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Air Force STEM scholarships available to college students

Posted August 19, 2016 by Kat Bailey

Eric Wineman completed both his undergraduate and master’s degrees with no student loan debt and now works for the Air Force as an electronics engineer, courtesy of the Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation Scholarship for Service Program. Part of the National Defense Education Program, SMART was established by the Department of Defense to provide…

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RPA pilots set to receive $35,000 annual bonus

Posted August 12, 2016 by TSgt. Bryan Franks

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James announced an increase to the service’s remotely piloted aircraft pilot bonus Aug. 10 in a multi-pronged approach to increase RPA manning and incentivize RPA pilots within a community that has operated at surge capacity for more than 10 years.

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Air Force seeks nominations for 2017 Outstanding AF Civilian Employees of the Year Award

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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AFPC launches new website

Posted August 12, 2016 by SSgt. Alexx Pons

The Air Force Personnel Center officially unveiled the newest version of its public website, http://www.afpc.af.mil, Aug. 11.   The site contains personnel news and information for current and former Airmen and civilians.  Air Force fitness policy and the dress and appearance pages are the most popular pages, followed by links to Air Force Civilian Services information….

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CSAF letter to Airmen

Posted August 12, 2016 by Gen. David L. Goldfein

Fellow Airmen, I am now completing my first month as the 21st Chief of Staff. What an honor to serve with you! Attached is the first in a series of short papers I will share that outlines my thinking in key focus areas. You will find each in our Strategic Master Plan and Air Force…

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AF declares F-35A ‘combat ready’

Posted August 12, 2016 by Air Combat Command Public Affairs

The F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation fighter aircraft was declared ‘combat ready’ by Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the commander of Air Combat Command, Aug 2.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes
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War Games: Blue Flag provides operational level command, control training

Posted August 12, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

The mission of the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center is to develop innovative leaders and full spectrum capabilities through responsive, realistic and relevant testing, tactics development, and advanced training across all levels of war. Blue Flag is a key exercise in helping to prepare leaders and achieve the overall USAFWC mission.

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Green Flag measures readiness, interoperability

Posted August 12, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Nick Wilson

During combat, an Airman’s job is to create effects on the battlefield to support the commander’s intent and his nation’s strategic objectives — simultaneously balancing aggressiveness with restraint.

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Some IDs may be invalid starting Aug. 15

Posted August 12, 2016 by Toni Smith

WASHINGTON — 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. 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…

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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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