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BMT trainees complete last run on closing obstacle course

Posted October 17, 2014 by Senior Airman Krystal Jeffers

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Krystal Jeffers Basic military trainees swing around a bar as part of the basic military training obstacle course Sept. 24 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The obstacle course was approximately 1.5 miles long depending on what 14 obstacles were open. The course was permanently closed Sept. 24…

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LEAD program to speak to Airmen about attending USAF Academy

Posted October 31, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

Young Airmen in the local area seeking a commission through the U.S. Air Force Academy will be given the opportunity to gather information during a briefing and open forum here Nov. 4 and 8.

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Red Flag launches into 2015

Posted January 30, 2015 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Two maintainers assigned to the 748th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, work on the wing of an F-15 Eagle during Red Flag 15-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 27. Maintainers are responsible for overseeing the day-to-day maintenance of aircraft, including…

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AF begins testing phase for women in combat roles

Posted April 24, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information

WASHINGTON — In April 2015, the Air Force will begin conducting the physical evaluations required to explore opening the last six career fields currently closed to women. When the law prohibiting women in ground combat roles was rescinded, 99 percent of the positions within the Air Force were already inclusive of women. The current study…

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Air Force officials announce third round of VERA/VSIP

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(AFNS) – 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…

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AF releases new special duty assignment pay table

Posted June 15, 2012 by By Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Beginning June 15, Airmen in some special duty assignments will receive adjustments in special duty assignment pay, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. Based on recommendations following a routine biennial review of the program, Pentagon officials have modified the program to ensure Air Force application meets legal criteria,…

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Attacking Symptoms

Posted September 7, 2012 by Capt. Scott Taylor

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFNS) — As an area defense counsel in the Air Force, it is my job to represent Airmen who get in legal or administrative trouble, and I love my job. I have spent the majority of my legal career as an attorney representing people in trouble, both as a civilian…

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Airmen provide Nellis and Creech families Thanksgiving dinner

Posted November 21, 2012 by Senior Airman Jack Sanders

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — More than 100 volunteer Airmen gathered here to participate in Operation Warm Heart, where they moved, packaged and delivered 700 Thanksgiving dinners for military members and their families Nov. 13. The Tug Boat society, an organization founded by Cathy and Dwight Mahan, collected donations from corporations, organizations and individuals…

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One team; one fight: Warhawks get manning assist from Triple Nickel

Posted February 8, 2013 by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes

U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Two F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, and an F-22 Raptor, 199th Fighter Squadron, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, prepare to refuel during Red Flag 13-2 above the Nevada Test and Training Range Jan. 25. The mission of Red…

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Nellis Airmen participate in load crew competition

Posted April 12, 2013 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Onlookers watch as Staff Sgt. Michael Briston and Airman 1st Class David Blyzes, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron armament systems technicians, upload a guided bomb unit during a quarterly load crew competition April 5 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Load crew competitions take place four…

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