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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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New seminar helps military transition to civilian jobs

Posted November 9, 2012 by Jet Fabara

For those soon-to-be separating or retiring Airmen at Edwards, the Transition Assistance Program has always been there to aid those transitioning from the military work environment to the civilian sector, and as of Nov. 5, new military members in the process of transitioning will now have a completely revamped TAP experience. The revamped program, now…

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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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AFMC to transition to new energy efficient power strips

Posted November 2, 2012 by Brian Brackens

Air Force photograph by Michelle Gigante 1st Lt. Rchael Cooper (left), facility energy program manager, Air Force Materiel Command, explains the capabilities of the new smart power strip to Lt. Gen. Andrew Busch, AFMC vice commander, Oct. 12. In an effort to reduce its energy consumption, and save $5.4 million over 10 years, Air Force…

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Air Force eliminates civilian skill code requirements

Posted November 2, 2012 by Debbie Gildea

The Air Force has rescinded the manual used to define civilian position skill codes in one of several ongoing administrative actions geared toward transforming civilian hiring, determining employee training and development needs, and selecting employees for training under competitive procedures, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Skill codes were a foundation of the previous civilian…

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JSF completes first in-flight release of AIM-120

Posted October 26, 2012 by

Lockheed Martin photograph by Matthew Short An F-35A conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) aircraft completed the first in-flight weapons release of an instrumented AIM-120 from a 5th Generation fighter, Oct. 19. The flight was conducted by U.S. Air Force Maj. Matt Phillips, 461st Flight Test Squadron. The aircraft, known as AF-1, jettisoned an AIM-120 over…

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ALS graduates 22 senior Airman

Posted October 19, 2012 by 412th TW Public Affairs

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Edwards Airman Leadership School Class 12-G. Twenty-two Airmen have come closer to becoming NCOs with the graduation of Class 12-G from the Airman Leadership School. Congratulations! Senior Airman Jasmine Ward, 445th Flight Test Squadron Senior Airman Stephanie Huddleston, 411th Flight Test Squadron Senior Airman Brandon Bailey, 31st Test and…

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