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F-35 ITF preps maintainers for operational test

Posted December 7, 2012 by Laura Mowry and Jess Lozano

When the Joint Strike Fighter Operational Test Team begins testing the F-35 this month, maintenance personnel will be fully self-sufficient and prepared to transition to flight operations. By the time the first aircraft arrives, personnel will have successfully completed all initial training requirements and have already demonstrated the ability to perform specialized maintenance tasks on…

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CSAF directs Air Force-wide inspection

Posted December 7, 2012 by

Commanders across the Air Force will conduct health and welfare inspections starting Dec. 5 to emphasize an environment of respect, trust and professionalism in the workplace. The health and welfare inspection is a tool routinely used by unit commanders, command chiefs, and first sergeants. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III tasked…

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Air Force Flight Test Museum begins Adopt-A-Plane program

Posted November 30, 2012 by Laura Mowry

More than 25,000 visitors flock to the Air Force Flight Test Museum each year to learn about the rich history of Edwards and the extraordinary aviation milestones reached in the skies above the Mojave Desert. They learn about test pilot legends and catch a glimpse of engineering marvels, such as the SR-71 Blackbird and YF-22…

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Exchange recognized as top 25 Military Friendly Spouse Employer

Posted November 21, 2012 by Ashley Sutton

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service announced Nov. 20 that it has been designated as one of the top 25 Military Friendly Spouse Employers by Military Spouse magazine. The sixth annual list recognizes those companies which hire spouses of active duty service members and make an effort to develop workforce development policies that acknowledge…

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Keeping the warfighter safe: 416th FLTS continues to enhance life-saving auto collision avoidance technology

Posted November 21, 2012 by Jet Fabara

Since the beginning of the partnership between the Department of Defense, NASA and Lockheed Martin, the Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System has evolved into an instrument intended to keep civilian and military aircrew members fit to fly and fight another day. More than 25 years later, team members from the 416th Flight Test Squadron continue…

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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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Exchanges to offer Feast of Thanksgiving weekend deals

Posted November 21, 2012 by Chris Ward

Military shoppers looking to dig in to tasty holiday shopping better bring a big appetite to the Exchange as the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is cooking up a buffet of great deals and savings. The smorgasbord begins Thanksgiving Day with exclusive online-only deals including a Sharp 52″ AQUOS LED Smart TV for just…

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Civilians must schedule use or lose leave before Dec. 1

Posted November 16, 2012 by Debbie Gildea

The 2012 civilian employee leave year ends Jan. 12, 2013, and Air Force Personnel Center officials remind civilians that those who have more than the maximum carryover hours of annual leave on that date risk losing their leave. The maximum carryover ceiling is 240 hours for stateside employees, 360 hours for overseas employees, and 720…

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Senior leaders issue holiday safety message

Posted November 16, 2012 by Brian Raphael

As part of this year's Holiday/Winter Safety Campaign, "Safe-n-Sound," the Air Force's top three leaders remind Airmen to include sound risk management in all their holiday and winter plans.

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High-tech simulator keeps Edwards skies safe

Posted November 9, 2012 by Laura Mowry

Air traffic controllers are known for having one of the most challenging, demanding and stressful career fields. Personnel are required to make lightning-fast decisions, while using precise verbal communication to keep traffic in the skies and on the ground safe and orderly. To ensure the Edwards’ controllers are at the top of their game, tower…

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