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President announces intent to nominate key AF position

Posted November 1, 2013 by Air Force News Service

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate several key administration posts Oct. 30, to include a pivotal Air Force position. According to the announcement, Dr. William LaPlante Jr. was named to be nominated by the president as assistant secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition. LaPlante is currently the principal deputy assistant…

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AF appoints new space deputy

Posted December 13, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie

A new Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for Space was appointed Nov. 18 to lead the way in innovation in Space.

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Air Force announces new Supervisor Refresher Course

Posted January 31, 2014 by

The Air Force announced guidance for the new Supervisor Refresher Course (MAFHRMS420), which will be offered by the Air Force Personnel Professional Development School at Maxwell AFB, Ala., in fiscal year 2014. This course was designed to meet the federal mandate for follow-on supervisory education at least once every three years after completing the initial…

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Retention recommendation forms critical for ERB, QFRB eligibles

Posted March 7, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Commanders and senior raters of enlisted Airmen slated to meet the quality force review board in May or an enlisted retention board in June must complete an AF Form 3538E, Enlisted Retention Recommendation Form, for each eligible Airman, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Completed forms must be provided…

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The Three-Million Acre Classroom

Posted June 1, 2012 by By Staff Sgt. William P. Coleman

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Weapons Instructor Course students simulated “kicking down the door” into a enemy country by air-dropping an entire brigade of troops to seize a runway, May 23.

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‘Honoring our Past – Ensuring our Future’: Tuskegee Airmen mentor Las Vegas youth

Posted August 10, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

Las Vegas youth, Tuskegee Airmen and Air Reserve Command Airmen filled the Las Vegas Hotel and Casino event room this year to listen to key note speakers and International Black Aviators Convention members...

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99th Ground Combat Training Squadron – Silver Flag Alpha

Posted November 9, 2012 by

(Current as of July 2012) The primary mission of the 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron (GCTS) is to prepare Security Forces Airmen for combat. 99 GCTS accomplishes its mission by instructing tactical courses aimed at providing Airmen with mission specific skills to defend airbases around the globe. This mission is accomplished by placing a strong…

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Be proactive before MilPDS downtime

Posted February 1, 2013 by Caitlin Kenney

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Thinking of returning to the “real world” of civilian life or still loving the Air Force enough to give some more years? Make sure your paperwork has been updated in the Military Personnel Data System by Feb. 15 or you could be in for a big headache. Nellis’ Military…

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34th WPS participates in T.E. Phase

Posted March 29, 2013 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman Identifying the landing zone . . . A U.S. Air Force HH-60 Pave Hawk identifies the landing zone from green smoke during the terminal employment phase, March 13, at the Orchard Combat Training Center, Idaho. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman Departing for…

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Airmen hone search, recovery skills during squadron exercise

Posted May 10, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles Senior Airman Travis Michel, 99th Force Support Squadron assignments counselor and casualty search and recovery team member, examines a simulated body part from a simulated victim of a C-17 Globemaster III crash for personal identifiable belongings May 6 during a Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Casualty…

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