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Air Force rolls out phased retirement program for eligible civilians

Posted July 17, 2017 by Richard Salomon

Eligible Air Force civilian employees now have the option of working part time in a “semi-retired” status, according to new Air Force Instruction 36-817, Civilian Phased Retirement Program. The civilian phased-retirement program allows eligible full-time employees to request to work on a part-time basis and receive a portion of their retirement annuity. Under the program,…

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Thank you and farewell

Posted June 12, 2015 by by Maj. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr.

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.  — Team, Thank You!!! When I was told in January 2012 I would have the privilege to serve as the first Air Force Test Center Commander, I was elated. I thought I knew what a dedicated team of professional Airmen the new AFTC would be comprised of and how the…

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AFRL engineer named luminary honoree by Hispanic engineer org

Posted September 11, 2015 by by Rebecca Amber

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.  — The 2015 Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation is recognizing a member of Team Edwards. 1st Lt. Arcenio Muniz, Air Force Research Laboratory, will be named one of the luminary honorees at the upcoming 27th Annual HENAAC Career Conference happening Oct. 14-18 in Pasadena, California. This year’s theme is “Ignite,…

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AF proposes 1,600 personnel increase to command support staffs

Posted May 26, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Alyssa C. Gibson

The U.S. Air Force plans to increase commander support staff manning across the force by 1,600 by fiscal year 2022 increasing total authorizations to more than 6,300.  Currently, the personnel increase calls for 170 officers, 469 enlisted and 961 civilians with all civilian hires authorized for fiscal 2018.  The increase in CSS manning ties directly…

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Edwards, JBLM combine efforts for KC-46 first flight, future test support

Posted October 2, 2015 by Jet Fabara 412th

On Sept. 25, 2015, the U.S. Air Force, Boeing and aviation enthusiasts witnessed an important milestone with the first flight of the KC-46 Pegasus tanker from Paine Field in Everett, Wash., to Boeing Field in Seattle.

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Around the Air Force: Nov. 18

Posted November 18, 2016 by

On this look around the Air Force the next chief master sergeant of the Air Force is announced by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein, Airmen work together with their Japanese counterparts in Keen Sword 2017, and the current policy for Air Force records management requires records custodians to complete final tasks…

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Yesterday’s Air Force: Pilot training

Posted May 23, 2017 by

This episode of Yesterday’s Air Force takes a look back at the history of the Air Force’s Pilot Training Program, from its humble beginnings in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, to its modern day pursuit of air superiority.

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AF opens retraining to second term, career Airmen

Posted July 31, 2017 by Kat Bailey

The Air Force has announced the Noncommissioned Officer Retraining Program for fiscal year 2018 and will update the number of slots available on the retraining advisory on or about Aug. 2, 2017.    Designed to balance and sustain the enlisted force as the Air Force continues to grow, the program allows Airmen on their second…

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KC-135 Stratotanker turns 60

Posted September 3, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Units around the Air Force wished happy birthday to an old friend Aug. 31.

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Around the Air Force: Nov. 22

Posted November 23, 2016 by

On this look around the Air Force Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico has been selected to be the interim home for two F-16 Fighting Falcon training squadrons, the secretary of defense got a close look at special operations Airmen at work, and the Air Force has concluded an F-16 crash investigation

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