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Air Force updates AF Instruction 1-1

Posted November 14, 2014 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — Air Force officials approved Air Force Instruction 1-1, Air Force Standards, Nov. 7, to clarify guidance on Airmen’s religious rights and commanders’ authority and responsibility to protect those rights. The changes come as a result of a Religious Freedom “Focus Day” earlier this year when leaders in the Air Force’s chaplain corps came…

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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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Airmen who exceed deployed time get added time off

Posted May 4, 2012 by anradmin

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Airmen who serve in excess of the Secretary of Defense’s established rotation goals are now eligible for additional time off, as written in the newly updated Post Deployment or Mobilization Respite Absence policy, officials said here April 25. Contained in Guidance Memorandum 4 to Air Force Instruction 36-3003, Military Leave Program, PDMRA…

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AF members gain PLAYpass use, discount opportunities

Posted July 6, 2012 by Compiled by Air Force Personnel, Services and Manpower

As mid-summer approaches, eligible Airmen and their families have the opportunity to use the PLAYpass Get Out and PLAY program to save hundreds of dollars with discounts in recreational and life skills classes.

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Online access simplifies dependent updates

Posted October 26, 2012 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Family situations can be complicated, but updating family benefit information doesn’t have to be, now that it can be done online. Dependent family members must be registered in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, and in many instances must have a valid dependent identification card, to access medical,…

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Military Working Dogs sniff out explosives

Posted December 21, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Explosive detection K-9 teams from across the Las Vegas community came together with local agencies at Nellis to participate in a mass odor exercise held by the 99th Security Forces Squadron Dec. 11. Security Forces Military Working Dog handlers and their civilian counterparts utilized several different sets of explosive…

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Sequestration impacts ripple across Air Force

Posted March 15, 2013 by Alan Black

U.S. Air Force photo by Scott M. Ash Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III testifies before the House Appropriations Committee’s Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee, March 5 in Washington, D.C. (AFNS) — Air Force senior leaders issued updated guidance to leaders of Air Force major commands and addressed the service’s…

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Fundraiser held for Air Force Assistance Fund

Posted April 26, 2013 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Capt. (Dr.) Wesley Reynolds, 99th Medical Group neurologist, scoops ice cream during the Commander Split fundraiser April 19 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The banana split fundraiser lasted from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center. The medical staff…

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