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SecAF: Sequestration hits AF readiness, modernization

Posted May 31, 2013 by Jim Garamone

U.S. Air Force photo by Scott M. Ash Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III field questions from members of the Pentagon press corps at the Pentagon, May 24. During the press briefing, Donley and Welsh addressed the force structure, readiness and modernization challenges…

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Unit deployment manager now special duty position

Posted May 31, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Unit deployment manager is now a two-year-controlled special duty assignment, identifier 8U000, a change Air Force officials say will help professionalize the position and improve deployment program continuity. In past the UDM retained his or her Air Force specialty code, and even though UDMs were working outside of their specialty,…

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AF provides special counsel to sexual assault survivors

Posted May 31, 2013 by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri

Often, when survivors of sexual assault are “put on the witness stand, they can feel like they’re being attacked,” said Capt. Dustin Kouba, a special victims counsel attorney. “I feel like I’m almost defending them ... I’m like their big brother.”

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DOD seeks leadership program candidates

Posted May 30, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Department of Defense officials are seeking active duty Air Force majors and major-selects for the academic year 2013-2014 Executive Leadership Development Program, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Applications are due to AFPC by June 10. Program orientation is slated for August and the first event will be held in…

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True resilience: How a Korean orphan became an American Airman

Posted May 24, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. Jake Richmond

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez Tech. Sgt. Holly Mays was orphaned on the streets of South Korea before she was two years old. Now, she’s the unit training manager for the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and a 17-year veteran of the service. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Someone once told…

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57th Wing vice commander takes final flight

Posted May 17, 2013 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles Justin Grynkewich sprays his father, Col. Alex Grynkewich, 57th Wing vice commander, with an extinguisher after his fini flight May 10 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Grynkewich served as the wing’s vice commander for a year before being chosen for a wing command position at…

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Financial resiliency: Getting Airmen from red back to green

Posted May 17, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Monet Villacorte

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Monet Villacorte According to Air Force Instruction 36-2906, Personal Financial Responsibility, consequences for financial irresponsibility may lead to involuntary allotments made on behalf of the creditor or garnished pay. With the help of resources such as classes and workshops held by the Airman and Family Readiness Center,…

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Hagel orders retraining of recruiters, sexual assault responders

Posted May 17, 2013 by

DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the services to retrain, re-credential and rescreen all sexual assault prevention and response personnel and military recruiters. Hagel directed the retraining, re-credentialing and rescreening to address the broader concerns that have arisen out of recent events. WASHINGTON, D.C. — Amid a spate of allegations…

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DEERS locks down access to some information updates

Posted May 17, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Base identification card issuing offices will no longer be able to manually correct or update certain types of personnel information in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, Air Force Personnel Center officials said May 9. DEERS is the system used to enroll Airmen and their eligible family members for an…

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99th LRS Fuels Management Flight is best in Air Force

Posted May 10, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz Airman 1st Class Jonathan Gutierrez, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels distribution operator, carries a fueling hose away from a Kovatch-International R-11 refueler to service an F-15C Eagle May 7 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Operators make multiple trips to the flightline daily to ensure…

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