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  • Air Force announces new officer developmental categories

    In an effort to enhance the officer talent management system and enable tailored and agile development, the Air Force is expanding the single Line of the Air Force promotion category into six distinct developmental categories, senior officials here announced Oct. 21.“This is an important step forward in the way Air Force leaders are developed,”
  • Reservists with computer language skills wanted

    Reserve Citizen Airmen with computer language knowledge now have the opportunity to put their coding skills to use for the Air Force.By completing the Computer Language Self-Assessment (CLSA) on myPers, qualified Airmen may be selected for temporary duty assignments across the Air Force.“Reservists bring the warrior ethos that we need to ensure
  • Recruiters meet goal, still looking for new talent

    Most everyone in the Air Force has had that moment, in an office with the buzzy fluorescent lights, sitting nervously as a recruiter rattled off dozens of acronyms resembling a language that was native to a foreign land. With time and a few questions along the way, the road becomes much clearer. It’s this process that brings new energy,
  • Big Blue steals the show

    The bomb sat in a small warehouse, surrounded by parts of airplanes and repair equipment. Every footstep resonated off of the tin walls, and its thick green shell had already accumulated a thin layer of dust in the few days its arrival.The armament easily dwarfed everything else in the room, and took center stage even among the other
  • New uniform timeline on schedule

    Trainees entering into Basic Military Training at the 37th Training Wing the first week of October were the first group to be issued the new Operational Camouflage Pattern uniforms. When Air Force officials announced last year they were adopting the Army OCP as the official utility uniform, they developed a three-year rollout timeline across the
  • Duke Field community center sports new vibe

    The Duke Field Community Center, formerly known as “The Outpost,” has a new look and feel.Duke Field Services hosted the grand re-opening Oct. 5, 2019 to showcase a number of improvements to the facility.The official ribbon cutting included remarks by Col. Kevin Merrill, 919th Special Operations Wing commander, followed by live entertainment and
  • Making fitness fun

    Mr. Jared Kist, strength and conditioning specialist for the Preservation of the Force and Family Program at Duke Field, leads Citizen Air Commandos in exercises intended to cool down after an intense workout July 31, 2019. Fitness specialists are offerring a Strength Training Clinic to all Duke Field employees Oct. 4, 2019 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the fitness pad. The clinic will provide an introduction to strength training as well as instruction on proper movements for lifts and more. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. James R. Wilson)
  • We proudly serve

    Ms. Karissa Frystin, Starbucks Regional Operations Specialist, reviews the recipe book for the coffee chain's wide range of beverages with Mr. David Hunter during training at Duke Field, Fla., Sept. 27, 2019. Hunter will be one of several barista's at the Drink Spot on base. Officials from the 919th Special Operations Wing are planning to open the coffee shop Oct. 1, 2019 offering a wide range of beverages to customers in an effort to improve resiliency and quality of life for employees at Duke Field. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. James R. Wilson)
  • Resiliency series helps Duke Field Airmen deal with life events

    On a typical drill weekend, members of the 919th Special Operations Wing participated in something very atypical for the Air Force Reserve – a class on successful parenting strategies.A brainchild of the Air Force Reserve's only Resiliency Support Team, the resiliency series offers educational seminars on various topics impacting the lives of the
  • Maintenance looking Posch these days

    Lt. Col. Dan Posch (right) assumes command of the 919th Special Operations Maintenance Group from Col. Kevin Merrill, 919 Special Operations Wing commander, at Duke Field, Florida, on September 8, 2019. The maintenance group is responsible for providing a full range of aircraft maintenance activities to support Duke Field's global mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. James R. Wilson)
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