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Roll Call returns, encourages face-to-face communication

Posted October 4, 2013 by Air Force News Service

WASHINGTON – Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody is bringing Roll Call back to the Air Force. Roll Call is designed to deliver messages to the field from senior Air Force leadership for Airmen to use as a topic of discussion when they gather for daily or weekly meetings. Our Air…

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Hill selected to receive first operational F-35A aircraft

Posted December 6, 2013 by

Hill Air Force Base, Utah, was selected as the new home for the Air Force's first operational F-35A Lightning IIs.

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Don’t become a workplace statistic, know your exit routes

Posted February 14, 2014 by Technical Services Section

Ask yourself this question, “If an emergency were to happen at work today am I prepared to evacuate, and do it safely?” The Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) defines a workplace emergency as: “An unforeseen situation that threatens your employees, customers, or the public; disrupts or shuts down your operations; or causes physical or environmental…

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AF Surgeon General aims to help cyber Airmen

Posted April 25, 2014 by 2nd Lt. Meredith Hein

Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Thomas Travis, Surgeon General of the Air Force, visited 24th Air Force April 10 in an effort to learn about ways that the medical community can support cyber operators.

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Air Force creates Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center

Posted July 18, 2014 by

The Air Force is centralizing its installation support management within a newly created Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, Air Force officials announced July 14. The change resulted from a comprehensive effort to reduce overhead costs, increase efficiencies, eliminate redundant activities, improve effectiveness and business processes and will help meet the Department of Defense’s…

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USAF TPS graduates first ever Enlisted Flight Test Course

Posted April 27, 2012 by by Laura Mowry

The United States Air Force Test Pilot School, known for transforming the best Air Force pilots, navigators, and engineers into elite test professionals, has finally opened its doors to enlisted personnel. April 18, 12 enlisted Airmen earned the distinction of being the first class to graduate from the…

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412th Test Wing CC: Your job matters

Posted August 24, 2012 by by Laura Mowry

The hard work and dedication from the 412th Test Wing has resulted in a seemingly endless list of aviation milestones and accomplishments from the Air Force's first jet-powered aircraft, the Bell XP-59 Airacomet, to the X-15....

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F-35 begins integration phase of weapons testing

Posted November 21, 2012 by Laura Mowry and Jess Lozano

The Joint Strike Fighter began the integration phase of weapons testing Oct. 26 when the F-35A Conventional Takeoff and Landing (CTOL) aircraft successfully completed the first in-flight test with an AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile.

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Single source for Sequestration Qs

Posted March 1, 2013 by

Air Force Materiel Command military members and civilian employees can now turn to a single source for information about the federal budget sequestration and civilian furlough process. The Headquarters AFMC Office of Public Affairs has activated a public Web page designed to keep the AFMC workforce informed about sequestration issues, including answers to frequently asked…

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Public law repeals mil-to-mil automatic FSGLI enrollment

Posted May 3, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

A public law that took effect in January repealed automatic enrollment in Family Servicmembers Group Life Insurance for military members married to military members, but those Airmen may still elect the additional coverage, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. In the past, military married to military were automatically enrolled in FSGLI, and automatically incurred…

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