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Acting Air Force secretary describes budget choices

Posted September 20, 2013 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Air Force may have to “cut vertically” in fiscal 2014 to achieve the savings needed under sequestration, the service’s acting secretary said here today.  Everything is on the table, Eric Fanning said in a media roundtable at the Air Force Association’s annual meeting. He would not confirm reports that the Air…

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Service members, retirees meet Oliver North during book signing

Posted November 15, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam

Oliver North speaks to fans at the Exchange during a book signing Nov. 9 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. North signed autographs for his book “American Heroes, On the Homefront” during his visit to Nellis AFB. North is currently the host of “War Stories with Oliver North” on the Fox News Channel. North served…

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TAP curriculum available online for separating service members

Posted January 10, 2014 by Janis El Shabazz

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Separating service members can participate in the transition assistance program, or TAP, online, Department of Defense officials announced. TAP, now called Transition GPS-Goals, Plans and Success, is designed to help prepare separating and retiring members for life outside of the military. It includes a variety of seminars from dressing for…

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SSgt promotion test rescheduled for April 1-May 16

Posted February 14, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — To ensure senior airmen selected for promotion to staff sergeant do not meet the enlisted retention board, the Air Force will move the testing window up earlier this calendar year, from May 1-June 15 to April 1-May 16, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Feb. 7. “We have assured…

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Dependent rate BAH recertification begins in March

Posted March 28, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler The Air Force will be conducting a force-wide dependent rate Base Allowance for Housing recertification between March and December 2014. Individuals who are receiving or entitled to dependent rate pay will be contacted by the finance office and asked to fill out AF form…

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RPA unit garners aviation award for excellence

Posted May 16, 2014 by Staff Sgt. N.B.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. N.B. 1st Lt. Kyle, 91st Attack Squadron pilot, and Tech. Sgt. Jason, 91st ATKS sensor operator, fly a simulated training mission on an MQ-9 Reaper at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., May 8. The 91st ATKS was recently awarded the 2013 Grover Loening Trophy, which is presented annually…

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CMSAF stresses total-force unity

Posted July 3, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Kelly Goonan

There is no distinction among Airmen within the Air Force components when it comes to how they perform their jobs, how they live up to standards and how they embrace the service’s core values, said Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody during a visit here June 24-25.

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Letter to Airmen: RAND study

Posted September 12, 2014 by Gen. Mark A. Welsh III

U.S. Air Force photo by Scott M. Ash Gen. Mark A. Welsh III WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Many of you have recently been invited to participate in the 2014 RAND Military Workplace Study. This web-based survey assesses your recent experiences with military workplace relations, professionalism and personal safety. It’s not “just another survey.” This one is…

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Airmen lead way in last pre-Ranger course

Posted October 31, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Senior Airman Zachary Baldridge carries a fellow Airman back to the rest of the squad during a foot patrol during the Ranger Assessment Course Oct. 8 at Silver Flag Alpha range, Nev. Students are training for real-life situation during simulated ambushes and must use small…

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40 years of Red Flag at Nellis

Posted January 23, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald A flight of F-15 Eagles and F-16 Fighting Falcons Aggressors fly in formation over the Nevada Test and Training Ranges June 5, 2008. The proposal for Red Flag came in early 1975 as an exercise that would pit student “Blue Forces” against dedicated aggressor piloted…

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