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Air Force specialties affected by retraining reduction

Posted December 6, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — As many as 1,000 Airmen may be affected by a recently identified decrease in fiscal year 2014 retraining objectives, with 35 or more Air Force specialty codes removed from the retraining-in list, Air Force officials said Nov. 26. Retraining is used to shape and balance the force by offering…

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Nellis Tax Center offers help with tax preparation

Posted January 24, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler The Nellis Tax Center will open Jan. 30 at the Desert Oasis Lounge at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Free tax advice and assistance will be provided to active-duty service members, retirees and families possessing a valid military identification card. The tax center will…

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CMSAF gives enlisted perspective at AFA symposium

Posted February 8, 2014 by Senior Airman Zachary Vucic

The Air Force’s top enlisted member took the stage Feb. 20 at the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition here to highlight the advantage Airmen, past and present, give the Air Force.

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Military children receive support during hardships

Posted April 18, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young Tech. Sgt. Mike Hodges, 99th Medical Operations Squadron respiratory therapy technician, holds a horse while Anders Steinhiser, Lomie G. Heard Elementary School 1st grade student, reaches to pet it April 11 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The horses were brought out to support the…

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CSAF provides ‘initial feedback’ to all commanders

Posted May 30, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Torri Ingalsbe

WASHINGTON — All supervisors are required to provide subordinates with an initial feedback, outlining expectations, standards and goals they can both work together to achieve. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III led the way by introducing the new Air Force Instruction 1-2 “Commander’s Responsibilities” May 8 for commanders Air Force-wide. AFI 1-2…

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Air Force tests new chief master sergeant EPR form

Posted August 8, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force leaders will test the newly developed AF Form 912, Enlisted Performance Report [CMSgt], during the calendar year 2014 Regular Air Force Command Chief Master Sergeant Screening Board, which convenes at the Pentagon in September, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Development of a chief master sergeant evaluation form is…

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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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Jacks of all trades

Posted December 5, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Kristina Overton

U.S. Air Force photo The U.S. Air Force “Thunderbirds” maintenance professionals, march in formation during their ground show performance at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Open House, May 11. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The thousands in the crowd push closer to the fence line as the announcer of the air show blares over…

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Thunderbirds announce 2013 officer selections

Posted June 1, 2012 by Compiled by the 99th Air Base Wing

The commander of Air Combat Command, Gen. Gilmary M. Hostage III, has officially selected the officers who will be joining the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds for the 2013 demonstration season.

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Helicopter maintenance keeps aircraft flying differently than others do

Posted August 3, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

Airmen of the 823rd Maintenance Squadron here perform engine maintenance in a way no one else in the Air Force does.

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