Airman's Guide

Airman's Guide

by Boone Nicolls

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Airman's Guide by Boone Nicolls

This top-selling reference guide has been revised and updated throughout to reflect the latest information for U.S. airmen.Covers the history and customs of the Air Force, standards of conduct, rights and restrictions for servicemembers, training and education, the promotion system, medical care, veterans benefits, and moreNew information on the mission and organization of the Air Force, service in the Air Force, promotion systems, and other subjectsIncludes listings of major Air Force installations, all completely updated

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811717700
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Publication date: 12/01/2016
Edition description: Ninth Edition
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 805,094
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Boone Nicolls served in the United States Air Force in the grades of Airman Basic to Master Sergeant. His more than twenty-four years' service were predominantly in Aerospace Defense Command, Air Defense Weapons Center, Air Mobility Command, and Air Education and Training Command. He is a graduate of the USAF noncommissioned Officer Academy, Squadron Officer School, and both the Army and Air force Inspector General Schools. He and his family live in Victory, Oklahoma.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

Part I The Air Force 1

1 A Professional Approach 2

2 Customs and Courtesies 9

3 Who's Who: Grades, Roles, and Responsibilities 15

4 Mission and Organization 22

5 Looking Back: The Importance of USAF History 40

6 Looking Forward: The Air Force of the Future 45

Part II Service in the Air Force 49

7 Standards of Conduct 50

8 Rights, Benefits, and Restrictions 58

9 Your Uniform and Standards of Appearance 69

10 Awards, Decorations, and Recognition Programs 94

11 The Communication Process 105

12 Air Force Computer Systems and Information Technology 124

13 The Inspector General and the Inspection System 130

Part III Getting Ahead 139

14 Careers and Goals 140

15 Career Progression Routes 147

16 Training and Education 160

17 Promotion Systems 168

18 How to Get the "Right" Assignments 180

19 Going to a New Assignment 193

20 NCO Leadership 200

21 Commissioning Opportunities 205

Part IV Personal Affairs 209

22 The Family in the Air Force Community 210

23 Medical Care 219

24 Dollars and Sense 224

25 Where to Go for Information, Assistance, or "Help!" 238

26 Off-Duty Pursuits 247

27 Veterans Benefits 256

28 Answers to 25 Frequently Asked Questions 267

Appendices 277

Appendix A Professional Reading Guide 278

Appendix B Key References 284

Appendix C Major USAF Installations 288

Appendix D USAF Fitness Charts 314

Appendix E USAF Acronyms and Abbreviations 326

Index 336

About the Author 347

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