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State of the Air Force: Active-duty force on the rise, space will be more prominent

Posted September 20, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Christopher Gross

Nearly three years into her tenure as the Air Force’s top leader, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James reaffirmed that people continue to be her top priority during her State of the Air Force address at the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference Sept. 19, in National Harbor, Md.

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AF selects Shaw AFB as the preferred location to host a new RPA unit

Posted January 20, 2017 by Secretary of the Air Force

WASHINGTON — The Air Force has selected Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, as the preferred location to base a new MQ-9 Reaper group, including mission control elements. Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona; Moody AFB, Georgia; Mountain Home AFB, Idaho; and Offutt AFB, Nebraska, were named as reasonable alternatives and will be considered as part of the…

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Around the Air Force: March 8

Posted March 8, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, acting Air Force Secretary Lisa S. Disbrow talks about the Air Force review and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright answers a question about the possibility of enlisted Airmen flyingMQ-9 Reapers.

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Base access introduced for Gold Star families

Posted May 5, 2017 by Senior Airman Jordyn Fetter

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Jordyn Fetter Michael L. Chavis, a Gold Star parent, shows his new Gold Star Base Access ID card to Carla Diamond, a U.S. Air Force Headquarters community readiness consultant, at Joint Base Andrews, Md., May 1, 2017. These cards are part of an Air Force initiative allowing Gold Star…

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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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SECAF talks space during POC conference

Posted October 20, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson addressed the importance of the Air Force’s space mission during the 2017 Potomac Officers Club Space Innovations, Programs and Policies Summit in Washington, D.C., Oct. 18, 2017.

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Road to readiness: UDMs prepare Airmen for deployment

Posted March 25, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kristan Campbell

CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Protecting the nation’s freedom is more than a job—it’s a way of life. For Airmen slated to travel downrange, their lifeline to safeguarding this freedom  lies with the unit deployment manager (UDM). “Every unit has a unit deployment manager,” said Tech. Sgt. Jeremiah, 43nd Wing/ 432nd Group UDM. “UDMs…

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Air Force seeks nominations for 2017 Outstanding AF Civilian Employees of the Year Award

Posted August 12, 2016 by Kat Bailey

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas–Air Force officials will accept nominations for the 2017 Air Force Association Outstanding Air Force Civilian Employees of the Year Award through Jan. 6. Each year the AFA recognizes four Air Force civilian employees for outstanding achievement in four categories:  Civilian Wage Employee of the Year, Civilian Program Specialist (GS-1 through…

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Around the Air Force: Nov. 8

Posted November 10, 2016 by

On this look around the Air Force enlisted pilots take their first solo flight and a World War II bomber pilot is awarded the Silver Star.

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Around the Air Force: Feb. 1

Posted February 1, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, a $2.1 billion contract is approved for the third Low Rate Initial Production lot of KC-46A Pegasus tankers, the military deputy of the assistant secretary of Air Force acquisition talks tech, and a repair network enhancement program has saved over $5 million.

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