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AFMC to transition to Civilian Acquisition Workforce Personnel Demonstration Project

Posted December 18, 2015 by Stacey Geiger

Some 13,000 Air Force Materiel Command non-bargaining unit civilian employees will transition to the Acquisition Workforce Personnel Demonstration Project pay system in June 2016, according to AFMC officials.  “This is a win-win for both employees and managers. It will support employee personal and professional growth, and for supervisors, it will give them more control and flexibility…

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Welsh: Joint force in excellent shape, but needs resources, prioritization

Posted June 17, 2016 by Jim Garamone

The joint force is in excellent shape, but leaders must pay attention to it, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III told the Defense Writers Group in Washington, D.C., June 15. Welsh, a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke to the group as one of his last public acts in…

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SECAF reiterates focus on modernization, efficiency

Posted October 31, 2016 by Sean Clements

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James took the stage Oct. 28, at the Airlift/Tanker Association Symposium to address the Air Force’s priority to maintain mission readiness and promote modernization in the coming years.

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Around the Air Force: Jan. 24

Posted January 25, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, the preferred base locations for the MQ-9 Reaper and KC-46A Pegasus are announced and Travis Air Force Base’s environmental restoration program is certified.

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Around the Air Force: March 29

Posted March 29, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, the Air Force has a dedicated website to commemorate the Air Force’s 70th birthday and coating booths are in the works for F-35 sustainment

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Around the Air Force: May 24

Posted May 24, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, Air Force senior leaders testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee Strategic Forces Subcommittee on space capabilities, and the Chief of Staff of the Air Force met with airline execs to discuss the pilot shortage.

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Air Force senior leaders unveil new priorities

Posted August 3, 2017 by

In a recent letter to the Total Force, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright released their new priorities and addressed issues Airmen face day to day. “For more than 70 years, our fellow Americans…

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Air Force selects 63 officers, civilians for test pilot school

Posted January 3, 2018 by Kat Bailey

The Air Force has selected 63 primary and alternate students to attend training at the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Naval, British and French test pilot schools, with classes starting next summer. The selection board met in July and considered total force officer and civilian candidates for test pilot, test combat systems officer, test remotely piloted…

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F-35 receives first fuel from RAAF tanker

Posted October 2, 2015 by

A U.S. Air Force F-35 Joint Strike Fighter completed its first aerial refueling from a Royal Australian Air Force tanker here Sept. 25.

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AF announces year two adjustments to enlisted evaluations, promotions

Posted February 5, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Bryan Franks

Incorporating various observations and assessments from the first year under the new enlisted evaluation and promotion systems, the Air Force is making several adjustments for year two to ease execution and strengthen processes. In 2015, the Air Force began execution of the new enlisted evaluation and promotion systems with the goal of ensuring performance as…

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