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  • Air Guard, Reserve wings kick off annual MAFFS training

    As temperatures heated up in northern California, aerial firefighters from four C-130 airlift wings operating the U.S.D.A. Forest Service’s Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System, or MAFFS, started a weeklong training April 23 in anticipation of summer blazes.
  • First-ever blood test for detecting brain injury cleared by FDA

    Brain injuries can happen from a fall, while in combat or during training exercises. Thanks in part to research funded by the Defense Department and the Army, Banyan Biomarkers has created the first-ever brain trauma blood test. On Feb. 14, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration cleared marketing of the Banyan Biomarkers’ Brain Trauma Indicator.
  • Air Force to institute new method to protect PII

    Air Force officials announced 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.
  • Sunsetting the MQ-1 Predator: A history of innovation

    The MQ-1 Predator is a remotely piloted aircraft flown by aircrew assigned to the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing at Creech Air Force Base and units around the world. It has contributed to the U.S. warfighting efforts in unprecedented ways and is scheduled to sunset on March 9, 2018, as the Air Force transitions to an all MQ-9 Reaper force.
  • AF Reserve team among 6 Spark Tank finalists

    An Air Force Reserve Command team is among the six finalists who will showcase their innovative ideas to Air Force senior leaders in the Spark Tank competition Feb. 23, in Orlando, Florida, at the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium.
  • Air Force saves Airmen time, no longer requires first year evaluations

    Air Force officials announced Jan. 4, 2018, Enlisted Performance Reports are no longer required for regular Air Force Airmen in the grade of airman first class and below with less than 36 months’ Time-In-Service or Air Reserve Component Airmen below the grade of senior airman.
  • AMC hosts aircrew chemical decontamination exercise

    More than 15 aircrew flight equipment technicians from across Air Mobility Command gathered here July 17 to 21, to train on Aircrew Contamination Control Area processes and procedures during exercise Toxic Arch.
  • Fort Worth Airmen, spouses help revitalize squadrons

    More than 200 reserve, guard and active-duty Airmen, spouses and civilians here participated in focus groups July 8-9, 2017, to help revitalize Air Force squadrons.A 30-person team appointed by Gen. David Goldfein, the Air Force Chief of Staff, traveled to the 301st Fighter Wing to discuss the CSAF’s Focus Area – Revitalizing the Squadron.Broken
  • Citizen Airmen support milestone rocket launch

    Citizen Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing cleared the range June 3 for a SpaceX mission which marked the 100th launch from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida.Flying HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters, reservists from the wing routinely clear the coastline of marine vessels as a safety precaution before launches.According to
  • Air Force announces significant changes to Aviation Bonus Program

    As part of its retention efforts, the Air Force released details on the fiscal year 2017 Aviation Bonus Program (AvB) June 5, 2017. This year’s program implements an increase in maximum bonus amounts authorized in the fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act in addition to more flexibility in contract lengths.
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