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  • 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.
  • Olmsted program offers cultural opportunities for active-duty officers

    Active-duty officers interested in developing language skills and regional cultural knowledge are encouraged to apply for the Department of Defense Olmsted Scholar Program.
  • Battlefield Airmen Prep Course improves attrition rates, builds more resilient candidate

    The 350th Battlefield Airmen Training Squadron has implemented a nine-week preparatory course for all Battlefield Airmen candidates. Battlefield Airmen graduating from Basic Military Training will have to complete the course before transitioning into the initial entry course.
  • ACC emphasizes shift in focus to cyber vigilance

    Air Combat Command participated in an Air Force first by testing the reporting capabilities of a mission defense team during a base-wide exercise at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, June 11-15, 2018. The 325th Communications Squadron’s MDT is the first operational unit of its kind in Air Combat Command, and the base exercise emphasized the command’s cyber efforts by showcasing the unit’s communication with Joint Base Langley-Eustis’ Cyber Defense Operation Center, located in Virginia, prototype.
  • Air Force announces 2017 Sijan award winners

    The U.S. Air Force has announced the winners of the 2017 Lance P. Sijan U.S. Air Force Leadership Award.
  • Improved AF-WIN tool helps eligible Airmen meet retraining goals

    Officials at the Air Force’s Personnel Center recently updated and improved the Air Force Work Interest Navigator, or AF-WIN, tool which helps Airmen who are interested in re-training to identify which Air Force Specialty Codes best fit their strengths and interests.
  • Instructor pilot shares experience in AFW2 program before competing in Warrior Games

    The end of an Easter egg hunt in 2017 brought Capt. Hunter Barnhill, 37th Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot, down to the ground as his body was trapped in a seizure.
  • Retired Air Force rated officers welcomed back on active duty

    Retired Air Force rated officers with Air Force Specialty Codes 11X-pilot, 12X-combat systems officer or 13B-air battle manager are encouraged to apply for the Voluntary Retired Return to Active Duty Program to help alleviate manning shortages within the Air Force rated community.
  • I-WEPTAC delivers innovations to Air Force leaders

    Innovation was alive here this week, as senior leaders heard proposals May 16, 2018, to address some of the greatest challenges facing the agile combat support community at the conclusion of the 2nd Annual Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference, hosted by the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center.
  • Air Force announces Arthur S. Flemming Award winners

    Air Force officials recently announced the three recipients of the 69th Annual Arthur S. Flemming Award.
  • Air Force selects 6,176 in 18E7/master sergeant promotion cycle; list posts May 23

    Air Force officials have selected 6,176 technical sergeants for promotion to master sergeant out of 20,866 eligible for a selection rate of 29.60 percent.
  • Embedded care teams work to improve Airman resiliency

    For Airmen at the 363rd Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing, stress is an occupational hazard. Pressing deadlines, a heavy workload and constant pressure are requirements of the mission. They are also one of a growing number of units combating those stressors with an embedded care initiative, known as an Airman Resiliency Team, which fully integrates medical and spiritual support teams into the unit.
  • Air advisors strengthen Partner Nations capabilities

    Two Airmen from the 621st Air Mobility Advisory Group are making significant contributions in strengthening Air Mobility Command's mobility partnerships with allied nations.
  • 2018 JINSA Grateful Nation Award nominees sought

    The Air Force is seeking nominations for the 2018 Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs Grateful Nation Award.
  • Released detainees arrive at JB Andrews

    Three Americans detained in North Korea arrived at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, and were greeted by President Donald J. Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, and a host of service members, May 10, 2018.
  • Air Force CTCS’s win DoD combat camera titles

    Teams from Joint Base Charleston’s Combat Camera Total Force Initiative squadrons took two of the top three placings at the 2018 Specialist Hilda I. Clayton Best Combat Camera Competition. Four teams of two from the active duty 1st Combat Camera Squadron and the reserve 4 CTCS participated in the competition at Ft. George G. Meade, Maryland, and Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, April 29-May 4, 2018.
  • Air Force photo contest begins, theme is “Freedom”

    The 2018 Air Force photo contest, managed by the Air Force Services Activity, officially began May 1, 2018. This year’s theme is “Freedom” with the contest running through May 31.
  • German-American partnership on display during air show

    The 2018 Berlin Air and Trade Show fell under the same year as the 70th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift, in which U.S. and allied forces airlifted supplies into West Berlin following a Soviet blockade of the city.
  • High School to Flight School

    Officials at Air Force Reserve Command headquarters, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, are hoping an innovative new program will help the command meet its need for flight engineers.
  • AF aims to save $2B, improve lethality with new acquisition approach

    A new acquisition program has the potential to help the Air Force save $2 billion and make it a more lethal fighting force, Air Force acquisition leaders believe.
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