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AF officials announce fiscal 2014 civilian workforce shaping

Posted December 20, 2013 by

The Air Force will reduce the size of its civilian workforce by about 900 positions in addition to maintaining approximately 7,000 vacancies across the force to meet the demands of a constrained fiscal 2014 budget, officials announced. Specific reductions by location have not been determined. The Air Force will implement civilian workforce shaping initiatives, along…

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Wingmen in action across AFMC

Posted March 14, 2014 by Kim Bowden

For many, “wingman” is just a buzzword or something discussed at stand-down days. However, Airmen across Air Force Materiel Command are putting the wingman concept into action. “As AFMC continues to emphasize a culture of respect and resiliency, it is important to remember that we all have a responsibility to be accountable for ourselves and…

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Eligible officers may apply for advanced degree, experience programs

Posted May 23, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas ñ Eligible active duty officers interested in 2015 advanced academic degree and experience broadening opportunities can now apply for various developmental programs, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. Some officers may also be eligible to apply for instructor pipeline programs with the U.S. Air Force Academy and Air Force Institute…

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C-130 Hercules still going strong at 60

Posted August 22, 2014 by Air Force Test Center History Office and 412th Test Wing Public Affairs

Aug. 23 will mark the 60th anniversary of the C-130 Hercules’ first flight in 1954, from Burbank, Calif., to Edwards AFB.

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AFMC’s new command chief eager to move enlisted force foward

Posted June 22, 2012 by by Kim Dawley

During his 25 years as an Airman, Chief Master Sgt. Michael Warner has followed two basic principles: take advantage of every opportunity, and bloom where you’re planted. As the new command chief master sergeant of Air Force Materiel…

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DeCA begins rollout of Commissary Rewards Card

Posted September 21, 2012 by by Courtney Rogers

The Defense Commissary Agency is making progress in its rollout of the Commissary Rewards Card that will soon allow customers to access and redeem digital coupons at all of its stores. Testing began Aug. 8 at the Fort Lee Commissary, Va., eventually moving to 30 stores by the end of the month. DeCA then began…

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MILITARY STAR® Card strengthens troops’ return on investment

Posted January 11, 2013 by Chris Ward

The convenience and use of bank-issued debit and credit cards at exchanges cost the military community dearly last year. In fact, Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers who swiped a bank-issued card this year have ended up generating more than $62 million in fees. “A dual mission to provide quality merchandise and services at…

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Air Force suspends military tuition assistance

Posted March 15, 2013 by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri

In the wake of sequestration, the Air Force officially suspended military tuition assistance March 11. Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley announced the Air Force has officially suspended military TA for the remainder of fiscal 2013. The program will continue to be evaluated to determine the way ahead in fiscal 2014. The Defense Department’s…

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F-35 ITF works towards night, weather certification

Posted May 24, 2013 by Laura Mowry

Lockheed Martin photograph by Tom Reynolds The F-35 Integrated Test Force is completing a series of night flights, testing the ability to fly the jet safely in instrument meteorological conditions where the pilot has no external visibility references. The ITF, which has the lead on all F-35 mission systems testing, is responsible for five of…

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AF to convene selective Lt Col, Col early retirement board

Posted July 26, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

The Air Force will convene a selective early retirement board Dec. 9 to consider eligible lieutenant colonels and colonels for retirement under the Fiscal Year 2014 Force Management Program. SERB is one of several FM programs to be implemented in fiscal 2014 to help size and balance the force to meet authorized end strength levels,…

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