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Air Force revamps AEF

Posted September 12, 2014 by

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force will deploy Agile Combat Support Airmen under its redesigned air expeditionary force construct October 1. The primary purpose of the redesign was to look at ways to deploy more ACS Airmen with their units and standardize dwell times across the Air Force as much as possible to present a…

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C-17 treads into new territory

Posted September 12, 2014 by Jet Fabara

U.S. Air Force photo by Ethan Wagner Since Dunlop Tire was selected as the supplier for the C-17 as the replacement tire, the C-17 Global Reach Integrated Test Team at Edwards AFB has been putting the C-17’s new Dunlop tires through a collection of vibration, skid, stability, structural and wet-and-dry runway takeoff and landing performance…

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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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Bldg. 1609B demo’d

Posted September 5, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Demolition off of Wolfe Ave. was conducted to bring down Bldg. 1609B. The 18-year-old modulars have been used to support a variety of organizations and programs such as Civilian Personnel, the C-130 AMP Program and other temporary, short-term test programs. Bldg. 1609B was created as a temporary facility and today has exceeded its useful life and is therefore…

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Air Force Band of the Golden West

Posted August 28, 2014 by

  Travis Brass, the multi-talented brass group of the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West will be performing in the area Sept. 5-7. Sept. 5, the group will be at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road. The performance starts at 8 p.m. Sept. 6, they will be in Lancaster…

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Eat right, save money on ‘Salad Wednesdays’ at Exchange restaurants

Posted August 28, 2014 by Julie Mitchell

Army & Air Force Exchange Service restaurants are helping Soldiers, Airmen and their families eat healthy while saving money with “Salad Wednesdays.” Every Wednesday, guests can take $2 off any salad priced $4 or more at participating Exchange direct-operated restaurants. “Salad Wednesdays” are part of the Exchange’s Operation BEFIT initiative, designed to promote health and…

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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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Service members receiving RAND Military Workplace Survey

Posted August 22, 2014 by

About 580,000 service members have begun receiving e-mails or letters inviting them to participate in the first RAND Military Workplace Study, Defense Department officials said. Active and reserve component members in all military branches and the Coast Guard are being invited to participate. “The survey is unprecedented in its scale and will influence policies that…

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C-130 Hercules still going strong at 60

Posted August 22, 2014 by Air Force Test Center History Office and 412th Test Wing Public Affairs

Aug. 23 will mark the 60th anniversary of the C-130 Hercules’ first flight in 1954, from Burbank, Calif., to Edwards AFB.

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New AF Inspection System changes inspection culture

Posted August 15, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Kimberly Strong, 412th Test Wing Inspector General Wing Inspection Team lead, works in the new Management Inspection Communication Tool. Strong is instrumental in organizing Wing Inspection Teams, planning inspections, scheduling and uploading and tracking reports. The Air Force has a new inspection system and the 412th Test Wing Inspector…

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