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Next-generation mobility solutions beginning

Posted February 21, 2014 by Air Force Space Command Public Affairs

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – The initial rollout of modernized commercial mobile technologies, or CMT, has begun across the Air Force. The rollout will focus on BlackBerry replacement and executive users while the distribution process will be focused on enabling approximately 5,000 iOS devices. Major commands will be allowed to provision an accelerated amount…

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McCollor, first AFTC command chief, bids farewell

Posted May 2, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Chief Master Sgt. Christopher McCollor (right), Air Force Test Center command chief, receives his retirement pin from his wife, Nancy, April 25. McCollor retires after more than 30 years of service. His final assignment was here at Edwards as the first command chief of the newly created AFTC. Chief…

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Air Force tests new chief master sergeant EPR form

Posted August 8, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas†-†Air Force leaders will test the newly developed AF Form 912, Enlisted Performance Report [CMSgt], during the calendar year 2014 Regular Air Force Command Chief Master Sergeant Screening Board, which convenes at the Pentagon in September, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Development of a chief master sergeant evaluation form is…

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Exchange making it easier to get, and stay, connected

Posted May 25, 2012 by by Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs

Are you on the move? Planning for a PCS? Maybe you just want to find a better deal on your Internet, mobile/cellular, TV or phone service? The Army & Air Force Exchange Service can help out through www.shopmyexchange.com/GETCONNECTED, a new online telecommunications resource designed to help military shoppers get connected and stay connected – wherever…

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F-35B completes first airborne engine start tests

Posted September 7, 2012 by F-35 Integrated Test Force Public Affairs

Lockheed Martin photograph by Michael Jackson Lockheed Martin test pilot Dan Canin flies BF-2 during air start testing over Edwards Air Force Base Aug. 8. Air starts test the ability of the F-35′s propulsion system to restart during flight. Verifying the restart capability of the propulsion system is part of the initial flight test program…

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Exchange gift cards personalize care packages for every member of family

Posted December 14, 2012 by Chris Ward

According to a recent National Retail Federation survey, six in 10 shoppers polled said they’d like to receive gift cards this holiday season, the most in the survey’s history. Whether in Afghanistan or Alaska, service members also appreciate the value of a gift card during the holidays. Fortunately, Americans wishing to send support always hit…

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AFMC to implement sequestration cuts, analyze impacts

Posted March 8, 2013 by

As a result of sequestration taking effect on March 1, the Air Force is expected to absorb more than $12 billion in reductions this fiscal year while simultaneously working to mitigate an overseas contingency operations funding shortfall and operating under a highly restrictive continuing resolution. Air Force Materiel Command convened a task force this week…

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DEERS locks down access to some information updates

Posted May 17, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas -†Base identification card issuing offices will no longer be able to manually correct or update certain types of personnel information in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, Air Force Personnel Center officials said May 9. DEERS is the system used to enroll Airmen and their eligible family members for an…

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Servicemembers Civil Relief Act: What you need to know

Posted July 12, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Victoria Gelinas

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act protects persons serving on active duty from adverse consequences to their legal rights that may result from their service. Some SCRA protections apply to reservists and guardsmen called to serve on active duty. Other protections apply to members who have always been on active duty, and some protections also apply…

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Edwards to post new online base helping agencies directory

Posted September 13, 2013 by Jet Fabara

To compliment the webpage dedicated to all the base helping agencies, Team Edwards has implemented an online directory listing all those agencies for personnel off-base and on-base. For off-base personnel, the directory is located via the Edwards Air Force Base home page under the Base Helping Agencies Directory tab. For on-base personnel, the directory appears…

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