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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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AF evolves policies to access more talent, maintain high standards

Posted January 13, 2017 by

The Air Force announced new policies on dress and appearance with regard to tattoos, as well as changes to service medical accession policy Jan. 9. These changes result from a review of Air Force accessions policies directed by Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James in 2016. “As part of our effort to attract and retain…

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

Posted January 13, 2017 by

The Air Force has selected Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., as the preferred location to base a new MQ-9 Reaper group, including mission control elements. Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.; Moody AFB, Ga.; Mountain Home AFB, Idaho; and Offutt AFB, Neb., were named as reasonable alternatives and will be considered as part of the environmental impact analysis…

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Around the Air Force: Jan. 13

Posted January 13, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James talks about her priorities during her tenure.

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AFPC to host two Exceptional Family Member webinars Jan. 12

Posted January 11, 2017 by Richard Salomon

The Air Force Personnel Center will hold two Exceptional Family Member Program webinars Jan. 12 discussing the program’s three components – assignments, medical and family support. EFMP allows Airmen to proceed to assignment locations where suitable medical, educational and other resources are available to treat special needs family members. The 90-minute sessions will be held…

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Around the Air Force: Jan. 11

Posted January 11, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, President Obama says farewell to service members and new synthetic tie downs and winch cables for the C-17 Globemaster III are saving the Air Force money.

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SecAF highlights progress at AFA breakfast

Posted January 9, 2017 by Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James addressed the Air Force Association’s Air Force Breakfast Series Jan. 6, at the Key Bridge Marriot in Arlington, Va.

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Around the Air Force: Jan. 6

Posted January 6, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, Airmen march in the Rose Parade, coalition forces conduct more than 70 airstrikes in Syria and Iraq since the New Year, and an Air Force amputee is attempting to resume his career in Pararescue.

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JSTARS Recap program takes next step with RFP release

Posted December 30, 2016 by Patty Welsh

The Air Force is well on its way to replacing a critical airborne battle management command and control weapon system with the Dec. 28, 2016, release of the development request for proposal, or RFP, for the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System, or JSTARS Recapitalization program.

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Fiscal year 2017 NDAA impact on Airmen

Posted December 30, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Jannelle McRae

The approval of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2017 provides a number of changes for Airmen, retirees, and families, to include stabilizing readiness and end strength, improving pilot retention, modernizing compensation and benefits and enhancing transparency in the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The NDAA authorizes an overall increase in manpower by…

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