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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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Red Flag 12-4 completes exercise successfully

Posted August 3, 2012 by By Staff Sgt. William Coleman

More than 1,800 people, 17 units, and 94 aircraft from around the world participated in Red Flag 12-4, a two-week-long large-scale flying exercise conducted by the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center, that ended July 29...

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99th Air Base Wing

Posted November 9, 2012 by

(Current as of July 2012) The 99th Air Base Wing, activated in October 1995, is the host wing for Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases located in Southern Nevada. The wing provides installation support for more than 10,000 personnel assigned to Nellis AFB, Creech AFB, and the Nevada Test & Training Range. Three groups are…

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Interactive benefits phone system deactivates

Posted January 25, 2013 by Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, Texas — The interactive voice response system that enabled civilian employees to accomplish some benefits-related actions will be deactivated Jan. 31, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. “Low usage and high maintenance costs resulted in the decision to deactivate the system, but the benefits team is still available to…

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Developmental education applications due April 12, May 1

Posted March 29, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

(AFNS) — (EDITOR’S NOTE: The officer application suspense has been extended to April 12.) — Eligible active duty officers and civilians are now able to apply for intermediate and senior developmental education opportunities, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. Officer applications are due to AFPC April 12, and civilian nominations are due May 1, said…

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Defenders learn skills to come back home alive

Posted May 10, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Gregory Brook

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. —  In the desert just outside of Nellis Air Force Base, Airmen from the 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron instruct deploying security forces service members in urban combat operations at the Military Operations in Urban Terrain training village April 30. Teaching these service members the tactics to stay alive and come…

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