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Default Air Force Logo Air Force updates to AFI-36-2903, Dress and Personal Appearance
The Air Force announced a series of uniform updates to Air Force Instruction 36-2903, Dress and Personal Appearance of Air Force Personnel, effective July 13, 2018.
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2018
Defending base Defenders go mobile with new comm system
Thanks to a recent innovative idea, the 96th Test Wing’s support and defense unit became its latest developmental test squadron.
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2018
Former Chief of Staff of the Air Force General Norton Schwartz is presented the Lt. Gen. Glenn A. Kent Leadership Award by Kevin Williams, director of Air Force Studies, Analysis and Assessments during a ceremony in the Pentagon, Washington, DC, July 13, 2018. Schwartz served as CSAF from 2008 to 2012. Former CSAF awarded for analytic achievements
Former Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz was presented the 2017 Lt. Gen. Glenn A. Kent Leadership Award by Kevin Williams, director of Air Force Studies, Analyses and Assessments, at the Pentagon, July 13, 2018.
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2018
This award ceremony recognized the direct impact Remotely Piloted Aircraft aircrews have on the battlefield and distinguished those who performed extraordinarily in their capacities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James Thompson) Air Force awards first Remote device: Dominant persistent attack aircrew recognized
The Air Force’s first-ever remote “R” device was presented to aircrews of the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing July 11, 2018 at Creech Air Force Base. Col. Julian C. Cheater, 432nd WG/432nd AEW commander, ceremoniously presented the Meritorious Service Medals and Air Force Commendation Medals with the device.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Yesterday’s Air Force: BMT
Tomorrow's Airmen all get their start at Lackland Air Force Base where citizens have been transforming into Airmen since 1942. It makes no difference whether you were a pickle or faced the B.E.A.S.T., Basic Military Training is the one thing that all enlisted Airmen have in common.
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2018
Eight F-22 Raptors from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, sit on the flightline, July 9, 2018, at Yokota Air Base, Japan, after being evacuated from Kadena AB, Japan, due to Typhoon Maria. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe) AF Week in Photos
This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force
On this look Around the Air Force, Airmen arrive in Georgia for the Innovative Readiness Training event and Junior ROTC cadets participate in the Chief Staff of the Air Force Flight Academy Scholarship Program.
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2018
Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein visits Boeing Field in Seattle, where the KC-46 Pegasus tanker is under development. The KC-46 program achieved an important milestone July 6, 2018, at Boeing Field, with completion of the final flight tests required for first aircraft delivery to the U.S. Air Force. (Courtesy photo) KC-46 completes flight testing required for October first aircraft delivery
The KC-46 Pegasus program achieved an important milestone July 6, 2018, at Boeing Field, Seattle, with completion of the final flight tests required for first aircraft delivery planned in late October.
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2018
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.
0 7/12
2018
Default Air Force Logo Security and Protection Category Council proves category management saves millions
The Security and Protection Category Council has been busy saving the Air Force millions of dollars and fine tuning contracting processes using a structured approach called category management. Established in January 2017, the council has concentrated its efforts on strategically analyzing and managing spending to reduce total cost of ownership. The council has reduced duplication of effort and leveraged "buying as one" spending for five Air Force-wide contracts resulting in $10 million in rate and process savings.
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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.
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2018
AF Chief of Staff returns with honor CSAF praises Airmen, mission at Aviano
The Air Force Chief of Staff spent the day with Wyvern Warriors to get a first-hand look at how Aviano Air Base, Italy, directly deters adversaries and defends the U.S. and its allies.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: July 12
On this look Around the Air Force, Airmen are helping fight wildfires in Colorado, the 53rd Reconnaissance Squadron helps predict hurricane movement, and the Olmstead Scholar Program allows officers to become fluent in a foreign language. Hosted by Senior Airman Jasmine Vanderheyden.
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2018
Promotion News:  2018 TSgt release, July 19, 8:00 am CDT. Eligible:  27,555
Selected:  8,416
Selection Rate:  30.54% Air Force selects 8,416 in 18E6/technical sergeant promotion cycle; list posts July 19
Air Force officials selected 8,416 staff sergeants for promotion to technical sergeant in the 18E6 promotion cycle. The promotion list will post July 19.
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2018
The Air Force Research Laboratory’s remote station allows access to scientific instruments located at OSU. This permits access to CEMAS facilities while maximizing efficiency.(Courtesy photo) AFRL collaborates with OSU on $3M congressional microscopy program
The Materials and Manufacturing Directorate at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and The Ohio State University’s Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis have a congressionally directed collaborative research agreement in the works.
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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.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo A peek behind the curtain: Prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD
Post-traumatic stress disorder can be debilitating, but there are therapies that can reduce symptoms, improve quality of life, and help Airmen return to duty.
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2018
Cadet James Huang, North Gwinnett High School, Suwanee, Georgia, sits in the cockpit of a trainer aircraft at Auburn University, Alabama. Huang is one of 120 cadets selected for a Flight Academy scholarship by Air Force Junior ROTC. The Chief of Staff of the Air Force Flight Academy scholarship program allows selected Air Force Junior ROTC cadets to attend an accredited aviation program at one of six partnering universities to get a private pilot license. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Matthew Markivee) Junior ROTC cadets off, flying in Chief of Staff of the Air Force Flight Academy Scholarship program
The inaugural class of Air Force Junior ROTC cadets participating in the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Flight Academy Scholarship program this summer are off and flying, many already hitting their solo milestone.
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2018
A storage container used for maintaining missile launch facilities and control centers is displayed at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. A recent merger between the Air Force Materiel Command Logistics, Civil Engineering and Force Protection Directorate and the Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration Directorates aims to better align AFMC efforts to support Air Force nuclear modernization missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar) Headquarters merger streamlines logistics, resources for nuclear enterprise system management
In an effort to increase synergy and coordination in support of the Air Force’s nuclear modernization efforts, two Air Force Materiel Command directorates merged to form a single Logistics, Civil Engineering, Force Protection and Nuclear Integration Directorate. The organizational change took effect June 25, 2018.
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2018
Tech. Sgt. Zachary Zieman, 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron loadmaster and dropsonde operator, assists the aircrew with the engine startup prior to takeoff for a mission into Tropical Storm Chris July 8, 2018, to gather weather data for the National Hurricane Center for use in their forecasts. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Marnee A.C. Losurdo) Hurricane Hunters fly Tropical Storms Beryl, Chris
The Air Force Reserve’s Hurricane Hunters spent the weekend flying weather reconnaissance missions into Tropical Storm Chris off the North Carolina coastline and Tropical Storm Beryl in the Caribbean Sea to gather data for the National Hurricane Center in Miami.
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2018
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