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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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NASA flights target how pollution, storms, climate mix

Posted June 14, 2013 by

NASA photograph by Lori Losey NASA’s DC-8 flying laboratory will carry a team of scientists and their sensors for the Studies of Emissions, Atmospheric Composition, Clouds and Climate Coupling by Regional Surveys (SEAC4RS) campaign. SEAC4RS will investigate how pollution and natural emissions affect atmospheric NASA aircraft will take to the skies over the southern United…

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A penny saved is a penny earned on Father’s Day Exchange restaurants

Posted June 14, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Mark Matthews

Father’s Day is the perfect time of year to express to dad how much he and his advice is appreciated. Children of all ages can demonstrate that dad’s advice to watch the bottom line was taken to heart by visiting an Army & Air Force Exchange Service restaurant on Father’s Day, where using a MILITARY…

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New leader for Global Vigilance CTF

Posted June 7, 2013 by

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Lt. Col. Matthew Domsalla (center) accepts the Global Vigilance Combined Test Force guidon from Col. Christopher Azzano (left), 412th Operations Group commander during a change of leadership ceremony May 31 in Hangar 1414. Domsalla assumed†the directorship†from Lt. Col. Landon Henderson (right) who moves on to the 412th Test Wing’s…

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Tips on financing college education

Posted June 7, 2013 by Amaani Lyle

WASHINGTON, D.C. -†Defense Department officials encourage parents and students to consider various strategies for financing college education, the director of the Pentagon’s office of family policy and children and youth said. In a recent interview with American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel, Barbara Thompson addressed solutions to some of the obstacles military children…

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