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Cody testifies to commission on total force

Posted November 1, 2013 by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri

The Air Force’s senior enlisted Airman testified in front of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force Oct. 25 in Arlington, Va., giving his perspective of the total force and the challenges to building the best balance for the future.

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Retraining reductions affect Air Force Specialties

Posted December 13, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — As many as 1,000 Airmen may be affected by a recently identified decrease in fiscal year 2014 retraining objectives, with 35 or more Air Force specialty codes removed from the retraining-in list, Air Force officials said Nov. 26. Retraining is used to shape and balance the force by offering…

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TRICARE service change affects Nellis

Posted January 31, 2014 by Senior Airman Christopher Tam

TRICARE military benefits health plan service centers will end administrative walk-in services in the U.S. April 1. Nellis Air Force Base will be one of 189 facilities involved with this change and will also stop taking walk-ins. “All Department of Defense beneficiaries will be affected by this change. That includes active duty, retirees and their…

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Promotion opportunity, selective continuation adjustments made to March central selection board

Posted March 7, 2014 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — The Air Force announced adjustments Feb. 28, to the promotion opportunity and selective continuation process for the lieutenant colonel Line of the Air Force and colonel, lieutenant colonel, and major Line of the Air Force-JAG Central Selection Boards convening in March. These adjustments align these boards with the Air Force’s five-year promotion plan,…

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AMMOS graduates expand combat capability

Posted April 25, 2014 by Maj Jeremy B. McCraney

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The U.S. Air Force Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Operations School celebrated another milestone recently, graduating its 27th Combat Support Course here April 11. Class 14A is the first 24 student officer class to graduate from the AMMOS since the school opened its doors in 2002. Before Class 14A the course…

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99th ABW commander speaks to Nevada business leaders on hiring veterans

Posted June 13, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, speaks to local and state business leaders and politicians about the benefits of hiring veterans at the Las Vegas, Nev., City Hall June 5. Cornish, along with Las Vegas mayor Carolyn Goodman and Nevada governor Brian Sandoval,…

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AF implements static EPR closeout dates, eliminates change of reporting

Posted August 15, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The first in a series of changes to the enlisted evaluation and promotion systems announced July 31 will include implementation of static enlisted performance report closeout dates, or SCOD, for each grade and elimination of change of reporting official EPRs. Evaluation system changes are focused on purposefully evolving the enlisted…

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Air Force rebuts report due to outdated data

Posted October 10, 2014 by Air Force News Service

The Air Force believes a recent Department of Defense Inspector General report that critiqued Air Force MQ-9 procurement plans to buy 401 Reaper aircraft, stating that 46 aircraft may not be needed, is based on data that is out of date.

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Policy change to allow reservists to carry leave balance

Posted June 8, 2012 by By Col. Bob Thompson

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force Reserve officials are working to change policy to allow reservists who earn days of leave to carry those days over from year to year. New laws and Department of Defense instructions permit reservists to carry over the leave days. However, policy and procedures have…

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Revamped program eases Airmen’s transition to civilian life

Posted August 17, 2012 by By Air Force Public Affairs

A redesigned program will help ease every Airman’s transition to civilian life and help them better apply their military experience...

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