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Arnold AFB hosts annual meeting of AFRL chief engineers

Posted April 11, 2018 by Bradley Hicks

For the first time ever, Arnold AFB has hosted the Systems Engineering Program Management meeting, an annual gathering of Chief Engineers across the Air Force Research Laboratory.

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2018 U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School applications due May 27

Posted March 28, 2018 by Kat Bailey

Application packages for the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., selection board are due by May 27.  The board, set for July 23-25, will consider Total Force officer and current Air Force civilian applicants to attend training as early as July 2019. Officers may apply to become a test…

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U.S. Senate confirms Schaefer’s nomination to major general

Posted March 26, 2018 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph Brig. Gen. Carl E. Schaefer, commander of the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The United States Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump’s nomination of Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, for promotion to the rank of major general. The Senate released confirmations March 22 of dozens of general…

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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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