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Eligible officers may apply for advanced degree, experience programs

Posted May 23, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas ñ Eligible active duty officers interested in 2015 advanced academic degree and experience broadening opportunities can now apply for various developmental programs, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. Some officers may also be eligible to apply for instructor pipeline programs with the U.S. Air Force Academy and Air Force Institute…

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New commander for 370th FLTS

Posted May 23, 2014 by

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Lt. Col. Joshua S. Davies speaks to members of the 370th Flight Test Squadron following the squadron’s change of command May 15 in Hangar 1207. Davies takes over from Lt. Col. Patrick Dulaney. The 370th Flight Test Squadron welcomed a new commander May 15 with a change of command…

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Fiscal 2015 RIF board to convene Oct. 1

Posted May 9, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

The Air Force will convene a fiscal year 2015 Force Management Reduction in Force Board Oct. 1, 2014 to evaluate some captains and majors for continued retention, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. The RIF, combined with Voluntary Separation Pay Program and Temporary Early Retirement Authority options, is designed to reduce overages in Air…

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AF implements DOS rollback phase II

Posted May 9, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – The Air Force has implemented the 2014 enlisted date of separation rollback program phase II, Air Force Personnel Center officials said May 1. The program accelerates the date of separation for Airmen who declined to acquire retainability for an assignment, training, retraining or professional military education, and who have…

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McCollor, first AFTC command chief, bids farewell

Posted May 2, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Chief Master Sgt. Christopher McCollor (right), Air Force Test Center command chief, receives his retirement pin from his wife, Nancy, April 25. McCollor retires after more than 30 years of service. His final assignment was here at Edwards as the first command chief of the newly created AFTC. Chief…

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AFTC’s first executive director to retire

Posted May 2, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Maj. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr., Air Force Test Center commander, congratulates Dr. Davy Belk, outgoing AFTC executive director, at Davy’s retirement luncheon at Club Muroc April 23. Team Edwards†says goodbye to†Dr. Davy Belk as he retires after more than 36 years of service to the Air Force. Members…

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SGLI Premium Adjustment Effective July 1, 2014

Posted May 2, 2014 by

The Servicemembersí Group Life Insurance program will adjust its monthly premium rate from 6.5 cents per $1,000 back to the 2006 rate of seven cents per $1,000 of insurance, a modest increase to ensure the SGLI program remains in a strong financial position. The Department of Veterans Affairs continues to place the interests of service…

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AAFES websites unaffected by Heartbleed vulnerability

Posted May 2, 2014 by

Army & Air Force Exchange Service customers and vendors have expressed concern about security of their information in light of reports about the Heartbleed security flaw. The Exchange’s online shopping site, shopmyexchange.com, and business partner site, partners.aafes.com, have not been compromised by the Heartbleed security flaw, a vulnerability found in servers that allows hackers to…

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Trial by fire, SecAF marks first 100 days in office

Posted April 25, 2014 by Senior Airman Alexander W. Riedel

U.S. Air Force photo by Desiree N. Palacios Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James smiles during an interview in her office April 18 at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Sworn in on Dec. 20, 2013, James recently passed her 100th day in office, March 30. WASHINGTON – Deborah Lee James, who took over…

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AF Surgeon General aims to help cyber Airmen

Posted April 25, 2014 by 2nd Lt. Meredith Hein

Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Thomas Travis, Surgeon General of the Air Force, visited 24th Air Force April 10 in an effort to learn about ways that the medical community can support cyber operators.

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