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GWOT Expeditionary Medal

Posted June 19, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Active duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Airmen who earned the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal for more than one of the five Department of Defense approved GWOT-EM operations may now wear a service star device on the medal and service ribbon for the second and…

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Air Force welcomes new surgeon general

Posted June 12, 2015 by Larine Barr

U.S. Air Force photo by Jonathan Stock Staff Sgt. Ross Ediger and Zachery Ediger pin the third star on their father Lt. Gen. Mark Ediger during a promotion ceremony at the Defense Health Headquarters in Falls Church, Va., June 8. Ediger became the 22nd Air Force surgeon general during the ceremony, officiated by Air Force…

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CMC luncheon brings Airmen, community leaders together

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter Col. Ross Anderson, 926th Wing commander, gives a speech to local community leaders during a quarterly Civilian Military Council luncheon at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 9. Local community leaders came to Nellis AFB to gain a better understanding of the activities the base…

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Household goods make it home through TMO

Posted June 12, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter Tech. Sgt. Aileen Boyd, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron NCO in charge of household goods and passenger travel, provides an Airman information for their permanent change of station at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 3. Included on the sheet is information regarding move.mil, where Airmen…

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New program prepares Airmen, families to bounce back after deployments

Posted June 12, 2015 by Master Sgt. Christian Michael

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — Air Force services recently added a new tool to encourage service members and their families who are affected by deployments to participate in morale, welfare, and recreation programs and activities. The “Recharge for Resiliency” (R4R) initiative was designed to help Airmen readjust to life at home and also include…

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History behind Air Force guidon

Posted June 5, 2015 by Gerald White

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — This time of year, hardly a day goes by when there isn’t a ceremony somewhere in the world with four people in front of a formation. The guidon bearer, usually the senior enlisted member or first sergeant, stands behind three officers and at the appointed time, hands the flag…

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Kendall cites progress on F-35 performance, schedule, cost

Posted June 5, 2015 by Cheryl Pellerin

The F-35 Lightning II program, also know as the Joint Strike Fighter program, is making progress on performance, schedule and cost, Frank Kendall, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, told U.S. reporters last week during a teleconference from Norway.

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Headquarters Air Force A4 changes to Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection

Posted June 5, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Office of Public Affairs

WASHINGTON—As part of the Future Air Force Organization initiatives, the Air Force standard office symbol code title for the Headquarters Air Force A4 area of responsibility changed from “Logistics, Installations and Mission Support” to “Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection” May 22. This title change is part of an effort aimed at better aligning the Air…

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Air Force moves to bring about RPA mission relief

Posted May 29, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs.

The Air Force is pursuing a range of options that will, in combination with a reset in the number of sustainable combat air patrols, help alleviate long-term stress on Remotely Piloted Aircraft crews. Initial efforts were announced by the Air Force Secretary and Chief of Staff earlier this year; new initiatives include incentive pay increases…

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Air Force releases Strategic Master Plan

Posted May 29, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs.

WASHINGTON — The Air Force officially released the Strategic Master Plan May 21, which is the latest in a series of strategic documents designed to guide the organizing, training and equipping of the force over the coming decades. The SMP builds on the strategic imperatives and vectors described in the capstone document, America’s Air Force:…

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