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AF Portal hosts free civilian development site

Posted April 18, 2014 by Janis El Shabazz

Air Force civilian employees can go to the Air Force Portal for free career development tools, tips and guidance, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The Civilian Development Resource Center, formerly the Supervisor Resource Center, now offers self-development tools for supervisory as well as non-supervisory career tracks. The site provides round-the-clock access to development resources…

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July 7 Pulse on AF force management

Posted July 11, 2014 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs.

WASHINGTON – Featured in this force management update are details regarding civilian force management program expansions and ongoing officer early retirement and enlisted retention boards. Civilian force management – voluntary early retirement authority (VERA) /voluntary separation incentive pay (VSIP) The Air Force Personnel Center recently concluded the survey period for VERA/VSIP round 3, in which…

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AF to release small business research solicitations

Posted October 24, 2014 by

The Air Force Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) program office is set to release its fiscal year 2015 list of topics Oct. 22, on the SBIR/STTR website. Small businesses and research institutions with expertise to address the topics’ technology challenges are encouraged to submit proposals. During 2014, the Defense Department…

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TPS students analyze C-12 Huron rudder forces

Posted April 13, 2012 by by Laura Mowry

Karl Major, a civilian test pilot at the United States Air Force Test Pilot School, has been studying and flying the C-12 Huron for years. Over the years, he noticed an interesting phenomenon with the aircraft while experiencing sideslip.

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Briefs August 24, 2012

Posted August 24, 2012 by

Club Muroc closure Club Muroc will be closed Aug. 27 through Sept. 9 for kitchen renovations.   Congressman hosts academy information night Congressman Howard “Buck” McKeon is hosting a Service Academy Information Night 7 p.m., Sept. 12 at the College of the Canyons University Center. Anyone aged 17-21 who is interested in attending one of…

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Exchanges to offer Feast of Thanksgiving weekend deals

Posted November 21, 2012 by Chris Ward

Military shoppers looking to dig in to tasty holiday shopping better bring a big appetite to the Exchange as the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is cooking up a buffet of great deals and savings. The smorgasbord begins Thanksgiving Day with exclusive online-only deals including a Sharp 52″ AQUOS LED Smart TV for just…

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2012 climate survey shows overall satisfaction with jobs, leaders

Posted February 22, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

More than 163,000 Airmen voiced their opinions in the online Air Force Climate Survey conducted May 11 – June 22, with results indicating Airmen are satisfied with unit performance and trust their leaders, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Feb. 19. Conducted every two years, the climate survey is designed to measure attitudes toward the…

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New parachute test to provide AC-130 aircrew with the best

Posted May 3, 2013 by Jet Fabara

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Case Tech. Sgt. Joseph Monreal, 418th Flight Test Squadron NCOIC of the Test Parachuting Program, deploys the Low Profile parachute after exiting a SC.7 Skyvan during a LPP test April 12, 2013 over the Edwards Farm Dropzone. The Low Profile Parachute is intended to replace the BA-22 parachute…

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Air Force announces preferred alternative for security forces regional training center consolidation

Posted July 5, 2013 by

Air Force officials announced June 27 that Fort Bliss, Texas, was chosen as the preferred alternative for the Security Forces Ground Combat Training Center while Camp Guernsey, Wyo. is a reasonable alternative. If selected as the final basing choice, Fort Bliss will host a training center, offering training courses for approximately 8,500 students per year….

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AFTC CC formally promoted to major general

Posted August 30, 2013 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Arnold “Arnie” Bunch Jr., Air Force Test Center commander, has his wife Caroline and his father Arnie Sr. pin on his major general rank of two stars during his promotion ceremony Aug. 23. Bunch was formally promoted to major general after being frocked to the rank in April. The…

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