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Final rule puts more teeth into Military Lending Act

Posted July 24, 2015 by Terri Moon Cronk

The Defense Department July 21 closed loopholes to protect U.S. men and women in uniform from predatory lending practices, President Barack Obama said this morning at the 116th Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The heightened level of financial and consumer-rights protection against unscrupulous practices, called the final rule of the Military…

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Northrop Grumman demonstrates open mission systems architecture across manned, unmanned systems

Posted July 24, 2015 by

PALMDALE, Calif.–Northrop Grumman demonstrated in recent test flights that the U.S. Air Force’s Open Mission Systems architecture standards can be successfully integrated across multiple systems and platforms. These flights have paved the way for new capabilities to be integrated rapidly and affordably across advanced manned and unmanned aircraft. In June, at Edwards Air Force Base,…

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AF continues to work with DOD, OPM on cybersecurity incident

Posted July 24, 2015 by timchisham

The Air Force maintains its commitment to protect personal information from cyber threats by continuing efforts with the Defense Department and the Office of Personnel Management to assist those impacted by the recent cyber incident involving federal background investigation data. OPM and an interagency response team, including investigators from the FBI and the Department of…

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New AFMC mission, vision statements emphasize agility

Posted July 24, 2015 by timchisham

New mission and vision statements are the foundation of a new command strategy designed to push Air Force Materiel Command to be more agile as it delivers war-winning support to the warfighter. The command’s new mission statement is succinct but declarative: “deliver and support agile war-winning capabilities.”†The mission statement encompasses the entire spectrum of AFMC’s…

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New commander online with 412th Communications Squadron

Posted July 17, 2015 by

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon From left: Col. Eric Leshinsky, 412th Mission Support Group commander, and Lt. Col. J. Scott Fuller pose for a photo as Lt. Col. Christopher Budde looks on. Budde relinquished command of the 412th Communications Squadron to Fuller during a change of command ceremony at Club Muroc July 10. Fuller…

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Project84 migrating to API

Posted July 17, 2015 by

Wing participation in the Project84 program has brought many cost saving ideas to the attention of leadership here at Edwards AFB. Many of the ideas submitted were aimed at reducing consumption of materials, water and electricity. Some cost savings require time before being realized, but others such as Xeriscaping and printer right-sizing have had an…

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Concepts into capability squadron gets new commander

Posted July 17, 2015 by

Air Force photograph by Patric Lovado Lt. Col. Jose R. Gutierrez del Arroyo assumed command of the 771st Test Squadron during a formal ceremony July 14 at Club Muroc. Gutierrez previously served as the director of Curriculum Standards at the United States Air Force Test Pilot School. He was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico,…

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AF revolutionizes study material delivery for FY16

Posted July 10, 2015 by

Airmen studying for career development and promotion opportunities will begin to receive study materials solely online by Oct. 1, 2017. Electronic delivery of Career Development Course volumes and Weighted Airman Promotion System study references have been in place for several years with a majority of the materials accessible on Air Education and Training Command websites….

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AFMC Employee Assistance Program services

Posted June 26, 2015 by

Personal problems can affect the lives of employees both at home and at work. To help prevent, identify and resolve potential stressors or issues, Air Force Materiel Command partners with Federal Occupational Health to provide our Employee Assistance Program services. EAP services are offered free (limitations apply) to civilians and their family members. The EAP…

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GWOT Expeditionary Medal

Posted June 19, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

U.S. Air Force photo by Steve White JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas–Active duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Airmen who earned the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal for more than one of the five Department of Defense approved GWOT-EM operations may now wear a service star device on the medal and service…

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