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AF leaders cite Airmen as bedrock in new core mission document

Posted August 30, 2013 by Air Force News Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Air Force released a new document explaining how the service provides airpower for America titled ìGlobal Vigilance, Global Reach, Global Power for America. The paper follows the January release of the Air Force’s Vision, World’s Greatest Air Force Powered by Airmen, Fueled By Innovation, which focuses on Airmen. Building upon the…

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Special Court Martial judgment

Posted October 18, 2013 by

On Oct. 2, a Special Court Martial found Airman First Class†Jeremy Sutton, 412th Medical Operations Squadron, guilty of assault consummated by battery in violation of Article 128 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Sutton pleaded guilty before a military judge, and was sentenced to three months confinement and reduced to the grade of E-1….

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AF officials announce fiscal 2014 civilian workforce shaping

Posted December 13, 2013 by

The Air Force will reduce the size of its civilian workforce by about 900 positions in addition to maintaining approximately 7,000 vacancies across the force to meet the demands of a constrained fiscal 2014 budget, officials announced. Specific reductions by location have not been determined. The Air Force will implement civilian workforce shaping initiatives, along…

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AF announces change to reduction in force board schedule

Posted February 21, 2014 by Rose Richeson

Air Force leaders announced a change Feb. 20 to the officer reduction in force board, or RIF, originally scheduled to convene June 16 at the Air Force Personnel Center.  Air Force officials are adjusting the timing of the board until later in calendar year 2014 due to legal limitations governing RIF boards. The delay is…

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USAF TPS dedicates control room in memory of Capt. Carmen A. Lucci

Posted March 30, 2012 by by Laura Mowry

The United States Air Force Test Pilot School honored the memory of Capt. Carmen A. Lucci, the first female flight test engineer to lose her life either as a student or graduate of the four formal test pilot schools, during a dedication ceremony…

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Defense Biometric Identification System being implemented at Edwards

Posted August 10, 2012 by Staff

The Air Force is implementing a new Common Access Card scanning system at all installation gates. The system is called the Defense Biometric Identification System. The Security Forces staff will be at our gates starting Aug. 6 through Aug. 24 registering ID cards as you drive in. This process takes less than one minute to…

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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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F-35 ‘pushes the envelope’

Posted December 21, 2012 by Laura Mowry

The F-35 Integrated Test Force made significant progress expanding the flight envelope of the F-35A conventional takeoff and landing variant over the past few months with numerous successes in High Angle of Attack (AoA) flight test, with the completion of the first intentional departure of controlled flight Dec. 4 and now having tested the aircraft…

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

Posted May 17, 2013 by

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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