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Senate confirms James as next secretary of the Air Force

Posted December 20, 2013 by Air Force News Service

Deborah Lee James will be the next secretary of the Air Force, according to a Senate confirmation vote Dec 13.

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Air Force officials announce FY15 force structure changes

Posted March 14, 2014 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — Air Force officials released force structure changes March 10 resulting from the fiscal year 2015 President’s Budget announced March 4.. To ensure the service successfully transitions to a leaner force that remains ready, the Air Force plans to remove almost 500 aircraft across the inventories of all three components over the next five…

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Project84 update: Time to save money, now, more than ever

Posted May 23, 2014 by Kenji Thuloweit

Courtesy Photo A Project84 icon was approved at the Air Force-level and is now a part of the standard desktop taskbar on all computers connected to the Edwards Air Force Base network. In a memo sent to Airmen across the service last week, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Vice Chief of Staff Gen….

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Changes to academic degree, developmental education expectations

Posted August 22, 2014 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs.

Air Force officials announced actions designed to set clear expectations, restore Airmen’s time and refocus officer promotions on job performance. The Air Force has addressed long-standing perceptions that to be promoted, officers must complete an advanced academic degree, and those officers selected by a promotion board to attend developmental education in-residence, are expected to first…

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Legal assistance tip of the week: PCS season 2012 – Claims

Posted June 29, 2012 by by AFFTC Judge Advocate

Last summer was a very busy moving season and this upcoming season promises to be the same for Airmen who will permanently change station. Enlisted, officer and civilian employees can help alleviate any potential loss or damage to household goods by learning the rules under which household goods are moved and by preparing for a…

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C-130 completes first flight with enhanced Rolls-Royce Engine

Posted September 21, 2012 by

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, and the U.S. Air Force are conducting flight tests for an enhancement for the T56 turboprop engine, which powers the C-130H transport aircraft.

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The Judge Advocate General’s Corps announces law school programs

Posted January 11, 2013 by Edwards AFB Legal Office

Applications for the Funded Legal Education Program and Excess Leave Program are being accepted from Jan. 1 through March1, 2013. Interested officers are encouraged to compete. The number of FLEP and ELP applicants selected in any academic year is determined based on the needs of the Air Force. “Our Air Force missions are constantly changing,…

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AF cuts aviation support at public events

Posted March 15, 2013 by

As the U.S. Air Force braces for potential sequester, leadership has cancelled all aviation support to public events for at least the remainder of the fiscal year and is standing down the Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team to save flying hours to support readiness needs.

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Leaders urge care in changing commanders’ UCMJ responsibilities

Posted June 7, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. -┬áCommanders must be a part of any solution to the crisis of sexual assault in the military, service leaders told the Senate Armed Services Committee June 4. Commanders are responsible not only for the health and welfare of those in their commands, but also for good order and discipline, they emphasized. Some legislative…

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PLAYpass gives Airmen up to $1,000 in discounts

Posted August 2, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Ian Hoachlander

  Airmen projected to deploy or have recently returned from a deployment can participate in the PLAYpass Get out and Play Program and save $500 to $1,000 on installation programs. The PLAYpass program is based upon discount cards which provide eligible Airmen and family members the opportunity to participate in force support squadron programs for…

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