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Policy changes allow Airmen to retrain into special operations

Posted July 28, 2016 by

In a move to meet the high-demand signal for the Air Force’s Battlefield Airmen, the service announced changes to retraining and cross-flow, outlined in a policy memorandum dated April 25, 2016.

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Fiscal stability, readiness key focus of service chiefs testimony

Posted September 23, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Natalie Stanley

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Goldfein testified to the U.S. Senate on Capitol Hill Sept. 15 emphasizing the need for fiscal stability to combat the long-term modernization and readiness challenges facing the Air Force.

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Evolution of the combat RPA

Posted January 20, 2017 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

Courtesy photo The GNAT 750 was the first long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft. After it was purchased by the United States Air Force, it would evolve into the RQ-1 Predator during the 1990s to fly its first missions over the Balkans during the Kosovo conflict. CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — In the 1980s, the Defense…

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Disbrow delivers State of the AF

Posted March 8, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Christopher Gross

Acting Secretary of the Air Force Lisa S. Disbrow addressed current and future issues, and talked about some of the occasions the Air Force has to look forward to in 2017 during the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium here March 3., 2017.

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Around the Air Force: May 5

Posted May 8, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, female Airmen have 12 months after childbirth to decide if they will separate from service, Course 15 is replaced by a new NCO distance learning course, and the Air Force sponsors a cyber security hacking contest.

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MQ-9 model makes international debut

Posted July 19, 2017 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

The MQ-9 Reaper model made its first transnational debut at the Lethbridge International Air Show July 14-16, 2017, in Lethbridge, Alberta province, Canada.

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Air Force

AF Hangar acceptance testing checklist paves way for new standards

Posted April 1, 2016 by Susan Lawson

Fire protection engineers convened recently for the final acceptance test of an aircraft hangar foam fire suppression system at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.

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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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FYI: Blended Retirement System

Posted November 10, 2016 by

The new Blended Retirement System is on its way, and with that comes some changes. In this episode of FYI, Tech. Sgt. Holly Roberts-Davis gives us some general comparisons to help us make an informed decision.

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Blended Retirement System Opt-In training now available to all Airmen

Posted February 1, 2017 by Kat Bailey

The Defense Department will implement the new Blended Retirement System in less than a year. While no one needs to make a decision until Jan. 1, 2018, all Airmen should take advantage of training and informational resources to research their options during 2017. Airmen eligible for the new BRS will begin receiving email notifications in…

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