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AFIMSC headquarters site announced

Posted January 23, 2015 by

Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas,†was selected as the host base for the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Headquarters. Air Force officials chose the installation after analyzing operational considerations, installation attributes, economic and environmental factors at four candidate locations. “Following site surveys at the four candidate locations, we ultimately selected JBSA because almost 50…

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AFRL researcher teams with Nobel Laureate to enable new breed of rocket component materials

Posted January 23, 2015 by Holly Jordan

Courtesy photograph Nobel Laureate Dr. Robert Grubbs (left), and Dr. Rusty Blanski collaborated to develop a new technology that could reduce erosion in metallic rocket components, reduce production costs, and open the door for the use of new, environmentally-friendly propellants. Air Force Research Laboratory scientist Dr. Rusty Blanski recently teamed with Dr. Robert Grubbs, a…

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SAPR summit tackles tough issues

Posted January 16, 2015 by

Top Air Force leaders kicked off a Sexual Assault Prevention and Response summit Jan. 12, at Joint Base Andrews, Md., to tackle tough issues and get honest and open dialogue from Airmen.

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New DOD website launched to assist with housing

Posted January 16, 2015 by

A new official DOD website, HOMES.mil was launched†Dec. 15†to provide service members, their families and DOD Civilians access to non-discriminatory rental listings. The website, www.HOMES.mil , will provide public access to landlords, owners and property managers for use in marketing rental properties to service members, families and DOD civilians who are seeking housing at their…

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Assistance fund campaign kicks off in February

Posted January 16, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

The annual Air Force Assistance Fund campaign kicks off Feb. 2 at 78 Air Force and joint bases worldwide, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced Jan 12. The campaign, in its 42nd year, will be conducted for six-week periods through May 1, said Bill D’Avanzo, the Air Force voting action officer and fundraising chief. Most…

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Are unpaid debts a military career-killer?

Posted January 16, 2015 by Holly Petraeus

Military personnel who have trouble handling their personal finances can very quickly find their duty status, potential promotions and even military careers in jeopardy. And, over time, the lingering burden of debt can add stress to their personal relationships and damage their credit profile. But does that debt have to be a career-killer? Service members,…

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Back in the Saddle 2015 stresses test safety through lessons learned, reporting hazards

Posted January 9, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Capt. Ryan Hefron, 419th Flight Test Squadron, talked about the B-52 test programs during this new year’s Back in the Saddle briefing in the base theater Jan. 5. Back in the Saddle is an annual event that officially kicks off the new year for Edwards and sets the tone…

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AF seeks enlisted nurse commissioning program applicants

Posted January 9, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas Eligible active-duty enlisted Airmen interested in a nursing commission have until Feb. 27, to get career field functional manager approval and submit an” intent to apply” email to the Air Force Personnel Center, officials said Dec. 17. The Nurse Enlisted Commissioning Program offers members an opportunity to earn a bachelor’s…

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Boeing completes successful first flight in KC-46 Program

Posted January 9, 2015 by Daryl Mayer

The KC-46 development program completed its first flight of Engineering, Manufacturing and Development aircraft #1 Dec. 28.  

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AF government travel cards receive tech upgrade

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Beginning this month, Citibank is issuing chip and PIN-enabled government travel cards to new card applicants, individuals whose cards will expire in 2015 and individuals who have reported lost or stolen cards. This is the first phase in a multi-phased rollout, which will enhance the security and convenience of government travel and pay systems. The…

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