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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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Level I and II acquisition certification now automated

Posted September 20, 2013 by Linda Moore & Tim Frey

As of August 2013 the acquisition certification system will review personnel records daily to determine if an individual meets Level I or II acquisition certification standards. If a personnel record shows that an individual meets all required standards, he or she will automatically be granted certification without having to request it. For now, Level III…

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SERB-eligible officers have until Nov. 15 to apply for retirement

Posted November 8, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

Lieutenant colonels and colonels who are eligible to meet the Selective Early Retirement Board slated for Dec. 9 still have time to volunteer for retirement before the Nov. 15 window closes, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. SERB is one of several force management programs to be implemented in FY14 to help size and balance…

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Experienced Airmen wanted: Continue your career in the Reserve

Posted February 14, 2014 by Master Sgt. Shawn J. Jones

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga.¬†–¬†Force management programs will push thousands of active-duty Airmen out of their jobs, but opportunities exist in the Air Force Reserve for Airmen who don’t want to hang-up their uniforms for good. “Force management will cost many Airmen their jobs, but not necessarily their careers,” said Col. Steve Fulaytar, the Air…

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Trial by fire, SecAF marks first 100 days in office

Posted April 25, 2014 by Senior Airman Alexander W. Riedel

U.S. Air Force photo by Desiree N. Palacios Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James smiles during an interview in her office April 18 at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Sworn in on Dec. 20, 2013, James recently passed her 100th day in office, March 30. WASHINGTON – Deborah Lee James, who took over…

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F-35 returns to limited flight, officials rule out Farnborough

Posted July 18, 2014 by

While the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter has returned to limited flying, it will not be appearing at the Farnborough International Airshow in the United Kingdom, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said during a Pentagon news conference July 15.

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Air Force seeks 2015 First Sergeant of the Year nominees

Posted November 7, 2014 by Janis El Shabazz

Air Force officials are soliciting nominations for the 2015 First Sergeant of the Year award. The award recognizes the important contributions and leadership qualities exhibited by Air Force members in the first sergeant special duty career field. Nominations must include examples of leadership and job performance in the nominee’s primary duty, significant self-improvement and base…

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Air Force presents FY 16 budget request

Posted February 6, 2015 by

The Air Force presented its fiscal year 2016 President’s Budget request Feb. 2, following the Defense Department and sister services budget briefings. The Air Force fiscal year 2016 budget request supports the defense strategy and combatant commander requirements. It continues readiness recovery, reduces the short-term capacity risk assumed in the fiscal year 2015 budget while…

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AFFTC re-designated as Air Force Test Center

Posted July 13, 2012 by by 412th TW Public Affairs

The Air Force Flight Test Center re-designation as the Air Force Test Center was officially recognized during a ceremony here July 13.

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JSF completes first in-flight release of AIM-120

Posted October 26, 2012 by

Lockheed Martin photograph by Matthew Short An F-35A conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) aircraft completed the first in-flight weapons release of an instrumented AIM-120 from a 5th Generation fighter, Oct. 19. The flight was conducted by U.S. Air Force Maj. Matt Phillips, 461st Flight Test Squadron. The aircraft, known as AF-1, jettisoned an AIM-120 over…

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