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Air Force Announces No Involuntary Force Management…

DECEMBER 18, 2014, WASHINGTON (AFNS)  -  Air Force officials announced there is no longer a need to conduct involuntary force management programs for fiscal year 2015 following a year of significant reductions designed to meet the Defense Department strategic and budgetary guidance.


Air Force Seeks Enlisted Nurse Commissioning Program…

DECEMBER 17, 2014, JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS)  -  Eligible active-duty enlisted Airmen interested in a nursing commission have until Feb. 27, to get career field functional manager approval and submit an” intent to apply” email to the Air Force Personnel Center,…


Air Force Fitness Management System Slated for Upgrade…

DECEMBER 11, 2014, JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS)  -  Active-duty, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard officers and enlisted members who want to maintain copies of their pre-July 2010 fitness records need to access the Air Force Fitness Management System (AFFMS) and save…


Air Force Looks at Innovative Acquisition Processes…

DECEMBER 10, 2014, WASHINGTON (AFNS)  -  With new technologies rapidly coming to the forefront of the global stage, remaining the world’s greatest air force comes at an escalating cost, making responsible spending and cost-cutting initiatives high priorities for Air Force leadership.


Air Force GPS Analysts Bridge Gap Between Launch and…

DECEMBER 8, 2014, SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS)  -  The Air Force launched four GPS satellites into orbit this year, the highest number of GPS launches since 1993. As the Air Force continues to upgrade its most recognizable space constellation, a small team is busy testing and evaluating,…


Tool to Safeguard PII Scheduled for Air Force-Wide…

DECEMBER 2, 2014, JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS)  -  The Digital Signature Enforcement Tool is scheduled for Air Force-wide integration Dec. 5, providing Microsoft Outlook email users with an interactive, automated virtual assistant to help ensure the security of personally…


Air Force Retrograde in Full Gear

NOVEMBER 20, 2014, DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. (AFNS)  -  As the retrograde mission of transporting equipment and personnel out of Afghanistan continues, Dover AFB personnel are hard at work ensuring the job is done safely, on time and as efficiently as possible.


Air Force Announces Criteria for KC-46A Reserve Basing…

NOVEMBER 20, 2014, WASHINGTON (AFNS)  -  After extensive internal review, the Air Force on Nov. 9, released the basing criteria that will be used to select candidate bases for the first Reserve-led KC-46A main operating base. The KC-46As will begin arriving at the first Air Force Reserve-led…


Air Force Expands Digital Library Content for Airmen…

NOVEMBER 20, 2014, JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS)  -  Airmen at 19 Air Force installations around the world will soon have access to a new 200-title audiobook and eBook digital library, Air Force officials said. The 19 participating installations will help test digital content…


Academy Civilian Saves Air Force $33,000 through Airmen…

NOVEMBER 13, 2014, U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AFNS)  -  The purpose of the Airmen Powered by Innovation program, launched in April, is to make every dollar count and allow Airmen to share innovative ideas to improve the Air Force. One human resources assistant here did just that, saving…


Air Force Updates AF Instruction 1-1

NOVEMBER 11, 2014, WASHINGTON (AFNS)  -  Air Force officials approved Air Force Instruction 1-1, Air Force Standards, Nov. 7, to clarify guidance on Airmen’s religious rights and commanders’ authority and responsibility to protect those rights.


Air Force Soars Over Army 23-6, Grabs Commander-in-Chief’s…

NOVEMBER 5, 2014, U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AFNS)  -  A risky play-action pass on fourth-and-goal sealed a 23-6 Air Force victory over Army at the U.S. Military Academy Nov. 1, securing the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy and a possible bowl bid.


Air Force Aid Society Grants, Scholarships Available…

NOVEMBER 4, 2014, WASHINGTON (AFNS)  -  The Air Force Aid Society is accepting applications for education grants and scholarships. The single online application opens the door to three education programs.


Future of Air Force Helicopter Fleets Discussed at…

OCTOBER 21, 2014, BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. (AFNS)  -  Air Force Global Strike Command’s Helicopter Operations Division hosted the Worldwide Helicopter Conference here Oct. 7-9, to discuss the current and future state of the Air Force’s helicopter fleets.


Air Force to Release Small Business Research Solicitations…

OCTOBER 21, 2014, WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFNS)  -  The Air Force Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) program office is set to release its fiscal year 2015 list of topics Oct. 22, on the SBIR/STTR website. Small businesses…


Air Force Energy Initiatives Increase Mission Readiness…

OCTOBER 10, 2014, WASHINGTON (AFNS)  -  The Air Force’s top leaders for energy programs highlighted strides the Air Force has taken in energy conservation, and discussed innovative ideas that will lead to even more cost and energy savings, during the Air Force Association’s monthly…


Air Force to Implement TDY Policy Changes

OCTOBER 8, 2014, JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (AFNS)  -  The Air Force recently implemented two TDY policy changes that will impact travel reimbursements for Airmen. The first change, which took effect Oct. 1, made changes to the Joint Travel Regulations, Reimbursable and Incidental…


Air Force New Cold-Weather Uniform Being Put to the…

OCTOBER 6, 2014, WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFNS)  -  Air Force Uniform Office (AFUO) designers and engineers are currently fit testing a new cold weather aviation system (CWAS) for aircrews flying in cold weather environments. The request is to develop a flame-resistant system…


Air Force Approves Special Pay for Nuclear Career Fields…

OCTOBER 3, 2014, WASHINGTON (AFNS)  -  Assignment incentive pay and special duty assignment pay for select total force nuclear career fields became effective Oct. 1, following Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James’ recent announcement.


Air Force Updates Voluntary Education Programs for…

OCTOBER 1, 2014, WASHINGTON (AFNS)  -  Active-duty Airmen who want to take advantage of military assistance programs for voluntary education in the coming academic year will experience several changes beginning Oct. 1.


Army, Air Force Move Data Over Same Network for First…

WASHINGTON (Sept. 24, 2014)  - This month, the Army and Air Force achieved major network security and capacity upgrades at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, in partnership with the Defense Information Systems Agency. This is the first Department of Defense location to achieve the pairing of new…


State of Air Force Reserve Discussed at AFA

September 16, 2014, WASHINGTON (AFNS)  -  Senior Department of Defense and industry leaders gathered at the Air Force Association’s 2014 Air and Space conference and technology exposition Sept. 15 to discuss the future of the Air Force and Air Force Reserve. More than 5,000 U.S. and…


Air Force Reveals Newest Recruiting Campaign

September 9, 2014, JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS)  -  The U.S. Air Force is bringing back its “Aim High” advertising slogan after a 15-year hiatus with the launch of the “I am an American Airman” recruiting campaign Sept. 8.  The integrated campaign,…


Air Force Uses Lasers to Preserve Space History

SEPTEMBER 3, 2014, JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) -  The site of one of America’s proudest achievements is now little more than a weed-riddled concrete pad, surrounded by twisted, rusting metal. Cape Canaveral’s Launch Complex 14 is best known as the launch site for…


Air Force, Small Business Partnership Yields Blade…

August 21, 2014, WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFNS)  -  A cost-saving and risk-mitigating technology for scanning engine rotor blades developed by the Air Force and a small business recently resulted in awards of more than $5 million.


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