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AFAF campaign begins March 26

Posted March 16, 2018 by

The Air Force Assistance Fund campaign kicks off at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., March 26, and will run until May 4.  Contributions to the AFAF can lend a helping hand to Airmen and their families–active duty and retired, officers and enlisted. The gifts can help with emergency needs, educational assistance, family support, and provide…

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First command-wide exercise of 2018 ends, identifies key lessons

Posted February 21, 2018 by

Teamwork, the commitment of Airmen, and ongoing observations of command processes were among the highlights of the week-long exercise that concluded throughout Air Force Materiel Command Feb. 2, 2018.

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Air Force FY 2019 budget addresses great power competition

Posted February 14, 2018 by

The Air Force budget request of $156.3 billion for fiscal year 2019 builds on the progress made in 2018 to restore the readiness of the force, increase lethality, and cost-effectively modernize. Secretary of the Air Force Dr. Heather Wilson said the budget request is aligned with the National Defense Strategy, prioritizing long-term competition with China…

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AF upgrades to Windows 10

Posted February 14, 2018 by

In accordance with the Department of Defense mandate, the Air Force must complete the Microsoft Windows 10 migration by March 31, 2018. Any operating system not upgraded by the deadline will be denied access to the network.

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Air Force to institute new method to protect PII

Posted February 9, 2018 by

Air Force officials announced Feb. 6, 2018, emails containing personally identifiable information, and similar numeric constructs, will be blocked from transmission unless the email is encrypted. For members unable to send or receive encrypted emails, members will be directed to utilize the AMRDEC SAFE application. This is not a change in policy, but a new…

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Certain officers can cross-train into OSI

Posted February 5, 2018 by

The Air Force Office of Special Investigations is offering a time-sensitive opportunity for certain officers to join AFOSI. They are seeking highly qualified nonrated line officers for a cross flow opportunity as a special agent at various, worldwide duty locations. Applications are due by Feb. 28 and applicants must be eligible to cross flow. The following company…

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Air Force saves Airmen time, no longer requires first year evaluations

Posted January 5, 2018 by

Air Force officials announced Jan. 4, 2018, that Enlisted Performance Reports are no longer required for regular Air Force Airmen in the grade of airman first class and below with less than 36 months’ Time-In-Service or Air Reserve Component Airmen below the grade of senior airman.   This policy change supports Air Force senior leaders’…

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Around the Air Force: Jan. 4

Posted January 5, 2018 by

On this look around the Air Force the 418th Flight Test Squadron assists NASA and Airmen can now enroll in the new Blended Retirement System.

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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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Happy Holidays from Air Force senior leaders, spouses

Posted December 22, 2017 by

Secretary of the Air Force Heather A. Wilson and her husband, along with Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright and their spouses, wish all Airmen and families season’s greetings.

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