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Voluntary retraining application window closes July 7

Posted July 5, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

Enlisted Airmen in overmanned career fields who want to retrain into an undermanned field have until July 7 to submit their application under Phase I of the fiscal 2014 Noncommissioned Officer Retraining Program, Air Force Personnel Center officials reminded Airmen. The two-phase program is used to balance and sustain the enlisted force by moving second-term…

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Vote for Senior Airman Kamerschak!

Posted June 28, 2013 by Kenji Thuloweit

Senior Airman Cory Kamerschak, 412th Medical Group, is one of three finalists to go to the Major League Baseball All Star Game in New York City this year.

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Travel safely, sign up for STEP

Posted June 28, 2013 by

The 412th Test Wing Antiterrorism Office highly concurs with the State Department that all personnel traveling abroad should sign up for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program.

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AFMC priorities, budget effects top executive director’s goals

Posted June 28, 2013 by Monica D. Morales

Michael Gill begins his tenure as Air Force Materiel Command's new executive director June 28 with the long-term objective of providing the right mix of support and leadership to benefit the command and the Air Force.

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31st TES assigns squadron’s first F-35 dedicated crew chiefs

Posted June 21, 2013 by Jet Fabara

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara The 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron recently honored 16 dedicated crew chiefs during a recognition ceremony in Hangar 1810 June 14. The ceremony marked a milestone that coincided with the squadronís recent acquisition of its first F-35 Lightning II aircraft specifically assigned for operational test and evaluation. Since the…

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461st FLTS gets new boss

Posted June 21, 2013 by Laura Mowry

Lockheed Martin photograph by Darin Russell Col. Christopher Azzano, former 412th Operations Group commander, hands the 461st Flight Test Squadron guidon to Lt. Col. Andrew Allen during a change of command ceremony June 11, 2013. Allen assumed command of the squadron, which conducts developmental testing for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Lt. Col. George Schwartz,…

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Welsh: Sequestration continues to drain crucial capabilities from America’s Air Force

Posted June 21, 2013 by Master Sgt. Angelita Colón-Francia

The Air Force's top officer reported on the growing strain sequestration has put on readiness, personnel and modernization to a group of civic and industry leaders attending the Air Force Association's monthly breakfast in Arlington, Va., June 17.

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Exchange credit card fees impact entire military community

Posted June 21, 2013 by Chris Ward

Military shoppers patronizing their local Exchange probably don’t give a second thought as to which credit card to use at checkout. What they may not be aware of, however, is that the use of bank-issued cards at the Exchange ultimately costs the military community millions annually. Last year alone, bank-issued card processing expenses at Army…

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AFMC executive director to retire after 35 years of service

Posted June 21, 2013 by Monica D. Morales

After a 35-year career that began as a flight test engineer at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Dr. Steve Butler will retire from his post as Air Force Materiel Command's executive director June 28 and return once more to Fort Walton Beach.

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Date of separation rollback phase II underway

Posted June 14, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

The Air Force has implemented fiscal 2013 force management enlisted date of separation rollback program phase II, Air Force Personnel Center officials said June 12. DOS rollback is one of several voluntary and non-voluntary programs implemented during fiscal 2013 to help bring overall force numbers to congressionally mandated levels, said Lt. Col. Tara White, the…

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