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  • 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.
  • Applicants sought for 2018 Armed Forces Soccer teams

    Air Force Sports is accepting applications for the 2018 Armed Forces soccer teams.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Flying ambulances: Aeromedical evacuation

    The morning starts early with an alert about four hours before takeoff. Members of the 379th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron begin several mandatory tasks before boarding the aircraft. Nurses go over mission details, as medical technicians pack more than a thousand pounds of equipment on a flatbed that is ready to load onto the plane. They must take all their usual gear including bandages, intravenous fluid, regulators, defibrillators, suction units and various other pieces of medical equipment. They take these supplies partially as a precaution, as they don’t know what they may need to keep patients stable in the air above the Middle East.
  • Nominations sought for 2018 AFA Verne Orr Award

    Air Force officials are currently accepting nominations for the 2018 Air Force Association Verne Orr Award.
  • Blended Retirement System Opt-In training now available to all Airmen

    The Defense Department will implement the new Blended Retirement System next year. While no one needs to make a decision until Jan. 1, 2018, all Airmen should take advantage of training and informational resources to research their options during the remainder of 2017.
  • 2018 AFA Outstanding Civilian Employees of the Year Award nominations sought

    Air Force officials are seeking nominations for the 2018 Air Force Association Outstanding Air Force Civilian Employees of the Year Award.
  • Two-week summit takes aim at aircrew retention

    The Aircrew Crisis Task Force hosted a two-week aircrew retention summit here as part of a holistic approach to improve readiness and capacity by increasing retention of experienced aviators Aug. 14-25, 2017.
  • Air Force announces initiatives to lessen pilot shortage

    Air Force officials announced three additional initiatives designed to enhance mission readiness by keeping pilots in the service and bringing retired pilots back to fill critical-rated positions.
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