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New AF Inspection System changes inspection culture

Posted August 15, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Kimberly Strong, 412th Test Wing Inspector General Wing Inspection Team lead, works in the new Management Inspection Communication Tool. Strong is instrumental in organizing Wing Inspection Teams, planning inspections, scheduling and uploading and tracking reports. The Air Force has a new inspection system and the 412th Test Wing Inspector…

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New allotment rule protects troops from lending scams

Posted November 26, 2014 by Terri Moon

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has directed a policy change in new paycheck allotments to prevent unscrupulous commercial lenders from taking advantage of troops and their families, Pentagon officials said Nov. 21. According to a Defense Department news release, effective Jan. 1, 2015, the change in DOD’s financial management regulation will prohibit service members from allotting…

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Nothing stock about Exchange assortment

Posted June 22, 2012 by by Chris Ward

Stock assortment selections are an important subject for both the Army & Air Force Exchange Service and its customers. Spotting hot trends and getting those items quickly on the shelves is a daily mission. In fact, the Exchange is setting a new standard in data collection through partnerships with Nielsen and the NPD Group, globally…

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Edwards aircrew take virtual jump into parachute training

Posted September 7, 2012 by Jet Fabara

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Staff Sgt. Martin Ruemenapp (right), 412th Operations Support Squadron SERE specialist, undergoes a new virtual reality hanging harness parachute training scenario called the Parasim. For years, aircrew personnel at Edwards have had the opportunity to train in virtual simulators that mimic real-life scenarios that occur during flight. Now, thanks…

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Community Support Coordinators focus on resiliency

Posted January 11, 2013 by 412th Test Wing Public Affairs

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Nancy Koch-Castillo, new 412th Test Wing community support coordinator, met with Louis Zamperini during the Edwards Wingman Day Dec. 10, 2012. Amid a challenging fiscal and personnel climate, the Air Force recently created a Community Support Coordinator position at 71 Air Force installations to help Airmen and their families…

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Flight testers work towards compatible growth with commercial spectrum demands

Posted March 8, 2013 by Laura Mowry

Graphic courtesy of 412th Test Engineering Group In 1963, Don Thomson, an early instrumentation engineer at Edwards was quoted saying, “a good performance and flying qualities engineer isn’t worth his salt if he needs more than 50 parameters for a single engine aircraft.” Fast forward 50 years and flight test for the single-engine F-35 Lightning…

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New workforce development program coming for AFMC maintainers

Posted May 24, 2013 by Sandra B. Wimberly

A new career development program has been deployed to the Air Force Materiel Command maintenance community. The Maintenance Workforce Development Program is being implemented to provide a standard approach and increased opportunities for maintenance personnel to broaden their careers. The Logistics Advisory Council identified a need for development programs particularly focused on the Federal Wage…

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Air Force takes swift action against sexual assault

Posted July 26, 2013 by Maj. Gen. Margaret Woodward

It’s not an overstatement to say that the past many years have been challenging for those in the military working to prevent sexual assault and sexual trauma. However, for those who’ve been victimized it has been much worse, and we should never forget that. The harm in this crime is not just physical; it is…

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Iron Man stars in 15th Free Exchange-Exclusive Marvel Comic Book

Posted September 20, 2013 by Connor Hammett

Iron Man, the world-famous Armored Avenger, joins the U.S. Military to defend America from the dastardly dragon Fin Fang Foom in Marvel Comics’ fifteenth free, military-exclusive comic book, available only at Army & Air Force Exchange Service locations worldwide. In the all-new 36-page comic, an evil energy conglomerate awakens the ancient beast while illegally drilling…

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F-35A conducts first live fire with AMRAAM

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The F-35 Lightning II executed its first live-fire launch of a guided air-to-air missile over a military test range off the California coast on Oct. 30.

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