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HYT extension possible for SrA-MSgt in 35 career fields

Posted May 22, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

Eligible senior airmen, staff sergeants, technical sergeants and master sergeants in 35 Air Force specialties will be able to apply for a high year of tenure extension and, if approved, will be able to extend between 12 and 24 months past their current HYT. The Air Force is introducing several personnel and manpower initiatives to…

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This Memorial Day, reflect on true meaning

Posted May 22, 2015 by Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger

It was nearly 150 years ago that our nation first observed a day of remembrance for those who died in service to the United States of America. Over the years, more than one million American Soldiers, Sailors, Coast Guardsmen, Marines and Airmen have given their lives in defense of our great nation. We owe our…

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Exchange Faces to Remember photo contest focuses on Vietnam memories

Posted May 22, 2015 by

As Memorial Day draws near, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service, along with GoPro, is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War with a photo contest to honor the heroes who served. Through the Patriot Family Faces to Remember contest, Exchange shoppers are invited to share photos from their experiences in Vietnam for…

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News Briefs May 15, 2015

Posted May 15, 2015 by

May Fitness Month The Rosburg Fitness Center is hosting some special events for May Fitness Month. Join the gym staff and have some fun getting in shape. Pick up your May Fitness Punch Cards and try to get 20 workouts during the month and receive a special prize.†All the special events are worth two punches…

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USNORTHCOM brings exercise ARDENT SENTRY to Edwards

Posted May 15, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber An Army Sentinel Mobile Command Center provides power and satellite communications during an exercise or real-world natural disaster. Edwards AFB was treated as a simulated basic-staging area May 13 during U.S. Northern Command’s annual Defense Support of Civil Authorities exercise. The scenario for Exercise Ardent Sentry 15 was a…

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412th SFS celebrates National Police Week

Posted May 15, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The 412th Security Forces Squadron takes on the Fire Department in tug-o-war during a First Responders Cookout May 7 at Arnold Park. The barbecue was held in honor of National Police Week. With military bases†in Force Protection Condition Bravo, the 412th Security Forces Squadron is working tirelessly to ensure…

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Team Edwards members humble themselves, pray on National Day of Prayer

Posted May 15, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

Men and women at Edwards gathered around the flag pole in front of Bldg. 1 early May 7 to bow their heads in prayer. For the last 64 years, the first Thursday in May has been dedicated as the National Day of Prayer. This year’s theme, “Lord, Hear Our Cry,” is aimed at “emphasizing the…

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160-plus Edwards Airmen earn their degrees

Posted May 15, 2015 by

Team Edwards held its annual Community College of the Air Force graduation ceremony May 13 at Club Muroc. CCAF is a federally-chartered degree-granting institution that serves the United States Air Force’s enlisted total force. The college partners with more than 106 affiliated Air Force schools, 82 Education Service Offices located worldwide and more than 1,500…

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AFMC’s Wingman Intervention program going strong

Posted May 15, 2015 by

More than a year after it was introduced, Air Force Materiel Command’s Wingman Intervention program is still going strong. “During the spring 2013 Wingman Day, AFMC made a concerted effort to provide its Airmen with the skills and confidence they need to safely intervene when they see fellow Airmen entering into potentially harmful situations, both…

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Flight tests conclude for shape changing aircraft flap

Posted May 15, 2015 by

Courtesy photograph The modified Gulfstream III flight research aircraft with an adaptive compliant wing trailing edge is shown with 25 degrees of trailing edge deflection. A team of researchers from Air Force Research Laboratory, NASA and FlexSys, Inc., accomplished a long sought goal in aviation research April 22 with the last flight of the Adaptive…

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