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‘Great deal of symmetry’ between AF, national commission recommendations

Posted February 14, 2014 by Jennifer Cassidy

WASHINGTON — The national commission which was created to examine how to modify the Air Force’s structure to best fill current and future mission requirements, presented its recommendations during two public meetings on Capitol Hill here Jan. 30. The National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force was established by Congress in 2013 to comprehensively…

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Air Force Assistance Fund campaign update

Posted March 28, 2014 by Master Sgt. Stan Parker

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — This is the last week off the 41st annual Air Force Assistance Fund campaign at Nellis AFB, Creech AFB and the Nevada Test and Training Range. With its permanent campaign theme, “Commitment to Caring”, the AFAF has a long legacy of providing worldwide critical assistance to Air Force members and…

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Eligible officers may apply for advanced degree, experience programs

Posted May 23, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Eligible active duty officers interested in 2015 advanced academic degree and experience broadening opportunities can now apply for various developmental programs, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. Some officers may also be eligible to apply for instructor pipeline programs with the U.S. Air Force Academy and Air Force Institute…

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RPA crews test skills during competition

Posted July 11, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen A MQ-9 Reaper prepares to conduct systems checks prior to take-off at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., June 13. The MQ-9 Reaper is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft that is employed primarily as an intelligence-collection asset and secondarily against dynamic execution targets….

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Airmen who exceed deployed time get added time off

Posted May 4, 2012 by anradmin

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Airmen who serve in excess of the Secretary of Defense’s established rotation goals are now eligible for additional time off, as written in the newly updated Post Deployment or Mobilization Respite Absence policy, officials said here April 25. Contained in Guidance Memorandum 4 to Air Force Instruction 36-3003, Military Leave Program, PDMRA…

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AF members gain PLAYpass use, discount opportunities

Posted July 6, 2012 by Compiled by Air Force Personnel, Services and Manpower

As mid-summer approaches, eligible Airmen and their families have the opportunity to use the PLAYpass Get Out and PLAY program to save hundreds of dollars with discounts in recreational and life skills classes.

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Online access simplifies dependent updates

Posted October 26, 2012 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Family situations can be complicated, but updating family benefit information doesn’t have to be, now that it can be done online. Dependent family members must be registered in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, and in many instances must have a valid dependent identification card, to access medical,…

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Military Working Dogs sniff out explosives

Posted December 21, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Explosive detection K-9 teams from across the Las Vegas community came together with local agencies at Nellis to participate in a mass odor exercise held by the 99th Security Forces Squadron Dec. 11. Security Forces Military Working Dog handlers and their civilian counterparts utilized several different sets of explosive…

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Sequestration impacts ripple across Air Force

Posted March 15, 2013 by Alan Black

U.S. Air Force photo by Scott M. Ash Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III testifies before the House Appropriations Committee’s Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee, March 5 in Washington, D.C. (AFNS) — Air Force senior leaders issued updated guidance to leaders of Air Force major commands and addressed the service’s…

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Fundraiser held for Air Force Assistance Fund

Posted April 26, 2013 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Capt. (Dr.) Wesley Reynolds, 99th Medical Group neurologist, scoops ice cream during the Commander Split fundraiser April 19 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The banana split fundraiser lasted from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center. The medical staff…

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