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AF opens enlisted RPA pilot program to all AFSCs

Posted August 29, 2016 by Master Sgt. Amaani

Using a phased-application approach, Air Force senior leaders are casting a wider net to ensure more active-duty enlisted Airmen are eligible to apply for the service’s RQ-4 Global Hawk remotely piloted aircraft program, a Pentagon official said Aug. 29. The program expands the eligibility pool from career-enlisted aviators to all Air Force specialty codes with…

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Fiscal year 2017 NDAA impact on Airmen

Posted December 30, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Jannelle McRae

The approval of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2017 provides a number of changes for Airmen, retirees, and families, to include stabilizing readiness and end strength, improving pilot retention, modernizing compensation and benefits and enhancing transparency in the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The NDAA authorizes an overall increase in manpower by…

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Around the Air Force: Feb. 22

Posted February 22, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, NASA astronauts attend water survival training at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington and Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch Jr. discusses how the Should Cost Program is saving the Air Force billions.

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Around the Air Force: April 18

Posted April 19, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, F-35A Lightning IIs arrive at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England; and 19th Air Support Operations Airmen earned German Armed Forces Proficiency Badges.

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Around the Air Force: June 23

Posted June 27, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, SECAF and CSAF testify before the Senate Appropriations Committee for Defense on the 2018 Budget, an F-35 demonstration at the Paris Air Show, and Pacific Angel 2017 is set to get underway.

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Around the Air Force: Sept. 26

Posted September 29, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, the Air Force Chief of Staff talks about the future of the Air Force and Airmen deliver much needed supplies to Mexico.

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Second annual Enlisted RPA Pilot Selection Board convenes at AFPC

Posted January 26, 2018 by Kat Bailey

The second annual enlisted remotely piloted aircraft pilot selection board meets at the Air Force’s Personnel Center the week of Jan. 15 to identify the next enlisted group to attend RPA pilot training as part of the deliberate approach to enhance the Air Force’s Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance mission.

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Disbrow confirmed as under-secretary of the Air Force

Posted February 26, 2016 by Senior Airman Hailey Haux

The U.S. Senate recently confirmed Lisa S. Disbrow as the new under-secretary of the Air Force to ensure efficient and effective management of Air Force resources.

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Some IDs may be invalid starting Aug. 15

Posted August 5, 2016 by Toni Smith

Individuals will no longer be able to access Air Force installations with a state-issued identification card or driver’s license from Minnesota, Missouri, Washington or American Samoa beginning Aug. 15, 2016. This new change aligns the Air Force’s installation access policy with requirements of the Real ID Act, which focuses on improving the reliability of state-issued…

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‘Protect Power’, your pockets

Posted October 7, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force

WASHINGTON — Though monthly observances and themes come and go, the practices promoted in October’s Energy Action Month are encouraged year-round. The Defense Department is arguably the United States’ biggest energy consumer, and the Air Force is responsible for at least half of that consumption. According to Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James, the Air…

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