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43rd Annual AFAF campaign kicks off

Posted March 18, 2016 by

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — It is that time of year again; the kick-off of the 43rd Annual Air Force Assistance Fund Campaign at Nellis, Creech, and the Nevada Test and Training Range. Determined long ago, the permanent theme “Commitment to Caring” has exemplified the dedication that we as Airmen have shown over the…

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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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AF takes initial steps to reduce training unrelated to primary missions

Posted October 31, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett

The Air Force plans to reduce training not related to Airmen’s primary jobs in order to address concerns that excessive and non-mission related demands are impacting Airmen’s ability to focus on and accomplish their core duties, officials announced Oct. 31. As part of ongoing efforts to take care of Airmen and revitalize squadrons, Air Force…

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Federal Voting Assistance Program helps Airmen understand their right to vote

Posted October 16, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter

With election season coming around the corner in 2016, Airmen here may not know how to cast their vote. Airmen assigned around the world have a program to assist them in their right to vote: the Federal Voting Assistance Program.

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Welsh releases 2016 reading list

Posted May 21, 2016 by SSgt. Alyssa C. Gibson

The Air Force chief of staff published his 2016 professional reading list May 13. “This year’s reading list addresses every Airman on our total force team,” said Gen. Mark A. Welsh III. “The profession of arms, Air Force heritage, and developing Airmen are topics that apply to all of us.” This year’s list contains books,…

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AF to reduce additional duties

Posted August 26, 2016 by Mike Martin

WASHINGTON — Airmen need more time to focus on their core missions. Air Force senior leaders said that’s the message they received from Airmen and it’s the reason they made the decision to reduce additional duties. In a memorandum to Airmen released Aug. 19, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force…

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Civilian tuition assistance increases to $1M, expands eligibility

Posted December 5, 2016 by Kat Bailey

The Air Force has received an additional $400,000, for a total of $1 million, for its 2017 civilian tuition assistance program, and all permanent, full-time appropriated fund employees, including those in wage-grade positions, are now eligible to participate. Employees are required to have a current acceptable performance appraisal on file and are eligible whether or…

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A look back at Desert Storm, 25 years later

Posted January 22, 2016 by Senior Airman Hailey Haux

WASHINGTON — Twenty-five years ago, the Air Force participated in Operation Desert Storm, the largest air campaign since the conflict in Southeast Asia. The campaign’s purpose was to drive the Iraqi military out of Kuwait, release the country from Saddam Hussein’s invasion and reestablish its sovereignty. On the morning of Aug. 2, 1990, Iraq invaded…

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Nominations for first Air Force enlisted RPA pilots being accepted

Posted July 9, 2016 by Kat Bailey

The Air Force is accepting nominations to fill its first class of enlisted remotely piloted aircraft pilots as part of a deliberate approach to enhance the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance mission. The first enlisted RPA pilot selection board will convene at the Air Force Personnel Center, Jan. 23-26, 2017, with application packages due to AFPC…

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A Brief History of the U.S. Air Force

Posted September 17, 2016 by Christopher McCune

For more than 100 years, the United States military has endeavored to master not just the battlefields that we sail or trod upon, but the realms of air and space. As the U.S. Air Force approaches its 69th birthday as an independent service on Sept. 18, we take these few moments to reflect on where…

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