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Bundle up for colder weather properly

Posted October 10, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler As the cooler winter months approach, it is important to remember to comply with Air Force Instruction 36-2903, Dress and Personal Appearance of Air Force Personnel, when dressing for the day. According to AFI 36-2903, the watch cap may be worn only when approved…

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Air Force officials announce third round of VERA/VSIP

Posted March 27, 2012 by

In its continuing effort to meet the Defense Department requirement to maintain civilian manning at fiscal 2010 levels, the Air Force is offering a third round of Voluntary Early Retirement Authority and Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment beginning May 1. “The Air Force recognizes the invaluable contributions of our civilian workforce, but also recognizes the fiscal…

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Solar energy upgrade boosts efficiency

Posted June 8, 2012 by Senior Airman Jack Sanders

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Air Base Wing headquarters building is adding solar panels in an effort to make the building more energy efficient. Nellis is in the process of starting and...

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AFPC officials streamline PCS orders process

Posted August 24, 2012 by By Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Air Force Personnel Center officials here have centralized how Permanent Change of Station orders are processed, validated and authenticated. Since Oct. 2011, the Total Force Service Center-San Antonio has been managing the PCS orders process and has authenticated more than 82,000 orders and 19,000 amendments. Before October, the…

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65th Aggressor Squadron

Posted November 9, 2012 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. William P.Coleman A 65th Aggressor Squadron pilot, flies an F-15 Eagle with an updated “Splinter” paint scheme Oct. 20, 2011, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The updated Russian paint scheme promotes realistic threat replication when participating in simulated air to air combat. Mission: To prepare the combat…

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Enlisted heroes receive graduate-level education at Weapons School

Posted February 8, 2013 by Staff Sgt. William P. Coleman

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. William P. Coleman U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Bryan Patton, Air Force Weapons School Joint Terminal Attack Controller Advanced Course instructor, uses Digitally Aided Close Air Support program during the JTACInstructor Course at the Nevada Test and Training Range Jan. 28. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — For…

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ACC stands down units due to budget cuts

Posted April 12, 2013 by

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — The United States Air Force will begin to stand down active duty combat units starting today to ensure the remaining units supporting worldwide operations can maintain sufficient readiness through the remainder of the fiscal year. The stand down is the result of cuts to the command’s operations and maintenance…

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57th Wing vice commander takes final flight

Posted May 17, 2013 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles Justin Grynkewich sprays his father, Col. Alex Grynkewich, 57th Wing vice commander, with an extinguisher after his fini flight May 10 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Grynkewich served as the wing’s vice commander for a year before being chosen for a wing command position at…

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Voluntary retraining application window closes July 7

Posted July 5, 2013 by By Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Enlisted Airmen in overmanned career fields who want to retrain into an undermanned field have until July 7 to submit their application under Phase I of the fiscal 2014 Noncommissioned Officer Retraining Program, Air Force Personnel Center officials reminded Airmen. The two-phase program is used to balance and sustain the enlisted…

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Air National guardsmen assist in fire fighting efforts

Posted September 6, 2013 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ed Drew California Air National guardsmen from the 129th Rescue Wing perform precision water bucket drops Aug. 26 in support of the Rim Fire suppression operation at Tuolumne County near Yosemite, Calif. The fire was 80 percent contained as of Sept. 4. The fire has burned more than…

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