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Default Air Force Logo Keep safety in mind in seasonal, holiday plans
Temperature changes, shorter daylight hours, increased travel and emotional overload are hallmarks of the fall, winter and holiday seasons that safety officials say result in preventable mishaps. “It’s as simple as taking the same safety practices and procedures we use on duty and applying them to our off-duty activities,” said Maj. Gen. John T Rauch, Air Force Chief of Safety. Every Airman should maintain a safety culture, he said, from following the fundamentals on duty to using sound risk management and making smart decisions off duty.
0 11/13
2017
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Brendan Milligan, 20th Operations Support Squadron (OSS) ground radar systems technician, center, checks radar parameter values at a monitor and a Digital Airport Surveillance Radar control screen as Airman 1st Class Darricka Sides, 20th OSS airfield systems technician, right, and Staff Sgt. Rajiv Shetty, 20th OSS ground radar systems noncommissioned officer in charge, observe at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Oct. 4, 2017. Airfield systems Airmen prepare for AFSC merge
Airmen assigned to the 20th Operations Support Squadron at Shaw Air Force Base are getting ahead of the curve by preparing for an Air Force specialty code merger scheduled for November 2017.
0 10/25
2017
Lt. Col. George Watkins, 34th Fighter Squadron commander, flies his combat-coded F-35A Lightning II aircraft past the control tower on Sept. 17, 2015 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. During the sortie, the weapon system’s first at Hill, Watkins conducted mission qualification training focusing on weapons employment, range familiarization and mission system proficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo/ALEX R. LOYD) Hill, Robins AFB to provide F-35 software sustainment
The Air Force Sustainment Center is making plans to establish organic software sustainment capability for the F-35A Lightning II.
0 8/16
2017
Default Air Force Logo Officials announce 12 OAY Award winners for 2017
Air Force officials have named the service's top enlisted members, announcing the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2017.
0 7/07
2017
Default Air Force Logo ICBM Country: Hill AFB workers play key role in future of strategic defense
The Air Force is responsible for two legs of the U.S. strategic nuclear triad, intercontinental ballistic missiles and bombers. Airmen, civilian employees and contractors at Hill AFB are working hard to provide that strategic ICBM need by overseeing the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program, the ICBM for the future.
0 6/27
2017
Default Air Force Logo ICBM Country: Ogden Air Logistics Complex restoring Air Force’s nuclear launch facilities
For more than 50 years, rural American pastures in the Great Plains have housed a key leg in the air, land and sea based strategic deterrent triad – mission-ready Airmen controlling highly-survivable, nuclear-armed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles.
0 6/27
2017
Default Air Force Logo Airmen invited to comment on safety publication
To gain insight and perspective from all Air Force stakeholders, the Air Force Safety Center requests informal comments on the draft revision of Air Force Instruction 91-203, Air Force Consolidated Occupational Safety Instruction.
0 6/12
2017
Default Air Force Logo AF adds international affairs to VLPAD program
The Air Force has added two international affairs specialties to the Voluntary Limited Period of Active Duty program, which allows Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard Airmen from select Air Force officer and enlisted specialties to serve on active duty in vacant active-duty positions for three years and one day, if approved for release from their reserve or ANG component.
0 6/02
2017
Default Air Force Logo Space for the win: AF officer recognized for excellence in Space Operations
Lt. Col. Kyle Pumroy, the chief of Space Force Structure Plans for the Space and Cyberspace Superiority Division, Directorate of Strategic Plans, Headquarters Air Force, was recently awarded the General Bernard Schriever Award by the National Space Club on March 10, 2017.
0 3/27
2017
Default Air Force Logo Developer begins construction on innovation center at Hill AFB
Developers at Hill Air Force Base are breaking ground on another new construction project this week, creating more space for new jobs near the base. Air Force and Utah officials participated in a ceremony March 3, 2017, to mark the progress at Falcon Hill National Aerospace Research Park. The new 21,000-square-foot building will be leased by the Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative, which will operate an Innovation Center in the building.
0 3/06
2017
Default Air Force Logo AF Selective Re-enlistment Bonus program updates released
Air Force officials released details on the fiscal year 2017 Selective Re-enlistment Bonus program Feb. 23, 2017. This year’s program consists of 80 Air Force specialties and continues the practice of offering larger sums of money initially up front.
0 2/23
2017
Collaboration Pathfinder AF begins migrating email to cloud-based system in 2017
The dreaded “your mailbox is full” message is soon to be a thing of the past under a recent directive by the Air Force Space Command to realign resources to more critical priorities and outsourcing services like email.
0 2/16
2017
Default Air Force Logo New program streamlines safety reporting procedures
Reporting a safety issue, whether a hazard or mishap, is about to get much easier across the Air Force with the scheduled release of a new web-based application by the Air Force Safety Center early in the new year.
0 12/20
2016
Default Air Force Logo ‘Q4Z’ aims to eliminate on-duty fatalities and injuries
The new fiscal year brings a renewed emphasis from Air Force occupational safety professionals to the Quest for Zero initiative which sets a goal of zero on-duty injuries and fatalities.
0 10/17
2016
Default Air Force Logo AF releases 2016 promotion statistics by AFSC
Air Force officials have released the 2016 staff sergeant, technical sergeant and master sergeant promotion statistics, broken down by Air Force specialty code and promotion recommendation.
0 10/03
2016
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: Aug. 30
On this look around the Air Force, the enlisted remotely piloted aircraft program opens to all career fields, the Air Force is making the upgrade to Windows 10, and the Air Force officially welcomes its new vice chief of staff.
0 8/30
2016
Default Air Force Logo AF opens enlisted RPA pilot program to all AFSCs
Using a phased-application approach, Air Force senior leaders are casting a wider net to ensure more active-duty enlisted Airmen are eligible to apply for the service’s RQ-4 Global Hawk remotely piloted aircraft program, a Pentagon official said Aug. 29.
0 8/29
2016
Gen. Paul J. Selva, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, center foreground, receives a briefing by Theresa Farris, the 564th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron director, on how the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex supports the nuclear mission to include the KC-135 Stratotanker, B-52 Stratofortress, B-2 Spirit, commodities, software and engines at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., April 1, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Greg L. Davis) Vice chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff views Tinker capabilities
The vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff visited Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, April 1 to learn more about the missions of the Air Force Sustainment Center and the contributions of associate units toward the nation's strategic nuclear deterrence.
0 4/04
2016
Default Air Force Logo Fall prevention video challenge
Air Force Occupational Safety invites Airmen to challenge their creativity and participate in a safety video challenge to help promote the prevention of mishaps due to falls.
0 3/18
2016
Martin Williams, the 76th Commodities Maintenance Group engineering branch chief, shows parts made using 3-D printing technology in the reverse engineering and critical tooling cell to Dr. Charles Bunting, associate dean of Research and Sponsored Programs at Oklahoma State University, and Dr. Burns Hargis, OSU president, during a tour of OC-ALC engineering and software facilities Oct. 7, 2015. (Air Force photo/Kelly White) Planning a larger role for 3-D printing
The Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex is finalizing a strategic plan to integrate 3-D printing technology into nearly every aspect of its airpower sustainment mission.
0 10/19
2015
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