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CSAF says readiness harmed by steep cuts

Posted July 26, 2013 by Claudette Roulo

U.S. Air Force photo by Scott M. Ash John King, CNN National Correspondent, asks Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III a question during the Aspen Security Forum in Aspen, Colo., July 17. Welsh opened up the four-day event with a session focusing on the importance of airpower for the nation. King…

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Nellis units resume training flights

Posted July 19, 2013 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes Three F-16 Fighting Falcons, assigned to the 64th Aggressor Squadron, prepare to take off for a training mission July 16 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The restoration of flying operations represents a Congressional action which gave the Air Force approval to use $423 million to…

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RED HORSE Airborne Airmen parachute over Nellis

Posted July 19, 2013 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Staff Sgt. Odell Glasper, 820th RED HORSE Airborne Flight pavement and construction equipment journeyman, runs to a rally point during a training mission July 12 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Airmen from the 820th RED HORSE meet at a central location for accountability after each…

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AFNet migration making progress

Posted July 19, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Air Force Network migration is just around the corner, and many Airmen don’t know what to expect from the changes. AFNet is scheduled to begin migrating Nellis and Creech AFB’s supported computer and network users starting July 29 and is planned to take two months. The AFNet migration is…

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10 special duties become developmental opportunities

Posted July 19, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Selection for 10 special duty fields is now a nominative rather than volunteer-based process, Air Force officials announced today. In the past, any qualified Airman who met eligibility criteria defined in the special duty catalog could apply for a special duty opportunity. However, as resources become scarcer, Air Force leaders…

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GEICO award nominees sought

Posted July 19, 2013 by Gloria Kwizera

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force officials are accepting nominations for the 2013 Government Employees Insurance Company Military Service Awards. The annual awards recognize enlisted members from all military service branches, including active duty, Guard and Reserve, for their contributions to military and civilian communities. The three award categories are drug and alcohol abuse…

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Sequestration impact looms despite resumed flying operations

Posted July 19, 2013 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

Air Force leaders announced July 15 that flying training would resume at numerous units, bringing an end to the three-month halt that resulted from the budget sequestration reductions.

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Officials seek 2013 Sijan award nominations

Posted July 19, 2013 by Gloria Kwizera

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Nominations for the 2013 Lance P. Sijan U.S. Air Force Leadership Award will be accepted through Sept. 20, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The Sijan award recognizes the accomplishments of officers and enlisted members who have demonstrated the highest quality of leadership in the performance of their duties and…

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AF encourages Airmen to be key part of SAPR solution

Posted July 19, 2013 by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri

U.S. Air Force graphic Gen. Larry Spencer, the Air Force vice chief of staff, encourages Airmen to get involved with “Every Airman Counts”. The initative is designed to foster communication between Airmen and senior leaders about sexual assault prevention and response. WASHINGTON, D.C. —  In an effort to address the growing concern of sexual assault in…

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Air Force officials release first enlisted LEAP selection board results

Posted July 12, 2013 by Jodi L. Jordan

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — The U.S. Air Force Culture and Language Center recently released the results of the first Language Enabled Airman Program selection board solely for enlisted Airmen. The selection of 199 applicants nearly triples the number of enlisted Airmen in the program. The program aims to sustain, enhance and utilize the existing…

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