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BACN continues to sizzle for six more months

Posted December 18, 2015 by Justin Oakes

The Battlefield Airborne Communications Node program based at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass.,, commonly referred to as BACN, recently awarded Northrop Grumman a contract extension valued at more than $120 million, securing the system's future for months to come.

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Air Force seeks enlisted nurse commissioning program applicants

Posted December 18, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Ian Hoachlander

Eligible active duty enlisted Airmen interested in a nursing commission have until Jan. 29 to submit an “intent to apply” email to the Air Force Personnel Center. The Nurse Enlisted Commissioning Program offers members an opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing and an Air Force commission. The program is open to senior airmen…

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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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AF announces FY16 aviator bonuses: RPA pilots eligible for first time

Posted December 18, 2015 by

Eligible active-duty aviators have until Sept. 30 to apply for the fiscal year 2016 Aviator Retention Pay or Critical Skills Retention Bonus programs, Air Force officials announced Dec. 15. “The cost to train and develop our Airmen is a significant investment for the Air Force,” said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh…

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Corvias partners with NMFA to offer 2016 spouse scholarships

Posted December 11, 2015 by

Corvias Foundation, a private, charitable foundation and the charitable arm of Corvias Group, has been committed to supporting military families in the pursuit of higher education since 2006. This year, Corvias Foundation and Corvias Military Living, the military housing division of Corvias Group, has partnered with the National Military Family Association to support spouse scholarships…

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F-35A enters BAF for first time to undergo electromagnetic effects tests

Posted November 13, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

An F-35A Lightning II entered the Benefield Anechoic Facility for the first time Sept. 14. The aircraft is undergoing Electromagnetic Environmental Effects testing, called E3 or “Triple E” by the team. “What that means is we’re testing the different electronic components on the jet and making sure they don’t interfere with each other,” said Jeff…

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F-35 fires first airborne shots successfully

Posted November 6, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

F-35A tail number AF-2 became the first F-35 Lightning II aircraft to fire the four-barrel GAU-22/A 25mm Gun system while in flight Oct. 30.

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AF leaders testify on F-35 progress

Posted October 30, 2015 by Senior Airman Hailey Haux

Leaders in the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office and the Air Force F-35 Integration Office testified on the fifth-generation aircraft’s development before a House Armed Services subcommittee Oct. 21 on Capitol Hill.

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AFMC commander visits Arnold AFB

Posted October 30, 2015 by

Air Force photograph by Jackie Cowan Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, toured Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee, Oct. 15, 2015, with members of the AFMC Community Liaison Program. Hosted by Col. Rod Todaro, commander or the Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Pawlikowski and CLP members received briefings, toured facilities and exchanged ideas….

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Air Force awards LRS-B contract

Posted October 30, 2015 by

The Air Force announced today the contract award of Engineering and Manufacturing Development and early production for the Long Range Strike Bomber to Northrop Grumman Corporation. “The LRS-B is critical to national defense and is a top priority for the Air Force,” said Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James. “We face a complex…

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