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AFTC CC details transition, successes, future goals for test enterprise

Posted November 9, 2012 by Laura Mowry

Brig. Gen. Arnie Bunch, Air Force Test Center commander, addressed the International Test and Evaluation Association Nov. 6 detailing the transition to Air Force Materiel Command’s 5-Center construct, as well as the reorganization’s successes, benefits, future goals and what it all means to the AFTC. The center stood up in response to AFMC’s 5-Center reorganization,…

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AF implements enlisted date of separation rollback

Posted February 15, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

The Air Force will implement the enlisted date of separation rollback program this fiscal year, in addition to several voluntary force management programs that were announced Feb. 5, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. The rollback will accelerate the date of separation for senior master sergeants and below who meet required criteria, said Lt….

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SecAF discusses Airmen morale

Posted April 25, 2013 by Jim Garamone

Courtesy Photo Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley Deployed airmen are ready and motivated, but those based in the United States face fiscal challenges that sap morale, Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley said April 22. “The Airmen that we send downrange are well-trained – they are pumped,” Donley told the Defense Writers…

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461st FLTS gets new boss

Posted June 21, 2013 by Laura Mowry

Lockheed Martin photograph by Darin Russell Col. Christopher Azzano, former 412th Operations Group commander, hands the 461st Flight Test Squadron guidon to Lt. Col. Andrew Allen during a change of command ceremony June 11, 2013. Allen assumed command of the squadron, which conducts developmental testing for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Lt. Col. George Schwartz,…

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Honorary commander says tour of BAF ‘like a movie’

Posted August 23, 2013 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Lt. Elbert Chan, 412th Electronic Warfare Group, project lead engineer, shows his group of commanders and honorary commanders photographs that demonstrate how the Benefield Anechoic Facility operates. Members of the Honorary Commanders Program were given a tour of the 412th Electronic Warfare Group facilities, which included trips to the…

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Affordable Care Act has little impact on TRICARE beneficiaries

Posted October 18, 2013 by

The Affordable Care Act, also known as the health care law, was created to expand access to affordable health care coverage, lower costs, and improve quality and care coordination for all Americans. Under the health care law, people will have health coverage that meets a minimum standard (called “minimum essential coverage”) by Jan. 1, 2014,…

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USAJOBS job seekers urged to ensure application is complete

Posted December 6, 2013 by Janis El Shabazz

So you have just found your dream job – now what? Do you know how to complete the application? In 2010, the Air Force transitioned all fill actions to a resume-based system; but, the Total Force Service Center continues to receive calls from applicants unsure of how to complete the application process via USAJOBS, said…

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CMSAF: ‘Don’t ever apologize for living our Air Force Core Values’

Posted February 21, 2014 by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri

U.S. Air Force graphic by Corey Parrish The Air Force’s top enlisted leader released his February edition of Roll Call Feb. 18, detailing the importance of holding high standards and fighting off complacency. Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody discusses the importance of core values, saying integrity first, service before self…

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USAF TPS teaches students to fly, fight, win in cyberspace

Posted May 11, 2012 by By Laura Mowry

The United States Air Force Test Pilot School has a long, rich history of educating the best of the best in air and space. Apollo 13 astronaut, Fred Haise; X-15 pilot, Joe Engle; and the first man to break the...

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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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