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F-35 begins integration phase of weapons testing

Posted November 21, 2012 by Laura Mowry and Jess Lozano

The Joint Strike Fighter began the integration phase of weapons testing Oct. 26 when the F-35A Conventional Takeoff and Landing (CTOL) aircraft successfully completed the first in-flight test with an AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile.

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Single source for Sequestration Qs

Posted March 1, 2013 by

Air Force Materiel Command military members and civilian employees can now turn to a single source for information about the federal budget sequestration and civilian furlough process. The Headquarters AFMC Office of Public Affairs has activated a public Web page designed to keep the AFMC workforce informed about sequestration issues, including answers to frequently asked…

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Public law repeals mil-to-mil automatic FSGLI enrollment

Posted May 3, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

A public law that took effect in January repealed automatic enrollment in Family Servicmembers Group Life Insurance for military members married to military members, but those Airmen may still elect the additional coverage, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. In the past, military married to military were automatically enrolled in FSGLI, and automatically incurred…

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AF study highlights world trends, core missions

Posted July 5, 2013 by Ed Gulick

The Air Force Chief Scientist has officially concluded his last study, looking into the Air Force’s core mission of global vigilance, reach and power, in the context of how global trends will affect those missions in the next 25 years. The Global Horizons study, led by Dr. Mark Maybury, outgoing Air Force chief scientist, looked…

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AFMC command chief talks fiscal challenges, Airmen issues

Posted August 30, 2013 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Chief Master Sgt. Michael Warner, Air Force Materiel Command command chief, discussed fiscal challenges facing the Air Force as well as the Defense Department. He also talked about issues affecting today’s Airmen, which included possible changes in promotions and assignments. Chief Master Sgt. Michael Warner, Air Force Materiel Command…

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Violators of PII will have AFNET accounts locked

Posted November 1, 2013 by Maj. Brooke Brander

Individuals who inappropriately store and transmit Personally Identifiable Information over the Air Force Network will now have their accounts locked in response to the violation. “We are taking several steps to improve notification and reporting of PII incidents,” said General William L. Shelton, the Commander of Air Force Space Command. “My intent is to increase…

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Senate confirms James as next secretary of the Air Force

Posted December 20, 2013 by Air Force News Service

Deborah Lee James will be the next secretary of the Air Force, according to a Senate confirmation vote Dec 13.

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Air Force officials announce FY15 force structure changes

Posted March 14, 2014 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — Air Force officials released force structure changes March 10 resulting from the fiscal year 2015 President’s Budget announced March 4.. To ensure the service successfully transitions to a leaner force that remains ready, the Air Force plans to remove almost 500 aircraft across the inventories of all three components over the next five…

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Legal assistance tip of the week: PCS season 2012 – Claims

Posted June 29, 2012 by by AFFTC Judge Advocate

Last summer was a very busy moving season and this upcoming season promises to be the same for Airmen who will permanently change station. Enlisted, officer and civilian employees can help alleviate any potential loss or damage to household goods by learning the rules under which household goods are moved and by preparing for a…

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C-130 completes first flight with enhanced Rolls-Royce Engine

Posted September 21, 2012 by

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, and the U.S. Air Force are conducting flight tests for an enhancement for the T56 turboprop engine, which powers the C-130H transport aircraft.

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