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A panel discusses technology. Networks, Innovation Key to Air Force Philosophy
Building networks and continuing innovation are key to defending against future threats, Air Force leaders said at the Defense One Tech Summit in Washington.
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Col. Jeffrey Sorrell, 17th Training Wing vice commander, tackles the newly installed Alpha Warrior Battle Rig at the Mathis Fitness Center Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 13, 2018. The wing was one of the first units to receive Alpha Warrior equipment as part of the 2018 Alpha Warrior Meet and Greet tour. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jim Anderson) Alpha Warrior tour returns to Air Force installations
The Air Force is continuing its rollout of the Alpha Warrior program with the launch of the 2018 Alpha Warrior Meet and Greet Tour this month.
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Default Air Force Logo Officials approve HSM for recent disaster relief, specify eligibility requirements
The Joint Staff recently approved the Humanitarian Service Medal for service members, Coast Guardsmen, and members of the Reserve components, to include the National Guard, who were physically present during recent hurricane disaster relief.
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Airman 1st Class Guor Maker Former slave, two-time Olympian becomes an Airman
After enduring countless hardships and overcoming unimaginable obstacles, Airman 1st Class Guor Maker, a dental assistant currently in technical training, found his way out of war-torn South Sudan, Africa and into the U.S. nearly 20 years ago.
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Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen Wilson speaks to the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington, D.C., Feb. 14, 2018.  Wilson and other members of the panel discussed the readiness of the Armed Forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Wayne A. Clark) Air Force Vice Chief of Staff to Congress: help us win any fight at any time
Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen Wilson testified before the Readiness and Management Senate Subcommittee concerning the Air Force’s current readiness Feb. 14, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
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Air Force to institute new method to protect PII Air Force to institute new method to protect PII
Air Force officials announced Feb. 6, 2018, emails containing personally identifiable information, and similar numeric constructs, will be blocked from transmission unless the email is encrypted. For members unable to send or receive encrypted emails, members will be directed to utilize the AMRDEC SAFE application.
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Default Air Force Logo FYI: Blended Retirement System
One of the most wide-reaching and significant changes to military pay and benefits over the last 70 years took effect Jan. 1, 2018, with the implementation of the Uniformed Services Blended Retirement System, known as BRS. Nearly 1.6 million current service members have the option to remain in the current legacy “high-3” retirement system or to choose the BRS. Opt-in eligible service members have a year to make their retirement system election. The open period for the majority of service members is from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2018.
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Default Air Force Logo Happy Holidays from Air Force senior leaders and spouses
Secretary of the Air Force Heather A. Wilson and her husband, along with Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright and their spouses, wish all Airmen and families season’s greetings.
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