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A fact about Black History Month

Posted February 15, 2013 by

Photograph courtesy of www.africanamericanhistory.gov Carter G. Woodson One of the first African Americans to receive a doctorate from Harvard was Carter G. Woodson. Born in 1875 in New Canton, Va., Woodson dedicated his career to the field of African-American history and lobbied extensively to establish Black History Month as a nationwide institution, giving him the…

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Contribution Factors – AcqDemo needs your feedback

Posted October 3, 2014 by

As the AcqDemo project design is prepared for permanency, AcqDemo is interested in getting your feedback on a number of design initiatives under consideration. To solicit this feedback, every couple of weeks information will be posted to the AcqDemo site along with questions about a different design idea or feature, both to inform you about…

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African-Americans in the military: from the American Revolution to integration

Posted February 15, 2013 by Dr. Robert Kane

Many are familiar with the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II, but they were not the first African-Americans to serve in the American armed forces. African-Americans have continuously served in the U.S. military since colonial times. After the fighting began in 1775, the British offered to free any African-American slave who served with them, leading…

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Fall back Nov. 2

Posted October 31, 2014 by

U.S. Air Force graphic by Rebecca Amber At 2 a.m., Nov. 2, Daylight Saving Time ends for 2014. “Fall back” by setting your clocks back one hour. When you adjust your clocks, those civilians who are scheduled to work will gain one hour of work. Those employees must be compensated by either overtime, comp time…

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TPS students ready Auto ACAS for initial testing

Posted April 5, 2013 by Laura Mowry

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner Six students from the United States Air Force Test Pilot School recently helped the Air Force Research Laboratory and Lockheed Martin refine the Automatic Air Collision Avoidance System, which is scheduled for initial testing with the 416th Flight Test Squadron next January. Members of the United States Air Force…

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SecDef says furlough days reduced for civilians

Posted April 5, 2013 by Nick Simeone

The Defense Department has revised from 22 to 14 the number of days hundreds of thousands of civilian employees could be furloughed this year because of the budget sequester, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced March 29. In addition, a senior Defense Department official speaking on background told reporters the start of the furloughs will be…

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Blackbird Airpark offers inside look at spy planes 50 years after Cuban Missile Crisis

Posted April 20, 2012 by by Laura Mowry

n 1962, after unsuccessful attempts were made by U.S.-backed Cuban exiles to overthrow the Cuban government, Soviet Union leader Nikita Khrushchev made Cuba an offer they couldn’t resist – an agreement to defend against an...

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412th MXS lands new boss

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Air Force photograph by Chris Neill Col. Robert Weaver, 412th Maintenance Group commander, hands the 412th Maintenance Squadron guidon to Margaret Fleming in a change of leadership ceremony held in Hangar 1600 June 7. Fleming takes over for Tye Lockard who moved on to a new position in Arizona. Fleming comes to the 412th MXS…

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New NASA book details human factors in aerospace accidents

Posted May 18, 2012 by by Leslie Williams

The latest offering in the NASA Aeronautics Book Series, “Breaking the Mishap Chain,” debuted at the 83rd annual Aerospace Medical Association conference May 13-7, 2012, at the Atlanta Hilton, Atlanta, Ga. The three authors – Peter…

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AFMC officials share civilian pay update after shutdown

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Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command Financial Management officials outlined Oct. 8 the pay and entitlement discrepancies civilian employees should anticipate on upcoming paychecks due to the recent government shutdown. The following listing distinguishes civilian categories and what employees within each should expect for the pay dates of Oct. 11 and Oct. 25, 2013: Exempt Exempt…

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