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Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Joshua L. DeMotts Air Force

SecAF highlights progress at AFA breakfast

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James addressed the Air Force Association’s Air Force Breakfast Series Jan. 6, at the Key Bridge Marriot in Arlington, Va.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum Local

USAFWC welcomes new Command Chief

Chief Master Sgt. Charles R. Hoffman recently became the new Command Chief Master Sergeant, for the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christian Clausen Local

Inside look: A sensor operator’s first weapons strike

The feelings experienced during combat missions can be intense for many aircrew members. For Airman 1st Class Matthew, a 20-year-old 15th Attack Squadron MQ-1 Predator sensor operator, his first airstrike was an event he will never forget.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cody R. Miller Local

66th RQS participates in Checkered Flag 17-1, Combat Archer 17-3

The 66th Rescue Squadron sent three of its HH-60G Pave Hawks and 59 Airmen to participate in the large scale Checkered Flag 17-1 exercise at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida.

U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Jessica D’Ambrosio Local

Las Vegas USO supports troops, families through transition

The United Service Organization of Las Vegas at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, has a mission to keep service members and their families connected, not only to each other, but to available resources and organizations while shifting between the challenges associated with a military career.


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DoD

‘Be There’ suicide prevention theme resonates with troop values

Posted  September 14, 2016

Preventing suicide requires the commitment of all in the Defense Department, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in a videotaped message at the Sept. 7 Suicide Prevention Month kickoff at the Pentagon. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Robert R. Ruark, military deputy to the acting Secretary of Defense for…

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Air Force

Nomination window open for 2017 Spirit of Hope Award

Posted  September 9, 2016

Nominations for the 2017 Spirit of Hope Award will be accepted by the Air Force Personnel Center through Feb. 20. The award, named for comedian and actor Bob Hope, recognizes a military member, former military member, civilian or organization that epitomizes his values of duty, honor, courage, loyalty, commitment, integrity and selfless dedication. Organizations and…

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Air Force

Career Intermission Program provides hiatus from AF active duty

Posted  September 9, 2016

A year ago, Capt. Katie Evans, a personnel officer, had two choices: leave active duty to pursue full-time parenthood and hope to return some day, or apply for the new Career Intermission Program which would allow her to leave the service for a few years with a guaranteed return to active duty. CIP provides active…

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Air Force

Updated EPME reenlistment, promotion eligibility policy takes effect in January

Posted  September 9, 2016

The Air Force’s updated reenlistment and promotion eligibility policy, which goes into effect Jan. 1, 2017, requires Airmen to complete their enlisted professional military education distance learning course within 12 months of the date they are notified by Air Force Personnel Center or automatically be rendered ineligible to reenlist, extend or promote until the requirement…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Frank Miller
Local

F-16s help strengthen bond between US/Pakistan Air Forces

Posted  September 9, 2016

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Frank Miller A Pakistan air force F-16C Fighting Falcon assigned to the No. 5 Squadron, Pakistan Air Force Base Rafiqui, prepares for take-off at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 17. The No. 5 Squadron traveled more than 7,700 miles to participate in Red Flag 16-4. NELLIS AIR…

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