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Around the Air Force: June 26

Posted June 28, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, the historic 6thWeapons Squadron is reactivated, Saber Strike 2017 wraps up and tuition assistance is available for civil service PHD candidates.

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Hill’s F-35s drop first weapons

Posted March 4, 2016 by Nathan Simmons

Airmen from the 388th and 419th fighter wings dropped laser-guided bombs at the Utah Test and Training Range the week of Feb. 25, marking the first time an F-35 Lightning II combat unit has deployed weapons from the F-35A.

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Air Force seeks nominations

Posted August 12, 2016 by Kat Bailey

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas—Air Force officials will accept nominations for the 2017 Air Force Association Outstanding Air Force Civilian Employees of the Year Award through Jan. 6. Each year the AFA recognizes four Air Force civilian employees for outstanding achievement in four categories:  Civilian Wage Employee of the Year, Civilian Program Specialist (GS-1 through…

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Air Force approves Turkey incentive pay

Posted October 21, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force

WASHINGTON — Active-duty Airmen assigned to Turkey between Aug. 29, 2016, and Dec. 31, 2018, may be eligible for the secretary of the Air Force-approved Turkey Assignment Incentive Pay. Airmen may apply for TAIP at three points in time: prior to departing their losing station, within 30 days of arrival in Turkey, or during their…

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Air Force faces fighter pilot shortage

Posted January 20, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

The Air Force is in the midst of a pilot shortage. While most platforms are affected by the shortage, the fighter pilot community has been hit the hardest.

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Around the Air Force: March 20

Posted March 20, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, the commander of the 27th Special Operations Wing comments on a fatal plane crash and changes are made to the enlisted professional military education program.

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Senate confirms Wilson as Air Force Secretary

Posted May 10, 2017 by

Heather Wilson will be the next secretary of the Air Force, following her confirmation by the Senate May 8, 2017.

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F-35 program accelerating, at ‘pivot point,’ program chief tells Congress

Posted April 29, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

The program executive officer of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft program said the rapidly changing, growing and accelerating program is at a “pivot point” as officials address a number of challenges.

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Air Force releases FY17 first-term Airman retraining quotas

Posted August 22, 2016 by Kat Bailey

The Air Force has approved 1,688 fiscal year 2017 retraining quotas in 74 Air Force specialty codes for eligible active duty first-term Airmen. “The First Term Airman Retraining Program allows first-term Airmen, including staff sergeants who are in their first enlistment, to retrain in conjunction with a reenlistment,” said MSgt. Kris Reece, retraining policy and…

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2016 Scientific Applications Specialist Award nomination packages due by Dec. 1

Posted November 18, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons

The 2016 Scientific Applications Specialist Award nomination packages are due to the Air Force Personnel Center no later than Dec. 1. This awards program recognizes the Outstanding Air Force Scientific Applications Specialist in three distinct categories: technician, supervisor and manager. The objective of the program is to recognize an individual technician, supervisor, and manager for…

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