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The fight for tomorrow

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The fight for tomorrow

As the service continues to refine what is needed to develop the airmen required to fight and win our future wars, Air Force officials announced the implementation of the Enlisted Force Development Action Plan, located here. With a goal to complete 28 force development objectives in the next two years, the

CSAF spouse announces Five and Thrive initiative

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CSAF spouse announces Five and Thrive initiative

The spouse of the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Sharene Brown, has announced a Five & Thrive initiative, which increases focus and attention on the top five quality of life challenges military families face. The challenges - childcare, education, healthcare, housing and spouse employment - are directly tied to

DAF authorizes pass for COVID booster

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DAF authorizes pass for COVID booster

WASHINGTON (AFNS) - Airmen and guardians who are eligible and elect to receive a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine are authorized a four-hour pass, or up to four-hours administrative leave for Department of the Air Force civilians. "We strongly encourage all airmen, guardians, and DAF federal employees to receive a

Department of the Air Force releases COVID-19 policy

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Department of the Air Force releases COVID-19 policy

WASHINGTON (AFNS) - The Department of the Air Force released its policy Dec. 8 outlining the way forward for Total Force military members serving in the Air Force and Space Force who have requested separation or retirement prior to Nov. 2, 2021, or whose COVID-19 medical exemption or religious accommodation

Department of the Air Force releases findings on Interpersonal Violence survey

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Department of the Air Force releases findings on Interpersonal Violence survey

The Department of the Air Force released findings from a force-wide Interpersonal Violence Task Force Nov. 9, which studied the depth and scope of how airmen and guardians are affected by interpersonal violence. The results are available for download here. After the Secretary of the Air Force established the Interpersonal Violence

Racial disparity exists for airmen

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Racial disparity exists for airmen

WASHINGTON (AFNS) - The Department of the Air Force released its report on the findings of an Air Force Inspector General independent review into racial disparity Dec. 21. The full report is available for download on AF.mil.   The Secretary of the Air Force and the Air and Space Forces service

Air Force suspends fitness testing until Oct. 1

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Air Force suspends fitness testing until Oct. 1

In an effort to reduce exposure to airmen and to continue to slow the spread of COVID-19, Air Force officials announced May 22 all official fitness testing is suspended until Oct. 1. The change, which is an update from the original June 1 resume date, is effective immediately. Lt. Gen. Brian Kelly,

Air Force Aid Society Education Grant Program opens for upcoming academic year

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Air Force Aid Society Education Grant Program opens for upcoming academic year

The Air Force Aid Society's General Henry "Hap" Arnold Education Grant application window is now open for the 2020-2021 academic year. Eligible recipients have until April 30 to submit applications. The General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant program dates back to 1988. Since the program's inception, 111,654 students have received more

Space Force

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Space Force

(Photo: President Donald Trump signs S.1790, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 as senior leaders look on, Friday, Dec. 20, at Joint Base Andrews. The act authorizes a budget that supports the U.S. Armed Forces and postures the Air Force to meet the requirements of the National

An introduction

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An introduction

In her first formal interview since becoming Secretary of the Air Force, Barbara M. Barrett told Air Force Television about her youth, her life's journey and how those experiences make the Air Force a good match. "Aviation is a big part of my life and space is, too. For me, the

AF releases FY20 Selective Retention Bonus program

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AF releases FY20 Selective Retention Bonus program

Air Force officials released details Nov. 20 on the fiscal year 2020 Selective Retention Bonus program, which includes 72 eligible Air Force specialties. "The Air Force works hard to retain our highly trained and experienced airmen, and the annual Selective Retention Bonus program is a key element in that effort," said

AF says CBD products not okay to use

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AF says CBD products not okay to use

Cannabidiol oil, also known as CBD oil, is growing in popularity as an ingredient in health and pet products, but is it okay for service members and federal employees to use? The simple answer is no. These products may contain tetrahydrocannabinol and can cause airmen to test positive during a urinalysis

Air Force releases criteria for new Remote Combat Effects Campaign Medal

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Air Force releases criteria for new Remote Combat Effects Campaign Medal

Air Force officials announced nomination criteria for the new Remote Combat Effects Campaign Medal following the official establishment of the decoration May 22. The new medal, established by then-Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, is part of a continuing effort to recognize U.S. Air Force military members in a non-deployed

Air Force announces new officer developmental categories

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Air Force announces new officer developmental categories

In an effort to enhance the officer talent management system and enable tailored and agile development, the Air Force is expanding the single Line of the Air Force promotion category into six distinct developmental categories, senior officials in Washington, D.C. announced Oct. 21. "This is an important step forward in the

Air Force reduces barriers for pregnant aviators

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Air Force reduces barriers for pregnant aviators

(Photo: Airman 1st Class Lauren Sprunk, 23d Wing photojournalist, and her son, Jayce, pose for a photo illustration, May 11, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, in honor of mothers who serve in the military.) The Air Force recently updated a policy to reduce restrictions on pregnant women who perform

New AF policy dedicates space for nursing mothers

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New AF policy dedicates space for nursing mothers

A new lactation policy, released in an Air Force Guidance Memorandum dated Aug. 15, requires units to provide nursing mothers access to a lactation room. The policy enables commanders to support nursing mothers by outlining procedures and requirements for establishing a private, secure (lockable from the inside) and sanitary location for

Spouse relicensure reimbursement program

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Spouse relicensure reimbursement program

The Air Force announced the spouse relicensure reimbursement program, May 15, which would provide financial relief up to $500 to airmen whose spouses must obtain state occupational relicensures or recertifications during a permanent change of station or assignment across state lines. The Air Force will reimburse qualifying relicensure and recertification fees

Air Force announces FY19 Aviation Bonus expansion

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Air Force announces FY19 Aviation Bonus expansion

The Air Force announced details of the expanded fiscal year 2019 Aviation Bonus program, intended to increase the number of air battle managers April 22. The fiscal 2019 Aviation Bonus program continues to support aircrew retention efforts across the Air Force by offering experienced aviators bonuses for signing tier-based contracts, ranging

Transforming the force

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Transforming the force

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson unveiled a new and ambitious Science and Technology Strategy designed to better identify, develop and deploy breakthrough technologies April 17. The 32-page report is a blueprint for the next decade and beyond. The strategy includes an array of changes allowing the Air Force to

Air Force makes updates to enlisted evaluation policies

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Air Force makes updates to enlisted evaluation policies

The Air Force recently updated evaluation policies for enlisted airmen, refining the process and requirements for enlisted performance reports. The revised policies are in response to feedback from the field and are geared towards increasing flexibility for commanders and empowering performance within the enlisted corps. "We are continuously making strides to reform

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