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Celebrating women of character

Posted September 5, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

Col. Kirsten Benford (right), 99th Inpatient Operations Squadron commander, talks with Tech. Sgt. Ann Stanford, NCO in charge of the 99th Medical Operations Squadron Family Medicine Residency, about the importance of Women’s Equality Day. Women’s Equality Day is observed Aug. 26 annually to commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika
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Always vigilant: Command post provides oversight, assistance

Posted September 5, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Senior Airman Sarah Myers, 99th Air Base Wing Command Post junior controller, prepares to open a report while fielding a phone call at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 21. Myers and other controllers in the command post are responsible for receiving and disseminating hazardous…

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Biomedical sciences education, commissioning program application windows open

Posted September 5, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Airmen interested in biomedical sciences education, or BSC, or commissioning opportunities may be eligible for one or all of the four Biomedical Sciences Corps programs now accepting applications. Available BSC programs include the Army Baylor Doctor of Physical Therapy Training, the Uniform Services University of the Health Sciences…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler
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Joint U.S. forces train together during integrated Green Flag exercise

Posted August 29, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 309th Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., taxis to the runway during Green Flag-West 14-10 at Nellis AFB, Nev., Aug. 21. Green Flag exercises give visiting units the opportunity to train in air-to-ground combat operations. Many of the…

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Romania air base replaces Transit Center Manas

Posted August 29, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel

“It’s so green here,” is often the first words uttered from service members as they step off an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III here after arriving from Afghanistan or other deployed locations.

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F-16Ds removed from flight status due to longeron cracks

Posted August 22, 2014 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs.

WASHINGTON — U.S. Air Force officials recently removed 82 two-seat F-16D Fighting Falcons from flight status due to the discovery of canopy sill longeron cracks found between the front and rear pilot seats. The cracks were discovered following an immediate action time compliance technical order, or TCTO, to inspect all F-16D due to initial structural…

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CHIEFchat: ACAs, future Enlisted Performance Reports

Posted August 22, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Christopher Gross

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. — Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody addressed the Airman Comprehensive Assessment, or ACA, how it influences enlisted performance reports, and how those reports will affect future promotions during his latest CHIEFchat at the Defense Media Activity, here. “Its important people get ready for this idea…

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CSAF Call to Airmen: 2015 Reading List

Posted August 22, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie

For the past eight years, the chiefs of staff of the Air Force, along with the chief master sergeants of the Air Force, have created a comprehensive reading list of motivating and inspiring material that invigorates and gives a perspective to Airmen in their Air Force careers, highlighting a common theme.

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AF implements static EPR closeout dates, eliminates change of reporting

Posted August 15, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The first in a series of changes to the enlisted evaluation and promotion systems announced July 31 will include implementation of static enlisted performance report closeout dates, or SCOD, for each grade and elimination of change of reporting official EPRs. Evaluation system changes are focused on purposefully evolving the enlisted…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika
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Nellis Airmen save elderly couple during flash flood

Posted August 8, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Left to right: Tech Sgt. Adam Dixon, Staff Sgt. James Maxwell and Airman 1st Class Christopher Fitzgerald, all members of the 820th RED HORSE, pose for a photo Aug. 5 in front of the spot where the three Airmen, assisted by three members of the…

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