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Obama: Syria strikes justified, but diplomacy may work

Posted September 13, 2013 by Karen Parrish

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The credible threat of U.S. military force in Syria is critical to showing the world that chemical weapons use is unacceptable, President Barack Obama said in a speech to the nation Sept. 10, but he added that he has asked Congress to postpone a vote authorizing such action. The commander in chief…

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Airmen test, educate base populace during Domestic Abuse Awareness Month

Posted October 25, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal Master Sgt. Jeff Johnson, 99th Inpatient Operations Squadron medical surgery flight chief, applies makeup to Capt. Steven Fisher, 99th Medical Operations Squadron family advocacy officer, during moulage in preparation for the “Thanks for Asking” Campaign, a Domestic Abuse Awareness Month event Oct. 21 at Nellis Air…

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Forty-five AFSCs removed from SRB list as AF gets leaner, smaller

Posted December 6, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Forty-five AFSCs will no longer be eligible for the selective reenlistment bonus effective Dec. 5 with the advent of the new selective reenlistment bonus list, Air Force officials announced today. SRB eligibility changes posture the Air Force for a smaller force driven by sequestration, said Brig. Gen. Gina Grosso,…

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Nominees sought for 2014 SAIGE Award

Posted January 24, 2014 by Sammie King

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force is seeking nominations for the 2014 Society of American Indian Government Employees Meritorious Service Award, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced Jan. 22. The SAIGE Meritorious Service Award honors male and female military members and Department of Defense civilian employees who support the DOD global conflict…

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SecAF outlines top priorities during ‘State of AF’ address

Posted February 28, 2014 by Rich Lamance

After her second month in office, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James laid out her top three priorities as part of a “state of the Air Force” address, during the final day of the 30th annual Air Force Association Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition Feb. 21.

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AF Portal hosts free civilian development site

Posted April 18, 2014 by Janis El Shabazz

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force civilian employees can go to the Air Force Portal for free career development tools, tips and guidance, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The Civilian Development Resource Center, formerly the Supervisor Resource Center, now offers self-development tools for supervisory as well as non-supervisory career tracks. The site provides round-the-clock…

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Airmen empowered to be innovative

Posted May 30, 2014 by Senior Airman Jason Couillard

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — A letter sent to Airmen across the Air Force last week from Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry Spencer, Airmen were empowered to not only think outside of the box, but to share their innovative ideas with their leadership. “Last year, in…

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Lightning lights up skies over Nellis

Posted August 1, 2014 by Senior Airman Timothy Young

An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 59th Test and Evaluation Squadron takes flight July 18 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighters at Nellis returned to flight July 18 after a runway fire took place June 23 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., resulting in the fleet being…

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Air Force fighters, bombers conduct strikes against ISIL targets in Syria

Posted September 26, 2014 by U.S. Central Command Public Affairs

TAMPA, Fla. — U.S. military forces and partner nations, including the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, undertook military action against ISIL terrorists in Syria Sept. 22, using a mix of fighter, bomber, remotely piloted aircraft and Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles to…

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Adversarial advantage: T-38 keeps Raptors sharp

Posted November 26, 2014 by Senior Airman Austin Harvill

A team gathers before the big day, uniforms crisp, faces tight with anticipation and concentration. From their ranks, a man steps forward to go over their first play. A series of X’s and O’s are configured on the table, each member asks a question or makes a comment before their final plan comes together.

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