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Air Force revamps air expeditionary force construct

Posted September 12, 2014 by Air Force Public Affairs Agency OL-P

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force will deploy Agile Combat Support Airmen under its redesigned air expeditionary force construct October 1. The primary purpose of the redesign was to look at ways to deploy more ACS Airmen with their units and standardize dwell times across the Air Force as much as possible to present a…

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Future of AF helicopter fleets discussed at conference

Posted October 24, 2014 by 1st Lt Christopher Mesnard

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. — Air Force Global Strike Command’s Helicopter Operations Division hosted the Worldwide Helicopter Conference here Oct. 7-9, to discuss the current and future state of the Air Force’s helicopter fleets. The conference promoted cross talk among the Air Force’s helicopter forces, which are principally operated by Air Combat Command, Pacific…

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Self-service requests available for civilians online

Posted April 27, 2012 by By Erin Tindell

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force civilians are now able to request updates to their personnel records through an online self-service initiative. Air Force Personnel Center human resources officials here launched an initiative that allows civilians to submit online requests for name change and veterans preference inquiries. Previously, these requests were…

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99th Air Base Wing bids farewell to commander, welcomes new boss

Posted June 22, 2012 by By 1st Lt Ken Lustig

Brig. Gen. (select) Steven Garland relinquished command of the 99th Air Base Wing to Col. Barry Cornish during a Change of Command ceremony on June 15. The 99th ABW is responsible for Nellis Air...

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DOD finishes GTC conversion

Posted October 5, 2012 by Compiled by Master Sgt. David Miller

The transition from the Controlled Spending Account program to the Government Travel Card program began this summer and will be completed by October.

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Weapons School continues with Mission Employment Phase training

Posted December 7, 2012 by 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Southern Nevada residents may notice increased military aircraft activity as the Air Force continues their Mission Employment Phase training, scheduled through Dec. 12. Mission Employment Phase is the capstone, graduation exercise conducted by the U.S. Air Force Weapons School. The exercise incorporates Air Force capabilities in diverse scenarios which…

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The writing on the wall: ‘Tigers’ preserve spot in Red Flag history

Posted March 1, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Kenny Holston

U.S. Air Force photo by Lawrence Crespo U.S. Air Force EC-130H Compass Call flight engineer assigned to the 43rd Electronic Combat Squadron out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., inspects the aircraft’s fuselage prior to a Red Flag 13-3 training mission at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 27. The 43rd ECS combat mission is…

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Air Force officials announce civilian Reduction in Force

Posted April 19, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a continuing effort to meet the Department of Defense funding targets in the Fiscal Year 2012 President’s Budget and re-balance the civilian workforce, approximately 60 Air Force installations will implement civilian Reduction in Force authorities effective through about Aug. 23, to assist in the placement of employees not assigned against funded…

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Unit deployment manager now special duty position

Posted May 31, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Unit deployment manager is now a two-year-controlled special duty assignment, identifier 8U000, a change Air Force officials say will help professionalize the position and improve deployment program continuity. In past the UDM retained his or her Air Force specialty code, and even though UDMs were working outside of their specialty,…

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RED HORSE Airborne Airmen parachute over Nellis

Posted July 19, 2013 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Staff Sgt. Odell Glasper, 820th RED HORSE Airborne Flight pavement and construction equipment journeyman, runs to a rally point during a training mission July 12 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Airmen from the 820th RED HORSE meet at a central location for accountability after each…

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