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October 9, 2014
WASHINGTON — Assignment incentive pay and special duty assignment pay for select total force nuclear career fields became effective Oct. 1, following Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James’ recent announcement.“The purpose of these special pays is to incentivize Airmen to volunteer for and perform duties in a particular career field, location and/or special assignment where the scope of... Read more
October 9, 2014
WASHINGTON — Featured in this force management update are details regarding changes to the reduction in force board eligibility and ongoing civilian force management programs.Military force managementDue to adjustments for operational requirements and additional voluntary separations, judge advocates (51J), operations research analysts (61A) in the 2002 year group, and acquisition managers (63A)... Read more
Matthew Clouse, 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
October 9, 2014
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Air Force Uniform Office (AFUO) designers and engineers are currently fit testing a new cold weather aviation system (CWAS) for aircrews flying in cold weather environments. The request is to develop a flame-resistant system that can also keep aircrews warm in temperatures as cold as minus 20, with a 55 mph wind. To withstand the freezing temperatures... Read more
Richard W. Essary, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
October 9, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Department of Defense officials announced last week that the Ogden Air Logistics Complex’s 574th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron F-22 Raptor Depot Maintenance Team is the winner of the 2014 Robert T. Mason Award, which recognizes excellence in depot maintenance.“This award reflects the outstanding accomplishments of every member of the 574th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and... Read more
Hilltop Times staff
October 9, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel presented one of the 419th Fighter Wing’s top employers with the 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award during a ceremony at the Pentagon Sept. 26. Zions Bank was one of 15 recipients of the award, which is presented by Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office.Senior Airman Alison Putnam, a... Read more
75th Medical Group
October 9, 2014
Because no one knows exactly what causes breast cancer, there are no sure ways to prevent it.  It is understood that age, gender, lifetime exposures to estrogen, and other causes play important roles in the development of breast cancer. There are several steps one can take to reduce your risk, such as limiting alcohol intake, fitting exercise into your routine, and maintaining a healthy... Read more
Airman 1st Class Rachel Hammes, U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs
October 9, 2014
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III arrived at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, Sept. 29, as part of a week-long stay.Welsh wanted to take some time to thank Academy Airmen for the part they play here and in the Air Force. He addressed the legacy of the Academy, the changing future and the need for new priorities.“I’m really only here for one... Read more
Hilltop Times staff
October 9, 2014
WASHINGTON — Active-duty Airmen who want to take advantage of military assistance programs for voluntary education in the coming academic year will experience several changes beginning Oct. 1.Air Force Credentialing Opportunities Online, or AF COOL, will take the place of the military tuition assistance, or MilTA, certification program for enlisted and total-force Airmen seeking certifications.... Read more
Hilltop Times staff
October 9, 2014
KADENA AIR BASE, Japan — One Airman is confirmed deceased and two more are missing after they were washed out to sea from the northwest coast of Okinawa at about 3:45 p.m. Oct. 5.An Airman that was found by the Japanese Coast Guard and pulled from the sea was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.HH-60G Pave Hawks from Kadena Air Base, Japan and Japanese Coast Guard are continuing to search... Read more
Senior Airman Jette Carr, Air Force News Service
October 9, 2014
NELLIS Air Force Base, Nev. — The internet is a battleground, and information is the prize. News reports of a shopping retailer losing control of customers’ digital data and an internet browser being compromised are some of the recent evidence of the constant cyber-threat present in the World Wide Web.The digital war over information is one Air Force cyber specialists fight on a daily basis. To... Read more