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First term airmen courses receive curriculum overhaul

Posted May 19, 2017 by

The Air Force has rolled out a new First Term Airmen Course dedicated to developing Airmen as next-generation leaders. 

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Bombers bring the Hammer

Posted May 17, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Donald C. Knechtel

Two B-1Bs from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., deployed 30 inert precision-guided bombs, cluster bomb units, and decoys during a weapons system evaluation May 8 to 11 at the Utah Test and Training Range, Nev.

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Around the Air Force: May 16

Posted May 17, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, Dr. Heather Wilson is sworn in as the 24th Secretary of the Air Force, Airmen are being encouraged to share their ideas for revitalizing squadrons, and Air University has cancelled Squadron Officer School Class 17G.

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Around the Air Force: May 12

Posted May 15, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, the Senate confirms Dr. Heather Wilson to be the next secretary of the Air Force, the Air Force is accepting test pilot applications, and the Air Force Research Lab has developed sensory technology inspired by the fine hairs of crickets and bats.

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Senate confirms Wilson as Air Force Secretary

Posted May 10, 2017 by

Heather Wilson will be the next secretary of the Air Force, following her confirmation by the Senate May 8, 2017.

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U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School applications due June 16

Posted May 10, 2017 by Kat Bailey

Air Force photograph The U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School selection board is accepting applications from interested total force officers and civilians. Rated officers and acquisition engineers are highly encouraged to apply. Applications are due by June 16, 2017. Application packages for the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School selection board are due by June…

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Around the Air Force: May 9

Posted May 10, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle-4 returns from its 718-day mission and the U.S. Air Force Academy superintendent testifies before Congress on the Academy’s sexual assault prevention and response programs.

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Around the Air Force: May 5

Posted May 8, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, female Airmen have 12 months after childbirth to decide if they will separate from service, Course 15 is replaced by a new NCO distance learning course, and the Air Force sponsors a cyber security hacking contest.

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Base access introduced for Gold Star families

Posted May 5, 2017 by Senior Airman Jordyn Fetter

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Jordyn Fetter Michael L. Chavis, a Gold Star parent, shows his new Gold Star Base Access ID card to Carla Diamond, a U.S. Air Force Headquarters community readiness consultant, at Joint Base Andrews, Md., May 1, 2017. These cards are part of an Air Force initiative allowing Gold Star…

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Female Airmen gain time to make separation decision when pregnant

Posted May 1, 2017 by Kat Bailey

Female Airmen now have up to 12 months after having a baby to request separation from the service under the Air Force’s new Diversity and Inclusion initiative. This policy change, effective April 26, 2017, gives female Airmen more time to better understand and assess how they can balance a military career and family needs, ensuring…

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