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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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Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser testing begins at NASA Dryden, Langley

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EDWARDS, Calif. — Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems Dream Chaser flight vehicle arrived at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif., May 15 to begin tests of its flight and runway landing systems. The tests are part of pre-negotiated, paid-for-performance milestones with NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, which is facilitating U.S.-led companies’ development of spacecraft…

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Hagel orders retraining of recruiters, sexual assault responders

Posted May 17, 2013 by

DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the services to retrain, re-credential and rescreen all sexual assault prevention and response personnel and military recruiters. Hagel directed the retraining, re-credentialing and rescreening to address the broader concerns that have arisen out of recent events. WASHINGTON, D.C. -Amid a spate of allegations…

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Edwards flight testers essential to X-51A Waverider success

Posted May 10, 2013 by Laura Mowry

Air Force photograph by Bobbi Zapka The X-51A Waverider flew its fourth and final mission May 1 over the Point Mugu Naval Air Warfare Center Sea Range, during which the test team achieved a record- setting 210 seconds of air-breathing hypersonic flight. Flight testers from Edwards played a vital role in the program’s success. When…

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AFMC announces senior leader changes

Posted May 10, 2013 by

Air Force Materiel Command officials announced May 2, 2013, that its executive director, Dr. Steve Butler, will retire effective June 30 after 35 years of service.

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Materiel leader, squadron command candidate board meets in July

Posted May 10, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

Eligible acquisition officers will be considered for leadership opportunities when the materiel leader and commander selection board convenes July 29, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. “Commanders play a critical role in developing mission accomplishment, and in developing and growing future leaders, said Major James Norman, AFPC acquisition officer assignments. “The selection team will be…

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Across the AF, registered nurses, medical technicians saluted

Posted May 3, 2013 by

Courtesy photograph National Nurse/Technician Week runs from May 6 to 12. On May 6 the 412th Medical Group is celebrating National Nurses Week, which is held May 6 to 12 every year. The purpose of the weeklong celebration is to raise awareness of the value of nursing and help educate the public about the role…

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AFMC commander visits Sustainment Center, air logistics complexes

Posted May 3, 2013 by Kim Dawley

Air Force photograph by Tommie Horton Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, Air Force Materiel Command commander, and Lt. Gen. Bruce Litchfield, commander, Air Force Sustainment Center, join Brig. Gen. Cedric George, Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex commander, in a rally with 572nd Commodities Maintenance Squadron F-15 ramp shop employees during a visit to Robins Air Force Base,…

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New parachute test to provide AC-130 aircrew with the best

Posted May 3, 2013 by Jet Fabara

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Case Tech. Sgt. Joseph Monreal, 418th Flight Test Squadron NCOIC of the Test Parachuting Program, deploys the Low Profile parachute after exiting a SC.7 Skyvan during a LPP test April 12, 2013 over the Edwards Farm Dropzone. The Low Profile Parachute is intended to replace the BA-22 parachute…

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Air Force secretary announces departure

Posted May 3, 2013 by

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley has announced his plan to step down June 21 as the Air Force’s top civilian after serving for nearly five years. “It’s been an honor and a privilege to serve with our Air Force’s great Airmen,” Donley said. “Their accomplishments have been nothing short of impressive and I’m…

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