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SecAF approves captain’s board cancellation

Posted May 10, 2013 by Capt. Candice Ismirle

WASHINGTON, D.C. — First lieutenants will no longer meet a promotion central selection board to make captain, Air Force officials announced May 7. Effective immediately, the Secretary of the Air Force approved the elimination of the Captain’s Central Selection Board. The Air Force is returning to the same promotion process that was in effect prior…

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Every Dollar Counts campaign launched

Posted May 10, 2013 by Air Force News Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Airmen can submit their cost-reducing ideas via the Airmen Powered by Innovation websites while at home, the office or on their smartphones. With budgets shrinking, Air Force leaders are calling on Airmen to share their best money-saving ideas through the “Every Dollar Counts” campaign. In the wake of sequestration, the initiative marks…

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CJR constraint list: What Airmen need to know

Posted May 3, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — First term Airmen approaching their date of separation and considering re-enlistment may be required to take immediate action in order to continue their career in the Air Force. In the wake of Air Force service member reductions, many career fields have been added to the career job reservation constraint list. Career…

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Family finds closure, Airman returns home

Posted May 3, 2013 by Senior Airman A.K.

Courtesy photo Staff Sgt. Antonio Tucker LAS VEGAS — Catujita and Thomas Baker, parents of Staff Sgt. Antonio Tucker, received confirmation their son was recovered from Lake Mead, Nev., April 18, nearly 10 months after they found out he was missing. The previous search for Tucker, a remotely piloted aircraft crew chief from the 432nd…

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New under secretary sworn in during Pentagon ceremony

Posted May 3, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Senate confirmed the nomination of Eric Fanning to become the next under-secretary of the Air Force April 18 and he began his transition into the office after being sworn in April 29. “On behalf of the more than 690,000 men and women of the U.S. Air Force, I want to welcome Eric…

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Thunderbirds crew chief’s passion for aviation takes him to new heights

Posted May 3, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. Alice Diddle

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Manual J. Martinez Staff Sgt. Benjamin Ayivorh, Thunderbird 7 dedicated crew chief, stands in front of his DA-40 aircraft at Jean Airport, Nev., April 22. Ayivorh’s father inspired him to earn a private pilot’s license. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Growing up around small planes, it’s no…

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Public law repeals mil-to-mil automatic FSGLI enrollment

Posted May 3, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — A public law that took effect in January repealed automatic enrollment in Family Service members Group Life Insurance for military members married to military members, but those Airmen may still elect the additional coverage, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. In the past, military married to military were…

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Security Forces Squadron stands up at Nellis

Posted April 26, 2013 by Maj. Jessica Martin

U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Jessica Martin Tech. Sgt. Zachary Enke, right, shows Senior Airman Jessica Rayl, both 926th Security Forces Squadron, how to conduct a high-risk traffic stop here April 7. U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Jessica Martin Senior Airmen Michael Legaspi, right, and Jessica Rayl, 926th Security Forces Squadron, train on…

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Sequestration will significantly affect force readiness

Posted April 26, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The four branches of the military delivered another warning to Congress April 18 that a prolonged budget sequester will significantly affect military readiness, and could leave the services unable to carry out defense strategy. Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry Spencer told lawmakers sequestration has forced the cancellation of flying…

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‘Moving on up:’ Are you prepared to move out of dorms

Posted April 26, 2013 by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes A dorm manager from the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron conducts a final inspection on a dorm room April 22 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Airmen moving out of the dorms must complete a room inspection before being signed out of the dorms, which is the…

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