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2012 Air Force Climate Survey coming soon

Posted May 4, 2012 by by Jon Hanson

Air Force active duty, Reserve, Guard, appropriated fund and non-appropriated fund civilians have an opportunity to voice their concerns to leadership during the 2012 Air Force Climate Survey, which kicks off May 14 and runs through June 22. The chief of staff of the Air Force-directed survey enables Air Force personnel to provide feedback to…

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Air Force Specialty Code changes take effect in May

Posted May 4, 2012 by by Debbie Gildea

Various officer and enlisted Air Force Specialty Code changes will take effect this month, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Updated Air Force officer and enlisted classification directories have been posted on the Air Force Personnel Services website. These updates include AFSC change summary and conversion guides reflecting the April 30 cycle and the latest…

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USAF TPS graduates first ever Enlisted Flight Test Course

Posted April 27, 2012 by by Laura Mowry

The United States Air Force Test Pilot School, known for transforming the best Air Force pilots, navigators, and engineers into elite test professionals, has finally opened its doors to enlisted personnel. April 18, 12 enlisted Airmen earned the distinction of being the first class to graduate from the…

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Air Force names new AFMC command chief

Posted April 20, 2012 by by AFMC Public Affairs

Air Force officials announced April 12, 2012, that Chief Master Sgt. Michael J. Warner will become Air Force Materiel Command’s new command chief. Warner comes to AFMC from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, where he has...

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TPS students analyze C-12 Huron rudder forces

Posted April 13, 2012 by by Laura Mowry

Karl Major, a civilian test pilot at the United States Air Force Test Pilot School, has been studying and flying the C-12 Huron for years. Over the years, he noticed an interesting phenomenon with the aircraft while experiencing sideslip.

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Early retirement offered to select enlisted Airmen

Posted April 13, 2012 by Air Force News Service

Air Force officials announced an application window for targeted early retirements for enlisted Airmen. Eligible Airmen will have 15-19 years of service in fiscal 2012 and be in the grades of staff sergeant through master sergeant in overmanned career fields. The Temporary Early Retirement Authority application window will be open April 10-30 in order to…

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Senate confirms AF’s first female 4-star general as AFMC commander, new AFLCMC leader

Posted March 30, 2012 by by Air Force Materiel Command

The Senate confirmed March 27, 2012, the nominations of two Air Force Materiel Command senior leaders. Air Force officials announced the confirmation of Lt. Gen. Janet C. Wolfenbarger to the rank of general with assignment to the position of…

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USAF TPS dedicates control room in memory of Capt. Carmen A. Lucci

Posted March 30, 2012 by by Laura Mowry

The United States Air Force Test Pilot School honored the memory of Capt. Carmen A. Lucci, the first female flight test engineer to lose her life either as a student or graduate of the four formal test pilot schools, during a dedication ceremony…

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AF announces 2012 aviator continuation pay program

Posted March 30, 2012 by

Air Force officials released the details of the fiscal year 2012 Aviator Continuation Pay program this week, with continuing focus on retaining highly-qualified manned and remotely piloted aircraft rated crew members. The ACP program gives some pilots and combat systems officers the opportunity for a financial bonus in exchange for an active duty service commitment…

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Air Force officials announce third round of VERA/VSIP

Posted March 27, 2012 by

In its continuing effort to meet the Defense Department requirement to maintain civilian manning at fiscal 2010 levels, the Air Force is offering a third round of Voluntary Early Retirement Authority and Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment beginning May 1. “The Air Force recognizes the invaluable contributions of our civilian workforce, but also recognizes the fiscal…

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