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Survey allows Airmen to speak frankly to leaders

Posted May 18, 2012 by Courtesy Air Force Personnel, Services and Manpower Public Affairs

Would you like to tell your leaders what you think? You have that opportunity through the 2012 Air Force Climate Survey.

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Colombian air force flies for the first time in Red Flag

Posted July 27, 2012 by anradmin

Colombian air force Maj. William Bello, pilot, uses the refueling probe on his Kfir, Israeli built fighter aircraft, to exit the cockpit July 13, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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Creech Air Force Base

Posted November 9, 2012 by

(Current as of June 2012) Today, Creech Air Force Base, Nev., is the home to the famed “Hunters” of the 432d Wing and 432d Air Expeditionary Wing. The base also hosts the operations of the 556th Test and Evaluation Squadron and 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron, and those of the Air Force Reserve’s 78th Reconnaissance…

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GI Bill education transfer incurs 4 years for all Airmen

Posted January 18, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — When initially implemented, the Post-9/11 GI Bill education transfer program was phased in to enable Airmen nearing retirement to accept a 1-, 2-, or 3-year active duty service commitment. That phase-in period expired July 31, 2012 and all active duty Airmen now incur a 4-year ADSC, said Bruce Houseman,…

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Furlough to affect thrift savings plan contributions

Posted March 22, 2013 by Claudette Roulo

(AFNS) — Federal civilian employees could see their Thrift Savings Plan contributions reduced if furloughs take effect. The Thrift Savings Plan is a retirement savings and investment plan for federal employees and members of the uniformed services, including the Ready Reserve. “Employees who have selected their TSP contribution to be a percentage of their pay…

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Family finds closure, Airman returns home

Posted May 3, 2013 by Senior Airman A.K.

Courtesy photo Staff Sgt. Antonio Tucker LAS VEGAS — Catujita and Thomas Baker, parents of Staff Sgt. Antonio Tucker, received confirmation their son was recovered from Lake Mead, Nev., April 18, nearly 10 months after they found out he was missing. The previous search for Tucker, a remotely piloted aircraft crew chief from the 432nd…

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AF updates CJR constrained list, remaining FY13 quotas

Posted June 21, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force officials have updated the career job reservation constrained list and released remaining fiscal year 2013 quotas for career fields on the list, as well. The career job reservation program enables the Air Force to manage the number of first-term Airmen who reenlist in career fields where projected…

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Officers, enlisted members offered early retirement

Posted August 2, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Technical and master sergeants, captains, majors and lieutenant colonels in certain Air Force specialties may apply to retire with fewer than 20 years of active service under the Temporary Early Retirement Authority, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. Commonly referred to as the 15-year retirement, TERA is one of several…

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Airmen directed to visit PRDA to view personnel records

Posted September 27, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Ian Hoachlander

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force Personnel Center plans to reduce the access Airmen have to the Automated Records Management System, better known as ARMS, on AFPC Secure Sept. 30. ARMS consolidated active-duty, Reserve and Air National Guard military personnel records from each installation during the last few years. This has reduced manpower,…

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New Airman magazine issue hits newsstands

Posted November 8, 2013 by Air Force News Service

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Bennie Davis Our cover story, titled “Capturing Space,” takes a remarkable look at the mission of Detachment 5 of the 21st Space Group, which, using some of the world’s most powerful telescopes, tracks man-made objects orbiting our planet. While that mission is fascinating in its own right, what…

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