Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie, Air Force Public Affairs Agency
July 3, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Air Force is making major improvements to how it supports and empowers the Airmen who perform the nuclear mission.Lt. Gen. Stephen Wilson, the commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, addressed members of the Air Force Association on how the Force Improvement Program, or FIP, is fostering a culture of empowerment among nuclear enterprise Airmen and helping restore nation’s... Read more
Jim Garamone, American Forces Press Service
July 3, 2014
WASHINGTON — Some of the manned and unmanned aircraft that the United States is flying over Iraq are armed to protect newly arrived American military advisers on the ground, Pentagon press secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said June 27.The aircraft are being flown with the Iraqi government’s permission, the admiral said during a regular Pentagon briefing.“The reason that some of those aircraft... Read more
AFSC Public Affairs
July 3, 2014
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — The Air Force Sustainment Center has delivered impressive results during its first two full years of operation. But with the recent unveiling of AFSC 3.0, the center commander expects even greater performance as more of the workforce is empowered by the AFSC Way.  “When we set up AFSC, we wanted to make sure that we evolved into a process-based... Read more
Air Force News Service
July 3, 2014
WASHINGTON — Eligible active-duty pilots and combat systems officers have until Sept. 30 to apply for the fiscal year 2014 Aviator Retention Pay Program, Air Force officials said June 25.“As we resize our force with the right balance of skills to meet Air Force mission requirements and continue to focus on retaining high-performing Airmen, ARP is a necessary hedge against external factors that... Read more
Staff Sgt. Kelly Goonan, 439th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
July 3, 2014
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — There is no distinction among Airmen within the Air Force components when it comes to how they perform their jobs, how they live up to standards and how they embrace the service’s core values, said Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody during a visit here June 24-25.“Robins (AFB) is a great example of our Air Force,” he said during an enlisted call. “I’m... Read more
Debbie Gildea, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
July 3, 2014
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Active-duty Airmen interested in unique developmental opportunities may be eligible for the Olmsted Scholar, White House Fellows, and Mansfield Fellowship Exchange programs.The programs offer unique developmental experience for Air Force leaders, according to Tech. Sgt. Jason Franklin, the Air Force Personnel Center officer developmental education.... Read more
Staff Sgt. Torri Ingalsbe, Air Force Public Affairs Agency, Operating Location – P
July 3, 2014
WASHINGTON — Air Force leaders want Airmen to share their stories with the world and designed the 2014 American Airman Video Contest with that purpose in mind.“Every Airman has a story — and smartphone technology now allows those Airmen to share those stories to a wider audience than ever before,” said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh, III.The contest, which begins July 1, asks Airmen... Read more
Brig. Gen. Mark A. Brown, Comptroller, Air Force Materiel Command
July 3, 2014
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — As I depart for my new assignment as the 2nd Air Force commander at Keesler AFB, Miss., I can’t help but reflect on my previous assignments and what I’ve learned in my nearly 28 years of service.As a comptroller, I obviously pay a lot of attention to the budget environment. While current headlines might seem dire, today’s fiscal environment is typical of a... Read more
GEN. JANET C. WOLFENBARGER, Commander, Air Force Materiel Command
July 3, 2014
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio  — The Air Force is no stranger to challenging times. That’s certainly the case today where, in the current fiscal climate, much is outside of our control and we are faced with a great deal of uncertainty. As I weigh that uncertainty, though, it occurs to me that our challenges today aren’t so different from those faced by the founders of this... Read more
Hilltop Times staff
July 3, 2014
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Of the 38,344 staff sergeants eligible for promotion to technical sergeant, 6,684 were selected, a 17.43 percent selection rate, Air Force officials said June 26. Of those selected, 69 are with Team Hill.The average score for those selected was 337.23. Selectees’ had an average time in grade of 5.30 years and time in service of 10.53 years. The average... Read more

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