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A graphic showing what military members can and cannot do when it comes to political participation. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Staff Sgt. AJ Hyatt) Military members must know, understand rules regarding political activities
As election season heats up, Airmen and federal employees must follow strict guidelines to ensure no wrongdoing.Department of Defense Directive 1344.10 and Air Force Instruction 51-902, outline what active duty service members are permitted and restricted from doing while acting in personal and official capacity.Service members who violate these
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Default Air Force Logo DoD selects Air Force ISR officer to mentor tomorrow's future leaders
A Ramstein Air Base officer is heading to Washington to make a difference in the lives of youth participating in the United States Senate Youth Program.U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Kira N. Loera, a standards and evaluation chief for the 693rd Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group, will travel to Washington as one of 17 military officers,
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An Airman waits in the hall with her supervisor prior to be being called into a mock Below the Zone board Jan. 29, 2016, at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. Airmen considered for BTZ must meet their time-in-service and time-in-grade requirements and have not been selected for BTZ before. The BTZ program was created to give exceptional Airmen at the rank of Airman First Class a chance to promote to Senior Airman six months prior to their estimated phase point. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alex Montes) ISRW NCO's give Below the Zone mentorship to junior airman
Members of the junior 70th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing Non-commissioned officer professional organization called "5/6", set up a mock Below the Zone training seminar to allow junior airman experience what is expected along with customs and courtesies of a board. The BTZ program was created to give exceptional Airman First
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A 55th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing crew deployed an RC-135V/W Rivet Joint
from Hellenikon Air Base, Greece, to Riyadh Air Base, Saudi Arabia, Aug. 8,
1990. After its initial flight over the Central Command Area of Operations
Aug. 9, two more RJs arrived at Riyadh and 24-hour coverage began Aug. 11.
Since then, Rivet Joint crews have flown more than 11,700 sorties in the
CENTCOM Area of Operations. (File photo, 55th Wing Public Affairs)
Desert Shield/Desert Storm became game changers for Air Force ISR
[Editor's note: Information for this article was provided from the book "The Dragon Lady Meets the Challenge: The U-2 in Desert Storm," by Coy F. Cross II, 9 RW historian, and unit histories from the 480th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing, the 9th Reconnaissance Wing, and the 55th Wing.]It's been 25 years since the start of combat
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Maj. Jesse Foster, commander of the Air Force Technical Applications Center's Detachment 421 in Alice Springs, Australia, briefs his commander (seen in foreground), Col. Jennifer P. Sovada, during her visit Dec. 16, 2015.  Sovada and her command chief, Chief Master Sgt. Neil Jones, made the 10,200-mile journey from Patrick AFB, Fla., to get an up-close view of the seismic work being conducted by AFTAC personnel in Australia's Northern Territory.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Susan A. Romano) Commander travels ‘Down Under’ to observe seismic work
The commander of the Air Force Technical Applications Center and her command chief master sergeant visited the center's most far-reaching detachment located in Australia's Northern Territory Dec. 14-18.Col. Jennifer P. Sovada and Chief Master Sgt. Neil Jones made the 10,200-mile journey to get an up-close view of the seismic work being conducted by
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Default Air Force Logo 70th ISR Wing NCO helps families plan for their future with budgeting
With a New Year start new goals, and if one of your resolutions was to save money, budgeting and investment planning will help you work towards financial success.The Fort George G. Meade, Md., Airman and Family Readiness office, offers tool and techniques to educate Airman and their families on financial planning.At Fort Meade, there is one
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Maj. Gen. Bradford J. “BJ” Shwedo addresses the audience after taking command of 25th Air Force from Maj. Gen. John N.T. “Jack” Shanahan on Aug. 3, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. (USAF photo by William B. Belcher) Shwedo takes command of 25th AF and Shanahan gets 3rd star
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO- LACKLAND AFB, TEXAS- Maj. Gen. Bradford J. "B.J." Shwedo, took command of the 25th Air Force today from Maj. Gen. John N. T. "Jack" Shanahan during a change of command ceremony that Gen. Herbert J. "Hawk" Carlisle, commander Air Combat Command, officiated here."It is great to be back here in San Antonio," Shwedo said,
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