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557th ERHS paves way

Posted February 28, 2014 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Hannah Landeros Senior Airman Jason Collins rakes new asphalt at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Feb. 19. The asphalt will be paved into an access road for the newly built Contingency Aeromedical Staging Facility. The CASF will house and provide medical care to wounded service members prior to…

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Air Force budget focuses on preserving capability, not aircraft

Posted April 18, 2014 by Air Force News Service

WASHINGTON — The debate over force structure reductions outlined in the Air Force’s fiscal year 2015 budget should be about capabilities and missions, not aircraft, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III told the Senate April 10. Testifying alongside Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James at a hearing of the…

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Pulse on AF force management

Posted May 30, 2014 by Air Force News Service

WASHINGTON — This week’s force management update focuses on the chief master sergeant retention board, voluntary separation pay, officer reduction in force boards, quality force review board, civilian force management and total force opportunities in a continued effort to bring Airmen the latest, most accurate information concerning the complex and dynamic force management programs. Three…

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Air Force to change enlisted evaluations, promotions

Posted August 8, 2014 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — Air Force officials announced a series of sweeping changes to the Enlisted Evaluation System and Weighted Airman Promotion System July 31. The changes are intended to ensure the Air Force truly makes job performance the driving factor and will be implemented incrementally beginning in August 2014 and continuing through early 2016. Additional information…

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First DOD general officer completes F-35 qualification training

Posted October 3, 2014 by Samuel King Jr.

U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr. Maj. Gen. Jay Silveria, U. S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, connects his oxygen mask prior to his final qualifying flight in the F-35A Lightning II Sept. 26 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Silveria became the first general officer in the Department of Defense to qualify…

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Airman and Family Readiness Center offers free transition lecture

Posted December 5, 2014 by Ellen Reynolds

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Airman and Family Readiness Center is sponsoring an annual lecture on transitioning out of the military from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Dec. 16, 2014, at the base theater here. Retired U.S. Army Col. Terri Coles, Military Officers Association of America deputy director of transition services, will present this…

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Putting face on prevention training

Posted March 13, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Joshua Strang

The Air Force recently changed its annual suicide prevention training from a computer-based course to face-to-face training. The new, in-person training, which went into effect Feb. 11, 2015, replaces the annual computer-based training for active-duty and Reserve Airmen, while civilians have the option to attend the face-to-face training or complete the CBT. The goal is…

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Yokota aircrew recounts Nepal earthquake

Posted May 22, 2015 by Maj. Gregory Kantz

We were tasked with taking an 11-man special forces team from Kadena Air Base, Japan, to Kathmandu, Nepal, for a training exercise. After being cleared by air traffic control, we landed uneventfully.

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RPA prophecy fulfilled, oldest RPA squadron celebrates 20 years

Posted August 7, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Y. Barclay

Courtesy photo On Jan. 28, 2010, an RQ-1 Predator assigned to the 11th Reconnaissance Squadron takes off from Muniz, Puerto Rico, enroute to provide over watch during Operation Unified Response, the humanitarian response to a catastrophic earthquake in Haiti. The 11th RS celebrated the 20th anniversary of its activation at Indian Springs Air Force Auxiliary…

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Airmen who exceed deployed time get added time off

Posted May 4, 2012 by anradmin

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Airmen who serve in excess of the Secretary of Defense’s established rotation goals are now eligible for additional time off, as written in the newly updated Post Deployment or Mobilization Respite Absence policy, officials said here April 25. Contained in Guidance Memorandum 4 to Air Force Instruction 36-3003, Military Leave Program, PDMRA…

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