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RED HORSE airborne prepares, executes JFEX

Posted June 7, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman A heavy equipment palette is dropped out of a C-17 Globemaster III during a Joint Forcible Entry Exercise May 31 over the Nevada Test and Training Range. During the exercise, C-17s dropped joint servicemembers and heavy equipment into simulated contested drop zones. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE,…

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Government Travel Charge Card: rules to live by

Posted June 7, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Gregory Brook

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Sequestration has taken effect, the Air Force and the Department of Defense have taken steps to control the use of appropriated funds. Even so, service members and DOD civilians will still need to travel. During a TDY or permanent change of station, Airmen traveling on orders will use the Government Travel…

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Day on the Job: EOD techs

Posted June 7, 2013 by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton Staff Sgt. Joel Calahan inspects the battery pack of an explosive ordnance disposal bomb suit, May 29 at the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia. Calahan is a 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron EOD craftsman deployed from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. SOUTHWEST ASIA — Explosive ordnance…

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Families to join Airmen in Southwest Asia

Posted June 7, 2013 by Capt. Angela Webb

Fifteen Airmen assigned to U.S. Air Forces Central Command, the Combined Air and Space Operations Center, and the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing are taking advantage of a two-year accompanied tour opportunity

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SecAF: Sequestration hits AF readiness, modernization

Posted May 31, 2013 by Jim Garamone

U.S. Air Force photo by Scott M. Ash Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III field questions from members of the Pentagon press corps at the Pentagon, May 24. During the press briefing, Donley and Welsh addressed the force structure, readiness and modernization challenges…

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Unit deployment manager now special duty position

Posted May 31, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Unit deployment manager is now a two-year-controlled special duty assignment, identifier 8U000, a change Air Force officials say will help professionalize the position and improve deployment program continuity. In past the UDM retained his or her Air Force specialty code, and even though UDMs were working outside of their specialty,…

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AF provides special counsel to sexual assault survivors

Posted May 31, 2013 by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri

Often, when survivors of sexual assault are “put on the witness stand, they can feel like they’re being attacked,” said Capt. Dustin Kouba, a special victims counsel attorney. “I feel like I’m almost defending them ... I’m like their big brother.”

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DOD seeks leadership program candidates

Posted May 30, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Department of Defense officials are seeking active duty Air Force majors and major-selects for the academic year 2013-2014 Executive Leadership Development Program, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Applications are due to AFPC by June 10. Program orientation is slated for August and the first event will be held in…

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True resilience: How a Korean orphan became an American Airman

Posted May 24, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. Jake Richmond

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez Tech. Sgt. Holly Mays was orphaned on the streets of South Korea before she was two years old. Now, she’s the unit training manager for the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and a 17-year veteran of the service. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Someone once told…

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57th Wing vice commander takes final flight

Posted May 17, 2013 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles Justin Grynkewich sprays his father, Col. Alex Grynkewich, 57th Wing vice commander, with an extinguisher after his fini flight May 10 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Grynkewich served as the wing’s vice commander for a year before being chosen for a wing command position at…

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