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RPA unit garners aviation award for excellence

Posted May 16, 2014 by Staff Sgt. N.B.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. N.B. 1st Lt. Kyle, 91st Attack Squadron pilot, and Tech. Sgt. Jason, 91st ATKS sensor operator, fly a simulated training mission on an MQ-9 Reaper at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., May 8. The 91st ATKS was recently awarded the 2013 Grover Loening Trophy, which is presented annually…

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CMSAF stresses total-force unity

Posted July 3, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Kelly Goonan

There is no distinction among Airmen within the Air Force components when it comes to how they perform their jobs, how they live up to standards and how they embrace the service’s core values, said Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody during a visit here June 24-25.

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Letter to Airmen: RAND study

Posted September 12, 2014 by Gen. Mark A. Welsh III

U.S. Air Force photo by Scott M. Ash Gen. Mark A. Welsh III WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Many of you have recently been invited to participate in the 2014 RAND Military Workplace Study. This web-based survey assesses your recent experiences with military workplace relations, professionalism and personal safety. It’s not “just another survey.” This one is…

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Airmen lead way in last pre-Ranger course

Posted October 31, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Senior Airman Zachary Baldridge carries a fellow Airman back to the rest of the squad during a foot patrol during the Ranger Assessment Course Oct. 8 at Silver Flag Alpha range, Nev. Students are training for real-life situation during simulated ambushes and must use small…

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40 years of Red Flag at Nellis

Posted January 23, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald A flight of F-15 Eagles and F-16 Fighting Falcons Aggressors fly in formation over the Nevada Test and Training Ranges June 5, 2008. The proposal for Red Flag came in early 1975 as an exercise that would pit student “Blue Forces” against dedicated aggressor piloted…

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CSAF describes Air Force of future

Posted April 10, 2015 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON — In the future, the Air Force’s core missions will probably not change, but the way they are carried out will, said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III on April 8. Welsh, speaking to the Defense Writers Group, said the Air Force’s missions include air and space superiority, intelligence, surveillance…

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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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Around Nellis, Creech, Nevada Test and Training Range and the United States Air Force

Posted March 24, 2012 by

ALASKA “” An Alaska Air National Guard HC-130P/N King flies over Alaska with its aerial refueling hoses extended March 14, 2012. The HC-130P/N is an extended-range version of the C-130 Hercules transport.

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Airmen will have more assignment prep time

Posted June 8, 2012 by By Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Following a full review of the permanent change of station orders process, Air Force Personnel Center officials have implemented a new policy that will allow members more time to schedule move-related appointments, said Dave Faris, the…

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Welsh ‘humbled’ to serve as Air Force chief of staff

Posted August 17, 2012 by By Tech. Sgt. Shawn J. Jones

The Air Force chief of staff flag passed to the service’s 20th chief in a ceremony Aug. 10. Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, a 36-year Airman, stepped into the position, taking over for Gen. Norton Schwartz, who also retired from the Air Force during the ceremony....

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