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Comms program hits 100,000 hours of warfighter connectivity

Posted February 5, 2016 by Patty Welsh

A program managed at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., to ensure war fighters can stay connected despite differing networks and austere environments recently reached a significant milestone and is also on a path to keep moving forward.

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High year of tenure extension for 122 specialties

Posted February 5, 2016 by

Eligible senior airmen, staff sergeants, technical sergeants, and master sergeants in 122 Air Force specialties can apply for a high year of tenure extension and, if approved, will be able to extend between 12 and 24 months past their current HYT. Eligible Airmen who apply for an extension should be approved by their unit commander…

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Air Force implements additional security measures

Posted January 22, 2016 by

In response to tragic events that have taken place on and off installations over the past few years, Air Force commanders can take additional measures to secure personnel and property on their installations through three programs that allow service members to carry weapons.

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F-35 fires first AIM-9X missile

Posted January 22, 2016 by

Lockheed Martin photograph by Chad Bellay An F-35 from the 461st Flight Test Squadron launched an AIM-9X missile for the first time over the Pacific Sea Test Range Jan. 12. The Flight Sciences aircraft, AF-1, of the Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force, was piloted by David Nelson, Lockheed Martin chief F-35 test pilot. The…

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AF officials announce civilian reduction in force

Posted January 8, 2016 by

In a continuing effort to meet Defense Department funding targets and rebalance the civilian workforce, some Air Force installations will implement civilian reduction in force authorities effective through April 4. Following a major command needs assessment in early August, more than 1,000 civilian overages were identified across 48 Air Force installations going into fiscal year…

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Green Dot to roll out across the Air Force

Posted January 8, 2016 by

Airmen will take the first step of a five-year strategy to decrease interpersonal violence across the service in January when the first 1,500 trainers attend one of 22 Green Dot prep sessions worldwide. The Air Force contracted the non-profit Green Dot organization to provide these violence prevention tools to the total Air Force over the…

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AFMC’s Wingman Intervention program going strong

Posted January 8, 2016 by

More than two years after it was introduced, Air Force Materiel Command’s Wingman Intervention program is still going strong. “During the Spring 2013 Wingman Day, AFMC made a concerted effort to provide its Airmen with the skills and confidence they need to safely intervene when they see fellow Airmen entering into potentially harmful situations, both…

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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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