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A 380th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron Airman guides the forklift driver as he removes cargo from its pallet in southwest Asia. Airmen who volunteer for a 365-day deployment can choose between an advanced assignment or a two-year permanent change of station deferment, if eligible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Maynelinne De La Cruz) Follow-on options available to Airmen who volunteer for extended deployment
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- Airmen, both officers and enlisted, who volunteer for an extended 365-day deployment can apply for one of two assignment options: either an advanced assignment or a two-year deferment from a permanent change of station, if eligible.
0 5/25
2017
Default Air Force Logo AF rolls out fiscal 2018 space budget
Air Force leaders met with media to discuss specifics of the service’s fiscal 2018 space investment budget at the Pentagon May 24, 2017. The request totals $7.75 billion, an approximately 20 percent increase from fiscal year 2017.
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2017
Retired Gen. John Jumper, a former Air Force chief of staff, and Col. Houston Cantwell, the 49th Wing commander, participate in a virtual drone racing demo on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., May 19, 2017. During his visit he was updated on current remotely piloted aircraft training, given a look into the possibilities of future unmanned aircraft technology, and a virtual drone racing obstacle course demonstration. Jumper is most known within the RPA community for his work arming the MQ-1 Predator. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Chase Cannon) RPA culture continues innovation
The RQ-1 Predator, later designated as the MQ-1, was the right aircraft at the right time following the events of Sept. 11, 2001. While the nation was recovering from the largest attack in its history since the bombings of Pearl Harbor, members of the Pentagon prepared for a war they already knew would present new challenges the Defense Department had not faced before.
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2017
Capt. Justin Phelps, 1st Lt. Camden Rogers, both of the 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron, and Tech. Sgt. Corey Irwin, of the 552nd Operations Support Squadron, intervened when a woman was contemplating jumping off a bridge near Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., May 10, 2017. (Courtesy photo) 
Airmen stop woman from jumping off bridge
What started as an ordinary day for three Airmen from Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, soon turned into anything but ordinary.Their quick reaction and application of the Air Force’s wingman concept saved a life May 10, 2017.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo AF proposes 1,600 personnel increase to command support staffs
The Air Force plans to increase commander support staff manning across the force by 1,600 by fiscal year 2022 increasing total authorizations to more than 6,300. Currently, the personnel increase calls for 170 officers, 469 enlisted and 961 civilians with all civilian hires authorized for fiscal 2018.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Annual Armed Forces Day parade honors military
The city of Torrance hosted its 58th Annual Armed Forces Day Celebration in honor of the military. The weekend-long event included a concert, parade and military displays.
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2017
Military Sealift Command missile range instrumentation ship USNS Invincible makes way during sea trials following a regularly scheduled yard period.  The platform is designed to augment the U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense sensor network by providing target discrimination information to U.S. Strategic Command.  (U.S. Navy photo by Tommy Chia) Tech Ops Squadron is heartbeat of nuke treaty monitoring from air, sea, space
PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS)-- When the Defense Department needs bombs on target or fighters in the air, they reach out to any number of flying wings within the Air Force to task their squadrons to accomplish that mission. Yet when they need near-real time data of potential nuclear detonations, to include ballistic missile detection, radioactive plume debris collection, seismic activity or gamma ray emissions, there is only one wing within DOD that can meet that need.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo AF selects 1,303 officers for field grade promotions
The Air Force has selected 1,303 active-duty officers for promotion to colonel, lieutenant colonel and major during the 2017A Colonel Medical Service Corps, Lieutenant Colonel Line of the Air Force and Medical Service Corps, and Major Medical Service Corps central selection boards.
0 5/24
2017
Default Air Force Logo AF selects 5,166 for promotion to master sergeant
The Air Force has selected 5,166 technical sergeants for promotion to master sergeant of the 20,169 eligible. The overall selection rate was 25.61 percent, with an average selectee overall score of 523.22. Selectees’ average time-in-grade was 3.86 years, time-in-service was 14.36 years and the average decorations score was 11.42. Additionally, the U.S. Air Force Supervisory Examination average score was 71.46 and the average board score was 374.48.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: May 24
On this look around the Air Force, Air Force senior leaders testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee Strategic Forces Subcommittee on space capabilities, and the Chief of Staff of the Air Force met with airline execs to discuss the pilot shortage. Hosted by Staff Sgt. Traci Keller.
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2017
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