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Family finds closure, Airman returns home

Posted May 3, 2013 by Senior Airman A.K.

Courtesy photo Staff Sgt. Antonio Tucker LAS VEGAS — Catujita and Thomas Baker, parents of Staff Sgt. Antonio Tucker, received confirmation their son was recovered from Lake Mead, Nev., April 18, nearly 10 months after they found out he was missing. The previous search for Tucker, a remotely piloted aircraft crew chief from the 432nd…

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New under secretary sworn in during Pentagon ceremony

Posted May 3, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Senate confirmed the nomination of Eric Fanning to become the next under-secretary of the Air Force April 18 and he began his transition into the office after being sworn in April 29. “On behalf of the more than 690,000 men and women of the U.S. Air Force, I want to welcome Eric…

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Thunderbirds crew chief’s passion for aviation takes him to new heights

Posted May 3, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. Alice Diddle

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Manual J. Martinez Staff Sgt. Benjamin Ayivorh, Thunderbird 7 dedicated crew chief, stands in front of his DA-40 aircraft at Jean Airport, Nev., April 22. Ayivorh’s father inspired him to earn a private pilot’s license. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Growing up around small planes, it’s no…

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Public law repeals mil-to-mil automatic FSGLI enrollment

Posted May 3, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — A public law that took effect in January repealed automatic enrollment in Family Service members Group Life Insurance for military members married to military members, but those Airmen may still elect the additional coverage, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. In the past, military married to military were…

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Security Forces Squadron stands up at Nellis

Posted April 26, 2013 by Maj. Jessica Martin

U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Jessica Martin Tech. Sgt. Zachary Enke, right, shows Senior Airman Jessica Rayl, both 926th Security Forces Squadron, how to conduct a high-risk traffic stop here April 7. U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Jessica Martin Senior Airmen Michael Legaspi, right, and Jessica Rayl, 926th Security Forces Squadron, train on…

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Sequestration will significantly affect force readiness

Posted April 26, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The four branches of the military delivered another warning to Congress April 18 that a prolonged budget sequester will significantly affect military readiness, and could leave the services unable to carry out defense strategy. Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry Spencer told lawmakers sequestration has forced the cancellation of flying…

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‘Moving on up:’ Are you prepared to move out of dorms

Posted April 26, 2013 by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes A dorm manager from the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron conducts a final inspection on a dorm room April 22 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Airmen moving out of the dorms must complete a room inspection before being signed out of the dorms, which is the…

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Fundraiser held for Air Force Assistance Fund

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Capt. (Dr.) Wesley Reynolds, 99th Medical Group neurologist, scoops ice cream during the Commander Split fundraiser April 19 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The banana split fundraiser lasted from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center. The medical staff…

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AF observes Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Posted April 26, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

Joint Base SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — At installations around the world Airmen are working together to increase awareness, prevent and care for the victims of sexual assault, with a variety of events underway in observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. From the commander in chief to the first-line supervisor,…

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Senate confirms Fanning as next Air Force under secretary

Posted April 26, 2013 by

Eric Fanning will be the next Air Force under secretary, according to a Senate confirmation vote April 18.

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