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F-35s grounded as precaution after crack found in engine blade

Posted March 1, 2013 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — All F-35s have been grounded as a precaution after a routine engine inspection revealed a crack on an engine blade, Defense Department officials said Feb. 22 here. Officials call this a “cautionary suspension of flight.” The Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps fly F-35s. Inspectors found the crack in an F135 engine…

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SecAF discusses $114.1 billion budget proposal

Posted April 19, 2013 by Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr

U.S. Air Force photo by Scott M. AshSecretary of the Air Force Michael Donley gives his opening statement during a hearing with the House Armed Services Committee, April 12 in Washington, D.C. Both Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III were on Capitol Hill to discuss the Air Force’s fiscal…

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DOD seeks leadership program candidates

Posted May 30, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Department of Defense officials are seeking active duty Air Force majors and major-selects for the academic year 2013-2014 Executive Leadership Development Program, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Applications are due to AFPC by June 10. Program orientation is slated for August and the first event will be held in…

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Nellis Airman among AF’s 12 best for 2012

Posted July 26, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Staff Sgt. Joseph Senteno, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron budget analyst, manages finances and budgeting for various projects and programs at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Methods he implemented as a financial analyst significantly reduced man hours and saved unused funds. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev….

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Acting Air Force secretary describes budget choices

Posted September 20, 2013 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Air Force may have to “cut vertically” in fiscal 2014 to achieve the savings needed under sequestration, the service’s acting secretary said here today.  Everything is on the table, Eric Fanning said in a media roundtable at the Air Force Association’s annual meeting. He would not confirm reports that the Air…

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Wing commander stresses priorities at commander’s call

Posted November 1, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Missy Cornish, wife of Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, leads stretches during a warrior trained fitness workout on the field at the track behind the Warrior Fitness Center Oct. 22 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Participants warmed up and stretched before a…

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USAJOBS urges job seekers to ensure application is complete

Posted December 13, 2013 by Janis El Shabazz

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — So you have just found your dream job — now what? Do you know how to complete the application? In 2010, the Air Force transitioned all fill actions to a resume-based system; but, the Total Force Service Center continues to receive calls from applicants unsure of how to complete…

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AF convenes officer RIF board, offers voluntary separation pay

Posted January 31, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force will convene an officer reduction in force board June 16 to evaluate eligible officers for retention, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. Officers who meet the RIF board who are not selected for retention must separate by Jan. 31, 2015. RIF is among several fiscal…

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Airman’s bravery earns Portrait of Courage

Posted March 7, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter

Courtesy photo Maj. Robert S. Thrower, 315th Weapons Squadron operations officer, was recognized in the Portraits in Courage volume eight for his heroic actions. Thrower received the recognition after saving 48 high school students and six faculty members before a bus wheel well exploded. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, NEV. — An Airman from Nellis AFB saved…

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Families reunite after deployment

Posted May 2, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Airmen from the 820th RED HORSE disembark a Boeing 767-300ER returning from deployment April 28 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Airmen were returning from a seven month deployment in Southwest Asia. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Airmen from the 820th RED HORSE returned…

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