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Around the Air Force: Jan 27

Posted January 30, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force the preferred Reserve led F-35 base is announced, Airmen aid Kurdish refugees, and the Air Force is focusing on cost-effective, cleaner energy solutions.

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Benefield Anechoic Facility hosts B-52 for HERO testing

Posted January 27, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner A B-52 from the 96th Bomb Squadron at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., is backed into the Benefield Anechoic Facility Jan. 9. 2017. A B-52 Stratofortress from the 96th Bomb Squadron at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., is undergoing Hazards of Electromagnetic Radiation to Ordnance testing in the Benefield…

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Project shows collaboration key to innovation success

Posted January 27, 2017 by Christopher Ball

Innovation means using a new idea, method, or device. So to step away from the status quo, someone pursuing innovation may have to look for answers beyond the usual, and one method encouraged by Edwards AFB innovators is collaboration. Edwards’ Experimentation Center for Ideas/Technology Exploration team – XCITE team for short – actively engages in…

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Maintainers’ close ties to Desert High leads to nose art on B-1B Lancer

Posted January 27, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Desert Junior-Senior High School’s Class of 2017 received an early graduation gift as they were presented with a professionally painted DHS Scorpions logo on the side of a B-1B Lancer Jan. 19, 2017.

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Defense Department Revamps Civilian RIF Process, Emphasizing Performance

Posted January 27, 2017 by Jim Garamone

Performance will be the primary factor in the future if the Defense Department has to resort to a civilian reduction in force, DOD officials said Jan. 26. The department revamped the rules for the reduction-in-force process as a result of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2016. That law requires the department to establish procedures…

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