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Air Force ink: A cultural evolution

Posted February 17, 2017 by Airman 1st Class James Thompson

Culture is an ever-changing manifestation of arts and intellect. It allows for people of all shapes, ethnicities and backgrounds alike to express themselves through tattoos where their pride, beliefs or imaginative elements are forever inked on their skin.

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Civilian Strategic Leadership Program accepting nominations

Posted April 14, 2017 by Richard Salomon

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH — Air Force officials are accepting nominations for the 2017 Civilian Strategic Leadership Program. Applications are due to the Air Force Personnel Center by May 1. CSLP, the Air Force’s senior civilian career broadening program, is designed to develop multiskilled GS-13, GS-14 and GS-15 leaders by placing them in leadership positions…

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Air Force realigns Grand Forks AFB under ACC

Posted June 16, 2017 by

The U.S. Air Force’s Air Mobility Command and Air Combat Command commanders have agreed to the realignment of the 319th Air Base Wing, Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D., to ACC effective June 13, 2017. The move will align Grand Forks AFB, which hosts active duty RQ-4 Global Hawk operations, under the major command that…

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Air Force expands Career Intermission Program opportunities

Posted September 29, 2017 by Kat Bailey

Air Force graphic The Air Force has changed the Career Intermission Program to expand participation opportunities for Airmen from one application window each year to three. In addition, Airmen with humanitarian circumstances may submit out-of-cycle CIP applications as can dual-military married Airmen when a join spouse assignment cannot be supported, provided they meet CIP eligibility…

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NAFB launches into Red Flag 16-1

Posted January 28, 2016 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jake Carter An F-22 Raptor from the 325th Fighter Wing, 95th Fighter Squadron, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., takes off from Nellis AFB to participate in a Red Flag 16-1 exercise Jan. 26. Red Flag is one of a series of advanced training programs administered by the U.S….

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RED HORSE team drills wells in Iraq

Posted July 15, 2016 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr. Tech. Sgt. Randy Blount (left), a well drilling technician assigned to the 557th Expeditionary RED HORSE Squadron, loosens a rod on a piece of well drilling equipment at Al Taqaddum Air Base, Iraq, June 5. The 557th ERHS well drilling team are obtaining an…

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The B-21 has a name: Raider

Posted September 20, 2016 by Mike Martin

The Air Force’s long-range strike bomber has officially been named the B-21 Raider. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James announced the results of the Air Force Global Strike Command led naming contest alongside selected members during her remarks at the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 19, 2016….

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AF evolves policies to access more talent, maintain high standards

Posted January 13, 2017 by

The Air Force announced new policies on dress and appearance with regard to tattoos, as well as changes to service medical accession policy Jan. 9. These changes result from a review of Air Force accessions policies directed by Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James in 2016. “As part of our effort to attract and retain…

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It’s all about the hooks

Posted March 3, 2017 by Master Sgt. Benjamin Wilson

High above Mosul, Iraq, a fighter pilot arrives on station.

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Female Airmen gain time to make separation decision when pregnant

Posted May 1, 2017 by Kat Bailey

Female Airmen now have up to 12 months after having a baby to request separation from the service under the Air Force’s new Diversity and Inclusion initiative. This policy change, effective April 26, 2017, gives female Airmen more time to better understand and assess how they can balance a military career and family needs, ensuring…

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