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Senate confirms James as next secretary of the Air Force

Posted December 20, 2013 by Air Force News Service

Deborah Lee James will be the next secretary of the Air Force, according to a Senate confirmation vote Dec 13.

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Air Force promotes literacy among school age children

Posted February 7, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Ian Hoachlander

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Reading a book is a reward in and of itself, but that does not always persuade children to read. To help promote literacy, the Air Force Personnel Center is sponsoring an incentive reading program until March 7. The One Page at a Time program is open to youth ages five through…

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Stratofortress brings long-range, high-altitude firepower to Red Flag 14-2

Posted March 15, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Capt. Timothy Humpal, 343rd Bomb Squadron radar navigator, performs pre-flight checks on a B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 96th Bomb Squadron from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., during Red Flag 14-2 March 6 Nellis AFB, Nev. Red Flag provides realistic air combat missions in a…

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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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