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K-9 training

Posted November 15, 2013 by

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Military Working Dog, Schmykel, held his grip as Col. Robert Hoff, 412th Mission Support†Group commander,†swung him in the air during a military working dog demonstration Nov. 8. Schmykel is trained not to release the bite until commanded to by his handler, Staff Sgt. Manuel Rodriguez (right), 412th Security Forces…

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Nominations sought for 2014 FAPAC award

Posted January 24, 2014 by Sammie King

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Nominations packages are due no later than Jan. 31, 2014 for the Federal Asian Pacific American Council Military Meritorious Service Award, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The award honors military members who have fostered an innovative and harmonic environment between the military and Asian Pacific American civilian community and Department…

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Airmen do’s, don’ts regarding political activities

Posted April 11, 2014 by Capt. Kiko Ochoa

Many Airmen face one question every four years or so, “How politically active can I be? This article provides a brief description of the limitations applicable to service members when it comes to political activity. The political activities of service members are governed by DOD Directive 1344.10, and Airmen in particular are subject to the…

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AF test pilot school applications due in June

Posted June 20, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – The 2014 USAF Test Pilot School selection board will convene here Aug. 5-8 to consider candidates for July 2015 and January 2016 classes, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Applications must reach Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command Air, Space and Information Operations by June 23, 4 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time….

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Retreat

Posted September 19, 2014 by

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara (From right to left) 1st Lt. Tony Liu, from the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center Detachment 1, salutes the American flag as 1st Lt. Michael Eibling, from the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, Capt. Shanna Vaughan, from the 412th Medical Support Squadron, and 1st Lt. Jose…

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Assistance fund campaign kicks off in February

Posted January 16, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

The annual Air Force Assistance Fund campaign kicks off Feb. 2 at 78 Air Force and joint bases worldwide, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced Jan 12. The campaign, in its 42nd year, will be conducted for six-week periods through May 1, said Bill D’Avanzo, the Air Force voting action officer and fundraising chief. Most…

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AFAF campaign extended

Posted April 24, 2015 by

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The Edwards Air Force Base 2015 Air Force Assistance Fund Campaign has been extended an additional two weeks to May 15. If you would like to donate, contact your Unit Project Officer. For questions, or to find out who your UPO is, call 661-277-5290. AFAF contributions will help Airmen…

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Edwards Air Force Base Exchange celebrates 117 Years with host of savings

Posted July 20, 2012 by by Brittany Power

In 1895, the War Department issued General Order 46 directing commanders to establish an Exchange at every post. Since then, Exchange associates have faithfully served alongside service members wherever they are called to serve. Today, whether at Bagram or Barksdale, troops and their families know the Exchange is there. On July 25, Edwards AFB Exchange…

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Air Force eliminates civilian skill code requirements

Posted November 2, 2012 by Debbie Gildea

The Air Force has rescinded the manual used to define civilian position skill codes in one of several ongoing administrative actions geared toward transforming civilian hiring, determining employee training and development needs, and selecting employees for training under competitive procedures, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Skill codes were a foundation of the previous civilian…

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Sequestration would impact AFMC mission

Posted February 8, 2013 by AFMC Public Affairs

Air Force Materiel Command will be forced to implement spending reductions that will have substantial impact on its mission if sequestration takes effect March 1. These reductions along with other Air Force-wide cuts will ultimately harm overall Air Force operations and readiness, Air Force officials have said. All aspects of the command’s mission of science…

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