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CSAF: Air Force must modernize despite budget woes

Posted November 15, 2013 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON — Budget concerns affect every aspect of the Air Force, but the service must continue to modernize, the service’s chief of staff told the Defense Writers Group here Nov. 12. In forming the defense strategy, the service chiefs have to take resources into consideration, Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III said. “To some…

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Enlisted retention board to convene in June

Posted January 10, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — An enlisted retention board will convene here in June to consider eligible senior airmen through senior master sergeants for retention, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The enlisted retention program is one of several expanded force management programs that have been or will be implemented this year, said Lt. Col….

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Red Flag 14-1 stays on target

Posted February 14, 2014 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Michael Lyons, Joint Tactical Communications Office communications operator from Fort Sam Houston, Texas, looks through information on a workstation inside the Combined Air and Space Operations Center-Nellis during Red Flag 14-1 Feb. 5 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. This…

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Proper protection; no brainer

Posted March 21, 2014 by Senior Airman Jason Couillard

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Couillard NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Everyone experiences a hit to their head at some point in their life. After the event, some may be fine, but others might have sustained a traumatic brain injury. A traumatic brain injury is a blow, jolt, or bump to…

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Rest, recuperation program affected by loss of imminent danger pay

Posted May 16, 2014 by Maj. David Faggard

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. — Defense officials are urging service members to fully understand the Rest and Recuperation Leave Program, also known as R&R, when deploying to the U.S. Central Command area of operations. Starting June 1, nine countries in the theater of operations including Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kyrgyzstan,…

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Optometry clinic move completed

Posted June 27, 2014 by Airman First Class Rachel Loftis

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Left: Senior Airman Nichelle Patterson, 99th Aerospace Medicine Squadron optometry technician, and Senior Airman Cody Egdorf, 99th AMDS optometry technician, check in patients June 24 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 99th AMDS optometry clinic moved to building 340 June 12 to be closer…

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AF officials plan for scheduled downtime to upgrade MilPDS

Posted April 27, 2012 by By Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force Personnel Operations Agency here is upgrading and transferring the Military Personnel Data System to the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Defense Enterprise Computing Center later this year. The upgrade project is scheduled to take 23 days to complete. During this period, MilPDS will not be available. Upgrades…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. William P.Coleman
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Green Flag At Nellis

Posted June 29, 2012 by anradmin

U.S. Marine Capt. Dan Fiust, Marine Attack Squadron 513 pilot from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., checks equipment in his AV-8B Harrier. The Harrier pilots, along with F-16 pilots from Misawa Air Base...

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Air Force Lodging rates increase

Posted October 5, 2012 by By Master Sgt. David Miller

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – After four years without a rate increase, U. S. Air Force lodging rates increased Oct. 1. The increases affected more than 550 people on the first day of the change at Nellis AFB. The 99th Force Support Squadron lodging staff contacted more than 400 people on TDY status and…

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Spouses, former spouses and children entitled to benefits

Posted December 7, 2012 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — If you’re newly married, newly divorced, have dependent children or have a child who was born out of wedlock you may be confused about military benefits. Some family situations are complicated or even awkward, so Airmen may be reluctant to pursue benefits to which their dependents – or former…

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