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  • Air Force formalizes policy on retention of non-deployable Airmen

    In accordance with Department of Defense policy on military retention of non-deployable service members, the Air Force implemented its guidance in a memo signed Feb. 19.
  • Deploying mental health care downrange

    Deployed mental health providers play a vital role in delivering medical care downrange, ensuring the health of the warfighter and the mission.
  • Air Force, coalition partners team for first deployed SNCOLC

    Airmen from the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing and coalition partners from three different countries recently completed the first ever deployed senior noncommissioned officer leadership course.
  • Around the Air Force: Non-deployable review / Energy Action Month

    On this look Around the Air Force, the Air Force is finalizing details on how to determine retention for non-deployable Airmen, October is Energy Action Month, and the Air Force expands use of express licensing. Hosted by Airman 1st Class Angelo Rosario.
  • First Hawaii deployment proves B-2 strategic flexibility to ensure free, open Indo-Pacific

    Three B-2 Spirits and approximately 200 Airmen completed their first deployment to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, in support of the U.S. Strategic Command’s Bomber Task Force deployment, Aug. 15 through Sept. 27, 2018.
  • Air Force to finalize review process for non-deployable Airmen

    The Air Force is finalizing details on how it will implement Department of Defense Instruction 1332.45, Retention Determination for Non-Deployable Service Members.
  • National Guard answers call for Hurricane Florence

    National Guard members have flowed in from at least 28 states to help North and South Carolina units support civil authorities following Hurricane Florence.
  • EOD tech draws inspiration from family members

    While many would consider the lifestyle of an EOD Airman a stressful and arduous task to undertake, to Tech. Sgt. Jaqueline Risley, 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron EOD equipment non-commissioned officer in charge, this is everything she has ever dreamed of.
  • Load crews train for deployment operations

    Imagine mission success laying on the shoulders of the individuals to your right and left. For one team of Airmen, the shortcomings of one can be catastrophic to the task at hand. These groups of professionals assigned to the 20th Maintenance Group, spanning three fighter squadrons, work in unison to ensure the job is completed efficiently.
  • Around the Air Force: Aug. 10

    On this look Around the Air Force, exemptions are announced for the new deployment policy, Airmen at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base celebrate the full operational capability of the only human-rated centrifuge in the DoD, and a KC-46 pilot selection board meets later this year. Hosted by Staff Sgt. Anastasia Tompkins.
  • Airmen support Q-West airfield alongside Iraqis

    The average day for air traffic controllers involves a lot of moving parts and Airmen working constantly to ensure safe and secure air flow. For Qayyarah Airfield West, Iraq, this rests solely on the shoulders of just a few people.Not only do those Airmen control the airspace, at the airfield commonly called ‘Q-West’, they also work side-by side
  • Hill AFB Airmen, aircraft progress together as F-35A program matures

    Two years after the Air Force declared initial operational capability for the F-35A Lightning II, pilots and maintainers at Hill Air Force Base’s active duty 388th and reserve 419th Fighter Wings are steadily erasing the word “initial” from in front of “operational capability.”
  • AFCENT A1 gives time back to pre-deploying Airmen

    The U.S. Air Forces Central Command’s Manpower, Personnel and Services Directorate (A1) began the second phase of decreasing pre-deployment requirements for Airmen preparing to enter AFCENT’s area of responsibility. AFCENT Deployment Streamlining version 2.0 was released and became effective June 15, 2018.
  • Afghan Air Force conducts first emergency combat airdrop

    Afghan Air Force C-208 aircrew members conducted their first emergency combat airdrop mission bringing ammunition to Afghan National Police and citizens fighting the Taliban in Badakshan province, June 1, 2018.
  • Davis-Monthan wraps up first Red Flag-Rescue exercise

    Personnel Recovery and Combat Air Force assets from around the country convened at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, for the first execution of Red Flag-Rescue May 5-19, 2018.
  • Air Force Cross Airman honors Intelligence Squadron legacy

    Heritage. It doesn’t have to be something tangible handed down, it can also be something that gives a sense of pride and belonging. In September 1944, the 11th Photographic Technical Unit was constituted, and on May 18, 2018, an Air Force Cross recipient, Master Sgt. Robert Gutierrez Jr., assisted the 29th Intelligence Squadron with honoring the unit’s legacy at their Heritage Day ceremony.
  • Expanded childcare options support deployed, remote Airmen

    The Air Force expanded the number of hours it will provide free child care for families of military members deployed or on remote assignments starting April 1, 2018.
  • K9 handler learns from her canine student

    Senior Airman Nicole Meyer, 386th Expeditionary Security Force Squadron military working dog handler, deployed from Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, waits patiently and reassures him the training will begin soon.
  • SOST members earn Bronze Star Medals

    The brightly lit, inviting atrium of the University of Alabama Hospital is a far cry from the two room, concrete-walled farmhouse in the Middle East where the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Surgical Team, based out of the UAB, deployed in 2016. During their four-month tour at that casualty collection point, the team performed the deeds that brought their families, scores of UAB well-wishers, and senior officers from the Air Force Special Operations Command, to the atrium for a medal ceremony on Feb. 13, 2018.
  • AFCEC project hopes to land Airmen in 'hot water'

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center is embracing innovation and a partnership with the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in an effort to bring off-the-grid electricity and hot water to Airmen in difficult deployments around the world.
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