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CSAF releases 2014 reading list

Posted February 14, 2014 by Air Force News Service

U.S. Air Force graphic by Juan Femath WASHINGTON — The Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III published his professional reading list Feb. 6. “This year’s CSAF Reading List was designed to build understanding,” Welsh said in his message to Airmen. “There are stories of Airmen, fellow service members and leaders from many…

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99th CES firefighters train to make difference

Posted April 4, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Carl Lambert, 99th Civil Engineering Squadron fire captain, prepares for live fire suppression training at the aircraft burn trainer March 27 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Training sessions prepare Airmen for possible real world scenarios of aircraft catching fire on the flightline. NELLIS AIR…

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SecAF, VCSAF outline top priority in memo to Airmen

Posted May 23, 2014 by

WASHINGTON — In a memo sent to Airmen across the service today, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry Spencer challenged Airmen to take responsibility for creating cost saving initiatives within their areas of expertise. The memo reemphasizes one of James’ top priorities since taking office in December, and continues…

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LEAP application window opens

Posted July 18, 2014 by Jodi L. Jordan

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — The Language Enabled Airman Program is accepting active-duty officer and enlisted applications July 15 – Aug. 22. Those intending to submit applications must register their intent to apply by Aug. 8. Officer candidate students in their senior years may also apply. LEAP is a career-spanning program to identify, develop and…

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AF to change instructions for oaths

Posted September 19, 2014 by Air Force News Service

WASHINGTON — The Air Force has instructed force support offices across the service to allow both enlisted members and officers to omit the words “So help me God” from enlistment and officer appointment oaths if an Airman chooses. In response to concerns raised by Airmen, the Department of the Air Force requested an opinion from…

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F-35 takes center stage at Nellis Open House

Posted November 14, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Maj. Brad Matherne, 59th Test and Evaluation Squadron F-35 test director, gives a thumbs-up during the Nellis Open House at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 8. Matherne piloted an F-35A Lightning II during the open house, which also marked the first public display of…

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AF officials announce FY16 budget force structure changes

Posted February 13, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — Air Force officials released force structure changes resulting from the fiscal year 2016 President’s Budget, Feb. 6. The fiscal year 2016 budget will continue the Air Force’s divestment strategy presented in fiscal year 2015, but will re-phase the retirement of several weapons systems later into the Future Years Defense Program in order to…

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Programs exist to minimize RIF impact on employees

Posted May 4, 2012 by Air Force Personnel, Services and Manpower Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — As demonstrated by the announcement of a third round of Voluntary Separation Incentive Pay and Voluntary Early Retirement Authority beginning 1 May, the Air Force is committed to maximizing voluntary separation measures to the greatest extent possible. Despite this, some bases may find the need to rebalance skills…

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Doc begins ‘service before self’ at 61

Posted July 13, 2012 by By Tech. Sgt. Amanda Savannah

Walking into the office of Lt. Col. (Dr.) Joseph Keenan, one could possibly imagine him in private practice in his home town — the warm, caring doctor the community has known for many years.

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Nellis releases more on Aviation Nation Open House schedule

Posted October 26, 2012 by

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 2012 Aviation Nation schedule for Nov. 10 and 11 has been released. Gates will open at 9 a.m. with the opening ceremony and national anthem at 10:30 a.m. Flying acts will perform from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the following order: Korean Conflict reenactment with with an…

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