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F-35 begins integration phase of weapons testing

Posted November 21, 2012 by Laura Mowry and Jess Lozano

The Joint Strike Fighter began the integration phase of weapons testing Oct. 26 when the F-35A Conventional Takeoff and Landing (CTOL) aircraft successfully completed the first in-flight test with an AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile.

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Single source for Sequestration Qs

Posted March 1, 2013 by

Air Force Materiel Command military members and civilian employees can now turn to a single source for information about the federal budget sequestration and civilian furlough process. The Headquarters AFMC Office of Public Affairs has activated a public Web page designed to keep the AFMC workforce informed about sequestration issues, including answers to frequently asked…

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Public law repeals mil-to-mil automatic FSGLI enrollment

Posted May 3, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

A public law that took effect in January repealed automatic enrollment in Family Servicmembers Group Life Insurance for military members married to military members, but those Airmen may still elect the additional coverage, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. In the past, military married to military were automatically enrolled in FSGLI, and automatically incurred…

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AF study highlights world trends, core missions

Posted July 5, 2013 by Ed Gulick

The Air Force Chief Scientist has officially concluded his last study, looking into the Air Force’s core mission of global vigilance, reach and power, in the context of how global trends will affect those missions in the next 25 years. The Global Horizons study, led by Dr. Mark Maybury, outgoing Air Force chief scientist, looked…

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AFMC command chief talks fiscal challenges, Airmen issues

Posted August 30, 2013 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Chief Master Sgt. Michael Warner, Air Force Materiel Command command chief, discussed fiscal challenges facing the Air Force as well as the Defense Department. He also talked about issues affecting today’s Airmen, which included possible changes in promotions and assignments. Chief Master Sgt. Michael Warner, Air Force Materiel Command…

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Violators of PII will have AFNET accounts locked

Posted November 1, 2013 by Maj. Brooke Brander

Individuals who inappropriately store and transmit Personally Identifiable Information over the Air Force Network will now have their accounts locked in response to the violation. “We are taking several steps to improve notification and reporting of PII incidents,” said General William L. Shelton, the Commander of Air Force Space Command. “My intent is to increase…

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Senate confirms James as next secretary of the Air Force

Posted December 20, 2013 by Air Force News Service

Deborah Lee James will be the next secretary of the Air Force, according to a Senate confirmation vote Dec 13.

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Air Force officials announce FY15 force structure changes

Posted March 14, 2014 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — Air Force officials released force structure changes March 10 resulting from the fiscal year 2015 President’s Budget announced March 4.. To ensure the service successfully transitions to a leaner force that remains ready, the Air Force plans to remove almost 500 aircraft across the inventories of all three components over the next five…

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Project84 update: Time to save money, now, more than ever

Posted May 23, 2014 by Kenji Thuloweit

Courtesy Photo A Project84 icon was approved at the Air Force-level and is now a part of the standard desktop taskbar on all computers connected to the Edwards Air Force Base network. In a memo sent to Airmen across the service last week, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Vice Chief of Staff Gen….

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Changes to academic degree, developmental education expectations

Posted August 22, 2014 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs.

Air Force officials announced actions designed to set clear expectations, restore Airmen’s time and refocus officer promotions on job performance. The Air Force has addressed long-standing perceptions that to be promoted, officers must complete an advanced academic degree, and those officers selected by a promotion board to attend developmental education in-residence, are expected to first…

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