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Civilian developmental education application deadline May 1

Posted March 18, 2016 by Janis El Shabazz

Civilian Airmen have until May 1 to submit applications for civilian developmental education programs to the Air Force Personnel Center. “Educational opportunities, in conjunction with experience and training, are a key component of the continuum of learning designed to deliberately develop Air Force leaders,” said Virginia Banda, AFPC CDE program manager. “CDE programs help provide…

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This week in Edwards Flight Test History

Posted March 18, 2016 by Air Force photograph

March 16, 1976 — The F-16 control-configured vehicle flight test program began. The first prototype F-16 had been fitted with a pair of canards and an auxiliary flight control computer. The CCV program explored the use of non-conventional flight modes to enhance the operational capabilities of modern high-performance fighters.

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Air Force summer hire program opens

Posted March 18, 2016 by

Now is the time for those interested in temporary summer employment to apply for an Air Force job. Air Force summer vacancies will be posted for positions such as office automation and computer clerk, laborer, lifeguard, recreation aide and food service worker. To be considered for a summer position, an individual must meet one or…

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KC-46 continues milestones with refueling of AV-8B Harrier II

Posted March 11, 2016 by

KC-46 continues milestones with refueling of AV-8B Harrier II

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KC-46 tanker successfully refuels F/A-18

Posted February 19, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

A U.S. Air Force and Boeing aircrew aboard the KC-46 tanker successfully refueled an F/A-18 fighter jet in flight Feb. 10. The air refueling was the program's first using the KC-46's hose and drogue system. It took place in the skies over Washington State.

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Air Force presents fiscal year 2017 budget

Posted February 12, 2016 by

The Air Force presented its fiscal year 2017 president’s budget request Feb. 9 following the Defense Department and sister services’ budget briefings. Maj. Gen. Jim Martin, the Air Force budget director, presented the service’s budget request and said the fiscal 2017 budget request supports the defense strategy, resources combatant commander requirements, continues readiness recovery from…

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AF implements new DOD-wide changes to maternity leave

Posted February 12, 2016 by

Beginning Feb. 5, active-duty female Airmen will receive up to 12 continuous, non-transferable weeks of fully paid maternity leave in accordance with Defense Department-wide changes to the policy outlined in Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s Force of the Future announcement Jan. 28. This new policy applies to all Airmen in the active-duty component, and those Reserve…

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AFRL welcomes two new leaders

Posted February 5, 2016 by

Air Force photograph Michael Huggins is the new chief engineer and technical engineering authority for the Aerospace Directorate for Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. The directorate chief engineer position was transferred to Edwards AFB and Huggins will divide his time in offices at both locations. The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory saw…

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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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AcqDemo team offers information about transition

Posted February 5, 2016 by Ted Singer

In June 2016, some 13,000 Air Force Materiel Command employees will transition to the Department of Defense Civilian Acquisition Workforce Demonstration Project (AcqDemo) pay system. Employees whose positions have been identified for conversion are being notified through their respective Centers. AcqDemo will cover mainly non-bargaining, supervisory and professional series employees. Exceptions to conversion include the…

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