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AF top leaders hold event for Sexual Assault Awareness, Prevention Month

Airmen gathered in the Pentagon with the Air Force top leaders for a ‘chalk walk’ to raise awareness about sexual assault, April 20.

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Nellis MSgt named Lance P. Sijan award winner

Master Sgt. Janell McGivern, 823rd Maintenance Squadron production superintendent, was recently named the winner of the 2014 Lance P. Sijan U.S. Air Force Leadership Award in the senior enlisted category.

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Luke Lightning strikes at Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 61st Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., taxis to the runway for a training exercise at Nellis AFB, Nev., April 15. Maintainers and operations personnel from Luke AFB and Eglin AFB, Fla., came to Nellis AFB with 10…

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Chaplain assistant follows voice of God

When one thinks of a security forces member, images of a weapon toting, straight-to-the point Airman who only talks when pulling someone over may come to mind.

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Operation Joint Medic tests combat casualty care skills in realistic setting

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Independent duty medical technicians tend to a simulated casualty during Operation Joint Medic at Silver Flag Alpha range complex, Nev., March 31. The event culminated in a full-spectrum response exercise, beginning with response to combat casualties at Silver Flag, evacuation to a simulated treatment facility…


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Air Force implements civilian hiring freeze

Posted  January 25, 2013

(AFNS) — Air Force senior leaders directed a force-wide hiring freeze among other workforce actions in a memorandum sent to senior commanders Jan. 16. The actions are part of the Air Force’s efforts to pursue reversible or recoverable steps to avoid impacts to core readiness caused by the looming possibility of sequestration and budgetary shortfalls….

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“Red”

Posted  January 25, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Phelps Though red pens are often seen as leaving negative remarks on one’s career, they are in fact used as tools to help better Airmen. From fixing aircraft to correcting papers, each stroke makes a mark in pursuing excellence. INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey — You could say…

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Promotees for March may experience pay delays

Posted  January 25, 2013

(AFNS) — Officers and enlisted Airmen getting promoted in March will experience pay delays because of the Military Personnel Data System upgrade occurring that month. “Individuals to promote from Mar. 4 to 26 will not get their promotions updated in MilPDS because of the upgrade,” said Lt. Col. Shelley Strong, the Air Force Personnel Center…

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Interactive benefits phone system deactivates

Posted  January 25, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, Texas — The interactive voice response system that enabled civilian employees to accomplish some benefits-related actions will be deactivated Jan. 31, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. “Low usage and high maintenance costs resulted in the decision to deactivate the system, but the benefits team is still available to…

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DONATE BLOOD SAVE A LIFE!

Posted  January 25, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes There is a critical need for blood donations . . . Airmen stationed at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., take part in the 57th Wing-sponsored blood drive at Outdoor Recreation Center Jan. 18, 2013. There is a critical need for blood donations in the Las Vegas…

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Ask the doc

Posted  January 25, 2013

Q. What is MiCare and how do I sign up? A. Take Command of Your Healthcare. MiCare Secure Messaging is an online service that allows patients to take command of their healthcare by offering efficient electronic exchange between patients and their healthcare team. It allows for a more secure exchange of health information compared to…

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Are your Airmen ready for HYT changes?

Posted  January 25, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Most Airmen affected by high year of tenure changes announced in December will have one more opportunity to test for promotion before changes take effect in September 2013. If they don’t make it, they’ll be separated from the Air Force. Are your Airmen ready? As commanders, first sergeants, supervisors,…

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New Thunderbird Team Member selected

Posted  January 25, 2013

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Michael Martinez, Air Force Aerial Demonstration Squadron, Thunderbirds, congratulates Tech. Sgt. Jason Leighton, 52nd Maintenance Operations Squadron weapons inspector, on being selected to join the Thunderbirds team Jan. 18, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Leighton came to Nellis from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, to participate in RED…

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Air Force releases results of health and welfare inspection

Posted  January 25, 2013

(AFNS) — The Air Force released the results of the service-wide health and welfare inspections that were completed in an effort to emphasize an environment of respect, trust and professionalism in the workplace. “Every Airman deserves to be treated with respect. They also deserve to work in a professional environment,” said Gen. Mark A. Welsh…

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ATV Safety: What to know

Posted  January 25, 2013

At the first sign of good weather, a persistent rumbling heralds their arrival. They travel in packs, congregating in various parking lots. The appearance of the motorcycle provokes a furry of safety courses required to ride motorcycles on base.

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