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For first time, an airman is named senior enlisted adviser to JCS chairman

Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez will be the next senior enlisted adviser to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, defense officials said Wednesday.

Troops serving along Mexico border to get medal

Thousands of servicemembers sent to the border are eligible to receive a medal that recognizes those who, as a unit, take part in a designated U.S. military operation “deemed to be a significant activity” and “encounter no foreign armed opposition or imminent hostile action,” DOD criteria state.


US government charter flight catches fire in Ireland, shuts down airport

A total of 159 passengers and crew, including U.S. airmen, on an Air Force-chartered flight were evacuated via emergency slides at Ireland’s Shannon Airport after the jet’s landing gear caught fire, media reports said Friday.


Software glitch caused Air Force pay problem, officials say

A software upgrade was responsible for a pay issue that affected some 6,800 active duty and reserve airmen, the Air Force Personnel Center said Thursday.


Streaming services cause AAFES to stop selling DVDs, reduce video game sales

To compensate, the exchange is expanding its assortment of online digital entertainment alternatives from leading companies, including a discounted offer for the streaming service Hulu.


Trial-run fitness tests among Air Force top enlisted leader’s priorities

The Air Force’s top enlisted leader, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright, wants the service to consider several changes in Air Force policy designed to help airmen — including the option to take a no-fail, trial-run fitness assessment.


Air Force alerts airmen to mystery pay raise problem

Some military personnel may not see an expected pay update or increase on their end of July leave and earning statement, according to a statement.