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Leadership development program nominations due March 16

Posted February 27, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

Nomination packages for majors and major-selects interested in the Defense Department 2015-2016 Executive Leadership Development Program are due to the Air Force Personnel Center by March 16, officials announced. The program, designed specifically for highly motivated officers who have demonstrated outstanding leadership ability, commitment to public service and integrity, and who have an interest in…

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AF senior leaders caution against sequestration

Posted February 27, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Torri Ingalsbe

The Air Force’s top two leaders justified their service’s funding proposal in the fiscal year 2016 President’s Budget request to members of the Senate Appropriations Committee during an Air Force posture hearing Feb. 25, in Washington, D.C.

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AF marks first RQ-4 non-military base landing

Posted February 27, 2015 by Maj. Ben Sakrisson

A remotely piloted U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk aircraft landed Feb. 22, at Avalon Airport in Victoria, Australia, marking this the first time a high-altitude asset has flown into a non-military air base to be viewed by the general public.

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Air Force announces nomination of new AFMC commander

Posted February 20, 2015 by

Air Force photographs Lt. Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowsi and Gen. Janet C. Wolfenbarger Air Force officials announced Feb. 13 the President’s nomination of Lt. Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowsi to the rank of general with assignment as the commander of Air Force Materiel Command. Officials also announced the retirement of current AFMC Commander Gen. Janet C….

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Priorities of AF acquisition outlined at symposium

Posted February 20, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Christopher Gross

Dr. William A. LaPlante, the assistant secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, outlined the Air Force's top acquisition priorities during the Air Force Association’s annual Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition Feb. 13, in Orlando, Fla.

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AF officials announce FY16 budget force structure changes

Posted February 13, 2015 by

Air Force officials released force structure changes resulting from the fiscal year 2016 President’s Budget, Feb. 6. The fiscal year 2016 budget will continue the Air Force’s divestment strategy presented in fiscal year 2015, but will re-phase the retirement of several weapons systems later into the Future Years Defense Program in order to retain critical…

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The Commanders Jazz Ensemble swinging into Lancaster

Posted February 13, 2015 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier The Commanders Jazz Ensemble plays during a concert at the Fox Tucson Theatre in Tucson, Ariz., April 27, 2014. The ensemble is part of the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West, the only active duty Air Force band west of the Rockies. The…

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Total force CMSgt evaluation static closeout date to be May 31

Posted February 6, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

Enlisted evaluation and promotion changes announced in July 2014 continue with establishment of a May 31 enlisted performance report static closeout date ñ or SCOD ñ for regular Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve chief master sergeants, effective Feb. 2, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Also effective Feb. 2, change of…

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Air Force presents FY 16 budget request

Posted February 6, 2015 by

The Air Force presented its fiscal year 2016 President’s Budget request Feb. 2, following the Defense Department and sister services budget briefings. The Air Force fiscal year 2016 budget request supports the defense strategy and combatant commander requirements. It continues readiness recovery, reduces the short-term capacity risk assumed in the fiscal year 2015 budget while…

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Air Force names 2-star to lead F-35 Integration Office

Posted February 6, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Torri Ingalsbe

With the initial operating capability date of the F-35 Lightning II quickly approaching, the Air Force appointed Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Harrigian as the director of a larger Air Force F-35 Integration Office, Feb. 1. In addition to gaining new leadership, the F-35 Integration Office will also grow from a staff of four to 12 and…

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