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SecAF introduces diversity initiatives

Posted March 13, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson, Jr.

WASHINGTON — Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James kicked off Women’s History Month by speaking to attendees during the Center for a New American Security “Women and Leadership in National Security” conference in Washington, D.C., March 4, 2015.   “There’s simply no country in the world as widely diverse as the U.S.” James…

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Oath of enlistment

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler Brig. Gen. Christopher Short, 57th Wing commander, gives the oath of enlistment to Air Force recruits at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, March 8. The recruits are in the delayed entry program awaiting a date to leave for Basic Military Training at Joint Base…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay
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‘Bug’ transforms Airman into actor

Posted March 13, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay Capt. Ryan Hess, Air Force officer, right, towers over a fellow co-star as he plays the fictional character Jerry Goss in the play “Bug,” Jan. 25 at the Cockroach Theatre in Las Vegas. Ryan is often found starring as an emcee in military balls, hosting fundraisers…

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Putting face on prevention training

Posted March 13, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Joshua Strang

The Air Force recently changed its annual suicide prevention training from a computer-based course to face-to-face training. The new, in-person training, which went into effect Feb. 11, 2015, replaces the annual computer-based training for active-duty and Reserve Airmen, while civilians have the option to attend the face-to-face training or complete the CBT. The goal is…

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Intermediate, senior developmental education opportunities available

Posted March 13, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

Eligible active-duty officers and Department of the Air Force appropriated-fund civilian employees can apply for intermediate and senior developmental education opportunities beginning this month. The civilian application window opened March 2, and applications are due to the Air Force Personnel Center no later than May 1. Officer nominations, with senior rater endorsements, will be accepted…

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Air Force places 18 A-10 aircraft into ‘Backup Status’

Posted March 6, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — The Air Force, with congressional authorization, will convert 18 primary combat-coded A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from active units and place them into Backup-Aircraft Inventory status with the possibility to convert another 18 at a later date in fiscal 2015. The secretary of Defense has authorized the Air Force to place up to a total…

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ACC commander unveils priorities

Posted March 6, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Candice Page

Discussions on tomorrow’s challenges and the roadmap of priorities to help safely navigate them took center stage as Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, spoke with Headquarters Airmen during three all calls here Feb. 24.

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Nellis readies for Red Flag 15-2

Posted February 27, 2015 by 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 555th Fighter Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, approaches the runway for landing during Red Flag 15-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 5. Red Flag exercises provide a series of intense scenarios for aircrew and ground personnel…

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Nellis to host AF wounded warrior trials

Posted February 27, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, British and Australian wounded warriors will convene here Feb. 27 through March 5 for the 2015 Air Force Trials. The trials are an adaptive sports event designed to promote the mental and physical well-being of seriously ill and injured military members and veterans. Nellis…

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75-day leave carryover ending September 30

Posted February 27, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Effective Sept. 30, military members will no longer be able to carry more than 60 days of leave into the next fiscal year, in accordance with 2013 National Defense Authorization Act requirements. Unless they are approved for special leave accrual, regular Air Force and Active Guard Reserve members who have…

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