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AF releases criteria for new service medal

Posted October 17, 2014 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Office

Courtesy graphic Graphic of the Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal. WASHINGTON — Air Force officials released nomination criteria for the new Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal, following Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James’ May 27, 2014, authorization. The medal will be awarded to individuals for their direct support of nuclear deterrence operations. “This service…

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AF officials announce FY16 budget force structure changes

Posted February 13, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — Air Force officials released force structure changes resulting from the fiscal year 2016 President’s Budget, Feb. 6. The fiscal year 2016 budget will continue the Air Force’s divestment strategy presented in fiscal year 2015, but will re-phase the retirement of several weapons systems later into the Future Years Defense Program in order to…

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AF sends aircraft to support disaster-assistance operations in Nepal

Posted May 1, 2015 by DOD News

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor Queen Service members load relief supplies for victims of the Nepal earthquake into a C-17 Globemaster III from Joint Base Charleston, S.C., at March Air Force Base, Calif., April 26. The U.S. Agency of International Development’s relief cargo included eight pallets, 59 Los Angeles County Fire…

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Missing personnel records impact more than promotions

Posted April 27, 2012 by By Erin Tindell

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — When Senior Master Sgt. Randy Scanlan wasn’t promoted to his current rank the first time his records met the board, he was a little confused. As a maintainer and an aerial gunner, he deployed often and received many decorations. When he was…

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99th Air Base Wing welcomes new commander

Posted June 15, 2012 by Compiled by 99th ABW Public Affairs

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Col. Barry R. Cornish will take command and responsibilities of the 99th Air Base Wing from Brig. Gen. (select) Steven D. Garland during a 9 a.m. change of command...

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Air Force celebrates 65th Birthday

Posted September 14, 2012 by 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Nellis Air Force Base will host a celebration of the Air Force’s 65th birthday at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev., Sept. 22. All military and civilian employees assigned to Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases and the Nevada Test and Training Range are invited to…

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Anonymous crime tips now possible with mobile app

Posted November 30, 2012 by Air Force Office of Special Investigations Public Affairs Office

QUANTICO, Va (AFNS) — Suspicious or illegal activity can now be anonymously reported directly to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations using a mobile phone application or by texting ‘AFOSI’ and the tip to 274637 (CRIMES) in an SMS text message. AFOSI launched these methods to capitalize on cyberspace capabilities and engage the Air…

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New surcharge on Visa purchases

Posted February 8, 2013 by Air Force News Service

As of January 27, merchants in the United States and U.S. Territories are permitted to impose a surcharge on any credit card transaction that uses a MasterCard or Visa branded card....

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Stressed parents get help with new program

Posted April 12, 2013 by Nick Simeone

With April designated as Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Defense Department is highlighting its commitment to preventing child abuse and neglect among military families, especially through the Family Advocacy Program, and providing those who need it with counseling.

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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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