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Nominations accepted for Flemming award

Posted September 20, 2013 by Gloria Kwizera

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force officials are accepting nominations for the 65th Annual Arthur S. Flemming Award. The award is sponsored by the George Washington University, in conjunction with the Arthur S. Flemming Awards Commission. It honors outstanding federal employees who have made significant and extraordinary contributions to the federal government. Nominations…

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Air Force tuition assistance back on

Posted October 25, 2013 by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri

Courtesy graphic WASHINGTON — As a result of the passed continuing resolution legislation, the Air Force is in the process of returning operations to normal pre-shutdown status, to include the reinstatement of military tuition assistance. The continuing resolution will fund the Air Force under the fiscal year 2013 sequester funding levels, which will enable the…

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USAF Thunderbirds release 2014 show schedule

Posted December 13, 2013 by U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr. Three-year-old Mason Bain waves his U.S. flag as the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron Thunderbirds flyover in the Diamond Formation during Aviation Nation at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 10, 2012. The squadron has released its 2014 show schedule and will perform…

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Dempsey makes case for slowing manpower costs

Posted January 24, 2014 by Jim Garamone

The Defense Department must slow the growth of its manpower costs to avoid a crisis in the future, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey said last week. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told NPR’s Tom Bowman that if military manpower and personnel costs continue growing at current levels there won’t be money for…

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557th ERHS paves way

Posted February 28, 2014 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Hannah Landeros Senior Airman Jason Collins rakes new asphalt at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Feb. 19. The asphalt will be paved into an access road for the newly built Contingency Aeromedical Staging Facility. The CASF will house and provide medical care to wounded service members prior to…

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Air Force budget focuses on preserving capability, not aircraft

Posted April 18, 2014 by Air Force News Service

WASHINGTON — The debate over force structure reductions outlined in the Air Force’s fiscal year 2015 budget should be about capabilities and missions, not aircraft, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III told the Senate April 10. Testifying alongside Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James at a hearing of the…

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Pulse on AF force management

Posted May 30, 2014 by Air Force News Service

WASHINGTON — This week’s force management update focuses on the chief master sergeant retention board, voluntary separation pay, officer reduction in force boards, quality force review board, civilian force management and total force opportunities in a continued effort to bring Airmen the latest, most accurate information concerning the complex and dynamic force management programs. Three…

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Air Force to change enlisted evaluations, promotions

Posted August 8, 2014 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — Air Force officials announced a series of sweeping changes to the Enlisted Evaluation System and Weighted Airman Promotion System July 31. The changes are intended to ensure the Air Force truly makes job performance the driving factor and will be implemented incrementally beginning in August 2014 and continuing through early 2016. Additional information…

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First DOD general officer completes F-35 qualification training

Posted October 3, 2014 by Samuel King Jr.

U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr. Maj. Gen. Jay Silveria, U. S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, connects his oxygen mask prior to his final qualifying flight in the F-35A Lightning II Sept. 26 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Silveria became the first general officer in the Department of Defense to qualify…

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Red Flag 12-4 completes exercise successfully

Posted August 3, 2012 by By Staff Sgt. William Coleman

More than 1,800 people, 17 units, and 94 aircraft from around the world participated in Red Flag 12-4, a two-week-long large-scale flying exercise conducted by the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center, that ended July 29...

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