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AF test pilot school applications due in June

Posted June 20, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – The 2014 USAF Test Pilot School selection board will convene here Aug. 5-8 to consider candidates for July 2015 and January 2016 classes, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Applications must reach Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command Air, Space and Information Operations by June 23, 4 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time….

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Retreat

Posted September 19, 2014 by

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara (From right to left) 1st Lt. Tony Liu, from the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center Detachment 1, salutes the American flag as 1st Lt. Michael Eibling, from the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, Capt. Shanna Vaughan, from the 412th Medical Support Squadron, and 1st Lt. Jose…

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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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Test Eagle board to consider command candidates

Posted June 29, 2012 by by Debbie Gildea

Eligible officers interested in test squadron or flight test squadron command opportunities must ensure their Airman Development Plan and statement of intent are up-to-date and nomination package is complete, coordinated and submitted by Aug. 20, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. The Air Force Test Eagle 2013 Operations Squadron Commander Candidate Selection Board convenes…

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Personal accountability: The critical link of our core values

Posted September 21, 2012 by Col. Joe Turk

We all know and live by our Air Force core values: integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do. There have been many articles written on our core values and what they mean to us; however, as a junior officer I never gave serious thought to how I felt about them. That…

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GI Bill education transfer incurs 4 years for all Airmen

Posted January 18, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

When initially implemented, the Post-9/11 GI Bill education transfer program was phased in to enable Airmen nearing retirement to accept a 1-, 2-, or 3-year active duty service commitment. That phase-in period expired July 31, 2012 and all active duty Airmen now incur a 4-year ADSC, said Bruce Houseman, Air Force Personnel Center education services…

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Furloughs can begin April 26, DOD comptroller says

Posted March 15, 2013 by Jim Garamone

Unless Congress acts to end sequestration, furloughs for Defense Department civilian employees can begin April 26, the department’s comptroller said here March 11. Robert F. Hale discussed the furlough planning process with a Pentagon audience. The comptroller also took questions sent in via Facebook and Twitter. DOD is the only agency in the U.S. government…

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Sexual assault is a ‘cancer,’ Welsh says

Posted June 7, 2013 by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri

The Air Force chief of staff testified in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee along with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and service chiefs from the Army, Navy Marine Corps and Coast Guard on pending legislation regarding sexual assaults in the military June 4.

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SOFIA Observatory returns from New Zealand deployment

Posted August 9, 2013 by

NASA’s SOFIA flying observatory flares for landing at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif., upon its return from its inaugural three-week southern hemisphere deployment to New Zealand Aug. 2. NASA’s SOFIA flying observatory taxis in to the Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility after landing moments earlier at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif., Aug….

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Weapon system sustainment gains highlight results of command’s 5-center construct

Posted September 20, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Alexander W. Riedel

Improved sustainment of service weapon systems tops the list of command accomplishments after a year-long reorganization effort, the Air Force Materiel Command’s top general said here Sept. 16.

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