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AF convenes officer RIF board, offers voluntary separation pay

Posted January 31, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force will convene an officer reduction in force board June 16 to evaluate eligible officers for retention, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. Officers who meet the RIF board who are not selected for retention must separate by Jan. 31, 2015. RIF is among several fiscal…

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Airman’s bravery earns Portrait of Courage

Posted March 7, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter

Courtesy photo Maj. Robert S. Thrower, 315th Weapons Squadron operations officer, was recognized in the Portraits in Courage volume eight for his heroic actions. Thrower received the recognition after saving 48 high school students and six faculty members before a bus wheel well exploded. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, NEV. — An Airman from Nellis AFB saved…

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Families reunite after deployment

Posted May 2, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Airmen from the 820th RED HORSE disembark a Boeing 767-300ER returning from deployment April 28 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Airmen were returning from a seven month deployment in Southwest Asia. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Airmen from the 820th RED HORSE returned…

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RPA community launches 65th CAP, meets SecDef initiative

Posted June 13, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Adawn Kelsey

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adawn Kelsey Airman First Class Ryder Luzadder, 432nd Aircraft Communications Maintenance Squadron communications technician, left, and Staff Sgt. Jose Feliciano, 432nd ACMS communications technician, look over technical orders for a ground control station May 28. The 432nd ACMS is the only squadron of its kind in the Air…

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CSAF Call to Airmen: 2015 Reading List

Posted August 22, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie

For the past eight years, the chiefs of staff of the Air Force, along with the chief master sergeants of the Air Force, have created a comprehensive reading list of motivating and inspiring material that invigorates and gives a perspective to Airmen in their Air Force careers, highlighting a common theme.

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From Airmen to Rangers: RAC First step to coveted Ranger tab

Posted October 10, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — As one of the most physically and mentally demanding schools in the U.S. military, the U.S. Army Ranger School builds leaders through its strenuous training. For Airmen seeking to attend Ranger School, they must first make it through the Ranger Assessment Course. The RAC is a 15-day course that…

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Thunderbirds release 2015 show schedule

Posted December 12, 2014 by U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron Public Affairs

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds have finalized their 2015 show schedule. In its 62nd season, the team is slated to perform 71 demonstrations at 39 locations. The flying unit, officially known as the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, will perform its first public flyover of 2015 at the…

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

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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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