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Airmen must revalidate dependents by Dec. 31

Posted September 19, 2014 by Capt. Erika Yepsen

By Dec. 31, every Airman will be required to provide their servicing finance office with documentation for all dependents as part of Air Force audit readiness efforts. This one-time, Air Force-wide recertification process will allow the Air Force to validate Airmen’s basic allowance for housing entitlements, ensuring every dollar of the $5.4 billion the Air…

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AF to change instructions for oaths

Posted September 19, 2014 by Air Force News Service

WASHINGTON – The Air Force has instructed force support offices across the service to allow both enlisted members and officers to omit the words So help me God from enlistment and officer appointment oaths if an Airman chooses. In response to concerns raised by Airmen, the Department of the Air Force requested an opinion from…

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Wolfenbarger notified of Order of the Sword induction

Posted September 19, 2014 by

Air Force photograph by J.C. Snediker Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, Air Force Materiel Command commander, expresses her surprise and gratitude to Chief Master Sgt. Michael Warner, AFMC command chief (left) – and all the command’s enlisted Airmen – at being selected for induction into the Order of the Sword. In an emotional ceremony Sep. 3, Gen….

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JROTC honor guard remembers 9/11

Posted September 19, 2014 by

Desert High School Junior ROTC Honor Guard cadets gathered at the school’s†flag pole early Sept. 11, to remember the individuals who lost their lives in the World Trade Center and Pentagon†attacks in 2001. As the bugler played “Taps,” the flag was raised and lowered to half-staff. Cadets saluted the flag as the student body and…

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Air Force revamps AEF

Posted September 12, 2014 by

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force will deploy Agile Combat Support Airmen under its redesigned air expeditionary force construct October 1. The primary purpose of the redesign was to look at ways to deploy more ACS Airmen with their units and standardize dwell times across the Air Force as much as possible to present a…

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C-17 treads into new territory

Posted September 12, 2014 by Jet Fabara

U.S. Air Force photo by Ethan Wagner Since Dunlop Tire was selected as the supplier for the C-17 as the replacement tire, the C-17 Global Reach Integrated Test Team at Edwards AFB has been putting the C-17’s new Dunlop tires through a collection of vibration, skid, stability, structural and wet-and-dry runway takeoff and landing performance…

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ACCESS II Confirms Jet Biofuel Burns Cleaner

Posted September 5, 2014 by Jim Banke

NASA Photograph The DC-8’s four engines burned either JP-8 jet fuel or a 50-50 blend of JP-8 and renewable alternative fuel of hydro processed esters and fatty acids produced from camelina plant oil. Flying high above the California desert, NASA researchers recently took to the skies for the second year in a row with a…

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Bldg. 1609B demo’d

Posted September 5, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Demolition off of Wolfe Ave. was conducted to bring down Bldg. 1609B. The 18-year-old modulars have been used to support a variety of organizations and programs such as Civilian Personnel, the C-130 AMP Program and other temporary, short-term test programs. Bldg. 1609B was created as a temporary facility and today has exceeded its useful life and is therefore…

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Air Force Band of the Golden West

Posted August 28, 2014 by

  Travis Brass, the multi-talented brass group of the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West will be performing in the area Sept. 5-7. Sept. 5, the group will be at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road. The performance starts at 8 p.m. Sept. 6, they will be in Lancaster…

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Eat right, save money on ‘Salad Wednesdays’ at Exchange restaurants

Posted August 28, 2014 by Julie Mitchell

Army & Air Force Exchange Service restaurants are helping Soldiers, Airmen and their families eat healthy while saving money with “Salad Wednesdays.” Every Wednesday, guests can take $2 off any salad priced $4 or more at participating Exchange direct-operated restaurants. “Salad Wednesdays” are part of the Exchange’s Operation BEFIT initiative, designed to promote health and…

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