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Golf tournament raises funds for 65th Air Force Ball

Posted September 7, 2012 by Laura Mowry

Air Force photograph by Laura Mowry Seventy-two golfers attended a golf tournament held at Muroc Lake Golf Course Aug. 30 to raise funds for the 65th Annual Air Force Ball. Participants enjoyed a tri-tip steak lunch and had the chance to win incredible prizes such as a trip to Pebble Beach, Calif., valued at $7,500….

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F-35 ‘pushes the envelope’

Posted December 21, 2012 by Laura Mowry

The F-35 Integrated Test Force made significant progress expanding the flight envelope of the F-35A conventional takeoff and landing variant over the past few months with numerous successes in High Angle of Attack (AoA) flight test, with the completion of the first intentional departure of controlled flight Dec. 4 and now having tested the aircraft…

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Test Pilot School modernizes Systems curriculum

Posted March 8, 2013 by Laura Mowry

Air Force photograph by Laura Mowry Randy Kelly, United States Air Force Test Pilot School Systems master instructor, demonstrates a lesson to members of the school’s 12B class. Throughout the remaining calendar year, the school will modernize its curriculum to keep the students and the Air Force on the leading edge of technology. For TPS,…

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Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser testing begins at NASA Dryden, Langley

Posted May 17, 2013 by

EDWARDS, Calif. — Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems Dream Chaser flight vehicle arrived at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif., May 15 to begin tests of its flight and runway landing systems. The tests are part of pre-negotiated, paid-for-performance milestones with NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, which is facilitating U.S.-led companies’ development of spacecraft…

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Sequestration impact looms despite resumed flying operations

Posted July 19, 2013 by

Air Force leaders announced July 15 that flying training would resume at numerous units, bringing an end to the three-month halt that resulted from the budget sequestration reductions. Congress approved a $1.8 billion reprogramming request that transferred money from several programs to pay for near-term shortfalls in war funding, which allowed flight training to resume….

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Virtual fitness kiosks set up at 66 locations

Posted September 13, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Ian Hoachlander

To help improve total force fitness levels, the Air Force is installing “Fitness on Request” kiosks at 66 locations by the end of September, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Part of the Operational Fitness Program, the kiosks are available to all Airmen, including retirees and family members, at base fitness and sports centers. “The…

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Judge Advocate General’s Corps announces law school programs, Funded Legal Education, Excess Leave

Posted November 8, 2013 by

Applications for the Funded Legal Education Program and Excess Leave Program are being accepted from Jan. 1, 2014 through March 1, 2014. Interested officers are encouraged to compete. The number of FLEP and ELP applicants selected in any academic year is determined by the needs of the Air Force. “Our Air Force missions are constantly…

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New SecAF to Airmen: With change comes opportunity

Posted January 17, 2014 by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri

Air Force photograph by Jim Varhegyi Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James talks to a gathering of uniformed and civilian Airmen during her first town hall meeting as the Air Force’s senior most civilian leader Jan. 9, 2014, in the Pentagon auditorium, Washington, D.C. President Barack Obama nominated James to be the top…

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Developmental education application windows open in March

Posted March 28, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Eligible active duty officers and Department of the Air Force appropriated fund civilian employees can apply beginning in March for intermediate and senior developmental education opportunities, Air Force Personnel Center officials said March 24. According to Maj. Yulanda Bogany, AFPC officer developmental education chief, officer nominations with commander endorsements…

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Permissive TDY allowed for voluntary force management separation

Posted June 6, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Airmen who separate under voluntary and involuntary force management programs may be eligible for permissive TDY. Airmen should check their separation orders to ensure the statement is included in the remarks block. The statement should read “Member separating voluntarily under force management program and may be eligible for (permissive)…

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