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ACCESS II Confirms Jet Biofuel Burns Cleaner

Posted September 5, 2014 by Jim Banke

NASA Photograph The DC-8’s four engines burned either JP-8 jet fuel or a 50-50 blend of JP-8 and renewable alternative fuel of hydro processed esters and fatty acids produced from camelina plant oil. Flying high above the California desert, NASA researchers recently took to the skies for the second year in a row with a…

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New personal property allotment rule implemented to protect Airmen

Posted December 12, 2014 by

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recently directed a policy change in paycheck allotments which will prohibit service members from allotting pay to buy, lease or rent personal property. The prohibition includes allotments for the purchase or finance of vehicles, such as automobiles, motorcycles and boats; appliances or household goods, such as washers, dryers and furniture; electronics…

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Air Force waives renters insurance obligation in privatized housing

Posted March 13, 2015 by Breanne Smith

Airmen signing a lease to live in privatized homes on base may no longer be covered by a renters insurance provision, due to a recent Department of Defense change in basic allowance for housing. The Department of Defense opted to eliminate the renters insurance component of BAH, an average of $20 dollars each month per…

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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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AFIT School of Systems and Logistics

Posted March 8, 2013 by

The Air Force Institute of Technology’s School of Systems and Logistics (AFIT/LS) is pleased to announce AFIT’s upcoming offering of SYS 208 at Edwards Air Force Base. Course Overview This live course explains the Air Force LCRM process to help effectively manage risk and exploit opportunities throughout a program’s life cycle within regulations and guidance…

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Defense Acquisition University registration to open in May

Posted May 17, 2013 by Linda Moore

Defense Acquisition University registration will open online May 16, 2013, and students should apply as soon as possible since classes fill quickly. Members’ applications will be processed by priority, supervisor approval date and class start date, with Priority 1 students taking precedence. Acquisition workforce members should regularly monitor the ACQ Now website for the most…

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New 412th Test Wing technical director

Posted July 12, 2013 by

Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, has announced that the 412th Test Wing’s new technical director is Doyle Janzen. Janzen assumes one of the highest positions on base and comes with a wealth of experience at Edwards, including F-15/F-16 flight dynamics tests, general aviation evaluations, and was chief engineer at the F-22…

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Acting SecAF answers Airmen’s concerns

Posted September 6, 2013 by Senior Airman Jake Eckhardt

Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning came to Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Aug. 22 as part of his recent tour of bases to speak with Airmen about their concerns and to answer questions about the future of the Air Force.

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Team Edwards welcomes ideas for new cost-saving initiative

Posted November 1, 2013 by Jet Fabara

Air Force graphic by Jet Fabara The new Project84 tab will be located on the bottom of the left-hand column on the Edwards home page, www.edwards.af.mil. Project84 is a cost-savings initiative brought forth by Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, which relies on the ideas of the entire Edwards community to provide ways…

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