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DEERS locks down access to some information updates

Posted May 17, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Base identification card issuing offices will no longer be able to manually correct or update certain types of personnel information in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, Air Force Personnel Center officials said May 9. DEERS is the system used to enroll Airmen and their eligible family members for an…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz
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99th LRS Fuels Management Flight is best in Air Force

Posted May 10, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz Airman 1st Class Jonathan Gutierrez, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels distribution operator, carries a fueling hose away from a Kovatch-International R-11 refueler to service an F-15C Eagle May 7 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Operators make multiple trips to the flightline daily to ensure…

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Defenders learn skills to come back home alive

Posted May 10, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Gregory Brook

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. —  In the desert just outside of Nellis Air Force Base, Airmen from the 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron instruct deploying security forces service members in urban combat operations at the Military Operations in Urban Terrain training village April 30. Teaching these service members the tactics to stay alive and come…

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Airmen hone search, recovery skills during squadron exercise

Posted May 10, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles Senior Airman Travis Michel, 99th Force Support Squadron assignments counselor and casualty search and recovery team member, examines a simulated body part from a simulated victim of a C-17 Globemaster III crash for personal identifiable belongings May 6 during a Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Casualty…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman
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USAFWC senior leaders discuss financial resilience

Posted May 10, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman Maj. Gen Jeffrey Lofgren (left), U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Robert Ellis, USAFWC command chief stand in front of the Warfare Center April 16 on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. USAFWC’s leadership has directed an installation–wide Financial Resilience Education Day May…

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Security Forces defend the base

Posted May 10, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Timothy Boyer

The 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron Airmen work tirelessly to ensure every aspect of the wing is protected at all times through the use of modern technology and vigilance.

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DARPA seeks bold, imaginative, innovative officers

Posted May 10, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency needs eight motivated officers for the fiscal 2013 Service Chiefs’ Fellows Program, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. Application packages for the three-month program, which begins in September, are due to the AFPC officer developmental education branch by May 31, said Master Sgt. Teresa Dixon,…

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SecAF approves captain’s board cancellation

Posted May 10, 2013 by Capt. Candice Ismirle

WASHINGTON, D.C. — First lieutenants will no longer meet a promotion central selection board to make captain, Air Force officials announced May 7. Effective immediately, the Secretary of the Air Force approved the elimination of the Captain’s Central Selection Board. The Air Force is returning to the same promotion process that was in effect prior…

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Every Dollar Counts campaign launched

Posted May 10, 2013 by Air Force News Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Airmen can submit their cost-reducing ideas via the Airmen Powered by Innovation websites while at home, the office or on their smartphones. With budgets shrinking, Air Force leaders are calling on Airmen to share their best money-saving ideas through the “Every Dollar Counts” campaign. In the wake of sequestration, the initiative marks…

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CJR constraint list: What Airmen need to know

Posted May 3, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — First term Airmen approaching their date of separation and considering re-enlistment may be required to take immediate action in order to continue their career in the Air Force. In the wake of Air Force service member reductions, many career fields have been added to the career job reservation constraint list. Career…

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