Lockheed Martin photograph by Paul Weatherman
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Network of ranges instrumental to flight test

Posted February 8, 2013 by Laura Mowry

Lockheed Martin photograph by Paul Weatherman The F-35 Lightning II is one of many airframes that conducts testing off the coast of southern California, as well as at Edwards and other ranges located in the southwest United States. Each and every day, the Edwards community works to develop and test the war-winning capabilities of the…

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Sequestration would impact AFMC mission

Posted February 8, 2013 by AFMC Public Affairs

Air Force Materiel Command will be forced to implement spending reductions that will have substantial impact on its mission if sequestration takes effect March 1. These reductions along with other Air Force-wide cuts will ultimately harm overall Air Force operations and readiness, Air Force officials have said. All aspects of the command’s mission of science…

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Deadline for 2013 Scholarships for Military Children fast approaching

Posted February 8, 2013 by Tammy L. Reed

In today’s economy, it’s hard to find the money for what many could consider the luxury of a higher education. Getting a scholarship to help pay for your investment can really help. That’s why the Defense Commissary Agency wants to remind you that the Feb. 22 deadline for students to apply for this year’s Scholarships…

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Airmen should review personnel records, accomplish transactions before MilPDS upgrade

Posted February 1, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever

Department of Defense and Air Force officials are encouraging Airmen to review their personal data in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, or DEERS, and accomplish personnel transactions before the service upgrades the Military Personnel Data System in March. Personnel actions accomplished using MilPDS like reenlistments, enlistment extensions, promotions, unit transfers, discharges and retirements should…

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Military Saves Week, Feb.25 to March 2

Posted February 1, 2013 by

Most military families today are not saving adequately for retirement and many do not have an emergency fund. Military Saves, a partner in the Department of Defense Financial Readiness Campaign, created Military Saves Week in 2007 to motivate service members and their families to better their finances. To date, over 128,000 individuals have taken the…

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Owners bringing pets into Germany will pay new fee starting Feb. 1

Posted February 1, 2013 by

Members of the U.S. forces community who bring their pets along when they arrive in Germany for assignment will be charged a fee by German authorities beginning Feb. 1. The fee will be charged during arrivals at Ramstein Air Base and Frankfurt International Airport. At Ramstein an examination fee of €55 per pet owner will…

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2013 Civilian Pay Tax Information

Posted February 1, 2013 by

Recently expired legislation affecting Social Security and Federal taxes has prompted several inquiries as to what impact these changes will have to civilian employee paychecks. Below is a brief description of what has changed and what is expected to occur over the next few pay periods.   1. Social Security Increase: The payroll “tax holiday”…

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New vision and mission to guide AFMC

Posted January 25, 2013 by

New vision and mission statements are at the foundation of a new command strategy designed to ensure Air Force Materiel Command continues to deliver preeminent support to the war fighter. The command’s vision is “one team, delivering capabilities to fly, fight and win …today and tomorrow.” AFMC will strive to attain that vision by accomplishing…

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AFMC outlines near-term budgetary guidance

Posted January 25, 2013 by

The budgetary uncertainties currently facing the Department of Defense, combined with a projected $1.8 billion shortfall in Air Force funding for overseas contingency operations, require prudent steps to mitigate budget execution risks, according to Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, Air Force Materiel Command commander. “Based on guidance received last week from Headquarters Air Force, my intent is…

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Air Force Sports Program releases try-out dates for 2013

Posted January 18, 2013 by 412th Force Support Squadron

For the Air Force athlete interested in playing at a more competitive level, the Air Force Sports Program has once again listed all the available try-out dates for 2013. The AFSP is designed to allow active duty, National Guard and reserve Air Force personnel an opportunity to participate at Air Force, Armed Forces, national and…

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