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AF implements new personnel policies as it prepares to get smaller

Posted December 6, 2013 by Air Force News Service

WASHINGTON The Air Force will implement new personnel policies to posture for future force management programs as it prepares to become smaller, officials announced today. In the absence of Congressional direction to mitigate the impact of sequestration, the Air Force must proceed with changes to personnel policies and force management programs to meet reduced end-strength…

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Lancaster Rotary Club donates goods to Airman’s Attic

Posted December 6, 2013 by Kenji Thuloweit

Tis’ the season of giving and the Edwards Airman’s Attic received a sizeable gift Dec. 2. from the Lancaster Rotary Club. The club donated†more than a thousand dollars†worth of new kitchenware, holiday decorations, bath towels, food containers and sports equipment to the attic. “Last year we received $1,000 to buy items for the Airmen here…

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AFMC vice visits high desert

Posted November 27, 2013 by Tom Reynolds

Lt. Gen. Andrew E. Busch, Air Force Materiel Command vice commander (seated), is given a briefing at the Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force by Col. Roderick Cregier, Edward AFB F-35 program director, Nov. 21. Busch spent the day touring Edwards receiving program briefings from various test squadrons. The general also spoke at the Air…

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AFMC makes progress despite impacts of sequestration, restructure

Posted November 27, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Alexander W. Riedel

The vice commander of Air Force Materiel Command offered insight into recent developments and answered questions regarding the command’s restructure efforts and fiscal challenges at the Air Force Association’s 2013 Pacific Air & Space Symposium in Los Angeles Nov. 22.

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412th LRS activated

Posted November 22, 2013 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Col. Robert Hoff, 412th Mission Support Group commander, congratulates Sandra Sergent after she accepted the newly-activated 412th Logistics Readiness Squadron guidon. Sergent will serve as director of the squadron, which was activated Oct. 10, 2013. The 412th MSG held the activation ceremony Nov. 15 in Bldg. 3510. The 412th…

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Officer attache duty applications due Dec. 12

Posted November 22, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Active duty line of the Air Force captains, majors and lieutenant colonels interested in attache duty must submit an application by Dec. 12, Air Force officials said Nov. 19. The Air Force Personnel Center and the Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs office are accepting applications for senior…

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Nichols receives Senior Leader Appointment

Posted November 22, 2013 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Maj. Gen. Arnold Bunch Jr., Air Force Test Center commander, presents Dr. Joseph Nichols with a plaque on the occasion of his appointment as a member of the Senior Level Career service of the United States of America. Dr. Joseph Nichols, Technical Adviser for Flight Test and Evaluation, was…

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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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AF activates accountability system in response to Philippine crisis

Posted November 15, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

The Air Force has activated the Air Force Personnel Accountability and Assessment System to monitor the status and location of all personnel and dependents who may be affected by the category 5 typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines Nov. 8, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Nov. 13. The activation is a local event for…

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AF Portal goes mobile, gets face-lift

Posted November 8, 2013 by Justin Oakes

Air Force graphic The Air Force Portal is undergoing a redesign that allows access on mobile devices, geared for easier navigation and operates in low bandwidth environments. The Global Combat Support System, a Air Force Life Cycle Management Center-owned program, is responsible for the portal update, allowing more than 750,000 active users to stay connected….

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