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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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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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‘Workhorse’ becomes first F-35 to achieve 1,000 flight hours

Posted June 20, 2014 by Kenji Thuloweit

Lockheed Martin photograph by Tom Reynolds Paul Hattendorf, Lockheed Martin test pilot, flies AF-2 over Edwards during an Airframe Loads Envelope Expansion mission June 11. On this test mission, AF-2 reached 1,000 flying hours becoming the first F-35 to do so. AF-2, the second production F-35 Lightning II for the U.S. Air Force, became the…

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AF test pilot school applications due in June

Posted June 13, 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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Edwards Airman jumps at chance to play AF volleyball

Posted June 13, 2014 by

Air Force photograph by Lance Spott 1st Lt. Jonathan Fullenkamp, #9, jump serves for the 2014 All-Air Force Men’s Volleyball team during the USA Volleyball Open National Championships in Phoenix, Ariz., May 27. The Air Force Menís Volleyball team finished 3-3 in their pool against the Navy, Army and three other open teams and they…

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F-35 Lightning II aircraft demonstrates air-to-air combat capability

Posted June 6, 2014 by

Lockheed Martin photograph by Paul Weatherman An F-35 from Edwards flies off the coast of California, Feb. 6, 2013. In the Point Mugu Sea Test Range airspace off the Central California coast, an F-35B demonstrated the jet’s air-to-air combat capability when it sequentially engaged two aerial targets with two AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles…

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State of 412th TW addressed at commanders call

Posted June 6, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, held three Commanders Calls May 29. The briefings addressed current issues Edwards AFB is enduring, including cutbacks to aircraft and positions. Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, held three Commanders Calls May 29 in the Base Theater to…

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