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AF ‘Hurricane Hunters’ help with rescue efforts, data research during Hawaii deployment

As Hawaii recovers from the one-two punch from Hurricanes Iselle and Julio, the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, better known as the Air Force Reserve’s Hurricane Hunters, spent close to a week providing hurricane reconnaissance support, as well as helping with rescue efforts and data research.


Environmental teams answer ‘Call to Future’

As the Air Force takes a 30-year look ahead in the recently released strategy document, “America’s Air Force: A Call to the Future,” environmental teams are already helping ensure installations are prepared for operations in 2045 and beyond using the Environmental Management System.


Altus breaks ground for KC-46A construction

Officials broke ground on a new construction project on Altus Air Force Base, Okla., Aug. 7. The ceremony marked the beginning of a months-long effort to prepare for the arrival of the newest refueling aircraft in the Air Force fleet, the KC-46A Pegasus.


Change of close out dates and elimination of change of reporting official report phase-out begins with technical sergeants

The chief of staff and chief master sergeant of the Air Force announced in July a series of changes to the enlisted evaluation and promotion system which will focus on ensuring job performance is the most important factor when evaluating and identifying Airmen for promotion.


Air Force Week in Photos

This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.


Eielson AFB selected as preferred alternative for first overseas-based F-35As

Air Force officials announced today that Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, was selected as the preferred alternative to host the first F-35A Lightning II squadrons in the Pacific area of responsibility.


Air Force to activate Provisional Installation and Mission Support Center, names commander

Air Force officials announced Aug. 7 the activation of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center (Provisional) at Joint Base Andrews, Md., and named Maj. Gen. Theresa Carter as its provisional commander. The provisional center will activate Aug. 8. AFIMSC will align as a center under Air Force Materiel Command.


Air Force improves nuclear force manpower levels

The Air Force will increase nuclear force manning at Air Force Global Strike Command missile and bomber wings beginning this fall.


AF implements intel officer retention program

Eligible intelligence officers have until Sept. 22 to apply for a critical skills retention bonus implemented by the Air Force this month, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today.


Nellis AFB Airmen save elderly couple during flash flood

Three Airmen from the 820th RED HORSE, assisted by three members of the 799th Air Base Squadron, saved an elderly couple during a flash flood Aug. 4 while they were on their way home from their work sites at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada.

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