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MWD helicopter training takes flight

Posted June 21, 2013 by Senior Airman A.K.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. D.H. Military working dogs and their handlers assigned to the 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron prepare to board an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter from the 66th Rescue Squadron outside of Las Vegas June 14. The 99th GCTS is the Air Force’s largest regional training center and oversees the…

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PLAYpass gives Airmen up to $1,000 in discounts

Posted August 2, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Ian Hoachlander

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Airmen projected to deploy or have recently returned from a deployment can participate in the PLAYpass Get out and Play Program and save $500 to $1,000 on installation programs. The PLAYpass program is based upon discount cards which provide eligible Airmen and family members the opportunity to participate in…

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AF accelerates efforts to become audit ready

Posted September 27, 2013 by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri

WASHINGTON — The Air Force continues to make major strides toward becoming audit ready by Sept. 30, 2014. The Air Force Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness team took a key step in the Air Force strategy to meet imminent deadlines. FIAR team members are now visiting various Air Force units to review key financial processes….

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Official describes ‘life skill’ of financial readiness

Posted November 8, 2013 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department wants service members to have the life skills to successfully manage their finances and create good credit ratings, the director of the Pentagon’s office of family policy, children and youth said. Financial readiness lends itself to mission readiness, because it can be difficult for service members to focus on a…

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NORAD to track Santa’s global journey

Posted December 20, 2013 by Terri Moon Cronk

On Christmas Eve, tens of thousands of children around the globe will gather around their family telephones and computers to track the path of Santa Claus as he makes his rounds delivering gifts on his sleigh led by tiny reindeer.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Sutton
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Weapons Airmen bring bombs to fight

Posted February 7, 2014 by Senior Airman Benjamin Sutton

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Sutton Senior Airman Cameron Delsol, 366th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron lead crew three man and Staff Sgt. Douglas Brown, 366th AMXS lead crew team chief, walk along the flight line at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 28. The Airmen are more than 3,200 personnel participating in Red…

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Information Aggressors attack Red Flag 14-2

Posted March 14, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter Three 57th Information Aggressor Squadron specialists sort recycled paper containing information on Red Flag 14-2 March 10 at Nellis Air Force Base. One of their many tactics include looking through waste to gain critical information about the opposing blue force during Red Flag to inform…

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RED HORSE veteran contributes to New Horizons Belize success

Posted May 9, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. Kali Gradishar

Staff Sgt. Adam Moreau has been with the 820th RED HORSE Squadron out of Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., for about nine years, and he is applying those years of experience to New Horizons Belize 2014.

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Some AFSCs removed from eligibility for retention boards

Posted June 20, 2014 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — Fewer Airmen than originally expected will meet involuntary retention boards this summer and fall, Air Force officials said June 13. Air Force leaders eliminated approximately 4,000 Airmen from eligibility for the upcoming boards at Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James’s direction to bolster manning for nuclear-related air force specialty codes and to…

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AF conducts airstrikes against ISIL, airdrops humanitarian aid near Amirli

Posted September 5, 2014 by U.S. Central Command Public Affairs

TAMPA, Fla. (AFNS) — At the request of the government of Iraq, the U.S. military conducted airstrikes in support of an operation to deliver humanitarian assistance to address the humanitarian crisis and protect the civilians trapped in Amirli, Iraq, at approximately 8:30 p.m. EDT Aug. 31. Two months ago, hundreds of ISIL terrorists advanced on…

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