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Default Air Force Logo DoD Announces Policy Change on Transfer of Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits
The Department of Defense issued a substantive change today to its policy on the transfer by service members in the uniformed services of Post-9/11 GI Bill educational benefits to eligible family member recipients.
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2018
The U.S. Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron spent part of June in Sri Lanka flying missions over the Indian Ocean as part of a research project to study the island’s atmosphere and predict monsoon patterns. (Courtesy photo) Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters assist with monsoon research
The U.S. Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron spent part of June in Sri Lanka flying missions over the Indian Ocean as part of a research project to study the island’s atmosphere and predict monsoon patterns.
0 7/12
2018
The 2018 Air Force Information Technology and Cyberpower Conference is Aug. 27-29 in Montgomery, Ala. To register and learn more about the conference, visit www.afitc-event.com. SecAF, DoD, industry leaders share stage at 2018 AFITC
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and the service’s new assistant secretary for acquisitions, technology and logistics, Dr. Will Roper, are two of the military keynote speakers sharing the stage with industry leaders at this year’s Air Force Information Technology and Cyberpower Conference.
0 7/10
2018
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson hosts the annual Presidential Rank Awards ceremony and stands with this year's recipients in the Pentagon Auditorium, Arlington, Va., July 6, 2018. The honorees include D. Mark Peterson, Steven D. Wert, David Drake, Patricia Young, Randell Walden, C. Douglas Ebersole, Dr. Kenneth Barker and Andrew Cox. (US Air Force Photo by Andy Morataya) Senior Air Force civilians presented Presidential Rank Awards
Nine senior civilians were recognized during the annual Presidential Rank Awards Ceremony at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, July 6, 2018.
0 7/06
2018
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: June 1
On this look around the Air Force the Department of Defense Warrior Games are underway, combat search and rescue Airmen get realistic training during exercise Red Flag Rescue, and a new security-plus course is helping train network security Airmen.
0 6/01
2018
Airmen from the 820th Base Defense Group and the 71st Rescue Squadron prepare for a static-line jump proficiency training, March 30, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Rescue Airmen from the 23d Wing visited the Devil Raiders of the 621st Contingency Response Wing (CRW), May 21-23, to better understand the essential assets to stand up rescue operations from bare-base situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan) Airmen partner toward quicker deployments
Rescue Airmen from the 23rd Wing visited the Devil Raiders of the 621st Contingency Response Wing, May 21-23, 2018, to better understand the essential assets to stand up rescue operations from bare-base situations. Although the 23rd Wing’s mission to organize, train, equip and maintain combat-ready for Air Combat Command, and the 621st CRW focuses on rapidly organizing and standing up bare bases for Air Mobility Command aircraft, they both believed they could learn from each other.
0 5/31
2018
Logistics and Engineering professionals throughout the Department of Defense discuss logistics at the 2018 Joint Logistics Coordination Board at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar 9 May, 2018. The JLCB conducts planning sessions to better facilitate support to military operations in CENTCOM’s area of responsibility. CENTCOM helps DoD logisticians and engineers “sustain the fight, set the theater"
Logisticians and engineers throughout the Defense Department converged at the U.S. Central Command Forward Headquarters to attend the Joint Logistics Coordination Board conference May 6-10, 2018.
0 5/16
2018
Default Air Force Logo Air Force launches new application tool for Airmen athletes
Air Force Sports, managed by the Air Force Services Activity, recently launched an online application system to make it easier for Airmen athletes to apply for Air Force sports teams.
0 4/05
2018
Default Air Force Logo 2018 AF Warrior Games team announced
The U.S. Air Force Wounded Warrior Program is proud to announce the 2018 Air Force Warrior Games team. Forty primary and ten alternates were selected by a team of coaches and staff at the 5th Annual Air Force Trials at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, in late February 2018. The 40-person team will compete at the Department of Defense Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 2-9.
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2018
Warrior Games Athlete and Navy veteran, Petty Officer 2nd Class A.J. Mohammad, competes in an archery competition during the 2017 Warrior Games. Archery is one of 11 sports featured during the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games at the Air Force Academy from June 2 - 9. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom) Warrior Games make triumphant return to Colorado Springs
Community and business leaders joined representatives of the military at the Air Force Academy last night to mark the 100-day countdown until athletes arrive in Colorado for the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games. Now in their ninth year, the Warrior Games are returning to Colorado Springs, the city that hosted the inaugural Games in 2010. The Warrior Games will be free and open to the public throughout the competitions from June 2 – 9, 2018.
0 2/16
2018
Recruitment Workforce Recruitment Program helps young people with disabilities find jobs
The Air Force is increasing its participation in an annual work program that gives on-the-job experience to college students and recent graduates with disabilities.
0 2/12
2018
Default Air Force Logo USAF depends on Foreign Area Officers to strengthen international partnerships and alliances
The Defense Department and the Air Force have placed renewed emphasis on professionalizing the security cooperation enterprise, as indicated in the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2017. This decision highlights defense leadership’s resolve to more effectively build alliances with international partners.
0 12/14
2017
(Courtesy graphic) 18th Space Control Squadron: Keeping watch up above
The 18th Space Control Squadron located at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, is a geographically separated unit of the 21st Space Wing, Peterson AFB, Colorado. The squadron provides situational awareness on thousands of items filling the skies while life moves along for those on Earth’s surface.
0 10/05
2017
An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at 2:10 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ian Dudley/Released) Minuteman III receives upgrade
As part of move to further modernize the nuclear enterprise, Airmen from the 91st Missile Wing at Minot Air Force Base recently implemented a $68 million upgrade to the LGM-30G Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile. First used on June 23, 2017, this new device – known as the Data Transfer Unit, was designed to replace the legacy Cartridge Tape Unit and Launch Facility Load Cartridge systems.
0 10/02
2017
AFTAC Cyberspace Capabilities Squadron Cyberspace critical to nuclear treaty monitoring
The Air Force Technical Applications Center here is charged with ensuring each and every nation across the globe complies with the ban on nuclear weapons testing, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Members of AFTAC answer that call without fail – monitoring nuclear treaty compliance is their business.
0 8/29
2017
Default Air Force Logo AETC’s Aerospace Medicine: Last hope for every recruit’s medical waiver
Air Education and Training Command Surgeon General’s Aerospace Medicine Division reviewed more than 45,000 case files for medical waivers in fiscal year 2016, averaging about 25 cases per person, per work day.
0 8/25
2017
Default Air Force Logo Air Force Review Boards Agency Announces Changes to Application Process
The Air Force Review Boards Agency is changing the process by which Airmen, their families and veterans submit some applications for formal board consideration.
0 8/24
2017
Default Air Force Logo Air Force introduces new, improved tool to manage civilian benefits
The Air Force is the first agency in the Department of Defense to roll out a new tool that helps government civilians more effectively manage their benefits and entitlement information.
0 8/23
2017
Default Air Force Logo AFSPC initiative destroys barriers to bolster Airmen innovation
In a move to encourage Airmen to come forward with innovative thinking, a new decision panel will allow Airmen at all levels within Air Force Space Command to present ideas that could enhance the mission, save time, increase customer satisfaction, save the Air Force money, or anything that can improve the way things are done within the Air Force.
0 8/15
2017
Claudia Granger, a mass spectrometry technician at the Ciambrone Radiochemistry Laboratory, fills a liquid nitrogen trap in a thermal ionization mass spectrometer.  Granger is one of more than 1,000 people assigned to the Air Force Technical Applications Center at Patrick AFB, Fla., the Department of Defense’s sole nuclear treaty monitoring center. (U.S. Air Force photo by William B. Belcher) AFTAC, University of Texas to partner on nuclear forensics research
The Air Force Technical Applications Center will collaborate with the University of Texas at Austin to conduct research in the field of nuclear forensics.
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2017
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