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Test Pilot School modernizes Systems curriculum

Posted March 8, 2013 by Laura Mowry

Air Force photograph by Laura Mowry Randy Kelly, United States Air Force Test Pilot School Systems master instructor, demonstrates a lesson to members of the school’s 12B class. Throughout the remaining calendar year, the school will modernize its curriculum to keep the students and the Air Force on the leading edge of technology. For TPS,…

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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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AFMC launches surplus supply site

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Air Force Materiel Command has launched a “Unit-Purchased Supplies Efficiency” site to help the command manage surplus supplies and equipment. All AFMC employees have access to the site – an Enterprise Information Management / SharePoint site – and they can post a listing of any excess supplies they have in their units. Similarly, employees can…

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AF releases criteria for new combat medal

Posted March 1, 2013 by

Air Force officials released nomination criteria for the new Distinguished Warfare Medal Feb. 15, following defense officials’ announcement of the new decoration days prior. The DWM will be awarded to honor individuals for single acts of extraordinary achievement, not involving acts of valor, that directly impact combat or other military operations approved by the secretary…

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Twenty-four Airmen promoted

Posted March 1, 2013 by

The Team Edwards community gathered at the Base Theater to recognize and congratulate the latest enlisted promotees Feb. 28. Congratulations to all 24 Airman for taking the next step in their Air Force careers! To master sergeant Justin M. Dancer, 31th Test and Evaluation Squadron Henry Gonzalez, 31th Test and Evaluation Squadron Erik R. Robbins,…

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Airmen encouraged once more to review personnel records, accomplish transactions before MilPDS upgrade

Posted March 1, 2013 by

Air Force photograph Department of Defense and Air Force officials are encouraging Airmen to review their personal data in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System and accomplish personnel transactions before the service upgrades the Military Personnel Data System in March of 2013. Department of Defense and Air Force officials are encouraging Airmen to review their…

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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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New medal to retain place in order of precedence

Posted February 22, 2013 by Jim Garamone

The new Distinguished Warfare Medal will retain its place in the order of precedence among military decorations, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said Feb. 19. Much of the public discussion of the new medal has centered on its precedence. It ranks below the Distinguished Flying Cross and above the Bronze Star. “We are not diminishing…

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2012 climate survey shows overall satisfaction with jobs, leaders

Posted February 22, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

More than 163,000 Airmen voiced their opinions in the online Air Force Climate Survey conducted May 11 – June 22, with results indicating Airmen are satisfied with unit performance and trust their leaders, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Feb. 19. Conducted every two years, the climate survey is designed to measure attitudes toward the…

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F-35 maintainers test CBRN gear

Posted February 22, 2013 by Jess Lozano

Courtesy photograph F-35 maintainers remove a panel on a JSF last year. Recently, the F-35 Integrated Test Force has progressed towards further operational capability as military members performed maintenance duties while wearing protective uniforms designed to preserve the warfighter and allow the sustainment of operations in the event of a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear…

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