of Air Force Global Strike Command’s strategic bomber aircraft simultaneously…

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STEM scholarships available to college students

Posted August 26, 2016 by Kat Bailey

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Eric Wineman completed both his undergraduate and master’s degrees with no student loan debt and now works for the Air Force as an electronics engineer, courtesy of the Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation Scholarship for Service Program. Part of the National Defense Education Program, SMART was established by…

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Airmen transitioning from active duty can keep shopping their Nellis Exchange

Posted August 26, 2016 by Army & Air Force Exchange Service

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service treats active-duty Airmen like family. When Airmen transition to Individual Ready Reserve status, they remain family to the Exchange, keeping the shopping benefit they’ve earned. “Airmen transitioning to IRR status are very much a part of the Exchange family and can still…

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Air Force releases FY17 first-term Airman retraining quotas

Posted August 22, 2016 by Kat Bailey

The Air Force has approved 1,688 fiscal year 2017 retraining quotas in 74 Air Force specialty codes for eligible active duty first-term Airmen. “The First Term Airman Retraining Program allows first-term Airmen, including staff sergeants who are in their first enlistment, to retrain in conjunction with a reenlistment,” said MSgt. Kris Reece, retraining policy and…

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Windows 10 to deploy across AF

Posted August 22, 2016 by

The Air Force is slated to upgrade to Windows 10 over the next couple years to improve the Air Force’s cybersecurity posture, lower the cost of information technology and streamline the IT operating environment. Windows 10 provides improved security features to mitigate cyber threats and a common baseline for Air Force cyber operators to manage,…

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Air Force STEM scholarships available to college students

Posted August 19, 2016 by Kat Bailey

Eric Wineman completed both his undergraduate and master’s degrees with no student loan debt and now works for the Air Force as an electronics engineer, courtesy of the Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation Scholarship for Service Program. Part of the National Defense Education Program, SMART was established by the Department of Defense to provide…

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Air Force photograph by SSgt. Vernon Young Jr.
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RPA pilots set to receive $35,000 annual bonus

Posted August 12, 2016 by TSgt. Bryan Franks

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James announced an increase to the service’s remotely piloted aircraft pilot bonus Aug. 10 in a multi-pronged approach to increase RPA manning and incentivize RPA pilots within a community that has operated at surge capacity for more than 10 years.

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