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F-35 returns to limited flight, officials rule out Farnborough

Posted July 18, 2014 by

While the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter has returned to limited flying, it will not be appearing at the Farnborough International Airshow in the United Kingdom, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said during a Pentagon news conference July 15.

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Air Force creates Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center

Posted July 18, 2014 by

The Air Force is centralizing its installation support management within a newly created Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, Air Force officials announced July 14. The change resulted from a comprehensive effort to reduce overhead costs, increase efficiencies, eliminate redundant activities, improve effectiveness and business processes and will help meet the Department of Defense’s…

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Air Force announces changes to headquarters organization

Posted July 18, 2014 by

Air Force leaders announced changes to headquarters staff manning and organization July 14. The Air Force will create efficiencies by deactivating and realigning organizations at Headquarters Air Force, Major Commands, Numbered Air Forces and Field Operating Agencies, resulting in savings of $1.6 billion across the Air Force in the next five years. “I will work…

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July 7 Pulse on AF force management

Posted July 11, 2014 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs.

WASHINGTON – Featured in this force management update are details regarding civilian force management program expansions and ongoing officer early retirement and enlisted retention boards. Civilian force management – voluntary early retirement authority (VERA) /voluntary separation incentive pay (VSIP) The Air Force Personnel Center recently concluded the survey period for VERA/VSIP round 3, in which…

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Airmen encouraged to review vRED

Posted July 11, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Ian Hoachlander

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas - When Airmen go through major changes in their life, such as marriage, a permanent change of station, or having a child, one of the first things that should come to mind is, “I have to update my Virtual Record of Emergency Data,” or vRED. While this is not always the…

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The power of the Military Consumer

Posted July 11, 2014 by Glenn Arola

Due to the recent trends and the financial challenges of military life, the Department of Defense has teamed up with the Federal Trade Commission, who has partnered with other organizations to form the Military Consumer, a campaign to empower you the consumer to be informed and promote financial readiness. It officially starts July 16 and…

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Quarterly travel advisory

Posted July 3, 2014 by

As the warmer months approach, many people generally plan vacations. Both overseas and within the United States travelers should be aware of the local threats that they may encounter while on their vacations. Criminal, terroristic, cyber and intelligence based threats are always important to be aware of. For military and DOD civilians many foreign countries…

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Huron comes home to test

Posted June 27, 2014 by

Photograph by by Jet Fabara Larry Mergili, an L3 Communications site manager attached to the 445th Flight Test Squadron, checks the undercarriage of a C-12C Huron, tail number 31215, after arriving from its aircraft condition inspection from San Angelo, Texas, on June 20. This specific C-12C was out for more than a year due to…

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Pilots, combat systems officers may be eligible for retention incentives

Posted June 27, 2014 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs.

WASHINGTON -†Eligible active-duty pilots and combat systems officers have until Sept. 30 to apply for the fiscal year 2014 Aviator Retention Pay Program, Air Force officials said June 25. “As we resize our force with the right balance of skills to meet Air Force mission requirements and continue to focus on retaining high-performing Airmen, ARP…

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CSAF to sponsor three captains for PhD program

Posted June 27, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas ñ The Chief of Staff of the Air Force will sponsor three eligible captains to pursue a doctorate degree through the fiscal year 2015 CSAF Captains Prestigious PhD Program, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. ìIntellectual development of officers, especially in critical thinking skills, relatively early in their careers will…

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