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Some AFSCs removed from eligibility for retention boards

Posted June 20, 2014 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — Fewer Airmen than originally expected will meet involuntary retention boards this summer and fall, Air Force officials said June 13. Air Force leaders eliminated approximately 4,000 Airmen from eligibility for the upcoming boards at Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James’s direction to bolster manning for nuclear-related air force specialty codes and to…

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AF conducts airstrikes against ISIL, airdrops humanitarian aid near Amirli

Posted September 5, 2014 by U.S. Central Command Public Affairs

TAMPA, Fla. (AFNS) — At the request of the government of Iraq, the U.S. military conducted airstrikes in support of an operation to deliver humanitarian assistance to address the humanitarian crisis and protect the civilians trapped in Amirli, Iraq, at approximately 8:30 p.m. EDT Aug. 31. Two months ago, hundreds of ISIL terrorists advanced on…

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2015 Vanguard award nominations due Jan. 28

Posted October 17, 2014 by Janis El Shabazz

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Nominations for the 2015 Noncommissioned Officers Association Vanguard award are due to the Air Force Personnel Center by Jan. 28, Air Force officials said. The award annually recognizes one enlisted member from each of the uniformed services for an act of heroism that results in saving someone’s life or…

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Early retirement offered to select enlisted Airmen

Posted April 13, 2012 by

WASHINGTON (AFNS — Air Force officials announced an application window for targeted early retirements for enlisted Airmen. Eligible Airmen will have 15-19 years of service in fiscal 2012 and be in the grades of staff sergeant through master sergeant in overmanned career fields. The Temporary…

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Weapons School exercise includes family perspectives

Posted June 15, 2012 by By Staff Sgt. Will Coleman

The U.S. Air Force Weapons School completed its nine-day graduation exercise here June 13. Upon graduation June 16, the students will have earned the title, “Weapons Officer,” and the Weapons School Graduate...

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One month remains for NCOs to volunteer for retraining

Posted September 7, 2012 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, Texas — Noncommissioned officers in unrestricted career fields affected by the fiscal year 2013 NCO Retraining Program have a month to volunteer for retraining, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. Affected Airmen in restricted fields, however, have until Friday to volunteer. NCOs who volunteer during Phase I have…

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Military leave carryover extension expires Oct. 1

Posted November 21, 2012 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Unless approved for special leave accrual, active duty and Active Guard Reserve members who have more than 60 days of leave must use it or lose it by Oct. 1, 2013, when the temporary leave carryover extension provision expires, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. The 2010 National…

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Airmen’s Attic provides free household items for Airmen

Posted February 8, 2013 by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Airman 1st Class Anthony Lievanos, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron structures apprentice, looks around the Airman’s Attic with his wife, Ashley Lievanos, Jan. 26, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Airman’s Attic is maintained by donations only, and all items are available at no charge to…

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Military children express sacrifices through art, writing

Posted April 12, 2013 by Terri Moon Cronk

Life through the eyes of military children through their paintings, drawings and writings was on public display at the Education Department in Washington, D.C., April 4 to celebrate the Month of the Military Child.

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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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