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Air Force waives renters insurance obligation in privatized housing

Posted March 13, 2015 by Breanne Smith

Airmen signing a lease to live in privatized homes on base may no longer be covered by a renters insurance provision, due to a recent Department of Defense change in basic allowance for housing. The Department of Defense opted to eliminate the renters insurance component of BAH, an average of $20 dollars each month per…

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Special Program emerges to combat cyber insider threats

Posted March 13, 2015 by Justin Oakes

It's not often that the public gets to hear about the Air Force's inner workings when pertaining to highly-classified networks. However, a Special Programs team from Hanscom AFB's Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence and Networks Directorate has recently emerged and made its presence known.

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Time to apply for summer jobs

Posted March 13, 2015 by

The Air Force Summer Employment Program is a great opportunity to mentor or coach future federal employees. Edwards AFB has summer job opportunities in the clerical, lifeguard, engineer technician and general laborer fields. For job postings and application information, please visit https://www.usajobs.gov. Resumes will not be accepted at the Edwards Civilian Personnel Section. Summer hire appointments…

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Top Acquisition official, nominee for AFMC command, visits Edwards

Posted March 6, 2015 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Lt. Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, Military Deputy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, is greeted by Col. Robert Lepper, 412th Maintenance Group commander, during a visit to his facilities March 3. Pawlikowski visited Edwards for mission briefs and a tour of base facilities. Lt….

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Our Air Force – diverse in thought, word and deed

Posted March 6, 2015 by Gen. Darren W. McDew

The Air Force has a rich heritage built on the pillars of diversity and innovation. After African American History Month came to a close and we look on to honor women’s history this month, I’d like to reflect on the word diversity. Diversity is often equated to minority, but it’s more than that — diversity…

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412th FSS team finishes undefeated, claims intramural title again

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Air Force photograph by Kristen Haidle The 412th Force Support Squadron team poses for a victory photo with 412th Mission Support Group leadership after claiming the 2015 Intramural Basketball Championship title March 3 at the Rosburg Fitness Center. The 412th FSS defeated the 412th Security Forces Squadron 59-54 and remained undefeated to end the season…

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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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