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When you can give, the Air Force Assistance Fund gives back

Posted April 13, 2018 by Gen. Mike Holmes,

Last year, ACC Airmen, their spouses and their children received almost $2 million in grants and loans from the Air Force Aid Society to help cover costs for basic living or medical expenses, emergency travel or child care. Our Airmen received another $236,000 in grants to help them further their education.

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AF fighter pilot soars through barriers

Posted April 2, 2018 by Alexi Worley

Despite spending more than 2,000 hours in a cockpit, Col. Samantha Weeks took a long, thoughtful pause when asked what it’s like to fly.

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Air Force Trials for Wounded Warriors begin Feb. 23

Posted February 23, 2018 by Richard Salomon

Air Force photograph by Mike Kaplan More than 125 Air Force wounded, ill and injured service men and women will compete in the Air Force Trials Feb. 23 to March 2, 2018, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Air Force Trials is an adaptive and resiliency sports event designed to promote the mental and…

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Sunsetting the MQ-1 Predator: A history of innovation

Posted February 23, 2018 by Senior Airman James Thompson

The MQ-1 Predator has contributed to U.S. war fighting efforts in unprecedented ways, and is scheduled to sunset on March 9, 2018, as the Air Force transitions to an all-MQ-9 Reaper force.

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AF upgrades to Windows 10

Posted February 14, 2018 by

In accordance with the Department of Defense mandate, the Air Force must complete the Microsoft Windows 10 migration by March 31, 2018. Any operating system not upgraded by the deadline will be denied access to the network.

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Air Force FY 2019 budget addresses great power competition

Posted February 14, 2018 by

The Air Force budget request of $156.3 billion for fiscal year 2019 builds on the progress made in 2018 to restore the readiness of the force, increase lethality, and cost-effectively modernize. Secretary of the Air Force Dr. Heather Wilson said the budget request is aligned with the National Defense Strategy, prioritizing long-term competition with China…

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Air Force to institute new method to protect PII

Posted February 9, 2018 by

Air Force officials announced Feb. 6, 2018, emails containing personally identifiable information, and similar numeric constructs, will be blocked from transmission unless the email is encrypted. For members unable to send or receive encrypted emails, members will be directed to utilize the AMRDEC SAFE application. This is not a change in policy, but a new…

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Second annual Enlisted RPA Pilot Selection Board convenes at AFPC

Posted January 26, 2018 by Kat Bailey

The second annual enlisted remotely piloted aircraft pilot selection board meets at the Air Force’s Personnel Center the week of Jan. 15 to identify the next enlisted group to attend RPA pilot training as part of the deliberate approach to enhance the Air Force’s Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance mission.

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AFWERX is smart risk for innovative solutions

Posted January 12, 2018 by Master Sgt. Heidi West

Courtesy photograph The first AFWERX location will be near the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, the Las Vegas storefront is scheduled to open in early 2018. AFWERX will serve as a collaborative, creative concept exchange hub existing to attract and maximize ideas from public, academic, small business and industry visionaries. Historically, the Air Force has remained…

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Colonels offered chance to voluntarily serve past 30 years

Posted January 12, 2018 by

The Line of the Air Force Colonel Continuation Board will begin in January, allowing eligible members to voluntarily serve an additional three years past the active-duty retirement time of 30 years. The continuation board will assess the records of the 50 Line of the Air Force colonels who meet the mandatory retirement dates between Feb….

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