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  • Verifying records, personal info may effect promotions

    The one constant among all Airmen is the desire to be promoted. There are many things Airmen can do to affect their chances for promotion, but perhaps the most important is ensuring their personal information is correct. Missing or inaccurate enlisted or officer performance reports, decorations, awards and citations can affect promotion scores for
  • Air Force Services launches arts and crafts Web site

    U. S. Air Force Services now has an official Web site for its arts and crafts program. The Web site, www.af-artscrafts.com, is a resource for arts and crafts customers to find information on local base centers as well as tips for creative projects and auto hobby. "(We are) proud to introduce a Web site that is specifically designed for the centers'
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  • Program lets Airmen speak their minds

    A group of Airmen and civilians are being invited to become the Air Force's Internal Communication Assessment Group. Senior Air Force leaders want to know Airmen's interests, opinions and preferences on receiving Air Force information. Group members will receive quick monthly surveys, which will provide leaders with feedback, influencing decisions
  • Weapons safety: It's everyone's responsibility

    Guns don't kill people -- people with guns kill people. A firearm is defined by Webster's Dictionary as "a weapon from which a shot is discharged by gunpowder -- usually used of small arms." These weapons are designed to do one thing and one thing only. They are not for digging snow away from a HMMWV tire and they are not for resting when you get
  • Running doesn't have to be so hard

    Almost everyone I've met in the Air Force dreads the running part of the physical fitness test, and yet the Air Force places the greatest weight on the running portion of the test. I assume the powers that be value physical endurance and a thin waistline above bulging biceps and six-pack. But why do people dread running? Well, it's hard! But it
  • Air Force fosters "warrior ethos" in all Airmen

    Whether it's the recent changes to basic military training, continual preparation for deployments, engaging in combat or new and better uniforms, Air Force leaders are instilling a warrior mindset in Airmen. That warrior ethos -- the foundation of what it means to be an Airman -- traces its roots to the era when the Air Force first became an
  • Education: Airmen's 'most powerful weapon'

    If knowledge is power, as the old saying goes, then the Air Force is creating some mighty warriors indeed. With education benefits ranging from tuition assistance to free CLEP and DANTES testing, Airmen here and across the world can change their lives through learning. "Education can make you a better-rounded person, a better citizen," said Kathren
  • Personnel Records Readiness: Are you protecting your family?

    Safeguarding important papers is something we all have been taught to do. Some of us lock them in a box underneath the bed; others store them in a safety deposit box, or tuck them away in a 'secret' coffee can. Whatever the method, we know these papers must be kept safe. But what is the point in securing these papers if they don't protect your