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Oct. 1 – Pulse on AF force management

Posted October 3, 2014 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — Featured in this force management update are details regarding changes to the reduction in force board eligibility and ongoing civilian force management programs.   Military force management Due to adjustments for operational requirements and additional voluntary separations, judge advocates [51J], operations research analysts [61A] in the 2002 year group, and acquisition managers [63A]…

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AF updates voluntary education programs for FY15

Posted October 3, 2014 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Office

WASHINGTON — Active-duty Airmen who want to take advantage of military assistance programs for voluntary education in the coming academic year will experience several changes beginning Oct. 1. Air Force Credentialing Opportunities Online, or AF COOL, will take the place of the military tuition assistance, or MilTA, certification program for enlisted and total-force Airmen seeking…

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Air Force fighters, bombers conduct strikes against ISIL targets in Syria

Posted September 26, 2014 by U.S. Central Command Public Affairs

TAMPA, Fla. — U.S. military forces and partner nations, including the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, undertook military action against ISIL terrorists in Syria Sept. 22, using a mix of fighter, bomber, remotely piloted aircraft and Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles to…

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End of an era: 65th AGRS set to deactivate

Posted September 26, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – After almost a decade of unyielding service, the 65th Aggressor Squadron will be deactivating. Since being reactivated Sept. 15, 2005, the 65th AGRS helped provide air combat training for military members from the different branches as well as foreign allies. The Aggressor program originally came into existence in the…

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Air Force leaders sign Total-Force Aircrew Management charter

Posted September 26, 2014 by Jennifer Cassidy

Senior Air Force leaders signed a Total Force Aircrew Management charter Sept. 18, during the Aircrew Summit at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.

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ACC commander outlines imperatives for the Combat Air Force

Posted September 26, 2014 by Michael Martin

“The ability to provide dominant combat airpower underpins our nation’s ability to pursue and protect our vital interests, and without it, we put at risk the precious bastion of liberty, the United States of America.”

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle
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AFAS helps ease financial stress

Posted September 19, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Hiroko Bush, 99th Force Support Squadron community readiness consultant, accepts a Nellis Airman’s Air Force Financial Aid Society application at the Airman and Family Readiness Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 17. The AFAS provides interest-free loans to assist Airmen with basic living…

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AF to change instructions for oaths

Posted September 19, 2014 by Air Force News Service

WASHINGTON — The Air Force has instructed force support offices across the service to allow both enlisted members and officers to omit the words “So help me God” from enlistment and officer appointment oaths if an Airman chooses. In response to concerns raised by Airmen, the Department of the Air Force requested an opinion from…

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USAF A3, former USAFWS commandant visits Nellis

Posted September 19, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Lt. Gen. Burton M. Field, deputy chief of staff of Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., is sprayed by his wife Lisa after his final Air Force sortie, or “fini” flight, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 11. Field is…

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F-35 on time to deliver global security, Air Force official said

Posted September 19, 2014 by Master Sgt. Angelita Colón-Francia

WASHINGTON — Work leading up the completion of the multinational F-35 program is largely on track, the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office executive officer said in remarks during the 2014 Air Force Association’s Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition here Sept. 15. Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan reported steady progress across all elements of…

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