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10 special duties become developmental opportunities

Posted July 19, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Selection for 10 special duty fields is now a nominative rather than volunteer-based process, Air Force officials announced today. In the past, any qualified Airman who met eligibility criteria defined in the special duty catalog could apply for a special duty opportunity. However, as resources become scarcer, Air Force leaders…

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Coalition Virtual Flag 13-4 trains U.S., allied partners on simulated battlefield

Posted September 20, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman Royal Canadian Air Force Master Cpl. Paul Clowe, 460th Operations Support Squadron mission crew chief, Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., and U.S. Army Warrant Officer Elizabeth Wages, 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command all source analysis technician, Fort Bliss, Texas, review activity on defense systems…

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57th AMXS Lightning AMU conducts first hot pit training

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman Staff Sgt. William Rispoli, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion specialist, marshals an F-35 Lightning II at the revetments Oct. 16 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The F-35 is a single-seat, single-engine, fifth-generation multirole fighter that performs ground attack, reconnaissance, and air defense missions with…

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Former commander sees mission decades later

Posted December 6, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. S.E.

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman A.K. Retired Air Force colonel Linus Upson Jr. (left) and his family gather in a hangar and receive a briefing about the MQ-1 and MQ-9 aircraft during a tour of the base, Nov. 27. Upson, who was the base commander in 1945, brought his family to see the…

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AF acquisition chief nominee testifies

Posted January 24, 2014 by Ed Gulick

Dr. Bill LaPlante testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee Jan. 16 during his nomination hearing to be the next assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition.

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Air terminal Airmen move essential supplies

Posted February 28, 2014 by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Staff Sgt. Chris Alvarez, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron air transportation craftsman, guides a 60K Tunner loader on the flightline Feb. 19 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 99th LRS air terminal staff use a 60K Tunner loader to transport pallets of cargo to and from…

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Florida Board names road after former Nellis pilot

Posted May 24, 2012 by Tavares Newspaper Staff Report

LAKE COUNTY, Fla.—The Lake County Commission recently approved a resolution designating a portion of State Road 44 in Lake County, near Eustis, Fla., as “Captain Jim “Malibu” Reynolds Jr. Road.” Family members, along with state and local government representatives, attended as the Florida…

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Nellis welcomes new USAF Warfare Center commander

Posted July 27, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

Maj. Gen. Jeffrey G. Lofgren assumed command and responsibilities of the United States Air Force Warfare Center from Maj. Gen. James W. “Bill” Hyatt during a change of command ceremony July 20 at Nellis...

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U.S. Air Force Warfare Center

Posted November 9, 2012 by

(Current as of June 2012) The U. S. Air Force Warfare Center (USAFWC) at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., reports directly to Air Combat Command. The Center was founded Sept. 1, 1966, as the U.S. Air Force Tactical Fighter Weapons Center. It was renamed the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center in October 2005. Purpose: The…

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Air Force implements civilian hiring freeze

Posted January 25, 2013 by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri

(AFNS) — Air Force senior leaders directed a force-wide hiring freeze among other workforce actions in a memorandum sent to senior commanders Jan. 16. The actions are part of the Air Force’s efforts to pursue reversible or recoverable steps to avoid impacts to core readiness caused by the looming possibility of sequestration and budgetary shortfalls….

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