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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 When the law prohibiting women in ground combat roles was rescinded, 99 percent of the positions within the Air Force were already inclusive of women.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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WSO makes history at USAF Weapons School

Posted July 10, 2015 by Susan Garcia

U.S. Air Force photo by Susan Garcia Capt. Kari Armstrong, 389th Fighter Squadron F-15E Strike Eagle weapon systems officer, received more than a diploma from the U.S. Air Force Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 27. Armstrong also became the first female F-15E weapons systems officer and the second female student in…

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Mobile app connects Airmen to their base

Posted May 4, 2012 by Courtesy story posted by Air Force News Service

(AFNS) — (Editor’s Note:  This Mobile app will be coming to Nellis AFB in the near future; call the 99th ABW Wing Public Affairs, 652-2750 for information.) Want to connect with friends and family? There’s an app for that. Need to find the best restaurant around? There’s an app for that. Want to see what…

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2013 CDCs available online in September

Posted July 6, 2012 by Air Education and Training Command Public Affairs

(AFNS) — The Airman Advancement Division’s online library, e-WAPS Online Reference Library Database, or e-WORLD, will soon have 2013 promotion cycle study reference material available.

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In Pictures: Sound barrier pioneer celebrates 65 years

Posted October 19, 2012 by U.S. Air Force photos by Lawrence Crespo

Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager and Capt. David Vincent, 65th Aggressor Squadron pilot, commemorated the 65th anniversary of breaking of the sound barrier by flying from Las Vegas to Edwards Air Force Base in southern California.

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Transition GPS gives Airmen roadmap to success

Posted December 14, 2012 by Rich Lamance

(AFNS)— A new roadmap to help ease Airmen into civilian life is in full swing, providing assistance that will help those separating be as competitive in the civilian world as they are in the military, according to the assistant secretary of the Air Force for manpower and reserve affairs. The new program is mandatory versus…

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RED HORSE takes part in JOAX 2013

Posted March 8, 2013 by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes U.S. Army Soldiers from the 1st 321st Airborne Artillery Regiment from Fort Bragg, N.C., jump out of a C-17 Globemaster from Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., over Sicily Air Field during a 1,700 parachute Joint Operational Access Exercise Feb. 25 at Fort Bragg, N.C. Soldiers participating…

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Sequestration will significantly affect force readiness

Posted April 26, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The four branches of the military delivered another warning to Congress April 18 that a prolonged budget sequester will significantly affect military readiness, and could leave the services unable to carry out defense strategy. Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry Spencer told lawmakers sequestration has forced the cancellation of flying…

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Day on the Job: EOD techs

Posted June 7, 2013 by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton Staff Sgt. Joel Calahan inspects the battery pack of an explosive ordnance disposal bomb suit, May 29 at the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia. Calahan is a 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron EOD craftsman deployed from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. SOUTHWEST ASIA — Explosive ordnance…

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10 special duties become developmental opportunities

Posted July 19, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Selection for 10 special duty fields is now a nominative rather than volunteer-based process, Air Force officials announced today. In the past, any qualified Airman who met eligibility criteria defined in the special duty catalog could apply for a special duty opportunity. However, as resources become scarcer, Air Force leaders…

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