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AF releases new ‘vision’ document

Posted January 18, 2013 by Master Sgt. Jess Harvey

U.S. Air Force graphic by Corey Parrish Senior Airman Ryan Ott and Staff Sgt. Tim Sullivan, 36th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron F-22 Egress and Systems specialists, guide an F-22 canopy onto a Raptor at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force released a new Vision document today outlining the force’s vision and…

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75 day leave carryover extended

Posted January 18, 2013 by Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Airmen with more than 60 days of leave at the beginning of next fiscal year may be able to carry it into the next fiscal year thanks to a provision in the FY 2013 National Defense Authorization Act. The provision extends the maximum leave carryover of 75 days through…

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GI Bill education transfer incurs 4 years for all Airmen

Posted January 18, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — When initially implemented, the Post-9/11 GI Bill education transfer program was phased in to enable Airmen nearing retirement to accept a 1-, 2-, or 3-year active duty service commitment. That phase-in period expired July 31, 2012 and all active duty Airmen now incur a 4-year ADSC, said Bruce Houseman,…

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Judge Advocate General’s Corps announces law school programs

Posted January 11, 2013 by United States Air Force Judge Advocate

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Applications for the Funded Legal Education Program (FLEP) and Excess Leave Program (ELP) are being accepted from Jan. 1 through March 1, 2013. Interested officers are encouraged to compete. The number of FLEP and ELP applicants selected in any academic year is determined based on the needs of the…

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Air Force Tuition Assistance Program changes policy

Posted January 11, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Monet Villacorte

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Air Force tuition assistance program changed its policies Jan. 3 to emphasize the importance of Airmen maintaining a 2.0 grade point average and a 3.0 for graduate level degrees. The new policies are set in place to ensure Airmen are focusing on school and are dedicated to further…

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Military Working Dogs sniff out explosives

Posted December 21, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Explosive detection K-9 teams from across the Las Vegas community came together with local agencies at Nellis to participate in a mass odor exercise held by the 99th Security Forces Squadron Dec. 11. Security Forces Military Working Dog handlers and their civilian counterparts utilized several different sets of explosive…

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U.S. Air Force Weapons School graduates largest class in history

Posted December 14, 2012 by Aerotech News Staff

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The U.S. Air Force Weapons School will graduate its largest class in history, Saturday, Dec. 15, Class 12B, with 106 Weapons Officers stepping out as graduates of this prestigious school. Every six months, the school graduates approximately 100 Weapons Officers and enlisted specialists who are tactical system experts, weapons…

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Transition GPS gives Airmen roadmap to success

Posted December 14, 2012 by Rich Lamance

(AFNS)— A new roadmap to help ease Airmen into civilian life is in full swing, providing assistance that will help those separating be as competitive in the civilian world as they are in the military, according to the assistant secretary of the Air Force for manpower and reserve affairs. The new program is mandatory versus…

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New process improves household goods shipments

Posted December 14, 2012 by Donna Miles

(AFNS)—A system being implemented at U.S. Transportation Command is making permanent-change-of-station moves more convenient, while reducing lost and damaged shipments and saving the government money. The Defense Personal Property System, introduced in 2009 as a pilot program at 17 installations, now supports 90 percent of all military moves, said Jill Smith, personal property division chief…

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Weapons School continues with Mission Employment Phase training

Posted December 7, 2012 by 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Southern Nevada residents may notice increased military aircraft activity as the Air Force continues their Mission Employment Phase training, scheduled through Dec. 12. Mission Employment Phase is the capstone, graduation exercise conducted by the U.S. Air Force Weapons School. The exercise incorporates Air Force capabilities in diverse scenarios which…

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