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  • AETC Weaves Core Values into Air Force DNA - Rethinking Recruiting, Training, Education

    In 2012 Air Education and Training Command launched an aggressive oversight initiative to protect Airmen in training following the discovery of unprofessional behavior within the Basic Military Training environment. Through this initiative, Air Force leaders help ensure better transparency and accountability and gather information necessary to
  • 902nd SFS provides life blood to troops, local community

    A recent blood drive, hosted by the 902nd Security Forces Squadron at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, took the notion of giving to others to another level. The blood drive, coordinated with the Armed Services Blood Program, will help supply blood to wounded service members deployed to Afghanistan, San Antonio Military Medical Center and to local
  • AF rolls out details to improve RPA mission

    In response to a critical shortage of remotely piloted aircraft pilots, the Air Force rolled out more details of its plan to fix the problem in both the short and long term. The most recent initiatives include creating bonuses for RPA pilots of $15,000 per year beginning in fiscal year 2016; placing some newly minted pilots in RPA squadrons beginning in August; and investing more than $100 million to buy more ground control stations, simulators and contract instructors.
  • Opening communication lines one note at a time

    Billy Joel once said, “I think music in itself ishealing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are alltouched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music.” The U.S. Air Forces Central Command band is composedof musicians who perform and tour throughout deployed locations to encouragetroop morale, diplomacy and
  • Dwell time, PT exemptions for new AF mothers increase to 1 year

    The six-month deferment for female Airmen to accomplish their fitness assessments following childbirth will be increased to 12 months to align with recent changes to the deployment deferments, Air Force officials announced July 14.
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