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One National Guard unit’s idea to improve efficiency: spend less time filling out forms

A Virginia National Guard thinks it’s found a way to save the Air Force hundreds of thousands of man hours each year just by auto-filling a single form.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue

Pandemic causing long-term recruiting effects for Air Force

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FILE - DeMarcus Hicks, a recent graduate of nursing school who is working as a contractor with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, gives a person a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster shot, Dec. 20, 2021, on the first day of a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Federal Way, Wash.  The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Jan. 7, 2022, on challenges to whether the Biden administration can order millions of workers at private companies and health care employees be vaccinated for COVID-19. Until the court rules, millions of workers face a patchwork of requirements depending on where they live. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Federal judge rejects Oklahoma lawsuit over National Guard vaccine mandate

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81st Training Wing Public Affair/Kemberly GroueU.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Rashawn Duffy, 37th Training Wing Detachment 5 military training instructor, presents a coin to an Airman during the basic military training coining ceremony outside of Erwin Manor at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, May 14, 2020. Nearly 60 Airmen from the 37th TRW Detachment 5 completed the six-week basic military training course. Due to safety concerns stemming from COVID-19, the Air Force sent new recruits to Keesler to demonstrate a proof of concept to generate the force at multiple locations during contingencies. The flight was the first to graduate BMT at Keesler since 1968. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Air Force meeting recruitment goals, changing mindset around work and training

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(U.S. Air Force photo by SrA Haley Stevens)An MQ-9A Reaper assigned to the 556th Test and Evaluation Squadron sits on the ramp at Creech Air Force Base carrying eight Hellfire missiles. This was the first flight test of the MQ-9 carrying eight Hellfire missiles.

(U.S. Air Force photo by SrA Haley Stevens)

Air Force offering airmen a chance to leave service early in attempt to balance the force

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EXCLUSIVE: Pentagon will create Space National Guard if Space Force launches

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First sergeant Archer Ford, from left, sergeant first class Andreson Neal, and members of the Georgia National Guard's 48th Brigade Combat Team salute the colors during the Casing of Color and Departure Ceremony for their deployment to Afghanistan on Friday, Dec 21, 2018, at Fort Stewart. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Army, Air Force want merged ‘scrolling’ process to help transition between active, reserve and guard

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National Guard cyber units protect country’s interests, still face training issues

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FILE - This Sept. 2, 2015 file photo shows an F-16, below, escorting two F-35 jets, above, after arriving the latter arrived at Hill Air Force Base in Utah. The U.S. and its Asia-Pacific allies are rolling out their new stealth fighter jet, a cutting-edge plane that costs about $100 million each. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Air Force needs more manpower to improve readiness

Three top Air Force generals told Congress that manpower issues were the greatest challenge to the organization’s readiness. While specific concerns…

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Air National Guard uses crash courses to narrow cyber training backlog

The Air National Guard is putting its troops through two month cyber courses to instill basic cyber skills.

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Retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett: Lasting impact of re-enlistment bonus recall

When the Pentagon demanded nearly 10,000 California National Guard soldiers pay back a decade-old re-enlistment bonus, it had do back down days later. Federal News Radio’s Eric White spoke with retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett, president of the National Guard Association, on Federal Drive with Tom Temin to examine if the incident will produce lasting effects.

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