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Putting face on prevention training

Posted March 13, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Joshua Strang

The Air Force recently changed its annual suicide prevention training from a computer-based course to face-to-face training. The new, in-person training, which went into effect Feb. 11, 2015, replaces the annual computer-based training for active-duty and Reserve Airmen, while civilians have the option to attend the face-to-face training or complete the CBT. The goal is…

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Intermediate, senior developmental education opportunities available

Posted March 13, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

Eligible active-duty officers and Department of the Air Force appropriated-fund civilian employees can apply for intermediate and senior developmental education opportunities beginning this month. The civilian application window opened March 2, and applications are due to the Air Force Personnel Center no later than May 1. Officer nominations, with senior rater endorsements, will be accepted…

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Air Force places 18 A-10 aircraft into ‘Backup Status’

Posted March 6, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — The Air Force, with congressional authorization, will convert 18 primary combat-coded A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from active units and place them into Backup-Aircraft Inventory status with the possibility to convert another 18 at a later date in fiscal 2015. The secretary of Defense has authorized the Air Force to place up to a total…

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ACC commander unveils priorities

Posted March 6, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Candice Page

Discussions on tomorrow’s challenges and the roadmap of priorities to help safely navigate them took center stage as Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, spoke with Headquarters Airmen during three all calls here Feb. 24.

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Nellis readies for Red Flag 15-2

Posted February 27, 2015 by 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 555th Fighter Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, approaches the runway for landing during Red Flag 15-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 5. Red Flag exercises provide a series of intense scenarios for aircrew and ground personnel…

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Nellis to host AF wounded warrior trials

Posted February 27, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, British and Australian wounded warriors will convene here Feb. 27 through March 5 for the 2015 Air Force Trials. The trials are an adaptive sports event designed to promote the mental and physical well-being of seriously ill and injured military members and veterans. Nellis…

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75-day leave carryover ending September 30

Posted February 27, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Effective Sept. 30, military members will no longer be able to carry more than 60 days of leave into the next fiscal year, in accordance with 2013 National Defense Authorization Act requirements. Unless they are approved for special leave accrual, regular Air Force and Active Guard Reserve members who have…

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AEF Teaming brings new order of business to deployments

Posted February 20, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — For many Airmen deployments are hard to understand, and for leaders they’re hard to sell and to sustain. Implemented in Oct. 2014, Air Expeditionary Forces Teaming was designed as a way to improve predictability, visibility and stability for units and Airmen while maintaining the flexibility to satisfy combatant commander…

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Pushed to limit: Red Flag participants leave prepped for success

Posted February 13, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A B-2 Spirit assigned to the 393rd Bomb Squadron, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., makes a final approach before landing during Red Flag 15-1 at Nellis AFB, Nev., Feb. 6. The B-2 is the only aircraft in the world of its kind, and brings unmatched long-range,…

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Air Force Medicine: A vision for future

Posted February 13, 2015 by Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Thomas W. Travis

The United States Air Force’s core missions are air and space superiority, ISR (intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance), rapid global mobility, global strike, and command and control.

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