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Air Force Critical Days of Summer 2014 begin

Posted May 23, 2014 by

In 1964 the Air Force first highlighted safety for summer activities. This was the beginning of what became the 101 Critical Days of Summer. The years have shown safety topics remained the same, it’s the presentation and number of mishaps that change. Risk management has a role in everything we do, both on- and off-duty….

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Pulse on Air Force force management

Posted May 22, 2014 by

WASHINGTON — This week’s force management update focuses on the latest voluntary separation pay recoupment, Palace Chase and Palace Front opportunities, officer reduction in force boards, quality force review board, voluntary separation pay and civilian force management information in a continued effort to bring Airmen the latest, most accurate information concerning the complex and dynamic…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter
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Celebrating 65 years: USAF Aircraft Gunnery School evolves into USAFWS

Posted May 16, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter The United States Air Force Weapons School celebrated their 65th anniversary May 15 at Nellis AFB. The 65-year tradition of excellence associated with the USAFWS continues as today’s graduates help to transform and inspire our nation’s combat capabilities and the next generation of Airmen. NELLIS…

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RPA unit garners aviation award for excellence

Posted May 16, 2014 by Staff Sgt. N.B.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. N.B. 1st Lt. Kyle, 91st Attack Squadron pilot, and Tech. Sgt. Jason, 91st ATKS sensor operator, fly a simulated training mission on an MQ-9 Reaper at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., May 8. The 91st ATKS was recently awarded the 2013 Grover Loening Trophy, which is presented annually…

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99th MDG delivers comforts to new mothers

Posted May 16, 2014 by Senior Airman Timothy Young

Col. Kristen Benford, 99th Inpatient Operations Squadron commander, welcomes visitors to the unveiling of the new Labor and Delivery ward in the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center May 12 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The planning for the project began in October 2012 with construction beginning in September 2013. The upgrades were implemented after…

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SecAF relates readiness to core values

Posted May 16, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James spoke May 5 here about her first four months in office, the current environment, expectations and how the Air Force core values relate to her own priorities.

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Medical SNCO: Helping others makes for happy heart

Posted May 16, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. Kali Gradishar

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Cassandra Glasco says it makes her heart happy whenever she’s able to help other people.

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PME, families, civilians focus of latest Chiefchat

Posted May 16, 2014 by Desiree N. Palacios

FORT MEADE, Md. — Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody answered questions from Airmen, civilians and family members during his fourth worldwide CHIEFchat at the Defense Media Activity here April 29. CHIEFchat gives Airmen around the world the chance to directly ask their questions to Cody, addressing topics ranging from military families…

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Rest, recuperation program affected by loss of imminent danger pay

Posted May 16, 2014 by Maj. David Faggard

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. — Defense officials are urging service members to fully understand the Rest and Recuperation Leave Program, also known as R&R, when deploying to the U.S. Central Command area of operations. Starting June 1, nine countries in the theater of operations including Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kyrgyzstan,…

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AF seeks motivated, creative officers for advanced research program

Posted May 16, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, needs eight motivated, creative officers for the fiscal year 2015 Service Chiefs Program, or SCP, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced May 7. Officers must be major-selects, majors, lieutenant colonel-selects or lieutenant colonels to apply for the three-month program, slated to…

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