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PME, families, civilians focus of latest Chiefchat

Posted May 16, 2014 by Desiree N. Palacios

FORT MEADE, Md. — Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody answered questions from Airmen, civilians and family members during his fourth worldwide CHIEFchat at the Defense Media Activity here April 29. CHIEFchat gives Airmen around the world the chance to directly ask their questions to Cody, addressing topics ranging from military families…

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Rest, recuperation program affected by loss of imminent danger pay

Posted May 16, 2014 by Maj. David Faggard

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. — Defense officials are urging service members to fully understand the Rest and Recuperation Leave Program, also known as R&R, when deploying to the U.S. Central Command area of operations. Starting June 1, nine countries in the theater of operations including Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kyrgyzstan,…

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AF seeks motivated, creative officers for advanced research program

Posted May 16, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, needs eight motivated, creative officers for the fiscal year 2015 Service Chiefs Program, or SCP, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced May 7. Officers must be major-selects, majors, lieutenant colonel-selects or lieutenant colonels to apply for the three-month program, slated to…

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Lightning strikes over California skies

Posted May 9, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

Two U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning IIs assigned to the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. fly in formation April 29 over the California desert. The F-35s sensor package can gather and distribute more information than any other fighter aircraft in history. The information gathered can then be immediately shared…

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AF implements DOS rollback phase II

Posted May 9, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force has implemented the 2014 enlisted date of separation rollback program phase II, Air Force Personnel Center officials said May 1. The program accelerates the date of separation for Airmen who declined to acquire retainability for an assignment, training, retraining or professional military education, and who have…

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RED HORSE veteran contributes to New Horizons Belize success

Posted May 9, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. Kali Gradishar

Staff Sgt. Adam Moreau has been with the 820th RED HORSE Squadron out of Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., for about nine years, and he is applying those years of experience to New Horizons Belize 2014.

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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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Engineer deploys to Belize for humanitarian mission

Posted May 2, 2014 by Master Sgt. Kelly Ogden

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kali Gradishar Airman 1st Class Sterling Depew, 820th RED HORSE Squadron pavements and heavy equipment operator, lays block at the Stella Maris school construction site, April 3, 2014, Belize City, Belize. U.S. Air Force, Army and Marine engineers are partnering with members of the Belize Defence Force to…

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April 23 – Pulse on AF force management

Posted May 2, 2014 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — This week’s update features the latest voluntary and involuntary matrices, officer reduction in force boards, and voluntary separation pay and temporary early retirement authority information in a continued effort to bring Airmen the latest, most accurate information concerning the complex and dynamic force management programs. Updated matrices now available Updated voluntary and involuntary…

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AF top Airman gives insight to budget decisions

Posted May 2, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Torri Ingalsbe

“The demand for what the Air Force provides is on the rise; unfortunately, the supply is going in the other direction,” said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III.

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