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AF conducts airstrikes against ISIL, airdrops humanitarian aid near Amirli

Posted September 5, 2014 by U.S. Central Command Public Affairs

TAMPA, Fla. (AFNS) — At the request of the government of Iraq, the U.S. military conducted airstrikes in support of an operation to deliver humanitarian assistance to address the humanitarian crisis and protect the civilians trapped in Amirli, Iraq, at approximately 8:30 p.m. EDT Aug. 31. Two months ago, hundreds of ISIL terrorists advanced on…

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2015 Vanguard award nominations due Jan. 28

Posted October 17, 2014 by Janis El Shabazz

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Nominations for the 2015 Noncommissioned Officers Association Vanguard award are due to the Air Force Personnel Center by Jan. 28, Air Force officials said. The award annually recognizes one enlisted member from each of the uniformed services for an act of heroism that results in saving someone’s life or…

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AF government travel cards receive tech upgrade

Posted January 16, 2015 by Air Force Public Affairs Agency,

Courtesy photo NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Beginning this month, Citibank is issuing chip and personal identification number-enabled government travel cards, or GTC, to new card applicants, individuals whose cards will expire in 2015 and those who have reported lost or stolen cards. This is the first phase in a multi-phased rollout, which will enhance…

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99th Ground Combat Training Squadron inactivates

Posted April 3, 2015 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter Col. Richard Neal, 799th Air Base Group commander, and Maj. Jesse Goens, 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron commander, prepare to place a cover over the 99th GCTS guidon, officially inactivating the 99th GCTS, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 1. Before inactivating, the 99th…

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Air Force welcomes new surgeon general

Posted June 12, 2015 by Larine Barr

U.S. Air Force photo by Jonathan Stock Staff Sgt. Ross Ediger and Zachery Ediger pin the third star on their father Lt. Gen. Mark Ediger during a promotion ceremony at the Defense Health Headquarters in Falls Church, Va., June 8. Ediger became the 22nd Air Force surgeon general during the ceremony, officiated by Air Force…

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From throttle to brakes: ACMS maintainers make RPA missions possible

Posted August 28, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Airman 1st Class Stephen Parker, 432nd Aircraft Communications Maintenance Squadron ground control station maintainer, powers a ground data terminal used to transmit signals needed to fly both the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 19. The…

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Thunderbirds announce 2013 officer selections

Posted June 1, 2012 by Compiled by the 99th Air Base Wing

The commander of Air Combat Command, Gen. Gilmary M. Hostage III, has officially selected the officers who will be joining the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds for the 2013 demonstration season.

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Helicopter maintenance keeps aircraft flying differently than others do

Posted August 3, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

Airmen of the 823rd Maintenance Squadron here perform engine maintenance in a way no one else in the Air Force does.

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Nevada Test and Training Range

Posted November 9, 2012 by

(Current as of June 2012) The Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR), formerly the 98th Range Wing, provides the warfighter a flexible, realistic and multi-dimensional battle-space to conduct testing, training and tactics development in support of U.S. national interests. The NTTR also provides instrumentation and target maintenance support for Green Flag-West at the National Training…

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Promotees for March may experience pay delays

Posted January 25, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever

(AFNS) — Officers and enlisted Airmen getting promoted in March will experience pay delays because of the Military Personnel Data System upgrade occurring that month. “Individuals to promote from Mar. 4 to 26 will not get their promotions updated in MilPDS because of the upgrade,” said Lt. Col. Shelley Strong, the Air Force Personnel Center…

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